|Studio album by Mad at the World|
|Recorded||MATW Studios, Irvine, CA, U.S.|
|Genre||Christian rock, hard rock|
|Mad at the World chronology|
|Jesus Freak Hideout|
Boomerang is the fourth studio album by Christian rock band Mad at the World. Released in 1991, it was their most controversial album.
Christian rock is a form of rock music that features lyrics focusing on matters of Christian faith, often with an emphasis on Jesus, typically performed by self-proclaimed Christian individuals. The extent to which their lyrics are explicitly Christian varies between bands. Many bands who perform Christian rock have ties to the contemporary Christian music labels, media outlets, and festivals, while other bands are independent.
Mad at the World is a Christian rock band from Southern California. The band originally consisted of brothers Roger Rose and Randy Rose and their friend Mike Pendleton, later joined by Brent Gordon. Pendleton and Gordon left the band in 1992 and were replaced by Mike Link and Ben Jacobs. The band produced seven studio albums, one compilation package and two double reissues of previous albums.
In 1991 the band released Boomerang which included what has been called "the most controversial MATW song of all time,""Isn't Sex a Wonderful Thing?" The disc continued the trend of a heavier sound, with "If You Listen" rendering an atmosphere that can "make one envision a mysterious haunted mansion complete with a graveyard." The song "Sunday" drew comparisons to Alice In Chains and "Don't Give Up" "generates a sort of race car feel similar to songs by Stone Temple Pilots." Lyrically it focuses on sin, redemption, and God's love for people.
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The liner notes of this disc contain the only photo in any of their discs or on their web site which shows the band smiling.
The CD sleeve contains the following text explaining the band's inspiration for the album title: "And remember, everything we do, right or wrong, kind or cruel, faithful or foolish, always comes back to you. - Galatians 6:7-8".
This album was reissued by KMG Records in 1999 on a "two-for-one" disc with Flowers in the Rain .
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Flowers in the Rain is the second album by Christian rock band Mad at the World. Released in 1988, it was their first album to chart and their second-highest charting album.
All songs written by Roger Rose, except "Don't Give Up" and "Sunday" written by Randy Rose, and "Dragging the Chains" written by Roger Rose and Brent Gordon
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Boomerang included what has been called "the most controversial MATW song of all time,"and one with which they "courted their share of controversy," "Isn't Sex a Wonderful Thing?" The band debuted the song at Cornerstone '89 and had planned to include the song on Seasons of Love but, said Roger Rose, "(t)he record company thought it was too controversial, they thought the only thing anyone would remember is the hook line which says 'isn't sex a wonderful thing?' People might assume I was promoting promiscuity, and not get the point." The song, which deals with incest in one stanza, "is a statement," according to Rose, "but it's actually more of a question. I have known a Christian who had been sexually molested when she was younger and I had heard how this created all these emotional scars in her." He went on to say, "In the song I talk about the bad side of sex as it's been misused in our world, and in the last verse I go back to the idea that it's given by God...sex is a wonderful thing if it follows God's rules -- which is purity before marriage, fidelity after marriage -- where sex gets God's blessing." Nonetheless, because of that song, some of the band's albums were not sold at some Christian bookstores. This includes one in the town where the Rose Brothers' parents were living.
Seasons of Love is the third album by Christian rock band Mad at the World. Released in 1990, it was their highest charting album.
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Through the Forest is the fifth studio album by Christian rock band Mad at the World. Released in 1992, it was their last album to feature a hard rock sound. The CD sleeve has the following text on the band's inspiration for the album's title: "Life is like the forest: It's full of beauty, mystery, danger and so many paths to choose. We all need a guide to lead us through the forest. - Psalm 119:105."
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