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Christ On Parade Reunion


07/05/07
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(PR) Christ On Parade Reunites For Two Shows At 924 Gilman in Berkeley

July 27, 2007 at 7pm with: Final Conflict (Long Beach), Look Back And Laugh, Bumbklaatt (Mexico), Acts Of Sedition

July 28, 2007 at 7pm with: Attitude Adjustment (Reunion), Eldopa, Reagan Ss (Los Angeles), La Piovra (Italy)

"I saw Christ on Parade in San Jose opening for Social Distortion, and it was one of the best live sets I've ever seen anywhere. There was this anxiety and tension that went through everybody in the crowd waiting for their first noise, and when it came the whole place blew out front to back. The original lineup had caustic personality that when it was going good, things were on the edge of oblivion. When the mixture was off, things got ugly; there was a chaotic energy that followed them everywhere. Christ on Parade were a product of a time when all was wrong with life, and the only thing worth doing was sacrificing your body for your mind in hopes of a moment of grace. Unfortunately grace came along too late to save the band, but the music stands alone." -Scott Kelly (Neurosis)

When they officially disbanded in 1989, they didn't realize the impact they would leave. Landis would later join Neurosis in the mid '90s and Evans would form psychobilly group the Hellbillys. While on tour with the Hellbillys, Evans found that half of the questions he got from fans were about Christ on Parade. Now, over two decades since they formed, they're reissuing their touchstone Sounds of Nature album on Neurot Recordings and have even planned some reunion shows. The disc also features two songs from Thrasher's now out-of-print Skate Rock Volume 3: Wild Riders of Boards cassette, the group's Isn't Life A Dream EP, and a previously unreleased cover of the Avengers' "The American in Me." At the time these recordings came out, the world had never seen anything like Christ on Parade, so as their impact still resonates today in other bands' music, it's time their catalog gets due credit as the world hasn't seen anything like the band since.

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