Daniel Amos - Preachers From Outer Space: Live At The Anaheim Center, Easter Weekend 1978

Friday 1st August 1997
Daniel Amos - Preachers From Outer Space: Live At The Anaheim Center, Easter Weekend 1978
Daniel Amos - Preachers From Outer Space: Live At The Anaheim Center, Easter Weekend 1978

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14913-27404
LABEL: Stunt D32578

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Terry Taylor and Daniel Amos are Christian alternative rock pioneers who've battled with prejudice from the moment they abandoned the good ole boy music of their first two mid '70s Eagles sound alike recordings and decided to push the boat out and experiment with new wave. 20 years later their journey has taken them through a number of line-ups and musical changes. On import, we have what amounts to a bootleg quality live recording from the "70s as they debuted their new alternative music in front of a home church crowd at Calvary Chapel. This will be of interest to those who have longed for Larry Norman to authorise a CD re-release for the classic 'Horrendous Disc' because this features live versions of "Hound Of Heaven" and "Horrendous Disc" which sound naked and vulnerable next to the crowd pleasing "Happily Married Man" (Yeehaw! Even back then they were being ironic!) and "Shotgun Angel". Clearly a band nervous in transition before they found their stride with the 'Alarma Chronicles'. Incidentally, there's a demo of "I Love You" as well as their reworking of the Beach Boys' "I Get Around", a staple of their live set in the late "70s. Definitely ahead of their time.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Shotgun Angel [Listen]
2. Abidin' [Listen]
3. Happily Married Man [Listen]
4. Salvation Wings [Listen]
5. Hound Of Heaven [Listen]
6. Secret Scripts & 3D Glasses [Listen]
7. Horrendous Disc [Listen]
8. Posse In The Sky [Listen]
9. Secret Scripts & 3D Glasses [Listen]
10. Mary Baker Eddy [Listen]
11. I Love You #19 [Listen]
12. You Always Run Away From Love [Listen]
13. As Long As I Live [Listen]
14. I Get Around [Listen]

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