Sin Dizzy (Oz Fox) - He's Not Dead (Lime Green Vinyl)
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- NOW IN STOCK
- Limited Ed. Green Vinyl (500 qty.)
- Features Oz Fox (Stryper)
- Girder Records (Legends of Rock)
Remastered and Reloaded... Yes, SinDizzy “He’s Not Dead,” is on a limited edition Lime Green Vinyl featuring Oz Fox and Tim Gaines of Stryper. It's been completely remastered for vinyl. Limited to just 500.
The album was originally released in 1998 on CD. 10 years later in 2008 Girder Records licensed it with new artwork. Fast forward to 2019 we have remastered it for vinyl and are proud to offer this amazing limited edition green vinyl. Which will also make this the first time ever on vinyl.
Sin Dizzy was a '90’s rock band that emerged from a friendship between drummer John Bocanegra and guitarist Oz Fox of the Christian heavy metal band Stryper on the heels of Stryper's break-up in 1995. Something that many might not know is, the last four songs on this album were actually written and presented for the next Stryper album following Against The Law. However Michael Sweet soon left Stryper for a solo career and the band only played a few live shows before calling it quits. The first 6 songs were the Sin Dizzy promo.
Many have stated that Oz and Michael have some similar vocal qualities. You're about to hear the other half of those Stryper harmonies that you've grown to love.
The album was originally released in 1998 on CD. 10 years later in 2008 we licensed it with new artwork. Fast forward to 2019 we have remastered it for vinyl and are proud to offer this amazing limited edition green vinyl. Which will also make this the first time ever on vinyl.
So grab yours quick. Remember that Roxx Regime sold out of 1000 vinyl records in 3 days. Don't miss out on this one.
SIN DIZZY HISTORY
The group's inception came about when Bocanegra and Fox arranged a jam session in 1995 on the heels of Stryper. Later, guitarist Bobby McNeil and bassist Tim Gaines were called in. These experimental sessions ultimately led to the group's official formation.
Soon after, songs were written to fit the vibe of the group, resulting in a six-song demo. According to Fox, "The recording process started at John B's uncle's studio called ‘Gracesound’ in Upland, CA. Sound engineer and friend of John's, Steve Sockey, loaned the band his equipment and time to help out. All basic tracks were cut live on a Tascam 8 track reel-to-reel, but only 7 of the tracks were working. Mixed down to 2 tracks, the stereo sub mix was recorded to an Alesis Adat (8 track) belonging to Tim's friend and then-roommate Brian Emmel, who let us use his Fontana, CA home, time, and gear as well. The remaining 6 tracks were used for guitar solos, vocals, and effects. I spent countless hours making sure I got the best sounds and artful mixes using all the ‘producer’ experience I gained recording for Stryper and other artists", says Oz Fox.
After some brainstorming, Bocanegra came up with the name "Sin Dizzy," which implies that we are somewhat “dizzy from the sin of the world.” Once the demos were completed, management and record labels were sought out, but there was no interest in the group. Eventually, Gaines put together a pre-sale fundraiser online and collected enough funds to have a CD and artwork manufactured. Gaines added 4 songs from a demo previous recorded by Fox, (not Sin Dizzy songs) to complete the 10 song album. Gaines sold most of the CD's then decided to leave the band.
Following Gaines departure, the remaining members were left to pick up the pieces. So. Cal. bassist Kevin Walt was recruited to replace Gaines. More shows were performed and more songs were created, but other priorities gradually took over (family, jobs, etc). Years passed with no activity, and eventually everyone slipped off into the sunset.
In the early months of 2013, due to a tragic accident, Bobby McNeil passed away. "Bobby was a huge part of the sound of Sin Dizzy. I was so amazed at his unique style and vibe that I backed off on soloing so he would shine! After we lost him, reforming the band would never be the same, and I decided the band should stop out of respect for our dear friend. We miss him terribly," Fox says.
"Bobby was a phenomenal musician! His skill set and passion pushed us as artists to new heights. We miss him dearly", quotes Bocanegra.
From day one, Sin Dizzy was intended to be an example for Christ. The lyrics were purposefully written to glorify Him.
- He's Not Dead
- I Gave It All To Him
- Psalms 23
- Enter Me
- Sacred Blood
- Back In Time
- Rise Above
- Long Way To Heaven
- When the Son Comes Back
- Hebrew Kings