Infobox musical artist
Name = Soul Junk
Background = group_or_band
Origin = San Diego,
Genre = experimental,
Christian hip hop
Years_active = 1993 – present
Sounds Are Active, Shrimper Records, 5 Minute Walk, Jackson Rubio, Homestead, Holy Kiss Rex, Sub Pop Records, Karate, InTransit, Quiver Society!
URL = [http://www.souljunk.com www.souljunk.com]
Current_members = Glen Galaxy
Soul-Junk is an experimental genre-hopping rock / hip hop group from San Diego,
The roots of Soul-Junk began in 1993 when Glen Galloway began experimenting while touring as with his rock band
Trumans Water. In 1994, he left Trumans to produce Soul-Junk as an independent solo project, eventually taking the moniker Glen Galaxy.
Early Soul-Junk albums (such as "1950") almost exclusively feature low-fi,
Indie rockstyle tracks of Glen singing Bible verses interlaced with instrumental noise tracks. As Soul-Junk gained members its sound advanced toward rock and pop. "1953" and "1954" show signs of this continual change.
"1955" shows a transition in Soul-Junk's sound. The double-disk set consists of pop / Indie rock / hip hop influenced sounds. It is also the last disk to make extensive use of Biblical quotes before "1960".cite web |url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/21909/SoulJunk_1957 |title=Soul Junk "1957' |accessdate=2008-10-10 |last=Bowers |first=William |date=2002-12-16 |publisher=
Pitchfork Media] While there are fewer lyrics derived from scripture, the albums "1956" through "1958" still reflect on the groups' Christianity based viewpoint, sometimes offering critiques of the Church and in a stream-of conciousness manner.cite web |url=http://www.stylusmagazine.com/review.php?ID=1543 |title=Soul Junk "1958' |accessdate=2008-10-10 |last=Boeckel |first=Gentry |date=2003-12-10 |publisher= Stylus Magazine] On "1956" the sound shifts toward hip hop,cite journal |last=Wiitala |first=Christopher |year=2000 |title=Album Reviews / "1956" |journal= Cornerstone Magazine|id=ISSN|0275-2743 |volume=29 |issue=120 |pages=48 ] leading " CCM Magazine" to describe it as "beyond offbeat, beyond eclectic... beyond the grasp of it's market."cite journal |last=Selby |first=Derek Scott |year=2000 |month=September |title=Reviews / "1956" |journal= CCM Magazine|id=ISSN|1524-7848 |volume=23 |issue=2 |pages=51 ] The albums "1957" and "1958" are based in experimental, abstract hip-hopcite journal |last=Bartholomee |first=Russell |year=2005 |month=June |title=Soul-Junk: Making a Lot of Joyful Noise |journal=Being There Magazine |volume= |issue=10 |pages= |id=ISSN|1718-5033 |url=http://beingtheremag.com/feature.php?issue=10&id=243&page=1 |accessdate=2007-04-21 ] which sometimes adds elements of "avant-jazz." Soul Junk's "berserk-hop" on these albums is "hip-hop so out-there, so deconstructed, so avant-garde"cite web |url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/21912/SoulJunk_1958 |title=Soul Junk "1958' |accessdate=2008-10-10 |last=Bowers |first=William |date=2003-11-18 |publisher= Pitchfork Media] that it creates a "carnival aesthetic". Between 2003 and 2007, no albums were released. Instead, Glen embarked on an effort to put the entire text of the Bible to music. The first results are "1959" (released in 2007) which consists of Psalms1-23 verbatum. Glen has also released the entire book of Genesisthrough his web site.
*Slo-Ro (2001 – 2005)
*Brian Cantrell (1995 – 2000)
*DJ Mizzicah (1997 – 2003)
*Ron Easterbrooks (1995 – 1998)
* [http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2007/01/04/five-things-you-didn-t-know-about-me.aspx Jon Galaxy] (1995 – 2001)
*Nathan Poage (1998 – 2000)
Many others are credited per album or track.
Album naming convention
The first Soul-Junk release was called "1950". Its' name was derived from the musical style of the era, a fusion of rock and
free-jazz. According to Glen 1950 "...was a good year for music".cite journal |last=Wiitala |first=Christopher |year=1999 |title=Soul-Junk Interview |journal= Cornerstone Magazine|id=ISSN|0275-2743 |volume=28 |issue=117 |pages=61,64-65 ] Subsequent albums have been numbered up from 1950; Extended Play releases have been numbered down, but futher numbering does non reflect the music of those years. Soul-Junk songs have also been released on innumerable compilations.
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