History Music / Newsboys

8th Feb '16 12:51:03 PM StFan
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* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: They're normally a Christian pop rock band, but they also did a disco-inspired album: ''Love Liberty Disco''.



-->''Out hockin' our shirts for more lights''
-->''Till "Shine" hit the brights''
-->''And we saw your faces''
-->''And we got new bassists!''

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-->''Out hockin' our shirts for more lights''
-->''Till
lights\\
Till
"Shine" hit the brights''
-->''And
brights\\
And
we saw your faces''
-->''And
faces\\
And
we got new bassists!''


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* GratuitousDiscoSequence: They're normally a Christian pop rock band, but they also did a disco-inspired album: ''Love Liberty Disco''.
5th Jan '16 2:39:22 PM stuffedninja
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* AllLowercaseLetters: The band name is sometimes stylized as this on album covers.
5th Jan '16 2:36:04 PM stuffedninja
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* TheTheTitleConfusion: They're just Newsboys, not ''the'' Newsboys.
5th Jan '16 2:32:04 PM stuffedninja
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4th Jan '16 10:07:56 PM stuffedninja
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* ChristianRock: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].

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* ChristianRock: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].ChristianRock



* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: They're normally a Christian pop rock band, but they also did a disco-inspired album:''Love Liberty Disco''

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* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco: They're normally a Christian pop rock band, but they also did a disco-inspired album:''Love album: ''Love Liberty Disco''Disco''.
4th Jan '16 10:07:00 PM stuffedninja
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!!Discography
!!!John James era (1987-1996)
* ''He's Coming Back'' (1987)
* ''Read All About It'' (1988)
* ''Hell Is For Wimps'' (1990)
* ''Boys Will Be Boyz'' (1991)
* ''Not Ashamed'' (1992)
* ''Going Public'' (1994)
* ''Take Me to Your Leader'' (1996)
!!!Peter Furler era (1998-2009)
* ''Step Up to the Microphone'' (1998)
* ''Love Liberty Disco'' (1999)
* ''Thrive'' (2002)
* ''Adoration: The Worship Album'' (2003)
* ''Devotion'' (2004)
* ''Go'' (2006)
* ''In the Hands of God'' (2009)
!!!Michael Tait era (2010-present)
* ''Born Again'' (2010)
* ''Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday'' (2010)
* ''God's Not Dead'' (2011)
* ''Restart'' (2013)
* ''Hallelujah for the Cross'' (2014)
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* MeaningfulName: The first album with Michael Tait replacing Peter Furler as lead singer happened to be called ''Born Again''.



* SignatureSong: Even Michael Tait knows well not to end a concert without "Shine" and "Breakfast."

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* %%* SignatureSong: Even Michael Tait knows well not to end a concert without "Shine" and "Breakfast."
4th Jan '16 9:51:32 PM stuffedninja
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-->''Where we're led all the living dead''
-->''Wanna leave their zombie mob.''
-->''It's a touching scene where they all come clean--''
-->''God help us, we just love our job!''
-->'''"Wherever We Go" from ''GO'''''

[[ChristianRock Christian rock band]] of Aussie origin, formed in 1985, and originally called "The News". Migrated to the US in 1987, changing their name to The Newsboys. Survived in obscurity until 1994, when a song called "Shine" suddenly caught on, catapulting them to the forefront of Christian popular music.

Their music is pretty much everywhere on Christian radio, though songs with less of a "pop" sound don't get much play. Their style can be anywhere from pop rock, to slow ballads, to dance, to disco (especially ''Love, Liberty, Disco'', natch). Their lyrics are usually overtly religious themes mixed in with wordplay and weird imagery. A few songs have whistling. (because "this here knows whistles make for better mixes.")

The Newsboys have changed their lineup quite a few times over the years: the only original member is frontman Peter Furler, who decided in 2009 to stop touring with the band - though he's still writing their songs and producing their [=CDs=]. Current members include Duncan Phillips (percussion), Jody Davis (lead guitar, backup vocals), Jeff Frankenstein (keyboards, backup vocals), and Michael Tait (formerly of dcTalk, lead vocals). They've been produced by Music/SteveTaylor since their album ''Going Public,'' which is when the band's fortunes really started to take off. Probably not a coincidence, considering that Taylor has been involved heavily in writing the band's lyrics and mixing their songs.

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->''Where
we're led all the living dead''
-->''Wanna
dead''\\
''Wanna
leave their zombie mob.''
-->''It's
''\\
''It's
a touching scene where they all come clean--''
-->''God
clean--''\\
''God
help us, we just love our job!''
-->'''"Wherever -->--'''"Wherever We Go" from ''GO'''''

[[ChristianRock Christian rock band]]
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'''Newsboys''' (sometimes stylized as '''[[AllLowercaseLetters newsboys]]''') are a ChristianRock band
of Aussie Australian origin, formed in 1985, and originally called "The News". Migrated News" before migrating to the US in 1987, 1987 and changing their name to The Newsboys.name. Survived in obscurity until 1994, when a song called "Shine" suddenly caught on, catapulting them to the forefront of Christian popular music.

