As If.: 40 Questions - The Aylesbury-based techno rock team

Saturday 1st June 1996

Their debut CD 'Forget Me Not' is just about to land in the shops so Cross Rhythms took the opportunity to throw a multitude of questions at Aylesbury techno rock team AS IF...

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15. Favourite sport?
"Skiing, bowling and shove ha'penny."

16. Favourite TV programme?
"Dad's Army and The Antiques Road Show."

17. How do you think your music is different from other people's?
"We sound like As If..., just, sort of, kind of, urn... different type of know."

18. What are your views on the 'Toronto' blessing'?
"We shouldn't try to limit the power of the Holy Spirit to fit our expectations. Discernment backed up by Scripture is required."

19. What are your views on John Major?
"He needs to hear the As If... album, eat less peas and read the Bible if he doesn't already."

20. What are your views on post-evangelicalism?
"We believe you bolt your own ideas on to the Bible (or bits of it) and pass it off as Christianity at your peril."

21. Do you think that realistically you will be able to give up your day jobs?
"God's led us this far and we trust him for the future."

22. What are your day jobs?
"PG - Running Appletree recording studios; PH -Insurance adviser; SR - Telephone engineer."

23. What do you think is the biggest problem with Christians these days?
"Apathy, we fail to stand up for what we believe and sometimes we lack in conviction."

24. What would be the first thing you would do if you were Prime Minister?

25. What is the biggest audience you've ever played to?

26. What is the smallest audience you've every played to?

27. What do you think is the greatest Christian song ever written?
"PG - "Rest Assured" by Geoff Mann; PH - "Willy Welsh" by Geoff Mann; SR - "Love Song" by Twelfth Night"

28. What do you think is the greatest non-Christian song?
"PG - "Supper's Ready" by Genesis; PH -"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen; SR -"Blockbuster" by Sweet."

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