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On Rock: A Petraspective

On Rock: A Petraspective

By Lindsay Hall
Two Aussie brothers explore the music and legacy of the greatest Christian Rock band of all time.
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Episode 16: Beyond Belief with Ron Roxtar Pt. 3

On Rock: A Petraspective

Dave interviews...Bob Hartman!
No tricks, no misdirection...but a big surprise for all of us! Dave had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours talking with Petra's legendary founder, and goes deep into the journey of nearly half a century. 
November 8, 2021
Episode 17: Unseen Power
Following the staggering success of Beyond Belief, Petra made the very intentional decision to take their next album in unexpected directions. What did we think of the result? Press play to listen to our extensive thoughts on Unseen Power!
October 26, 2021
Episode 16: Beyond Belief with Ron Roxtar Pt. 3
Dave, Lindsay and Ron wrap up their discussion on Beyond Belief and turn  their attention to The Lists. What songs make the Top 25? Where does  the cover art rank? Does everyone agree? You'll have to press play to  find out.
October 11, 2021
Episode 15: Beyond Belief with Ron Roxtar pt. 2
Dave, Lindsay and special guest Ron Roxtar take a close look at the songs of Beyond Belief. 
October 4, 2021
Episode 14: Beyond Belief with Ron Roxtar pt. 1
The Petraspective reaches The Rock...The Higher Place, and this time, we're not alone! Music journalist and all-round Renaissance Man Ron Roxtar joins On Rock to discuss Petra's most commercially successful album, and the foundation for Christian music of the 90's! This one is so huge, we're going to have to do three parts. Come and listen in as we talk about going from strength to strength, a very early-90's music video, and examine the opening songs from BEYOND BELIEF!
September 28, 2021
Episode 13: Petra Praise - The Rock Cries Out
What a gift! In 1989 Petra gave something back to the church around the world who had journeyed with them for nearly 20 years. Trailblazing a new kind of album - Rock Worship - Petra once again redefined how the church regarded music. Join Dave and Lindsay as they celebrate...and sing unto the Lord.
September 13, 2021
Episode 12: On Fire... Made Better by Australians
We're Back! The Petraspective returns from its brief hiatus (thanks covid!) to discuss one of the most definitive Petra albums. Dave reminisces about the first concert he ever saw, Lindsay gushes over cheesy 80's music videos. We had a blast recording this one. 
August 30, 2021
This Means War Pt. II...A Perfect Album
Dave and Lindsay wrap up their discussion of Petra's legendary album on Spiritual Warfare. New depths are explored, old joys are renewed and the future is full of hope and victory!
July 26, 2021
Episode 10: This Means War! Pt. 1...not featured in "Rocky III".
We know you've been waiting for this one! So have we! It's time to talk about War, spirituality and scripture - but there's so much to unpack in this album, we can't fit it all into one episode! Press play for the first part of our discussion about what is possibly Petra's most iconic album.
July 19, 2021
Episode 9: Back To The Street...Heeeeere's Johnny!
A new era begins! Dave and Lindsay discuss the departures that forced an evolution to the sound of Petra, and ushered in the debut of their iconic leading man. 
July 5, 2021
Episode 8: Captured In Time And Space..."Anybody from America here tonight?"
We've made it! At the end of the first major era for Petra, Dave and Lindsay celebrate what it's like when the band breathes life into "Beat the System", welcome John Lowry's cheesy grin and bid a fond farewell to frontman Greg X. Volz. 
June 21, 2021
Episode 7: Beat The System...Abort, Retry, Fail?
Petra's seventh studio album gives Lindsay and David some processing troubles, as they seek to find out just how much of the album was genuinely Petra. 
June 8, 2021
Episode 6: Not Of This World...Mysteriously in my collection
Not Of This World - Petra's sixth album - combined some of Bob Hartman's best songwriting with exceptional synth-rock, mind-blowing harmonies and a truly Otherworldly atmosphere. Dave and Lindsay wrestle with the place this "sequel album" has in the Petra discography. 
May 25, 2021
Episode 5: More Power To Ya...Thanks Uncle Neil.
Petra reached whole new heights with the release of their fifth album. Almost 40 years later, it still makes Lindsay cry. Join On Rock as they straight-up gush over what Bob Hartman considers the best they ever did. 
May 12, 2021
Episode 4: Never Say Die...We've Landed on The Rock.
There was so much to unpack about this album, we've had to make our first feature length episode! Dave and Lindsay discuss the arrival of Petra in her classic form, the sound that came to define an era, the songs that blew the minds of a generation, and the foundation of a whole new era in Christian Rock. 
May 5, 2021
Episode 3: Washes Whiter Than...I Cannot Sing That High
For the first time in years, Dave and Lindsay listen to Petra's left-of-centre third album, and remember just why they love it so much! Join the discussion as The Petraspective reflects on the bands odd but endearing departure from their roots, before they cemented their sound. 
April 28, 2021
Episode 2: Come and Join Us...unless you're Sally.
Dave and Lindsay revisit Petra's second album, Come and Join Us, for the first time in years. Awesome covers, questionable lyrics and extended sci-fi drum solos abound. 
April 21, 2021
Episode 1: Petra...and the Legend of Lucas Mcgraw
On Rock goes deep into Petra's self titled first album. Join Dave and Lindsay as they chat about the music and the message, and highlight what may be the number 1 song in the band's history. Hint: It is not Lucas Mcgraw...sorry.
April 15, 2021
Episode 0: The Legacy of Stealing Your Cassette Tapes
Dave and Lindsay reminisce about the first time they encountered Petra, discuss the shadow they have cast across an industry for nearly 50 years, and invite you to Come and Join Us.  
April 2, 2021