Radical History Tour

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Radical History Tour
📅 ReleasedAugust 1994
🎙️ Recorded1992-1994
⏳ Length72:28
🏷️ LabelParodudes
🤑 ProducerKarl Vaughn Messner
ApologetiX chronology
Isn't Wasn't Ain't
Radical History Tour

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Radical History Tour is the second album released by Christian parody band ApologetiX. It was originally released in 1994, only on cassette, but was re-released on CD in 1999.


The writing for "Radical History Tour" began in 1992 & ended near the end of 1994. Although the cassette was extremely popular, the band decided to not release the new material on CD. However, many fans of ApologetiX had been asking for years for it to be re-released on CD. Finally, due to popular demand, the CD was released in March 1999, 4 months after releasing Jesus Christ Morningstar.

Unfortunately, the cassette version was over 90 minutes long, about 14 minutes over the 76 minute barrier of a CD. ApologetiX decided to cut 4 tracks out of the mix. The band claims that they were tempted to go back and re-record them "1999-style", but later changed their mind.[1] The songs were "Love (Ain't Nothin')" ("Long Train Runnin'"), Verynice City" ("Paradise City"), an early version of "Enter Samson" ("Enter Sandman"), which was eventually rerecorded & released on Biblical Graffiti, and "Even Though", a parody of Pearl Jam's "Even Flow". The first 2 were later released on the Director's Cut of Isn't Wasn't Ain't and the other 2 are available on the band's Rare Not Well Done compilation (only available on the band's site as a download.

Track listing[edit]

All parody lyrics written by J. Jackson

  1. "Bethlehemian Rhapsody (1994)" - 5:52
    • Parody of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on Keep The Change.
  2. "Isaac Man" - 4:01
    • Parody of "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen
  3. "Jacob's Name Is Israel" - 4:55
    • Parody of "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    • Later included on New & Used Hits as a live recording.
  4. "Judgment Gets Passed (1994)" - 2:49
    • Parody of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on The Boys Aren't Backin' Down.
  5. "(Check Out) The Book" - 3:53
    • Parody of "The Look" by Roxette
  6. "Yer Maker" - 4:47
    • Parody of "D'yer Mak'er" by Led Zeppelin
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on Soundproof.
  7. "I Know A Riddle" - 3:29
    • Parody of "I Know a Little" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  8. "I've Got Elijah Fightin' Baal" - 2:36
    • Parody of "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail" by Buck Owens
  9. "Not Logs Lincoln" - 3:05
    • Parody of "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody
  10. "Read Ephesians (1994)" - 5:08
    • Parody of "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on The Boys Aren't Backin' Down.
  11. "Lazzie Lay" - 3:40
  12. "Catch That Fever! (1994)" - 3:36
    • Parody of "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on The Boys Aren't Backin' Down.
  13. "Triune Godhead" - 3:33
    • Parody of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
  14. "Ignorant Song" - 2:26
    • Parody of "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin
  15. "E-Z Kiel" - 2:21
    • Parody of "Susie Q (Part 1)" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  16. "Virgin" - 4:08
    • Parody of "Urgent" by Foreigner
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on Handheld Messiah
  17. "The Sounds of Silas" - 2:52
    • Parody of "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
    • Later re-recorded on Apol-acoustiX.
  18. "Bad Dude Risin'" - 2:19
    • Parody of "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Later included on New & Used Hits.
    • mp3 available at http://www.apologetix.com
  19. "Life In The Last Days (1994)" - 4:12
    • Parody of "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles
    • Later rewritten & re-recorded on The Boys Aren't Backin' Down.
  20. "Midnight Hour Pt. 2" - 2:36
    • Parody of "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett


  • J. Jackson: Lead vocals
  • Karl Messner: Guitar, background vocals
  • Andy Sparks: Bass
  • Rick Servocky: Drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Mark Gulden: Keyboards on "Bethlehemian Rhapsody" & "I Know A Riddle"
  • Ryan Tomazin: Additional guitars on "Read Ephesians"
  • Debbie Messner: Car keys on "Triune Godhead"


  • Produced, mixed & mastered by: Karl Vaughn Messner
  • Engineered by: Karl Messner, Ryan Tomazin & Kevin Gushlaw
  • Video taping of the recording by: Kevin Gushlaw
  • Recorded at: Studio Lelia


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