For Mature Adults Only (Fortress BM 768) 1968
No, not a stag party record. Just some with-it Lutherans trying to reel in a few youths with this hip musical. Described as ‘honest teenage cries, poems and prayers’ collected and narrated by Norman Habel with music written by Richard Koehneke (he was also involved in composing the fine Meet God, Man! Project). Habel’s characterizations get pretty candid at times: ‘Michael’ describes sex as a “beautiful leopard crouching inside of me”; ‘Mike’ goes off about some wild psychedelic drug trip. Joe Newman’s combo provides a mixed bag of musical styles from jazz and samba to rock and funk. Lead vocal position receives turns from Robert Edwin, harpist Corky Hale and the exceedingly soulful Donald Hunter. A couple cover variations, one with a photo of a couple hugging each other, the other a b&w drawing of six people. Significantly better than average. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).
Thank you Donald for the second album cover photos.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||For Mature Adults Only||2:09|
|1-5||Black Shadows-Tim's Song||2:24|
|1-7||Tomorrow Calls-Michelles Song||2:54|
|2-2||Christ Is Changing Everything||2:37|
|2-4||One Little Piece Of Mystery||3:03|
|2-6||Adam Was A Man||2:35|