John Hardwick - Plain Ordinary John

Thursday 1st October 1992
John Hardwick - Plain Ordinary John

STYLE: Childrens
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Chris Birch

It is hard to know where to begin with this clearly has a genuine message to convey but the way in which it is conveyed doesn't begin to come off. The production of the tape is extremely shoddy (it was probably recorded in John's front room), while the music, a mixture of rap, rock and pop, is at best banal. John's voice is far from melodic, at times it's difficult to decipher whether he is singing or talking. It is a sad fact that whilst John tries hard to point out that God loves and can use every person, the only part of the tape which remains in my mind are the donkey imperĀ­sonations on "Balaam Rap". Don't lose heart John, this tape certainly isn't plain or ordinary You can only improve

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