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Michelangelo and The Difference

Alternative Rock
Phoenix, Arizone, USA

“Why would I want to play other peoples songs when I could write my own?” Michelangelo asks, “If I could learn 3 chords I could change the world!” Michelangelo was inspired to play the guitar by a legendary Irish rock band during their rendition of Curtis Mayfield's gospel favorite “People Get Ready”. The experience triggered a desire in his heart which began 2 decades of music and ministry.

Shortly after this experience, Michelangelo formed one of Arizona’s premier alternative Christian rock bands, Michelangelo and The Difference (MaTD). His band's self-described style of “remo rock” (short for reflective modern rock) captured the musical inventiveness of bands like U2 and Radiohead and the lyrical acuity of artists like Elvis Costello.

Since Michelangelo and The Difference’s inception in Phoenix, Arizona on October 31st, 1991, MaTD’s works have garnered fans throughout the world as they has have been distributed independently and throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe by some of the biggest players in the music industry: Warner Electric Atlantic (WEA), Alliance, and BMG.”

(from https://www.last.fm/music/Michelangelo+and+the+Difference/+wiki)


“The typically arid Arizona night was filled with close to 80,000 voices, each screaming out in response to Bono's question, “Who wants to play my red guitar?” On this January night, U2 was wrapping up their North American Joshua Tree tour with two sold out performances at Tempe, AZ's Sun Devil Stadium. A lone voice amidst thousands, Michelangelo remembers an inexplicable and urgent desire to grab the red guitar and join the band. The experience triggered a passion in his heart which began nearly two decades of musical journeys.

Shortly after this experience, Michelangelo formed one of the West's premier alternative Christian rock bands, Michelangelo and The Difference. The band's self-described style of “remo rock” (short for reflective modern rock) captured the musical inventiveness of bands like U2 and Radiohead and the lyrical acuity of artists like Elvis Costello. Their CD releases, “Mercy Suit” and “Under Rower”, have garnered fans throughout the world as they have been distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe by some of the biggest players in the music industry: Warner Electric Atlantic (WEA), Alliance, and BMG. But these many years have not been spent trying to become rock stars. “Everything's worth it when we see individuals tune deep into what's being said at our shows,” says Michelangelo. Now, years after this first desire to perform, Michelangelo's guitar is busy again.”

(from https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/michelang)

Discography

1993 Michelangelo and The Difference Rivers of Blood Cross Cover Records
1995 Michelangelo and The Difference Mercy Suit
1998 Michelangelo and The Difference Under Rower Cadence
2000 Michelangelo Acoustic EP Worthless Records

Rivers of Blood

1993 Cross Cover Records

  1. Rivers of Blood
  2. He Said
  3. Daddy
  4. Come Away
  5. Turn to the Lord
  6. White Washing Walls

Mercy Suit

1995 Independent

  1. Give the Children Mercy (4:15)
  2. I'm in Love (3:55)
  3. Rocket Ride (4:41)
  4. WWW (Sonic Fish Mix) (4:55)
  5. Rescue (4:14)
  6. House of Faith (5:08)
  7. I Don't Feel Like Laughing (4:17)
  8. Rivers of Blood (4:25)
  9. Shark Suit (6:20)

Under Rower

1998 Cadence

  1. Under Rower
  2. Ode to My Friends
  3. One Eleven
  4. Through the Fire
  5. Carry Your Mountain
  6. Tell Me Something About You
  7. George (Inside Out)
  8. The Firm
  9. Hope
  10. Sunshine
  11. Let Me See
  12. On and On
  13. Holes in My Shoes

Acoustic EP

2000 Worthless Records (WRD-7013)

Produced by Michelangelo

  1. Precious Rose
  2. Say That You'll Say
  3. Daddy
  4. Ocean
  5. Walking Home