Home (Applause/Crusade Enterprise LPS 277-02) 1978
If you have an ear for rural-edged guitar-driven hard rock along the lines of Joshua or the first two Petra lps, then chances are you’ll love this obscure home-made recording from six Arcola, Illinois guys. ‘Not So Cheap Thrills’ opens with some meaty growling electric guitar. More of the same follows on the shuffling boogie rocker ‘Keep On Trustin’, the energetic ‘Jesus May Come Today’ and the seven-minute ‘Sleeping’ (which reminds me a little of Rainbow Promise). ‘Lantern’ is a fine Arp-string-backed rural ballad. Horns on a few tracks: putting a slick groove on the funk-rockin’ ‘Soul Brother’, or jazzing up the closing hymn ‘Rock Of Ages’ into pure swingin’ New Orleans Dixieland. The horns are less effective on ‘Son Rise’ and the title track, both slow cuts. Production is on the thin side, but the private press collector won’t mind a bit. Great cover photo of the grinning band members encountering a robed Jesus in a greenhouse. Doesn’t mention anywhere on the cover or lyric sheet what the initials P.O.A. stand for. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Not So Cheap Thrills||3:33|
|1-4||Keep On Trustin'||4:03|
|1-5||Jesus May Come Today||3:58|
|2-4||Rock Of Ages||1:38|