Item description for Let's Not Forget the Story by Foolish Things...
Overview Foolish Things has found zealous favor with Christian and secular audiences all over the US., delivering melody and hook saturated rock songs for one of Christian music?s hottest sounds. It?s no secret that these guys are about their faith, but their thoughts and beliefs are presented with a rare honesty and passion that earns the listener?s respect and interest. Echoing musical influences Jimmy Eat World, U2 and Switchfoot, the band has opened for national acts like Shane and Shane, Jennifer Knapp, Shaun Groves, Ginny Owens, Salvador and Skillet. With previous success of over 10,000 independent record sales, Foolish Things releases their anticipated full-length Let?s Not Forget The Story with the help of Jason Houser (Matthew West).
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Record Label Inpop
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2006
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0012365327 ISBN13 0804147138127 UPC 804147138127
Reviews - What do customers think about Let's Not Forget the Story?
Let's Not Forget the Story Aug 29, 2006
"Let's Not Forget The Story" is the first full length effort by this worship band out of Colorado. Many of the songs are easy to follow along and sing to. One of the strengths of the disc is that they do a good job of not coming off too clichéd. This effort was definitely born out of the many years of concerts and youth retreats. These guys have a heart for God that is evident through out all of the songs. The one downside to the release for people that are looking for worship songs to use in corporate worship will be disappointed that their are really none to be found here. Which isn't really a bad thing. One can sit down and really stop and think about God while listening to this album. I would put these guys in the vein of say maybe Switchfoot or Chris Tomlin. Which is quite a compliment considering the weight of those two artists.
Through and through the album has some good songs that will grab a hold of the listener. But I wouldn't say this will end up being one their best albums. But it's a step in the right direction. Once they find their own unique sound, I say watch out.
Fresh group with a modern 80's sound Jul 24, 2006
"Foolish Things sort of stumbled into being a group," Isaac Jorgenson (vocals/guitar) says. Nate Phillips (bass) agrees. "It's actually a really good name for us. We have absolutely nothing to boast about. We're just a group of friends who wanted to serve our youth group." But things mushroomed far beyond the youth group's walls. It wasn't long before Foolish Things was playing in coffeehouses and area youth events. In 2000 the band won the acclaimed "Seminar in the Rockies" music competition in Estes Park, Colorado. Soon after, they recorded a four-song demo with the help of Ronny Cates, former Petra bassist.
Released on Peter Furler's Inpop label, Let's Not Forget The Story marks a new season for Foolish Things--their chance to speak to the masses. And speak they do. Right off the bat this album resonates. Kicking things off with the worshipful "Who Can Compare", they're off and running strong. The first five tracks are fast-paced, pop/rock numbers that manage to avoid the repetition so often found in young bands, while still maintaining a consistent, recognizable sound. Think Delirious meets Downhere. Throw in some early U2, a dash of Edison Glass, and a slight melancholy feel, and you have their winning recipe. They've pulled out some unique instruments and novel electronic effects in several cuts, such as in "Fight" which opens with harmonic tinkling bells. "Spirit Come", the band's first single, is definitely radio friendly with worshipful lyrics and tenor vocals eerily similar to Martin Smith of Delirious. In fact, many of the tracks remind me of Delirious's crisp, 80's rock sound.
Lyrically, the band is straight forward. "First Lie" talks about killing off the sinful nature, and "Hey You" encourages the light of Christ to shine in our lives. "Capital P" challenges believers to stay pure in their relationships and has some unexpected skillful, staccato guitar crawls. One thing is certain---Foolish Things is unashamed of their faith. Says Nate Phillips, "From the beginning, we've used music as a tool to strengthen and challenge the body of Christ, as well as to reach out to the lost."
Sometimes it's hard to believe Let's Not Forget the Story is this band's first album. Their mature instrumentation and thoughtful lyrics shout quality. Foolish Things is one band you'll want to keep watching. And listening to. There's enough top-ten material on this album to keep their songs rotating for years to come.
--Reviewed by Tracy Darlington for Infuze magazine