Bash ‘N The Code – Big Mouth – 1987

This is the second album from Bash ‘N The Code but the last with Greg and Rebecca Sparks. I have not listened to the next album so I shouldn’t really comment as to whether this was a good or bad thing but to be honest I really like Rebecca Sparks vocals on this album so for me the next album will likely be a let down. Again the album is an attempt (successfully) to recreate an 80’s pop radio sound. Strangely I actually agree with the the CCM charts on the best song on the album, “He Says” which made it to #19. Rebecca channels her inner Cindy Lauper and does a great job on this track. The best song musically in my opinion is “The B-i-b-l-e” but unfortunately the lyrics are just too cheesy for me, pity because I really like the feel of the song. The CD release of the album had a bonus track, and Extended remix version of “You Are The One” which is moderately OK but nothing to write home about. To sum up a pretty good pop album but they really should have worked to be a little more creative.

1 – The B-i-b-l-e – 3:53
2 – You Are The One – 3:42
3 – Righteous Dance – 4:20
4 – Use This Child – 4:21
5 – Big Mouth – 3:57
6 – Soon And Very Soon – 3:48
7 – He Says – 3:46
8 – Fall Down – 3:50
9 – We Magnify You Lord (I Will Call Upon The Lord) – 3:34
10 – You Are The One (Extended Mix) – 6:23

Art Direction – Joan Tankersley
Band [Bash-n-the Code Is], Bass, Vocals, Other [Hoover Upright With Variable Height Adjust] – Kirk Eberhard
Band [Bash-n-the Code Is], Drums, Other [Concussions (Boink!)] – Chris Kearney
Band [Bash-n-the Code Is], Guitar [Guitars], Lead Vocals, Guitar [Bat-Strat (Gadzooks, Batman!)] – Mark Townsend
Band [Bash-n-the Code Is], Keyboards [Keys], Vocals, Other [Whitman Sampler] – Gary Williams
Band [Bash-n-the Code Is], Lead Vocals, Other [Cruise Control] – Jamie Kearney
Band [Bash-n-the Code Is], Vocals, Xylophone [Lead Xylophone] – Keith Lancaster
Design, Illustration – Phillip Spencer
Engineer [Engineered By], Mixed By – David Schober
Executive-Producer – Brian Tankersley
Guest [Guest Performance By] – Randy Stonehill (tracks: 6)
Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
Musician, Backing Vocals – David Schober, Greg Sparks, Mark Townsend, Mark Maxwell, Marty (Go Greyhound) MacKeever, Rebecca Ed Sparks, Rick Altizer, Trent Dean Musician, Drum Machine [Drum Machine Programming] – David Schober, Eric Persing, Greg Sparks, Rick Altizer Musician, Guitar [Guitars] – Mark Townsend
Musician, Keyboards – Eric Persing, Greg Sparks, Rick Altizer, Tim Hosman
Musician, Lead Vocals – Greg Sparks, Rebecca Ed Sparks
Musician, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Sequenced By [Sequencing] – Eric Persing
Photography By [Sleeve Photography] – Cleo Sullivan
Producer [Produced By] – David Schober, Rick Altizer

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.
Manufactured By – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Wayne Cook Studios
Mixed At – Mama Jo’s
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Published By – Altizer Music
Published By – Word Music
Published By – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Published By – Crouch Music
Published By – Sound III Music
Made By – Discovery Systems

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Author: Ray Mansfield

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

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