Salvation Through Ist

Published: 2004-04-13
Ist which band members say stands for lack of prejudice – is a band from England whose plan of attack is to keep their songs intelligent, the emotion sincere, keep their playing tight, and to buck the system. The result is their full length debut album "Freudian Corduroy".

Echoing the sentiments of many artists that the music industry today is interested only in crunching numbers and not signing truly talented musicians, Ist is starting a grass roots campaign to introduce the band to the world via the internet. Band members say that the public is tired of being told what they should listen to or watch on the television. And from the looks of the numbers, band members are right and the word is getting out. In only two months "Freudian Corduroy" has reached number 28 on the charts at

Ist has expanded their focus of bucking the system to television with a save "Angel" campaign. Network officials recently cancelled the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spin off. Ist members want the fans to have a say in what they watch. In the short time the band has been involved with the campaign they have gathered over 400,000 votes from fans who want the show to stay on the air. Anyone wishing to help in the save "Angel" campaign or get "Freudian Corduroy" can do so at

Ist are proving that they are more than just another British rock band.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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