小简介 以宗教为主要诉求的流行庞克乐团MXPX，发迹于1992年华盛顿特区的Bremerton，由主唱/贝斯手Mike Herrera、鼓手Yuri Ruley、及吉他手Andy。最初团名为Magnified Plaid，造成改变的原因是Yuri在宣传海报上书写团名缩写M.P.时，他的句点看来像x，那时起，这四个字母就这样误打误撞的成了团名。乐团成形之时所有成员仍是高中生。组团不久后，吉他手位置由Tom Wisniewski接替。当他们拿到驾照时，这三个家伙已经出了数张七吋单曲。 by John Bush & Corey AparThe Christian-themed punk-pop outfit MxPx was formed in Bremerton, WA, in 1993 by vocalist/bassist Mike Herrera, drummer Yuri Ruley, and guitarist Andy Husted. Originally dubbed Magnified Plaid, at the time of the groups formation all its members were still in high school. Their moniker was later shortened to just MxPx after Ruley abbreviated their name on some show flyers, but poor handwriting saw the periods being interpreted as xs instead; the name stuck. By the time they got their drivers licenses, the trio had already released several 7 singles and their debut album, Pokinatcha, for Tooth & Nail Records in 1994. It quickly became the labels best seller and prompted the release of the bands sophomore effort, Teenage Politics, late the next year. By this album, Husted had been replaced by band friend Tom Wisniewski, who dropped his drumsticks and picked up a guitar in order to join the band. Popular with the skate/surf community as well as the punk underground (with a snowboard sponsorship to their name), MxPx broke out of the underground in 1996 with their classic third LP, Life in General. The album included such fan favorites as Chick Magnet and Move to Bremerton. Though dubbed a Christian punk band, religious themes were never an overbearingly dominant force in the bands songs, as they usually relied on universal themes of growing up and trying to figure life out. And as MxPx progressed in their career, their songs gravitated more toward the secular side of things even further. Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo, their debut for major label A&M, appeared in 1998. That fall they also released the compilation album Let It Happen back on Tooth and Nail, which contained B-sides, demos, and other stray tracks. The live At the Show trailed a year later. The Broken Bones EP came out in 2000 before their next full-length, The Ever Passing Moment, appeared in the spring. A year later, The Renaissance EP was released, and was followed two years later with MxPx commemorating their time together with a greatest-hits release, Ten Years and Running. The bands next official studio effort came in the fall of 2003 in the form of Before Everything & After, an album that alienated some fans with its overly slick, pop-oriented nature. Late 2004 saw the release of the career retrospective DVD B-Movie, and the guys passed the following summer back on the annual Vans Warped Tour. MxPx then returned to form (and back to the indies) with their seventh studio album, Panic, which surfaced in June 2005 on Side One Dummy. MxPx spent summer 2006 on the road with ska-punkers Reel Big Fish before dropping their next record, Lets Rock, that October. The album was comprised of previously unreleased tracks from recording sessions dating back to 2000. The next month, Tooth & Nail reissued a deluxe version of MxPxs 1998 rarities compilation Let It Happen, including a bonus DVD and several unreleased songs. MxPx then confirmed in early 2007 that theyd re-signed with Tooth & Nail, aiming to release a new album that summer, and release they did, with Secret Weapon hitting stores in the middle of that year.