Pop, Look, and Listen
Hello Crash world! I’d like to introduce the band, The Crash Band. I think you can get to know us a bit better if you knew the answer to this question:
If you only had to take 5 albums with you on a desert island, what would they be?
David Ellis: Worship Leader
Hootie and the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View – Wore this out during my freshman year in high school…made me want to pick up a guitar
David Crowder Band, A Collision or (3+4=7) – Best and most innovative sound by a “Christian” band that I’ve ever heard. Sounds nothing like any other “Christian” band in my opinion.
Incubus, Morning View – Use of the turntables on this album is awesome, I think. I can listen to the whole thing all the way through.
Radiohead, OK Computer – I have to thank Danny Ortega for getting me interested in this album…These guys are geniuses.
Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs – I like the sound of this band.
Danny Ortega –Guitarist
Radiohead – OK Computer
U2- Joshua Tree
The Violet Burning - Violent Burning (Self Titled)
Coldplay – Parachutes
The Prayer Chain – Mercury
Robert Payne: Guitarist
Pink Floyd, The Wall
Peter Gabriel, So
The Samples, Autopilot
Pat Metheny, Speaking of Now
Radiohead, Kid A
John Bullock: Bass
Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
U2, The Joshua Tree
Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced?
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV
Prince, Purple Rain
Rocky Searan -Keys
Pink Floyd, Pulse
Dream Theater, Octavarium
Postal Service, brand new colony
Dave Matthews Band, Live from Central Park
Imogen Heap, Speak for Yourself
Matt Sherman: Drums
U2, How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Dave Matthews Band, Before These Crowded Streets
Keane, Under the Iron Sea
Snow Patrol, Eyes Open
So, why the “5 album” question? If you took the time to listen to all the above albums, you could hear they influence the sound of the Crash band heavily. Using these, and a myriad of other musical influences as our filters, we constantly push the boundaries and limits of the definition of “house worship band.” Hopefully this gives you a small insight as to what we are trying to accomplish on Sunday nights. We are not replicating a sound, nor trying to recreate a model of successful church music. We are blazing a new trail; a new song unto the Lord.