Vinyl Dynamite #6
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I Wish You All Could Know Him by Sound Alliance (1974)
Ever notice when digging through records at the flea market that there is about a billion Christian bands from the 1970s? Individually, I doubt they sold much, but given the sheer number of Christian groups out there during this decade, I'll bet their combined total was up there with the big boys.
Sound Alliance interested me primarily due to its back cover.
1) There's no black guy on the front, yet lo and behold, there he is on the back. I'm not going to jump to conclusions and assume that they didn't want to put a black guy on the front, because there's also an additional white guy on the back. But I'm just sayin'.
2) The description of Sound Alliance may be the most pompous thing I've ever read: "Many chapters will be written in the days to come and placed in the archives of history relating to the ministry, the talent, the candidness and the results of this young musical group."
The track I ripped for you will have you questioning your will to live. Making it through this song was, simply put, a battle for survival. Listen at your own peril. I recommend a shot of Jagermeister to dull the pain.
Track: "Jesus Got Ahold Of My Life/In My Heart There Rings a Melody"