I don’t know that I’ve ever talked about St. Rescue in this blog. We had broken up shortly before this blog was launched, so it wasn’t really in the forefront of my mind. Justice Jam last night (which was a huge success, by the way) got me thinking about it again, since we played at the last one.
St. Rescue is a band I was in from 2006 – 2008. It was a bit of an interesting case, because we were a Christian band, but none of us liked a lot of popular Christian music. Our favorite bands were Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Mogwai, and Angels and Airwaves.
Anyway, rather than trying to explain what we sounded like, I’m just going to refer you to our MySpace profile so you can hear some of our stuff. “Exposure” might just be our best song, but “Cold War” is the one I had the biggest hand in writing. (I came in one practice with the bass line, drum part, and main guitar riff and just taught everyone their part.)
Playing in St. Rescue was probably my best experience as a musician. The music was complex, creative, and challenging—none of this cookie-cutter pop-rock nonsense. Ok, ok, the vocals are a little rough, but the musicianship is excellent.
Since we broke up, I haven’t joined another rock band. I’m in a really good church band (we’re thinking about recording, actually), but we don’t exactly play rock music. I’m still debating whether or not I should get back into it. Rock is actually the hotly-debated new addition to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (it falls between love and esteem), and I can only listen to my Radiohead CDs for so long before I start wanting the real thing.