Larry Norman - Four Track Motorola '66 Corolla

Published Thursday 8th September 2005
Larry Norman - Four Track Motorola '66 Corolla
Larry Norman - Four Track Motorola '66 Corolla

STYLE: Jesus Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13326-3020
LABEL: Solid Rock SRD66
RRP: £14.69

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In the '60s Larry Norman's first forays into music were as part of the band People! where he was one of two vocalists. These recordings were demos, masters and experiments made by the band in the '60s that Larry recorded onto four-track tape to listen to in his car to help ferment production and writing ideas. Recently he rediscovered them and decided to put them together onto a CD. It's good to actually get a CD from Larry which features mostly unreleased music to check out. These give an insight into Larry's musical life in the '60s, although some of the better tracks here feature the other singers from People! doing the lead vocals. There are shorter bursts of music like "Spirits", "Dancer" and "Rita Rita Sigrid" which all turned up later in his career as finished different songs. A selection of short bits and pieces close the album which are simple songwriting demos. There are curious pieces like "Blow In My Ear", "Clean Lennon" and plenty of west coast '60s style rock jams that fit perfectly into the time. Favourites have got to be the rockers "Looking Good" and "Think" which open the CD. If you like the People! album 'I Love You' then it's worth digging into these '60s curios.

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Posted by Chris Tozer in Medway @ 19:21 on Mar 6 2024

A very strange album.

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