Oden Fong – Invisible Man – 1986

I think this was Oden’s last solo album but I can’t be sure as the information avaiulable is not very good. Oden was originally with the band Mustard Seed Faith who had at least one Jesus Music album in 1975. As I said before, the information is scant and I actually believe there was more than that one album. This album from Oden is a great Pop album and though I missed it on the 80’s it is on my MP3 players regular rotation now. The album credits list a Rob Watson on keyboards but I don’t know of it’s the Daniel Amos Rob Watson.

Tracklist
1 – Invisible Man
2 – Joker In The Age Of Fools
3 – Child Of Confusion
4 – Faith/Action
5 – Culture Shock
6 – Waiting For You
7 – Soldier
8 – Words
9 – So Long Ago
10 – Richman Poorman

Credits
Drums – Keith Edwards
Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Drums, Vocals – Oden Fong
Mastered – Bernie Grundman
Vocals – Marie McGilvray
Songwriter – Lewis McVay
Engineer – Chris Taylor
Sax – Shawn Waggoner
Keyboards – Rob Watson
Guitar – John Wickham

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Resurrection Band – The Demos – 1976

As the story goes there were 3 Resurrection Band “Demos”. “Music to Raise the Dead” and “All Your Life” were recorded in 1974 and sold at their concerts in cassette form. This release is supposed to be the actual Demo that was presented to the Record companies. It has a few remixed songs from those 2 “demos” and some new tracks. It sounds like Stu Heiss is on a few tracks so those tracks would have to have been recorded in 1976 or later. Of interest on this release is a very early version of “Broken Promises”. Other than that it is all unreleased stuff except for “Quite Enough” which appeared on the Bootleg Live album.

Tracklist
1 – There Will Be Fire – 4:17
2 – Free – 5:02
3 – Help Us – 3:55
4 – Jesus Is The Rock – 4:31
5 – Quite Enough – 5:50
6 – Ocean Of His Love – 6:11
7 – He Speaks To Me – 2:17
8 – Broken Promises – 7:36

Credits
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jim Denton
Drums – John Herrin
Harmonica – Tom Cameron
Lead Guitar, Piano – Stu Heiss
Lead Vocals – Wendi Kaiser
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Glenn Kaiser

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Bride – Silence Is Madness – 1989

Bride finished the 80’s with an album that was very well received. It definitely toned down the thrash metal sound that most fans had grown use to and started to lean more towards an arena rock sound. That said this is a Metal album and you’ll realize that right away on the first track. That said “Until The End We Rock” is more of an arena rock tune and my pick for a single. The album does have a bit of an oddball track being “Rock Those Blues Away”. Best described as Glenn Kaiser meets Darrell Mansfield it’ll kind of surprise you as you finish off the album. All in all a good offering from Bride and is probably one of my preferred albums from them.

Tracklist
1 – Fool Me Once – 3:58
2 – Hot Down South – 3:09
3 – Silence Is Madness – 5:18
4 – Until The End We Rock – 3:23
5 – Evil Dreams – 4:05
6 – Under The Influence – 4:05
7 – All Hallow’s Eve – 5:12
8 – No More Nightmares – 4:14
9 – Rock Those Blues Away – 5:38

Credits
Bass – Frank Partipilo
Cover – Swartzentruber
Drums – Stephan Rolland
Engineer – Alan Dussel
Guitar, Music By – Troy Thompson
Keyboards, Producer – Armand John Petri
Lead Guitar – Rob Johnson (6) (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 8), Troy Thompson (tracks: 4, 6, 7, 9)
Lyrics By – Dale Thompson, Sharon (tracks: 3, 7), Troy Thompson (tracks: 6)
Music By – Frank Partipilo (tracks: 1, 5, 8)
Photography By – Ken Cavanaugh
Vocals – Dale Thompson
Vocals [Background] – Max Maxwell (tracks: 4 to 7)

Companies, etc.
Produced At – Funhouse Recording Studio
Produced At – Trackmaster Audio
Distributed By – Spectra Distribution
Distributed By – Mainroads Music Group
Copyright (c) – Tower Of Refuge
Copyright (c) – Zalena Photography

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Midsouth Boys – Boys Will Be Boys – 1985

The Midsouth Boys started out in 1970 as a quartet but by the mid 80’s they were a full on Country Band though often kept the quartet vocals. They had over 17 albums over the years and I was actually unable to find a definitive number of albums as a form of them are still going strong and putting out albums. They were a prolific touring band in the 80’s playing everything from Churches to arenas. This album can best be described as The Oak Ridge Boys meets George Strait. It is a strong country album and the quality of music is very high. So if you like your guitars with holes this is an album for you.

