Some bands just want to play loud music, drink some beers, and
hook up with hoochie mamas after the show. Not the White Ring.
These five Oakland lads, who met while fighting Saddam Hussein's
evil hordes, have a message. Actually, they have quite a few. Standing
at the forefront of the East Bay's Christian rock movement (which
includes such other fine acts as It's All God), the White Ring
hopes to show the heathens, liberals, and wayward children that
forgiveness is just a power chord away. In the anti-Darwin tune "Monkey
Song" ("My forefather wasn't no monkey") or the "Hyphen Song" (which
concludes that terms like "Asian-American" weaken our great country),
the White Ring is firmly behind the "family values" of Commander
in Thief George Bush. Better get used to it: The White Ring may
as well serve as the soundtrack for the next four years.