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There Ain't No Boy Like Mo-Boy

A shameless plug for an old Bloggernacle friend: Mark “Mo-Boy” Hansen has been booked to perform in the American Fork Arts Council's Summer Concerts in the Park series. Mark is our resident Mormon rocker. That might sound like an oxymormon (sic) but nevertheless it’s true. I have copy of his “One United Generation” CD which is pretty good and a great thing to turn up at church on Sunday playing (“What’s this? Brother Ronan listening to rock music on the Sabbath!” “Ah, but it’s Mormon rock….”). If you’re in American Fawk give Mark some support. Meanwhile, buy lots of copies of his album and secretly swap it with the CES Seminary CD’s in your teenage sister’s collection.

(This being an international LDS blog I should add this: Mark is a very American rocker. Good on him. But are there no Coldplay/Keane-esque nice boy LDS rockers?)

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (July 15, 2005 11:42 AM) 

Hey, thanks! You're too kind! Would it be blogspam to mention the address? Mark Hansen Music 



Posted by Mark Hansen


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (July 15, 2005 5:26 PM) 

Well, I don't know if the band Low fits the "nice boy LDS rocker" bill, but they're my favorite LDS artists and as far as I can tell they're at least devout-ish. For the most part the music isn't what you would call uplifiting (my mother would hate it), but it's beautiful and interesting. Their newest album, The Great Destroyer, blows Coldplay and Keane out of the water, in my arrogant opinion. 

Posted by Brother Tom


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (July 19, 2005 9:32 PM) 

There was an article a long time ago in a Salt Lake Alternative paper about LDS rock musicians that mentioned Low in an interview. Here's the link: http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2002/feat_2002-07-11.cfm Two of the band members are LDS. At the time, they were apparently devout, and there's nothing in the article to hint that it might've changed since then.

It's also got some cool background on Randy Bachman...



Posted by Mark Hansen


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (August 24, 2005 11:44 PM) 

Unfortunately, brother Bachman, and son Ty Bachman, have both left the Church over the lastest Book of Mormon DNA flap.

But Bachman was a great example of a Mormon who never caught on with Utah Mormon culture. He never got the fame among Mormons that the Osmonds or even some of the lesser known Mormon bands in Utah got.

There's something in his story, IMO.


Posted by Kent Larsen


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (August 25, 2005 3:13 PM) 

Aw. Poor, unloved Bachmans!

The fact that he never caught on in Utah Mormon culture would suggest that they're pretty good. Are they? 

Posted by Ronan


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