The Exkursions – The Exkursions – 1971

Here we have one of the original Jesus music bands started by the legendary Mike Johnson. Originating out of Chicago the band laid the ground work for bands like Resurrection band playing in schools and coffee houses across the city. In 1971 they finally recorded and album but unfortunate they had to self release it as no record company was biting. What resulted was an album of strong 70’s rock with a more blues styling. You can just feel and hear the future influence on Rez on “It’s Been Set Down”. To me this is one of the few Jesus rock albums that has a significant period correct Cream and Hendrix sound. This was the only release from the band and we were lucky that Born Twice Records re-released it in 2011. If you want to hear where Christian rock originated this album is a great example.

1 – Picture Woman – 5:25
2 – Dry Ground – 3:49
3 – Baby You Lied – 6:03
4 – What Happened To Me – 2:37
5 – Third Eye – 4:50
6 – You & Me – 4:55
7 – It’s Been Set Down – 4:47
8 – Would You Believe – 4:17

Artwork – Dan Downs, Greg Waslo
Bass – Leon Wilson (2)
Drums – Fyl Jonzen
Engineer – Fyl Jonzen
Guitar – Mike Johnson (13)
Photography By, Cover, Design – Bill Metzger (2)
Vocals – Mike Johnson (13)

Companies, etc.
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis