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377. Rocket and a Bomb – Michael Knott


Michael Knott

Another of the several Michael Knott created projects to be included on this list, Rocket and a Bomb is, in some ways, the most commercial sounding solo project of Knott’s vast catalog. The title track would end up appearing two years later on the secular released “Aunt Betty’s” project with a distinctly different finish to the song, a topic that will be addressed in a future review.

The album kicks off with the impressive “Jan the Weatherman,” a song that should have been released to mainstream College radio as it contains one of Knott’s best hooks. “Jail” is either a metaphor for the spiritual prison all of mankind if trapped within and our unsuccessful human attempts to appease the Lord/Judge with our works and ingenuity and our depraved nature’s inability to do that which is right even when presented clearly in front of us…or it’s about a guy in jail.

The beauty of Mike Knott!

I know there are several Knottheads that can better distinguish the subtle differences between Mike Knott, Michael Knott, Lifesavers, Lifesavors, LSU, Aunt Bettys, Cush and the other incarnations of this genius. I, on the other hand, prefer to simply accept each and every individual release on it’s own and see all of them as Mike Knott creations, and for that reason alone, worthy of consideration.


  1. low5point
    October 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Counting down the seconds before the first complaint of “Way too low!!!” 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 …

  2. October 24, 2010 at 2:39 am

    I will be tempted each time an album is listed here by some band who were cynically trying to to clone a popular secular band to write, “So this is a more lasting work of art than “Rocket and a Bomb?” But I won’t because it would be annoying and because I suspect your measure of quality is how well an album spoke to the members of the church at the the time whereas mine would be how well an album could speak to any music listener, regardless of faith.

    Thanks for the reading, even where I vociferously disagree.

  3. Shawn McLaughlin
    November 1, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Yeah….this one is just a terrific piece of artful folk & roll. No slack for its placing, but no one would blame you if it were a hundred or so spots higher.

  4. Don
    April 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    HA! Way too low. Guess you pre-empted that one. Yeah, no one would blame you if you – eh – repositioned it. I think there are one or two weak songs, but mostly very excellent ones.

    Kitty, What’s in the pot? Sickest Christian song ever.

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