445. Sin – Poor Old Lu
Poor Old Lu
Among Seattle’s great contributions to the world that include Starbucks, flannel and music with guitars is the band Poor Old Lu. Named from a line in CS Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” the Seattle based quartet was easily one of the most important Christian bands of the 1990’s. Combining an impressive and eclectic musical sound fusing grunge, alternative, funk and psychedelic, Christian music was simply nit ready for something like Poor Old Lu.
The second release, Sin, may be the most accessible of projects as the focus is on guitar driven grunge-lite and funk rhythms and powerful and melodic vocals. Though not as challenging musically as the debut, it maintained the amazing lyrical approach the band would carry with it throughout its career. Introspective and dark, the human soul find revelation and commonality.
There’s more passion than angst here. More of a realization of the frailty of man can find hope and rest in only one place.