Last week we talked about the Ramones. This week we're featuring a band influenced by the Ramones who even covered The KKK Took My Baby Away (on their live album At The Show).
MxPx is a Christian band, or is it that they are Christians in a band? Like many Christian artists, they don't want to be pigeonholed into the Christian music genre because they want their music to reach non-Christians. While their faith has influenced their music they've done well appealing to music fans of all faiths.
Originally named Magnified Plaid, the name didn't fit on posters and drummer Yuri Ruley's periods looked like X's when he abbreviated the name to "M.P." - making it look like "MxPx" and the name stuck. They were signed by Tooth and Nail Records while still in high school and their first album, Pokinatcha was released in 1994.
As the band members matured, so did their music and their 1998 Album Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo was jointly released by Tooth and Nail and their new label, A&M. The final track on Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo was "The Theme Fiasco" an instrumental (except for a little screaming) piece that conjures images of spy movies or complex crime dramas.
"The Theme Fiasco" starts slow, but soon builds to a "chase scene" tempo, making it great as you transition from your warm-up to your workout.
You can purchase the entire Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo album for just $4.99 at Amazon.