By Brian McKay / @liveforJesus143
I’ve been listening to a lot of Audio Adrenaline lately.
No, not that Audio Adrenaline. Not even the 2013 Kevin Max version.
I’m talking about the current version of Audio Adrenaline, the one led by Adam Agee (formerly of Stellar Kart). I currently have their upcoming CD, “Sound of the Saints,” on pre-order, so I’ve been able to listen to a few of the songs, and I think they’re great.
However, not everyone thinks the same way about Audio A. My friend Jen, who was born in the 1980s, questions whether Audio Adrenaline should even still be called Audio Adrenaline. I know other people on the Internet have said the same.
See, people that listened to the original Audio A probably aren’t as open to a basically new band with the same name. However, I’m not that old. I’m still a youngin’. I never really knew much about the original band. So, I’m okay with this.
But, it doesn’t end here. When I think of Newsboys, I think of Michael Tait (formerly of DC Talk). He’s only been with them for six years! Peter Furler was their singer for over a decade!
Others that are older than me think differently. They probably prefer Peter Furler. The Back Row’s Matt Coker even recently tweeted, “If she only knows Michael Tait from Newsboys, she’s too young for you, bro.”
This leads me to one inevitable conclusion: when older people (i.e. 30-somethings) think of Christian music, they think differently than fresh young faces (i.e. people my age) do.
I don’t really like DC Talk. They just sound so old to me. They sound like all three members were submerged in a liquid vat of the ‘90s (whatever that means).
People loved Audio Adrenaline in the 1990s. I like the current version, because I have nothing to really compare my experience to (I mean, I could listen to the old Audio A, but that would be too difficult).
I know that Newsboys now doesn’t even sound like Newsboys from the past. I love that, and while my older friends probably don’t.
There’s nothing wrong with any of this. It just means that some people grew up on different Christian music than I did.
It just means that some people like the ‘90s sound more than I do.
It just means that some people are old… er… older than me. And that’s alright.
Not sure what my point is. Just find it interesting.
I was trying to come up with a good song lyric to end with. Some old Newsboys or Audio A or something. You know, to make a witty point.
But then I realized I didn’t know much of their old stuff. Oh well. Some people gotta learn the hard way, I guess.
What about you? Which version of the Newsboys or Audio A is your favorite?
THESE POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Brian McKay is the Humor Columnist of The Back Row. He is a Communication major at Penn State Erie. Brian hosts multiple radio shows and co-manages the college's radio station. He loves narwhals, pierogies, and football. You can contact Brian on Twitter at @liveforJesus143 or at btmckay.com.