|Stryper, "The Covering" reviewed.
||[May. 25th, 2011|10:04 pm]
1980s flashback, come back. Big Hair, High pitch vocals, buzzing guitars, and Jebus . . |
“with his stripes we are healed” ~Isaiah 53:5
Chances are you aren’t too familiar with this bible verse, but maybe slightly more so with the 1980’s Christian Heavy Metal Band that took their name from this verse, Stryper! You may have seen ironic hipsters sport their shirts, or seen Juno wear one in that movie where she is a roller derby queen. Maybe if you are slightly older you recall their name or videos on Dial MTV, sort of an early TRL. Often mocked and disregarded, and deemed silly by even 80’s hair metal standards, they did give plenty of ammunition to the ridicule, they looked ridiculous, in their yellow and black, often striped spandex, lead singer Michael Sweet had a high, pretty and, well sort of sweet, girlie voice.
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