Flashback Friday Album Review: Do I Stand Alone?

If you were to ask me what I thought the best album you've never heard of was, I would say this one--and the follow up solo effort, Simple Expressions, from Altar Boys frontman, Mike Stand. I say that, of course, assuming you've never heard of it. It wasn't a stand out (no pun intended) album …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Mercy

From the drumbeat and horns that kick off the opening track, Bryan Duncan gives us an introduction to not only the first song and the vibe of the album, but also the sound that marked his career--groove. Mercy was Bryan's standout album. It blended everything that his music embodied--strong vocals, energy, honesty, humor, and the …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade

Not so long ago, we looked at DeGarmo & Key's 1986 Streetlight. Today, we'll be taking a gander at their previous effort, Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade. The album opens with the catchy and energetic "Activate" and then onto a series of light,  mid-tempo, synth-laden songs full of bright, cheery, catchy hooks. …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Emergency Broadcast

Since the band was mentioned briefly a couple of weeks ago when we looked at Geoff Moore's A Place to Stand, and we had looked at Whiteheart's 1986 effort, Don't Wait for the Movie and their 1989 masterpiece, Freedom, it might be time to take a closer look at the album sandwiched in between the two: …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: Come Out Fighting

Since we are still on an '88 kick, and this particular song and album was mentioned last week, why not take a closer look? This is Greg X. Volz's second solo album after having left Petra, and like Geoff Moore's A Place To Stand that we looked at last week, not only has a song …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: A Place to Stand

Keeping with the theme of 1988, it might be worth taking a gander at what might be one of Geoff Moore's most underrated albums, A Place to Stand. The album, the first of Moore's to be released on the Sparrow label, was produced by Whiteheart founding member, songwriter, guitarist/keyboardist and producer (whew!) Billy Smiley. This …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: In God We Trust

Since we're on a 1988 kick....didn't we do this with 1986 not too long ago? Yes, we did, and when we did, we looked at Stryper's massively succesful To Hell With the Devil. Now, it's time to look at the follow-up, In God We Trust. It was the time of big hair and spandex, and …

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