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The Christian Underground Encyclopedia

The C.U.E. is the place for details about bands and artists from the hey days of alternative Christian music. Some of these became famous, some are pretty obscure. This site is a tribute to all of them.

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Alternative Christian Music?

That is such a loaded term. Who do we archive here? Basically anyone that had any connection with making faith-based music in 1980's or early 90's. Some of them might still be making music today. Some might have signed to a major label. Some might have never gone beyond independent status. Some may have been on a CCM label, some may have never heard of CCM (if they were lucky). Some might have never been Christian at all, but just found Jesus interesting and therefore made music that spoke to Christians in some way.

Our goal is not to critique music style or lyrical content - just to archive those that explored the intersection of faith, real life, and non-pop music. Some of them may now be Atheist black metal bands - that is fine. We still find them interesting.

This site primarily covers the wide-ranging genre of “Alternative” (although many other genres might get covered here). If you are looking for archives of other music genres, please try these sites: