Rainbow – Catch the Rainbow

I got a live Rainbow CD last year, and I was really impressed with the song, “Catch the Rainbow.” Nowadays with the rainbow being a symbol for homosexuality, some people might be embarrassed to say that they listen to a band named, Rainbow.  And it’s pretty incredible how much culture has changed over the past 3 decades. A rock band of heterosexuals would never call themselves Rainbow today.  It’s inconceivable.  But not in the 70s, especially since the early Rainbow catalog with Ronnie James Dio as the singer focused on fantasy lyrics and artwork with songs about castles, kings, wizards, and setting captives free.

As Christians, we shouldn’t be afraid to have rainbow decals on our cars.  We shouldn’t be afraid to have rainbow decals on T-shirts!  We shouldn’t be afraid of the colors of the rainbow!  The rainbow was a promise, a sign from God, to Noah, to us, that he would never again destroy the world through water.

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Catch the Rainbow!  Chase after God and his promises.  That’s not what this song is about; I’m pretty sure, but that’s what I think about when I listen to the song, that and how amazing Ritchie Blackmore is on a guitar and why in the world is this band not as well known as Blackmore’s first band, Deep Purple.

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website: https://www.contradictmovement.org.

2 thoughts on “Rainbow – Catch the Rainbow

  1. My first ever live concert was to see Rainbow in the early 80’s. They were fantastic. It was through Rainbow that I started listening to Deep Purple, one of my favourite bands. Thanks for this.

    1. Sounds like a great first concert. So was Dio still the singer at that point when you saw them? I only have their Dio albums and only know one song of theirs after Dio? I wasn’t born until 81, so I have only known of these guys through album hunts. I knew of Deep Purple and Sabbath, and I then learned of Dio when I started to get post Ozzy stuff, which led me to hear about Rainbow. I honestly like some of the Dio/Rainbow era better than Deep Purple (maybe I’m crazy).

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