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Guilty Pleasures – Creed

In addition to a couple dozen half-written posts, I have a whole list of ideas for future ones.   Some are whole paragraphs, but most are just one sentence.   This one came from near the bottom of the list and was just one word.


In case you don’t remember them, they were monstrous in the late 1990s/early 2000s with their hard-rock driven songs.  They won a Grammy for “Arms Wide Open” –



The band’s name and several of their songs were inspired Christian theology but they weren’t necessarily a “Christian band.”   That part of it unfairly turned off a lot of listeners and critics.  A lot of people thought their overwrought ballads were just hokey and that they were in the same league as Nickelback.  Now THAT’S harsh.

True, but harsh.

To me, there’s no question that they are a Christian rock band.  The lyrics and metaphors they use definitely point to that.  And for further proof, who else but a devout Christian would wear BAGGY leather pants?



Like I said, this one was on the bottom of the list for a long time.  They broke up after a couple of albums and quickly went into oblivion.   I was never really a huge fan of theirs, but didn’t mind hearing their music.  I liked the driving guitars and overall sound, but they were always “just there.”   I’ve been completely uninspired to gather up enough energy for 15 minutes to write a post on them.

So why now?

Scott Stapp, the lead singer, has a new video out that’s been making a lot of waves.  Unfortunately, it’s not for a new song.   The new video was one he released talking about how he’s penniless and living in a Holiday Inn.


According to him, it has nothing to do with substance abuse issues but more with nefarious business partners and the IRS.   Whatever the reasons, I hate to see that happens to anyone.  Does VH1 or E! still have those “Where are they now?”-type shows?   Maybe they can throw him a few bones.

I’d love to help him out by donating proceeds from this blog post, but that’s not even going to get him a saltine cracker from the Holiday Inn mini-bar.


Were you a fan of Creed? Do you prefer your rock frontmen in tight or baggy leather pants?



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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

5 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Creed

  1. A Famished Foodie
    December 5, 2014

    Creed is the guiltiest of pleasures.

  2. dwdirwin
    December 5, 2014

    Hahahaha. Maybe my gym would chip in a donation because “Higher” got a lot of air time in the Spin classes!

  3. Michelle Williams
    December 5, 2014

    I was a fan until I saw them live; Scott Stamp’s ego was too big for the arena. But their music, regardless of one’s thoughts about how Christian it was (I did not find them to be true to Christian doctrine at all), was good.

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