Monday, February 07, 2011

sin as taboo: RIP, Poor Old Lu

Besides having invented screamo 1994! (in this song below,  1:40ff, 2:25ff),
 this whole band is an overlooked gem.  Many will catch the CS Lewis reference in the band's name "Poor Old Lu"). And re: this album's title ("Sin"), see Beth Maynard on "the naive thought that any artist who
writes about sin must be in favor of it."

Wikipedia notes:
"While Poor Old Lu developed an extremely loyal following, it did not achieve wide popularity in Christian circles, due in part to its edgy sound and challenging lyrical content. The band addressed hypocritical televangelists, drug addiction, sexual guilt, domestic unrest and spiritual rebelliousness in its lyrics, topics generally considered taboo in Christian music." (link)

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