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2017


The 13 Songs

1. Ha-Bakk
Parody of "Get Back" by the Beatles
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2. No Exclusions
Parody of "No Excuses" by Alice in Chains
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3. You Might Stink
Parody of "You Might Think" by The Cars
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4. Show Us the Way
Parody of "Go All the Way" by The Raspberries
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5. Man Born to Scale the Mountain
Parody of "Man on the Silver Mountain" by Rainbow
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6. Free Indeed
Parody of "T.N.T." by AC/DC
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7. Nain
Parody of "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls
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8. You're Mad at What?
Parody of "No Matter What" by Badfinger
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9. Paranormal
Parody of "Destroyer" by The Kinks
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10. Once You See Truth, You Can't Unsee It
Parody of "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" by REM
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11. You Made Me, So There You Have Me
Parody of "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
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12. Maybe Madonna
Parody of "Lady Madonna" by the Beatles
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13. Known from the Beginning
Parody of "Beginnings" by Chicago
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Xit Ego Lopa
2017

Though the phrase is unfamiliar to most people, "xit ego lopa" (pronounced "EX-it EE-go LOH-pah") means "back to the beginning." It's a fitting title for our 50th CD, at the end of our 25th year, which feels like the completion of a cycle. This project goes back to the beginning in numerous ways:

We start with one of the first biblical parodies ApX lyricist J. Jackson ever wrote, "Ha-Bakk," a song played (in a more-primitive form) at our first concert, in 1992. Then you're invited to investigate the beginning of life itself on "No Exclusions," a parody we first tried (different lyrics, same theme) in '95.

You'll also hear revamped versions of three others from our early years, including "Once You See Truth, You Can't Unsee It," which we played at Keith Haynie's first show as ApX bassist in '95. And there's a new one about how God knew us from the beginning of time, "Known from the Beginning."

The CD opens with a parody of "Get Back" and closes with a parody of "Beginnings," so it truly goes from "Back" to the "Beginning." Of course, we hope to be back with more parodies on a 51st CD, and we're already beginning to record those. Till then, we hope you enjoy Xit Ego Lopa.