Their music is pretty much everywhere on Christian radio, though songs with less of a "pop" sound don't get much play. Their style can be anywhere from pop rock, to slow ballads, to dance, to disco (especially ''Love, Liberty, ''Love Liberty Disco'', natch). Their lyrics are usually overtly have religious themes mixed in with wordplay and weird imagery. A few songs have whistling. (because "this here knows whistles make for better mixes.")

The
imagery.

Newsboys have changed their lineup quite a few times over the years: the only original member is frontman Peter Furler, who decided in 2009 to stop touring with the band - though he's still writing their songs and producing their [=CDs=]. Current members include Duncan Phillips (percussion), Jody Davis (lead guitar, backup vocals), Jeff Frankenstein (keyboards, backup vocals), and Michael Tait (formerly of dcTalk, lead vocals). He has gone on to pursue a moderately successful solo career in the Christian music scene.

They've been produced by Music/SteveTaylor since their album ''Going Public,'' which is when the band's fortunes really started to take off. Probably not a coincidence, considering that Taylor has been involved heavily in writing the band's lyrics and mixing their songs.



!!They and Their Work Provide Examples of These Tropes:

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!!They !!Personnel (founding members in bold, current members in ''italic''):
* '''Peter Furler''' (1985-2009; lead vocals, former drums)
* '''George Peridikis''' (1985-1987, 1989-1990; guitar)
* Sean Taylor (1986-1992; bass)
* John James (1986-1997; lead vocals)
* Phil Yates (1987-1989; guitar)
* Corey Pryor (1988, 1990-1993; keyboards)
* Jonathan Geange (1990-1991, 1992; guitar)
* Vernon Bishop (1991-1992; guitar)
* Kevin Mills (1992-1994; bass)
* Jody Davis (1992-2009; guitar)
* ''Duncan Phillips'' (1993-; drums
and Their Work Provide Examples percussion, former keyboards)
* ''Jeff Frankenstein'' (1994-; keyboards, synth bass, backing vocals)
* Phil Joel (1994-2006; bass)
* Randy Williams (2003; guitar, fill-in for Jody Davis on several live shows)
* Bryan Olesen (2003-2006; guitar)
* Paul Colman (2006-2009; guitar)
* ''Michael Tait'' (2009-; lead vocals)
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!!Newsboys provide examples
of These Tropes:these tropes:



* PissTakeRap: Music/SteveTaylor contributes a few of these on ''Not Ashamed''. Furler sort of does this in the verses of "Your Love Is Better than Life".

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* PissTakeRap: Music/SteveTaylor contributes a few of these on ''Not Ashamed''.
**
Furler sort of does this in the verses of "Your Love Is Better than Life".



** TheOtherWiki's page on this band even has the band's discography split into "eras" depending on whether James, Furler, or Tait was the lead singer.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Pete Furler's promotion from drummer to lead singer is the TropeNamer. Phil Joel also sang lead on a handful of songs during his tenure with the band.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Pete Furler's promotion from drummer to lead singer is the TropeNamer. singer.
** On one particular album, at-the-time bassist
Phil Joel also sang lead accompanied Peter with vocals on a handful of some songs during his tenure with and even sang solo on the band.intro track. What's this album called? ''[[TitleDrop Step Up to the Microphone]]''.



** Wait, what was the subverted rhyme that I've apparently been missing all these years? [[CampStraight ...Oh.]]
12th Dec '12 12:07:47 PM DoveAlexa
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* HairOfGold: The glorious physical feature that allowed Phil Joel to avert the stereotype of the "ugly bass player".
8th Oct '12 4:55:14 PM murlough23
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* BookEnds: "Breathe (Benediction)" at the end of ''Take Me to Your Leader'' is a much softer take on "Breathe" from earlier in the album.


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* NewSoundAlbum: Programmed rhythm tracks played a huge part in the band's early sound. Then came ''Take Me to Your Leader'', on which the band avoided using them entirely.
** ''Love Liberty Disco'', with its intentionally retro sound, was noticeably LighterAndSofter than their earlier work.
** Their two worship albums, ''Adoration'' and ''Devotion'', were also LighterAndSofter than the sound they were known for.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "Lights Out" is a rebuttal to Christians who take this attitude, hoping the End Times will occur soon.


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* SopranoAndGravel: Compare Tait to Furler or James. They sound nothing alike, to the point where an old Newsboys fan unaware of the lineup change probably wouldn't recognize them at all. (A slight variation on the trope since Tait never actually sang on a Newsboys recording with either of the other guys.)
* StealthPun: The song "Elle G." can be considered an elegy (which TheOtherWiki defines as "a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead").


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* AWildRapperAppears: Music/SteveTaylor in "Boycott Hell" and Toby Mac in "God Is Not a Secret 2000". Both seem to come out of nowhere if you're accustomed to the original versions.
8th Oct '12 4:41:09 PM murlough23
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* PissTakeRap: Music/SteveTaylor contributes a few of these on ''Not Ashamed''. Furler sort of does this in the verses of "Your Love Is Better than Life".


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* TakeThat: The rap verse in "Boycott Hell" (which isn't in the original [=DeGarmo=] & Key version) offers one to the very song they're covering.
-->''See, I agree we oughta boycott hell''
-->''But we oughta boycott dumb lyrics as well.''
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