Undercover – Boys and Girls Renounce the World – 1984

Boys and Girls is the third album from Undercover and their style matured a bit. Personally I say this album leans far more New Wave than punk. This was Bill Walden’s last album with the band and in fact he did not tour in support of the album quitting shortly after it was recorded. In the recording sessions for this album there were actually some songs recorded that would later end up on Branded but the vocals were redone by Sim Wilson but Ojo says he has versions of these songs with Bill singing. The single for the album was “Boys And Girls” and strangely the album version had Bill singing but the 7″ for the song had Sim doing the vocals. I also noticed that Derri Daugherty (The Choir) actually helped Ojo mix the album.

1 – Boys And Girls – 3:37
2 – Talk To God – 2:49
3 – Holy, Holy, Holy – 1:45
4 – One Of These Days – 2:23
5 – Three Nails – 3:23
6 – The Anthem – 2:24
7 – He Lets Me Know – 2:00
8 – Glorified – 2:38
9 – Is Anyone Thirsty? – 3:05
10 – I’d Rather Stay – 3:05

Arranged By – Undercover
Artwork By – Debby Edwards
Backing Vocals – Undercover
Drums – Gary Olson
Engineer – Dan Willard, Gord Driver, O-Joe Taylor* Ron Leeper
Guitar – Neel Down
Keyboards – Turner Burn
Lead Vocals – Bill Walden
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Derri Daugherty, O-Joe Taylor
Photography – Ken Baley, Linda Dillon Baley
Producer – O-Joe Taylor
Saxophone – Bill Walden
Trumpet [Additional] – Dave Hackbarth

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Maranatha! Music
Copyright (c) – Maranatha! Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&S Records
Copyright (c) – A&S Records
Recorded At – Sound Affair
Recorded At – Whitefield Studios
Mastered At – A&M Studios

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

One thought on “Undercover – Boys and Girls Renounce the World – 1984”

  1. This is certainly one of my favorite albums of the 80’s. It was not my usual cup of tea, but when I was working at a summer camp in 1986, a fellow counselor would play it all the time and I fell in love with it.

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