Marc Catley – Make the Tea
This was Marcs second and breakthrough satirical album and it is an absolute classic. Very funny and thought provoking, this album brought Marcs satirical work to a larger audience due to national radio and TV exposure and appearances following its release. The CD boasts a fantastic fold out booklet that opens out into an amusing painting depicting a Praise March (complete with our very own Simon Law!). When reviewing this album, one critic described Marc as the Adrian Plass of Jesus music.
With Adrian Plass the church at last has found someone prepared to prick the bubble of religious pomposity and some of the sillier duller social moves that we’ve adopted in evangelism. But what about a subject closer to the hearts of Cross Rhythms readers -music? At last someone has stepped forward to point the finger at Christian music, which is less ‘music to free the spirit’ than ‘music to demonstrate appalling taste and theological naivety’. Last year Marc Catley released ‘Peel Of Hope’ and it was a devastating attack on the banality of the lyrics and thinking behind some modem praise and worship. Now he returns to the subject with more spot-on lashes at worship-by-numbers and also strikes out at inept church hall rock gospel bands and is making important points to sections of the church tragically addicted to artistic mediocrity – Cross Rhythms