By JoshIVM on May-4-2013 | Filed under Doctoral Thesis And Book Of John.
Separation Of Church And State Essay. . Check it out below & purchase the song at all digital outlets.
i don’t understand how some people don’t like this band
That was so profound, MrM…care to elaborate?
I’m incredibly torn. Back in the day, I was a big fan of songs like “Kountry Gentleman”, “Drama Queen”, “Supersonic”, “I Love You To Death”, “Never Let Me Go”. Business Up Front, Party in the Back was a great balance of rock, rap, and party, even some heavy parts in songs like “Never Let Me Go”, with some comedic moments, as well as some actually meaningful songs. Maybe not lyrical masterpieces, but looking at “Drama Queen”, it addresses gossip, a form of bullying, but still maintains a sense of happiness, keeping the listener from getting down on the wrong doings in the world, and allowing them to accept and move on, hoping for a better day. There were songs about dancing, turning up the bass, all that good stuff, but it was unique. As someone who’d had a little experience with DC Talk, it actually reminded me of DC Talk’s Free At Last CD, some rap, some comedy, some rock, Christian base for it all. To me, Family Force 5 was the second coming of DC Talk. And we all know how influential DC Talk was.
I was always looking for new music by FF5, and picked up songs like “Whatcha Gonna Do With It”, and “Master of Disguise”, both good songs. Then Dance or Die came out, and I appreciated some of the songs, but it was too dance based for me, especially at the time, when I was still in love with Thousand Foot Krutch, Linkin Park, Pillar and the like. I liked some of the screams they had in there, glad they kept that side, but it just wasn’t what I was after. Not to mention the voices sounded a lot more edited throughout, from what I can remember anyways. They lost me for a bit, but I still picked up the song “Ghostride the Whip” off of the Dance or Die With a Vengeance album they put out. III came out and I was pretty lost on them. Hardly listened to Business Up Front, Party in the Back anymore, and they seemed very mainstream and cheesy now. Partly because I’d been introduced to a ton more music, and matured at least slightly, but the general opinion all around seemed to be lesser than before. I happened to really like the song “Dang Girl”, but mostly as a guilty pleasure song. So by now, I’d pretty much given up on them.
I clicked on the link, expecting something ridiculous and cheesy and downright embarrassing (though I noticed it wasn’t tagged as “Cheese” this time). Listening to it, the first ten seconds I thought it was exactly what I’d been expecting. But shortly after, with the rapping, and the chorus, I found my head bobbing a bit. It was actually surprisingly good. In a guilty pleasure way. The dance was expected, though well done I suppose. The second verse was a let down, but the chorus was still catchy. I wasn’t a fan of Tedashii’s part at all. Overall, in a way it almost rekindled my hope for them, while still making me roll my eyes. I’m feeling a little conflicted still.
Not profound, just in depth. Though I have no idea how you didn’t get all that from my first post. (<— to be unclear, that may or may not perhaps be jokingly sarcastic possibly)
Well, it was intended as sarcasm, but I really appreciate that you went so in depth for your explanation. I understand where you are coming from now. So thank you. :)
Hahah I figured you were joking, which makes me more than happy to comply! First world anarchy and all that
I was speechless until I saw them incorporate the actions in the chorus. Now I wish I hadn’t seen this video. This is so dumb.
Honestly, I didn’t enjoy the last album much but I loved the video. How did you not laugh and enjoy it? Haha.
It’s so ridiculously dumb that it kind of actually works. I have to admit that I enjoyed both the song and video.
I think that’s the point. Goofy, catchy jams.
Exactly. I love that they don’t take themselves seriously. It makes them that much better.
I honestly didn’t like any of their new music until I saw the videos.
@Loren: I actually like most of their music, but III was very underwhelming. The new songs they’ve released since then though (Cray Button, Zombie, Chainsaw, ect) have been great. You just need to go into it knowing you’ll be listening to fun party/dance rock.
Your feelings reflect pretty much how I feel Samwisely.
Really? I liked it.
Obi is amused. :)
This is actually a pretty sweet vid. Sooo much better than that one they made fans pay to be in. This is back to their roots of just doing an awesome dance and funny stuff.
This could very well be one of the worst things I’ve ever witnessed.
And by worst, of course you mean best.
Didn’t take much to change his mind…
*waves two fingers* This is the music video you were looking for.
Troll, troll, troll your boat…
Haha, nice Star Wars reference, Loren. :P
I’m a troll? Alright…
Ps, i didnt change my mind. I was trying not to be too negative but now that I’m getting called names, yes this is by far the biggest piece of garbage I’ve ever heard next to Lady Gaga and Nickelback. Troll out.
