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by gman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Louie BTTS
Replies: 42
Views: 1199

Re: Louie BTTS

FWIW, I went and sought out a live clip of Praying Man. Louie was fantastic. He played much more than what's on the album, but he played a lot of the same stuff. I'm confident in saying, at least for that song, Louie played on the album. Both versions have the same Louie swagger to them.
by gman
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Louie BTTS
Replies: 42
Views: 1199

Re: Louie BTTS

I liked Paul's work with Petra and what he brought to the songs. However, his timing wasn't always the greatest. One of the shows I was at, they were playing Amazing Grace. They were doing the spot in the middle where Bob would play a couple chords and Paul would solo, and they would alternate. At o...
by gman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Newsboys Reunion??
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Newsboys Reunion??

The current lineup, minus Michael Tait, has been the same since the early 90's. Jody Davis took several years off for his family, before returning. Peter Furler was really the guy behind the band from the beginning. Phil Joel joined on bass, also in the early 90's. So, they are reuniting their longe...
by gman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Newsboys Reunion??
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Newsboys Reunion??

Newsboys United. Tour dates are posted on their website.
by gman
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Newsboys Reunion??
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: Newsboys Reunion??

Sweet! I had an inkling months ago that this was coming. One of the major festivals gave a few teasers for their 40th anniversary, including reunions.
I fully expect DC Talk to perform as well.
by gman
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: The Coloring Song
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: The Coloring Song

USS gets my vote. The medley is fantastic.
by gman
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: CPR
Replies: 286
Views: 14161

Re: CPR

Found the samples. I really liked the over all sound of Judas Kiss. My beef with the song has always been that I wish there would be more to the drumming. No need to keep it so simple, IMO. The rest didn't do anything for me. If you're not going to bring a new sound to the table, new arrangements, n...
by gman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Guardian/Whitecross album
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Guardian/Whitecross album

I gave this a listen, and then listened to Guardians new album. I like what they did musically. It could have been even better if they had Rex and Tony playing each others stuff and trading off. Sonically I was a little disappointed. Guardian's new album sounds much better. I don't notice any drop o...
by gman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Stryper question
Replies: 34
Views: 1348

Re: Stryper question

Just for interesting perspective. I did the math and found that Michael wrote 84% of the songs on all Stryper albums. It's actually probably slightly higher because I did not eliminate songs that were borrowed from other groups, like Shining Star and Peace of Mind. On the songs that had co-writers, ...
by gman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Stryper question
Replies: 34
Views: 1348

Re: Stryper question

I agree that Oz and especially Robert influence the sound. It's not the same though. I think Brent was getting at the fact that Michael owns the Stryper entity, and the other guys essentially work for him.
by gman
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Stryper question
Replies: 34
Views: 1348

Re: Stryper question

Actually, He is Stryper. He writes all the songs, and back when they reformed the band, the other guys agreed to give him full control.
by gman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Stryper question
Replies: 34
Views: 1348

Re: Stryper question

Wow. Sad situation. As far as Michael owning an expensive home, assuming he does, the guy has worked for it. He's a brilliant songwriter and musician. He's put out several solo albums, done projects with other people, played with Boston, etc. It doesn't hurt to have the income from Stryper, but he's...
by gman
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Unseen Power Review
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: Unseen Power Review

I'll be the smart dissenter here. :P For whatever reason, I will take Unseen Power all day, every day over Beyond Belief. Maybe it was because I got it as soon as it was out, and was the first among my circle of Christian music listeners to hear. I played it many times over before anyone else heard ...
by gman
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Burlap to Cashmere
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Burlap to Cashmere

I think the new stuff they've done. There's plenty of clips on youtube. Their first album was great. When they broke up, sliced bread regained it's place as the greatest thing. Their live show was phenomenal. Then again, I'm probably biased. Being a product of New Jersey, I find Steven's Greek, Broo...
by gman
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: John Elefante
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: John Elefante

Yes, I believe Corridors was a radio hit, at least where I was living at the time. I think Not Just Any Other Day also got a bit of radio play. That's my favorite album of his, besides the original Mastedon stuff. Defying Gravity is a close second. Windows of Heaven has some great songs on it, but i...