was exposed to a number of absolutely horrible Christian pop/rock bands
This is one reason I started listening to alternative/indie/etc. music. CCM was so shallow I quickly moved to the alternative Christian artists. And they (and their fans) talked about/covered their influences like Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain.
I don't think I'm hosting a 2016 collaborative playlist.
(Sadly) my very first concert was the Amy Grant Christmas spectacular with Michael W Smith and a few others at the Pond in Anaheim. I also had forgotten about Petra, which isn't surprising because in doing so I also remembered I didn't care for them very much when I was younger.
Originally Posted by roberto73
I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.