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The Church Setlist Database
Comprehensive listing of every known tour date for the australian band The Church and two of their members, Steve Kilbey and Marty Wilson-Piper. Includes Date and Venue, some have setlists.
Radio Soma-Sonic
Playlist includes music by The Church band and Related artists, Solo artists' releases and side projects plus Karmic Hit records roster artists plus more. 32Kbps MP3PRO Broadcast hosted at Live365.
A Tribute to The Church
A CD tribute to The Church, currently open to submissions.
The Church Discography
The original, semi-official, discography for The Church. Maintained by members of the Seance Mailing List.
Hotel Womb
Web bulletin board for Church fans. "Rooms" for discussions about the band and other topics. Links to other Church essential sites.
The Church on Cooking Vinyl
Audio streams, biography and tour dates.
Seance, The Church Mailing List
Join Seance: The Church fans Mailing List. Also note, the official band list is available from the official site for timely band news and updates.
Sing Songs
A collection of transcriptions and chords from songs by The Church, members' solo work and related projects.
Cooking Vinyl - The Church
The Church's current label. Contains a biography, discography, discussion group, and tour information.
Shadow Cabinet
Church news, lyrics, audio files, photographs, interviews, guitar tablature, solo material and related artists.
Amazon offers Heyday (Audio CD),15 December, 1998
rock music |  The Church  | rock and roll music List price $13.99
Together with "Starfish," the pinnacle of The Church / 5
Back in the days when the L.P. reigned, FM classic radio stations use to play a "perfect album side." Side One of "Heyday" (the first five songs) clearly meets this criteria. The first song "Myrrh," is, in my opinion, one of the finest songs The Church has ever done, with its haunting swirling melodies. Considering the name of the band, it is also, curiously, one of their only songs that overtly refers to Christianity. Whether Steven Kilbey meant to write a parable reflecting part of the New Testament ("Nightmare descent into Jericho City/ Camel dust heralds our arrival/ New Christ beneath the drum kit moon"); or is simply relating a murky (drug induced?) dream ("We're interrupted by a telephone/ you didn't think they were invented then"); or even some sort of confessional ("Oh my Lord I trust your intentions/ but money strangles our love/ Struggling like a fool with my junk and my jewels/ You would of thought I had enough"), Myrrh is an extremely memorable and compelling song, both melodically and lyrically.

The other songs on side one are also excellent. From the meditative "Tristesse" (about a girlfriend or Goddess or both, with that memorable line "A gunfight in Dodge City, a murder in Bombay"), to the mellow "Already Yesterday," to the epochal sounding "Columbus," to the inspiring, ethereal instrumental "Happy Hunting Ground;" the entire side shimmers, with "Myrrh" as the flagship track.

Although not as high quality, the rest of the album is just fine. "Tantalized" is one of the band's most kinetic tracks. While I think the next three songs ("Disenchanted," "Night of Light," "Youth Worshipper") tend to meander a little bit, they are nevertheless quite enjoyable. The album concludes with one of the best tracks, the dramatic "Roman."

What's particularly interesting about Kilbey's lyrics in "Heyday," is the numerous oblique (and not so oblique) references to religion, God and Godesses on the one hand; and illicit drugs and hallucinatory states on the other. Kilbey's unfortunate addiction to heroin has been well-publicized (he once missed a concert I was attending in NYC because he was arrested purchasing this particular substance). Was "Heyday" perhaps a cry for help? In any event, there are many motivations that can inspire the creation of a superb album, which was obviously the case here for Kilbey and his bandmates.

Service Review | Church of England
Early in 2005 the Archbishops’ Council launched an independent review of the services it provides to the Church. The review will take a comprehensive look, ...
Journal of Lutheran Ethics
2003 Division for Church in Society Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 8765 W. Higgins Road Chicago, Ill. 60631 (800) 638 - 3522 Mon - Fri (9-6 EST) ...
Album Review METAL CHURCH-The Weight of the World :: Maelstrom ...
METAL CHURCH - The Weight of the World - CD - SPV - 2004. review by: Avi Shaked. Metal Church is back with a vengeance, and quite a bit of a new essence. ...
Yahoo! News Search Results for band "The Church"

Members Band Together To Protect Their Church From Flooding (News 25 Evansville)
HENDERSON, KY - One church has built a wall using thousands of sandbags to protect their place of worship. Church members finished the wall surrounding Airline Baptist Church Saturday morning. The church is right next to Canoe Creek, which often floods during heavy rain.
Victim's family in need of financial help (The Reporter)
A fatal traffic accident last weekend has brought emotional and financial hardship to a local family, and a Vacaville church is asking for the community's help. Rev. Su Schlagel, pastor of the Christian Church of Vacaville, said the church has taken up a collection for the family of a woman killed Saturday on Highway 1.
Long-time church changes name (The Little Elm Journal)
First Baptist Little Elm is preparing to move its campus to Walker Lane in April and in keeping with the church's history has changed its name as well, to CrossRidge Church.
Stepping Stones Church buying Pickle Hill Party Barn (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Stepping Stones Church of McKinney will soon formally call the Pickle Hill Party Barn, located at 6374 CR 161, its permanent home after the church completes its purchase of the facility.
'Christians band together' to clear church vandalism (Martinsville Bulletin)
The interior of Jones Chapel Church of the Brethren on Figsboro Road was practically sparkling Thursday afternoon. A group of about 25 church members and other volunteers, some from as far as Roanoke and Floyd, had just finished extensively cleaning the inside.
VIDEO: Slapwater band leader eulogized (Daily Press)
More than 900 people attended the funeral for musician Kenneth W. Hunt, held Thursday at First Baptist Church, Denbigh.
Picks of the week (The State)
GET ONLINE Find these features and more in the entertainment section on Kristen Therrell chats with This is Hell guitarist Rick Jiminez. The band performs at New Brookland Tavern at 5 today.
Rural music is nice and easy (The Fayetteville Observer)
Big Medicine goes down easy. The string band specializes in the music of the rural South. That includes fiddle tunes, ballads, hymns, and early bluegrass songs.
Daniel Thrasher dives into sports team funding debate (Northern Virginia Time...
A senior at Fauquier High School, Daniel Thrasher has applied for an Air Force ROTC scholarship and was recently accepted to Brigham Young University. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he plans on serving his two-year service mission before going to college.
After Dark: Sonic Youth shows why band has staying power (The Burlington Free...
SOUTH BURLINGTON ? Sonic Youth is a band?s band.

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