I bought a terrible album recently. It’s called Poplife, by Lifesavers, and it’s a semi-legendary album in the alternative Christian music community, released in 1991. I heard it a long time ago and thought I liked it, so when I found it in the bargain bin at Berean, I got it.

It’s truly terrible. Bad, messy music and lyrics. Here’s one song:


Skate skate skate skate skate skate skate

My skateboard is no crime
There’s hungry children cryin’
There’s politicians lyin’

The crime I see Mr. Police
Is this world don’t know where to go when it dies

What the heck does that mean? Anyway, the music is worse than the lyrics. The worst thing is, I can’t get this song out of my head. Argh. Anyway, maybe I’ll warm up to the album, but for the most part, my impression of 80s and 90s alternative Christian music is that it was really alternative. Meaning, bad.

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