Track Listing:
1 – Guilty of Loving Me
2 – Out of the Grave
3 – Enter In
4 – To Go To Heaven
5 – I’ll Be Singing There
6 – Then We’ll Be Gone
7 – God Still Works Miracles
8 – Land Of The Free
9 – What A Meeting
10 – Camping In Canaanland

Credits
Vocals – Steve Knight, Stacy McGee, Bobby Bowen, Bruce Turnbough
Piano, Arrangements – Robby McGee
Bobby Bowen – Bass
Donnie Lewis – Drums
Eddie Crook – Producer

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Deliverance – Lasting Impressions – 1978

Lasting Impressions is the third album from the Janz Brothers and it is the epitome of 70’s Funk. I was listening to it today and thinking this may be the “funkiest” Christian album of all time. I’m sure it’s not but it felt that way today. At this point in their careers/ministry the brothers were playing bars and coffee shops so this album has a very secular feel. The lyrics are still positive but the JPM was relatively low. Apparently the album did receive airplay in the U.S. and Europe but I can’t really find any proof of it.

Tracklist
1 – Deliverance – 5:17
2 – Such A Fool – 4:08
3 – Anytime You Feel It – 3:42
4 – Need You So Bad – 3:47
5 – Feel The Music – 2:58
6 – Lasting Impressions – 5:36
7 – Tender Love – 4:49
8 – Vanity – 3:53
9 – I Thank You – 3:46
10 – No Time To Waste – 0:53

Credits
Arranged By – Deliverance
Engineer – Brille, Will Roper, Zeke Lund
Producer, Mixed By – Horst Müller
Written-By – Herb Rempel (tracks: B5), Ken Janz (tracks: B1)
Written-By, Mixed By – Paul Janz (tracks: A1-A5, B1-B4)

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September – Lines Are Falling – 1984


This was the 3rd album from siblings Russ, Dale, and Doug Kirkland who called themselves September. The brothers (and Sister Dale) brought in several studio musicians for this album to help out. The album is your average mid 80’s Pop album. Nothing spectacular but fun and easy to listen to and would be in my collection.

Tracklist
1 – Lines Are Falling – 4:12
2 – Too Little Time – 4:16
3 – Ready To Live – 3:43
4 – Calling For You – 3:48
5 – Night Song – 3:02
6 – Never Never – 3:04
7 – Somethin’s Comin’ – 4:28
8 – You Don’t Love Me – 4:00
9 – Hold Your Ground – 3:46
10 – Far From There – 3:45

Credits
Arranged By – September
Artwork – Doug Kirkland
Concept By – September
Engineer – Sturm
Mastered By – Larry Nix
Mixed By – Dale Kirkland Teiman, Russ Kirkland, Sturm
Photography By – Doug Smith
Producer – Dale Kirkland Teiman, Russ Kirkland

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Edin-Ådahl – Maktfaktor – 1983

This is the Swedish version of the Edin-Ådahl album, X-Factor and the third Swedish release from the brothers Edin and Ådahl. It has a slightly more refined sound than previous albums but more fun as well. Again it was also released in North America in English but the album was called “X-Factor”. We have also uploaded that album and the link is below.

English Version

Tracklist
1 – Bättre Och Bättre
2 – Hold On
3 – Jag Väntar På Dej
4 – Blind (En Ny Dag Imorgon)
5 – Man I Tiden
6 – Maktfaktor
7 – Ögats Symfoni
8 – Nya Tankar
9 – Bara Du
10 – I Love You

Credits
Arranged By, Producer – Edin & Ådahl
Artwork By, Photography – Jan Pethrus
Engineer – Niklas Flykt
Engineer, Mixed By – Peter In De Betou
Saxophone – Uffe Bejstam
Trombone – Stephan Jonsson
Trumpet – Per Bejstam

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Edin-Ådahl – X-Factor – 1984

This is the second North American release from the brothers Edin and Ådahl. It has a slightly more refined sound than the first album but more fun as well. Again it was previously released in Sweden in Swedish but the album was called “Maktfaktor” which translates as “Power Factor”. We have also uploaded that album and the link is below. Again the lyrics can be a struggle due to translation but they are good enough and the more of these great Swedish bands you hear the more you can forgive it.

