Larry Norman - Streams Of White Light Into Darkened Corners (Vinyl, 1977, Phydeaux)

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  • Vinyl: Near Mint/Mint
  • Jacket: VG
  • 1977 Phydeaux
  1. Spirit In The Sky
  2. Put Your Hand In The Hand
  3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  4. Let It Be
  5. My Sweet Lord
  6. Prescence Of The Lord
  7. I Think He's Hiding
  8. He Gives Us All His Love
  9. Stranger In A Strange Land
  10. Prince Of Peace
  11. Song For Adam
  12. Shine A Light

Larry Norman / Streams of White Light Into Darkened Corners: Posing as 1970's radio disc-jockeys, Randy Stonehill and Larry Norman take us through a list of Radio favorites (from the Beatles to Norman Greenbaum, and everyone in-between) who have cashed in on the Jesus cash-cow which occurred after the success of "Jesus Christ Superstar". All these hit songs are sung by Larry Norman and Larry sometimes shows great respect to a worthy song, and shows hilarious ridicule towards a few unworthy songs. This is a comedy album of re-done hit songs and it is very funny...but you might have a favorite of yours stepped on a little, so come to this with an open mind. The album came about after Larry had written an article on the subject and a section of that article is included in the booklet. Five Stars

Description from Cross Rhythms Magazine: In 1974, frustrated by the music industry's intention to dilute the impact of Jesus rock through the many religious songs that mainstream artists chose to record and the fallacious rumours that celebrities like Clapton had been saved, Larry Norman wrote various hard hitting features that magazines and papers wouldn't print. As a second line of attack he decamped to his home with a pile of recording equipment and a few friends to record a series of tongue in cheek cover version. Randy Stonehill introduces the songs in the style of an over-the-top egotistical West Coast DJ, The Surf Duke, and frankly this has some hysterically funny moments! Their acoustic version of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky" is absolutely hilarious! Larry's imitation of Mick Jagger on the Stones' "Shine A Light" is outrageous and the segue of "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Let It Be" and "My Sweet Lord" is suitably respectful . until we get to the disco break in the latter song and Larry again adopting Mick Jagger mode starts singing, "I'm So Bored". Call me iconoclastic but these songs deserve to be ripped apart! After the Clapton rumours of conversion which surface every five years or so, "Presence Of The Lord" is given a straight rendition although it's worth bearing in mind Larry reports that Clapton wrote it to express escaping from the police who wanted to bust him for drugs! This time they're introduced by Larry's Big Bomber DJ alter-ego on Radio K.R.A.P. and include another great Mick Jagger impersonation on "I Am Waiting". Mischievous yet making an important contribution cataloguing counterfeit "Christian" culture. Another album for Larry completists!

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