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ApologetiX is “That Christian Parody Band,” often called a Christian Music form of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Located around Pittsburgh, PA,
The band members include lead singer and lyricist J. Jackson, guitarist/keyboardist Bill Hubauer, bassist Keith Haynie, and drummer Jimmy “Vegas” Tanner. The band played its first concert as ApologetiX in 1992, and its 1000th in 2007. All of the band members grew up in and around Pittsburgh PA, and that is where they make their homes and attend church.

ApologetiX rewrites secular songs with (often comical) Christian lyrics. Some of their parodies include “Corinthians” (parody of “In the End” by Linkin Park), “Look Yourself” (“Lose Yourself” by Eminem), “Smooth Grandmama” (“Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm), “Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit” (“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana), and “Bethlehemian Rhapsody” (“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen). Smooth Grandmama is considered to be their most well-known parody. While maintaining the integrity of fundamentalist “grannies,” the song pokes fun at certain aspects.
ApologetiX gets their unusual name from the word apologetics, which means “the defense of the Christian faith.” It is based on the Greek word for defense, apologia. The word is used in 1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer (defense or “apologia”) to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (NIV). Their logo, a triquetra, is an ancient symbol of the Holy Trinity.


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  • T-oz_GEO_Shakur

    Great band, God bless 'em.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Coisador

    Engraçada as parodias haha

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • nDroae

    Also, would I like this band twice as much if they had a good permanent female co-vocalist? YES I WOULD

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • nDroae

    On the next album: "An all-80's project, Wise Up and Rock... features spoofs of 26 classic hits from the 80's - 16 full-length tracks and one massive 10-song medley, which is easily one of the most ambitious things we've ever attempted." That actually... sounds awesome. In fact it could have the most consistently good selections of any album since the all-rock Keep the Change :P *biased*

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Blarobbarg

    Wow. I guess whoever edited the profile doesn't like them. :p In all honesty, they actually are quite good musicians. This is really no different than Weird Al making parodies, except that these are designed for Christians specifically. Nothing will EVER beat the originals of the songs they cover... but they are really not as bad as some of you are making them out to be. :p And for the record, I find Smooth Grandmama to be hilarious.

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • wasting_death

    so this is what it sounds like when hypocrites piss on popular music...

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • SeveralPeople

    their music is empty.

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • theREALdock

    ApologetiX is an amazing band... The skills to play so many styles with such expertise is absolutely astounding! They do a great job with their music and concerts and REALLY care about their fans.

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • danster08

    These guys are awesome! They put on a killer show. Check them out...

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Davebill


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  • TheMouthOfGath

    hahaha my old band opened for these guys a few years back and i couldnt stand them haha.

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • the_gray_fox


    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • cerealflakes

    ApologetiX rocks! These guys are passionate about what they do and musicly they're dynamite! I don't see it on here yet but you guys need to give Future Tense a listen. Its some of they're best work yet!

    22 Jan 2009 Reply
  • nDroae

    Oh, hey, The_Poosh. :P Sorry to hear that you hate me with every fibre of your being. So, I haven't listened to 'GetiX much in a while, but I've been playing some old favorites again and yeah, it's still good stuff.

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • kaban_oooo

    Suficiente de razonamiento , amigo :)

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • lam_noob

    Arrima tu prima...

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • kaban_oooo

    Tu empezar es polla ;)

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • lam_noob

    Me tocas los huevos!

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • kaban_oooo

    Chupar mi perro !!

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • lam_noob

    Pendejo? Cabrrrrrrrron!

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
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