Youth Alive - Totally Radical III: The Flock Still Rocks

Sunday 1st August 1993
Youth Alive - Totally Radical III: The Flock Still Rocks

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Heartland 11062

Reviewed by Jeremy Olsen

The album was recorded live at the Youth Alive rally in Sydney, Australia during the summer of 1992 and features the Totally Radical Band, an aggregation which play praise and worship with rock music sensibilities. The album kicks off with a refrain of Waltzing Matilda before moving into a fast moving soft rock track "Your Name". This track probably ranks as the best of the lot and fills you with full of promise for the rest of the album, unfortunately this promise is rarely fulfilled and one is left feeling that the band should probably have decided to go for one style of music or another instead of switching song by song. Several of the songs here may be familiar if you've caught up with previous rock-tinged praise albums emanating from the Antipodeans. Probably the best description of the album is as 'very Australian' - it even comes complete with a rather OTT preachy bit. At the end of the day the feeling is that, as is sometimes the case with live albums, it would probably have been alright if you had been there. But as it is the music and lyrics can only be described as mediocre and at times become quite cringe worthy.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Paul Edwards in Basildon @ 10:32 on May 19 2011

Totally disagree with the comments above, I love the album. Managed to lose it and keep looking on line to find somebody who sells it on rerelease.
Good rock feel. If anyone has a CD to sell I would bite their hands off for it.

Reply by Angus Bell in Guisborough @ 09:32 on Aug 28 2019

I have a copy of the original album if you want to contact me.

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Reply by Darren Withers in Glasgow, united kingdom @ 09:41 on Oct 28 2014

You can listen to the album on

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