Saturday, April 28, 2012
In the Christian book and music store in the gaudy shopping mall at Heritage U.S.A., the showcase land development project created by PTL evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker, I was looking through the cassettes (that what I was buying back then in the mid 80s). I ran across a cassette by a group called the Youth Choir. I bypassed that one then.
A couple years later the group had apparently realized that no one stays young forever and dropped "Youth" to become just The Choir. I took a chance on one of their albums and found that it was my kind of music. The alt rock band had a moody psychedelic sound that was flowing and dreamy, but wasn't afraid to let some rocking happen now and then.
Now I own several Choir CDs and cassettes (yes, I still have some of those relics that are playable). The Choir's music has given me hours of listening pleasure at home and accompanied me on many a road trip. The Choir members are now seasoned and respected artists who were once Youths.