Battlecry – Red White And Blue – 1985

This is a fun little EP by a band out of Hawaii and I think they may be the only CCM band I have heard of as being from Hawaii. Anyway it’s a self produced effort and it’s pretty good. Their pop sound is strong and aside from some weak lyrics on a few tracks I really think one of the labels should have picked them up for at least a one album deal. I really like Mariko Martinez’s keyboard work and for that reason alone it should have got a deal. Anyway, they didn’t and this is all we would get from them. So many good bands in the 80’s just never got the chance they deserved. Apparently the cassette version has 4 bonus live tracks but I have read that they are pretty poorly recorded so perhaps it’s best we don’t have that version. Give them a listen, you might be pleasantly surprised at this self produced effort.

Tracklist
1 – Red White And Blue – 4:44
2 – When The Lord Comes Back – 4:04
3 – Not Tough Enough – 4:08
4 – Life With The Lord – 5:04
5 – Power And Might – 3:12
6 – You’ve Got To Know – 5:56

Credits
Bass, Vocals – Ronald P. Simmons
Drums, Percussion – Bret Kik Keys
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals – Mariko Martinez
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Robert Giverink
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Doug Morris
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – Dave Chumchal
Engineer, Producer – Randy Bluer

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Songwriters Dream Studios
Manufactured By – Greenworld Distribution
Marketed By – Greenworld Distribution

Jacket Front
Jacket Back
Side 1
Side 2

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Ray Mansfield

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

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