434. Stone – Sometime Sunday
Over the years I met Mikee Bridges of Sometime Sunday on several occasions. I always found him to be quite nice, often sarcastically funny and genuinely thoughtful. But man, as part of Sometime Sunday he always sounded so pissed off! He may have been Christian music’s “grungiest” singer with raw emotion, authentic angst and sheer guttural passion.
He seemed to match the music that was also stark, raw and forceful. This debut struck just as Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana and Pearl Jam were reaching a zenith of sorts. Rather than following a trend, Sometime Sunday was part of the trend. Their two albums were well received tough not the real hits they should have been. Christian Bookstores thought DC Talk was grunge, so what does that tell you?
The “not so hidden” bonus track “Home” is a great acoustic finale that sounds like it was recorded on a street corner on someone’s cassette deck. Yet somehow it works to bring the message…uh…home.