Hey everyone do you know what it feels like to live in the lap of Luxury?
Well if not, find out in this podcast with Ben and Alex as they present 'Luxury' by Luxury.
Showcasing probably the most ordained band in rock history (currently three of the five members - Chris Foley, Jamey Bozeman and brother Lee Bozeman - are ordained Orthodox priests serving in the Orthodox Church in America) and arguably one of America’s most underrated outfits who never quite got the recognition they deserved on the outer fringes, after close observation it’s hard to deny Luxury’s artistic calibre.
With their 1999 self titled release ‘Luxury’ we meet a band who recorded a somewhat raw album after surviving a horrific motor vehicle crash. Themes of coming to grips with theodicy and transformational personal perceptions of God makes for a listening journey with somewhat confronting material and although a departure from their previous live sound this album was weaved in a wall of powerful production - distorted guitars, heavy drumming - but nonetheless exhibiting that high end songwriting standard the band has such repute for amongst their followers.
This album has aged remarkably well since its first release and Ben was privileged to be able to get some candid answers from a couple of the band members regarding the background behind the album tracks.
Although being ordained priests and strongly identifying as Christian, Luxury largely eschewed the Christian music scene on principle.
Does this diminish the quality of their music or more importantly, does it water down the effectiveness of their message and witness?
When you hit 'Play' you will most assuredly find out.