Glenn Kaiser – You Made The Difference In Me – 1998

Though this was Glenn’s 4th solo album it is one of the most important. At this point Resurrection Band was done creating new music so Glenn was free to dedicate more time on his solo work. This album almost has a 70’s big band feel and is very heavy on horns. You would swear you’re hearing the Tower Of Power but we don’t really know who the horn section was as they went uncredited. Come on Glenn, let’s support your supporting artists by making sure they’re on the credits list. Anyway, I quite liked this album. It’s certainly not the hard rock sound we’re perhaps expecting from Glenn but instead it’s fun late 70’s feel pop album.

Tracklist
1 – More And More – 3:22
2 – Diggin’ My Own Grave – 5:16
3 – Evidence – 3:26
4 – Faith, Hope, And Love – 4:41
5 – Troubled World – 4:29
6 – Self-Control – 3:59
7 – Wind Me Up – 3:46
8 – Marry Me – 4:49
9 – Nothin’ But Love – 3:47
10 – I Would Choose You – 3:49
11 – You Make Me Happy – 4:56
12 – It’s A Beautiful Thing – 4:16

Credits
Art Direction, Layout, Design – Noah Benjamin Krogh
Bass – Steve Huff
Drums – Oscar Seaton
Electric Guitar – Stu Heiss
Engineer – Roger Heiss
Guitar – Keith Henderson
Organ – Richard Gibbs
Photography – Terry Wheeler
Piano, Clavinet – Chris Cameron
Producer – Tom Cameron
Producer, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Glenn Kaiser
Written-By – Glenn Kaiser

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Grrr Records
Copyright © – Grrr Records
Distributed By – Diamante Music Group
Recorded At – Tone Zone Recording

Larry Norman – Live at the Mac – 1998

Larry apparently released this album almost grudgingly because he did not have many decent live recordings from this era of his touring and there were bootlegs making the rounds that he didn’t like. Larry stopped distributing Roll Away The Stone (although he continued to encourage people to buy it if they could find it), and he considered Live At The Mac a better version of that. The combination of bad recordings and bad timing haunted Larry’s late 70s work. He was touring but never did get good recordings done with a full band. Later works like the Live At Flevo recordings made up for it in a way, but they are not the same as Larry in this era. To hear it as it was, all we have are some bootlegs and some primitive recordings. This concert was August 18, 1979 in Eugene, Oregon. This CD was released in 1998 through Solid Rock Records and apparently only 200 were made, although some later versions were evidently sold by Solid Rock that were done up as CD-R with the same packaging.

Tracklist
1 – Why Don’t You Look Into Jesus – 4:58
2 – I’ve Searched All Around The World – 5:33
3 – Soul On Fire – 6:48
4 – Watch What You’re Doing – 8:36
5 – Let The Tape Keep Rolling – 5:00
6 – UFO – 10:16
7 – The Outlaw / If God Is My Father – 8:26
8 – Song For A Small Circle Of Friends – 3:37
9 – Shot Down – 2:41
10 – Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music – 2:44
11 – The Rock That Doesn’t Roll / Exit – 3:25
12 – Lonely By Myself – 6:15

Ghoti Hook – Songs We Didn’t Write – 1998

So what does a band do when their songwriter leaves the band to go back to school? They put out an album of covers, problem solved. OK I’m not sure that’s exactly why they put out this album but that is the official timeline leading up to it. The album contains cover versions of songs both from secular and Christian music. I’m not really too sure what the point of the album was but I suspect they were just having a bit of fun. I can only imagine the nightmare this album was as far as licensing goes. Anyway it’s a fun album filled with punked up versions of mainly 80’s songs (but not all) that is fun to listen to but I wouldn’t take it too seriously.

Tracklist
1 – I Love Rock And Roll – 2:53
2 – Earth Angel – 2:10
3 – True Faith – 4:12
4 – Just What I Needed – 2:43
5 – Friends – 3:37
6 – Acquiesce – 3:25
7 – I See Red – 3:51
8 – Walking On Sunshine – 3:25
9 – The Guitar Song – 3:57
10 – Hey Nonny Nonny – 3:11
11 – On The Road Again – 2:04
12 – Where Is My Mind? – 3:36
13 – Burnin’ Love – 3:15
14 – The Invisible Man – 2:09
15 – Untitled (Hidden Track) – 1:30

Credits
Bass – Christian Ergueta
Drums – Adam Neubauer
Executive-Producer – Brandon Ebel
Guitar – Jamie Tolosa
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Producer – Ghoti Hook
Producer, Engineer – Kevin 131
Vocals, Guitar – Joel Timothy Bell

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tooth & Nail Records
Copyright (c) – Tooth & Nail Records

The Electrics – Livin’ it Up When I Die – 1998

The 5th album from The Electrics turns it up a bit. Their eclectic mix of Rock and Celtic sound is just what the doctor ordered in 1998 and at this point the band had perfected their sound. It was refreshing to find a sound like the Pogues with a far more positive message. Guest stars on the album include Big Country’s Stuart Adamson playing guitar to “Rolling Home”, and Phil Keaggy playing guitar on “Face”, a rather rock song that doesn’t really fit with the album but is a great tune.

Tracklist
1 – Party Goin’ On Upstairs – 3:49
2 – Rolling Home – 3:17
3 – Come Back Down – 3:47
4 – Livin’ It Up When I Die – 2:51
5 – Yer Man McCann Can – 4:03
6 – Piping Hot – 2:52
7 – Till I’m Old – 3:06
8 – Hey Paddy – 3:33
9 – Have A Jar On Me – 2:25
10 – Raggle Taggle Gypsy – 2:46
11 – Face – 2:39
12 – Outakes Medley – 3:05

Credits
Jim Devlin – Composer, Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background)
The Electrics – Primary Artist
Matt Huesmann – Mastering
Wade Jaynes – Mixing
Phil Keaggy – Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric)
David Lyon – Composer
Phil Madeira – Accordion, Composer, Engineer, Photography, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Julie Miller – Guest Artist
Mark Robertson – Vocals (Background)
Antoine Silverman – Fiddle
Frank Tate – Executive Producer