Swedish Version

Tracklist
1 – X-Factor – 4:13
2 – Like A Motion Picture – 3:00
3 – I’m Waiting For You – 4:06
4 – Hold On – 2:87
5 – Blind (A New Day Tomorrow) – 4:87
6 – Closer And Closer – 3:51
7 – The Secret Of It All – 4:16
8 – Listen Brother! – 3:85
9 – I Love You – 3:41
10 – Thousand Years – 3:03

Credits
Design Concept [Cover And Insert Concept], Artwork By – Jeff Spencer
Engineer – Niklas Flyckt, Ulf Westman
Engineer, Mixed By – Peter In de Betou
Producer, Arranged By – Edin-Adahl

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Refuge Records
Copyright (c) – Refuge Records
Distributed By – The Benson Company, Inc.
Distributed By – Lawson Falle Limited
Distributed By – Leon Music A.B.
Distributed By – Window Records Ltd.
Distributed By – Revelation Recordings (4)
Distributed By – Pila Music GmbH
Recorded At – Studio Bastun
Mixed At – Studio Bastun
Recorded At – Montezuma Studio
Published By – Royal Music
Published By – Snellsong

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Rick Cua – No Mystery – 1983

No Mystery is the second solo album from Rick after his departure from the Outlaws. His first solo album was very well received and received pretty good airplay on Christian radio. While nothing on this album singled on the CCM charts apparently there were a couple charting singles on the more rock oriented charts which unfortunately I can’t find an archive of. Guest guitarist on this album was Ian Bairnson from Alan Parsons Project. My personal picks from the album are High School Reunion and A.S.S.E.F.

Tracklist
1 – He Lives In Me – 3:55
2 – One Way Out – 4:37
3 – Changed – 3:54
4 – Just Visiting – 4:10
5 – The Power – 3:10
6 – High School Reunion – 3:22
7 – Create In Me A Heart – 4:18
8 – A.S.S.E.F. – 2:52
9 – Bright Light – 3:17
10 – Help Me Out – 4:14

Credits
Backing Vocals – Bob Halligan, Jr., Diana Cua (tracks: A3), Rick Cua
Cover – Buddy Jackson
Drums – David Dix
Engineer, Mixed By – Don Martell, Johnnie Schinas
Executive-Producer – Ray Nenow
Guitar – Freddie Salem, Ian Bairnson, Ron DeRollo
Illustration – Buddy Jackson
Lead Guitar – Buz Cua (tracks: B5)
Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Producer – Rick Cua
Mastered By – John Skinner
Photography By – Mark Tucker
Piano – Bob Halligan, Jr.
Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Don Martell, Ed Vivenzio
Synthesizer – Andy Richards (tracks: A5), Bob Halligan, Jr.

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Resurrection Band – Music To Raise The Dead (Demo) – 1974

This Demo was one of two demos recorded by Resurrection Band. It was recorded in Gary Rotta’s moms basement and was mixed using headphones as she was sleeping. It was distributed at concerts and is very rare. This was recorded before Stu Heiss joined the band but the style is definitely the sound we became used to from Resurrection Band. I’m not familiar with any songs on this Demo except Quite Enough which showed up on the Live Bootleg album in 1984. This is a nice insight to where Rez came from and lets us hear what they were doing before we all got to hear them.

Tracklist
1 – Down Baby – 6:17
2 – I Can’t Help Myself – 4:17
3 – Crimson River – 6:04
4 – There Will Be Fire – 4:03
5 – We Can See – 4:42
6 – Better Way – 4:01
7 – Growin’ Stronger – 4:22
8 – The Man I Used To Be – 5:25
9 – Quite Enough – 5:58

Credits
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jim Denton
Drums – John Herrin
Harmonica – Tom Cameron
Lead Vocals – Wendi Kaiser
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Glenn Kaiser

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