Actually, I was poking harmless fun at Loren since he supposedly “changed” your mind. :P
I figured I was the troll. Haha.
But that said, this piece of garbage is nice and shiny. I love it. It eats nickels and gagas for breakfast. Rrrrromnomnomnom!!!
You are making my finals week much more bearable. Thank you, sir. :)
Hey appologies for the last comment. Yesterday happened to be the worst day I’ve had in about two years and i got a little overworked when i saw what u wrote. Wasnt at me. I got it. Hope you can forgive my impatience and vehement distaseful comments for this band.
No problem, Yorik. :) We all have rough days.
Two things: First, it’s about time IVM covers FF5. Also, they have stated that they’re a “rock band” and their future releases will return to their rock roots. So hopefully the next album will please older fans.
IVM does cover FF5. It’s just that they’re a polarizing band. Some people love them, others hate them. I personally love their music (minus most of III), but not everyone does.
We never stopped covering them. I may dislike all their music but that doesn’t mean we are going to stop posting news about them. There are lots of groups whose music I may not appreciate that get coverage on IVM. Gotta keep the kids happy.
Put “Family Force 5” in the search bar…I’m not convinced you actually cover them.
Bryce- hit “enter” after putting “Family Force 5” in the search bar. It’ll blow your mind!
Every time I see a new FF5 video I die a little bit more inside…
I used to be one of those music snobs that loathed FF5. Then, I went to 2012 Purple Door to see P86, SG, & For Today. FF5 was the headliner (a disaster I thought), but they brought the house down. These guys know how to “party” and I’ve been hitting the “cray button” ever since.
I saw them at Warped Tour years ago. Their set was pure partying and fun; the only serious moment when they stopped for a minute to let the crowd know of Christ’s love for them. After an entire day of taking in bands at Warped, I can say with full confidence that no other band got the same degree of fan response and appreciation that they did. They won some sort of fan-vote based on their Warped Tour, which says a lot!
I was hoping Tedashi would have brought some faith based lyrics to the song but I guess not….unless “chainsaw” and the other seeamingly meaningless lyrics actually had meaning.
…does the song have to have “faith-based” lyrics?
Think of the potential Loren! Dancing and singing about chainsaws, and then Tedashi busts in with the Apostle’s Creed or something about sin getting chainsawed up. Or maybe a play off the “plank in your own eye” passage…I think these guys missed the boat on that one…
Yes, not sure if FF5 says they are a Christian band but Tedashi preaches all the time. I didn’t think he would lower himself to such meaningless lyrics.
Didn’t he mention John 3?
And Matthew Mark Luke and John took an Acts and killed the Romans…Tedashii was holding an axe…I thought the connection was pretty clear
Wait did he mention John 3? If so I didn’t hear it. Not sure if that’s the first part of your second part joke, lol
“Lowering himself to such meaningless lyrics.” HUH? Are you putting the dude on a pedestal, Parker? Ugh….. I’m don’t even want to touch this one….
…maybe something about separating the wheat from the chaff with a chainsaw… or Jesus clearing the temple with a chainsaw…they could have at least wrote a verse on the side of the chainsaw…
Yeah the second part was a joke haha…I haven’t rewatched the video, but even if he doesn’t mention John 3, or whatever, why does that matter in one song? Like what if you made a joke on an IVM thread and someone commented something along the lines of, “I thought Parker was a believer, it’s sad to see him lower himself to such meaningless comments on IVM”. It really doesn’t make much sense, as long as Tedashii’s main focus is sharing the true Gospel of Christ, who cares if he has fun on an FF5 track haha
Parker: Apparently Christians aren’t allowed to enjoy “meaningless” lyrics? Obviously, they can’t be Christian because they didn’t say anything Christian in the song! How awful of them.
…so judgmental. You’re assuming 1) the lyrics are meaningless, 2) that you know God’s plan for them and that what they’ve “stooped” to “meaningless” lyrics, 3) that it’s somehow wrong to sing/rap/etc. about something not relating to the Bible/Jesus/etc.
They’re not preaching. Must be evil.
‘they have stated they’re a “rock band”…’
Huh? How does using synthesizers, rap beats, heavy bass lines, loops of Soul Glo’s sun Cash saying “Ch-ch-ch-ch-Chainsaw,” or featuring a well known Christian Hip-hop artist have ANYTHING to do with rock music?!?
I was speechless during most of this song (and not out of awe). I actually enjoyed Cray Button more.
Because you don’t base genre off of one song. You base it off of the common denominator amongst all the music. For FF5, this is crunk… in other words, a subgenre of rock. Guitar effects can end up sounding much like a synthesizer as well.
I imagine watching this is somewhat similiar to how doing LSD feels….
Wait – what’d I just watch again…
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