Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Pedro the Lion|
Winners Never Quit
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
'Winners Never Quit', on Jade Tree Records, is a haunted collection of material that traces the fictional story of a man who vows to maintain his good name despite a slew of devious activity and malicious intent. Strippe... more »
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'Winners Never Quit', on Jade Tree Records, is a haunted collection of material that traces the fictional story of a man who vows to maintain his good name despite a slew of devious activity and malicious intent. Stripped down to a voice and a guitar, Bazan is a modern-day folk champion. Behind a band, he loses his timidity and commands attention with an impassioned voice and a compelling narrative. In either sphere, Bazan is an accomplished artist and unique talent.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pedro the Lion's music at first listen has always slapped me out of my narrow mind christian dreamworld. Davin Bazan's ability to lay out so much on the table in a non objective manner, illustrates just how much of a genius he is. In one breath he mocks narrow minded faith, in the next breath he has a gun to his head, and in the next he is just a drunk triing to do his best to change. Bazan demonstrates so much confiendence in his uncertanties, and speaks so much louder than any preacher pionting his fingure and proclaiming to have the answers ever could. Being raised a christian, I was forced to lisen to christian rock, and I'm said to say that most of it is a sad, cheep, rip-off of the real thing. When I was introduced to Pedro the Lion's "whole ep" three years ago I was so relieved to find out that there are spiritual artists out there that aren't triing to win over the middle aged youth pastors. But instead they relate to those who are willing to be real, and admit there struggles. I wouldn't do Pedro the Lion the disservice of lumping them into the christian music scene. They just so happen to be christians who aren't afraid to live as artists and who can turn their struggles, doubts, and confictions into some of the best music that is around."
Don Vanderslice | Amarillo, Texas USA | 12/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"here's the deal - it's a great cd, though a bit misunderstood. the disc is a 'rock-opera' about a christian politician who is convinced God is on his side (i know, this is an abstract thought today, but i bet we could muster up a few examples). he has a lame brother who tends to screw up (he's placed in jail for a dwi, terrified that such an incident will ruin his brother's chances of winning the election). the politician fixes the election and wins. after his wife discovers the truth she threatens to blow the whistle. in a classic case of 'the ends justifies the means,' her husband kills her and is arrested. in jail the politician kills himself. the lame brother attends the funeral, dressed in prison attire, and laments that he is the son who could never get it right - what irony that his parents 'golden child'(the politician brother) has ruined the family name. the disc ends with the brother contemplating grace - how odd it is that the screwed up son - the one who could 'not fly straight to save his life' is the one who has the opportunity to receive God's grace and make things right ------ this is an amazing cd. both in its vision,lyrics, and music. i hope pedro the lion is the future of christian music, but it is unlikely. authenticity scares a lot of believers."
Bazan's Winners Never Quit
Josh | Utah | 12/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Winners Never Quit, just the name of the album and closing song is inspiration. What is so unique and diverse with Bazan is his ability to tell a story with a strong undertone of meaning. His voice alone has so much depth and longing to his music. All of the songs on this cd are works of art. But what bugs me the most is reading the reviews for the cd without one mentioning of (A Mind Of Her Own) which is by far the biggest highlight of the cd. It is so different than any song from Pedro. It is heavy and hard and extremely powerful. The struggle in the song will make you feel numb. "Dear unlock the door your acting like a child, when you said it yourself we are at war how dare you turn on me now right when I need you the most" He yells (not screams) the lyrics close to the end of the song "Don't you walk away from me you put down the telephone your not calling anyone" If you haven't expierenced the song, you should if you have and maybe over looked it. Maybe, you should go back and revisit the song with an open mind."