Raving Loonatics - My King

Friday 1st April 1994
Raving Loonatics - My King
Raving Loonatics - My King

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Myx NSD9902
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Karl Allison

This was an album waiting to happen. Someone, somewhere, had to realise the potential that sampling has for the proclamation of the gospel. Scott Blackwell's pioneering new label had shown the way to mix rave beats with sermons in his track "My King" (after which this album is presumably named) off 'Walk On The Wildside' two years ago. But now Raving Loonatics have given us an entire album of the stuff. It's all packaged in comic book pictures of the Loonatics who rejoice in names such as Rolf, the German Loopmeister and MC Luvthelord. Assisting them in their raving lunacy is an impressive list of producers which includes Greg Hobgood of Prodigal Sons, Britain's Zarc Porter and, inevitably, Scott Blackwell. They've simply taken large chunks of sermons from their favourite preachers (E V Hill, Josh McDowell and Billy Graham) and positively plastered them all over the music. So don't buy this album if you're only into subtle Christian messages hidden low in the mix! It's delightfully heavy stuff and, as you'd expect from such a distinguished list of preachers, most of the spoken material carries enough theological weight to demand repeated playing. This particular genre must have considerable mileage for many albums, blessing the socks off rave fans for years to come. In time, someone may do it even better than the Loonatics, but this album is the first of it's kind and, as such, deserves all the attention it gets.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Man In The 5th Dimension [Listen]
2. The Real Gift [Listen]
3. God Is Real [Listen]
7. Truth [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Vic in Hot Springs ARK @ 05:52 on Feb 2 2007

I really would like to get a copy of this CD... I love techno especially with the sermons added to it.

Posted by Mark Noble in Ipswich England @ 21:38 on Nov 14 2006

Where can I buy their music???? My youth group would go grazy 4 it...please help me find it...

Reply by Matthew in Miami @ 16:09 on May 28 2007

Check out the record Label Website. to find their music!

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Posted by SHEILA WILEY-MARKS in HOUSTON, TEXAS - USA @ 07:20 on Apr 29 2006

this is TRULY a CLASSIC/COLLECTOR'S ITEM, should be treasured and brought back to the shelves asap!!!!!!!!

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