The Story Behind Our Upcoming CD
Thu., May. 4. 2023 3:31pm EDT
No album in the ApologetiX library came together with more ease ... er ... "E"s than our upcoming CD; it features a dozen parodies with titles that begin with the letter "E."
Originally, we had earmarked the title Eclectic for a potential future endeavor featuring all '90s stuff, like Ticked and Apoplectic. However, as we began accumulating potential tracks for our 69th CD in early January 2023, we looked at what we had and said, "That's an eclectic mix."
Then we noticed that three of our four most-recent releases at the time, "Ezra," "Elizabeth's Song," and "Eve of Instruction," all started with the same letter as Eclectic, as did another spoof we had just thought of the day before, "Evidence." On top of that, three old ApX tunes we'd been hoping to redo, "Every Crown Has Its Thorns," "Eight Ways to Be," and "E.Z.Kiel" also started with "E."
With seven songs set to go, we decided to put all our eggs in one basket and do a dozen. We already had partial lyrics in the vaults for "Elijah's Lament," "Everybody Can Come to Christ," "Everyone's a Sinner," and "Every Day About You." A brand-new parody, "Ease Your Burden," completed the set.
With three songs from the '60s, three from the '70s, five from the '80s, and one from the '90s — it really is an eclectic mix.