Monday, July 27, 2009

Songs from the Request Line: Thousand Foot Krutch

Songs from the Request Line: Thousand Foot Krutch

And now something for the big man: Thousand Foot Krutch are a Christian rock band that straddles the line between full on devotion and full out rock. On one of their finest songs, “Phenomenon,” the band throws it out there in a way that catches the listener and allows them to think about a lot of things.

Starting off with a miniscule rhythm usually heard in ‘90s alt-rock, the band settle into a pounding groove and never let up. What’s striking about the song is the message that comes along in the chorus, where the ‘phenomenon’ being mentioned is about Jesus and everybody gathering and spreading the word. But they talk about it in a way that’s easy for everyone to understand.

Ultimately, one could view Thousand Foot Krutch as just another spoke in the gears of Christian rock bands trying to cross over to a mainstream audience. But TFK were able to stand out and make something different and as a result, people still enjoy the music and the band is still out there, touring and recording.

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