Handheld Messiah

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Handheld Messiah
Handheld Messiah.jpg
Studio album by ApologetiX
Released November 2013
Genre Christian
Length 41:25
Label Parodudes
Producer ApologetiX
ApologetiX chronology
Hot Potato Soup
(2013)
Handheld Messiah
(2013)
Singles Group
(2014)

Handheld Messiah is the 16th studio album & 22nd album overall by Christian parody band ApologetiX. It was released in November 2013. The album, their 1st to compose strictly of parodies recounting the birth of Christ includes 10 new songs, as well as a re-recording of "Virgin" from 1994's Radical History Tour. This is also their 1st album to feature new keyboardist Chris VonBartheld, who replaced Todd Waites.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Messiah" - 2:59
  2. "Virgin" - 4:15
  3. "Cut-Rate Hotel" - 2:13
  4. "Child King" - 4:24
  5. "Mary's Got a Son" - 5:23
  6. "One Night in Bethlehem" - 3:16
  7. "Christ in the Stable" - 3:51
  8. "Excuse Me, Pal, It's Christmastime" - 2:55
  9. "Nice Iced Pavement" - 4:18
  10. "Wise Men Still" - 3:03
  11. "We Didn't Start Messiah" - 4:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals: J. Jackson
  • Guitars: Tom Tincha
  • Bass: Keith Haynie
  • Drums & percussion: Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
  • Keyboards & additional guitars: Bill Hubauer
  • Piano: Chris VonBartheld
  • Backing vocals: J. Jackson, Tom Milnes, Bill Hubauer & Chris VonBartheld

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Saxophone on "Virgin": George Fousek
  • Harmonica & guitars on "Messiah": Tom Milnes

Production[edit]

  • Produced by: ApologetiX
  • Engineered by: Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner at Red Apple Audio Workshop in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
  • Mixed & mastered by: Bill Hubauer

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