Traveling Light (Pearce 42270) 1975?
You thought you’d seen it all, eh? How about a group of three motorcycle chicks all ready to pop a wheelie for the Lord? Well there they are right on the cover: Bonnie, Barbara and Patience, cruisin’ down the road astride their machines. Believe it or not this is actually a surprisingly competent entry in the garagy home-made rock category. Standards like ‘I’ve Got Conﬁdence’, ‘Spread A Little Love Around’ and ‘Mighty Clouds Of Joy’ get much better treatment than they usually do, the trio’s harmonies carried along by a combo of electric guitar, bass, drums and keyboards (usually piano, sometimes traded for organ or synthesizer). A couple Lamb covers (‘The Sacriﬁce Larnb’ and ‘Ba-ruch Ha-shem’), plus the hit ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ with the main lyric changed to “I can see clearly now that Christ has come”. Not super heavy or anything, but the electric guitar is pretty decent and gives the album a real boost (getting especially cranked up on the lively closing track ‘God’s Mighty Spirit’ which ﬁnishes with the rumble of motorcycle engines). The girls are actually part of a larger group of Kansas City motor-cyclers called Joel’s Horsemen, “highway ministers of The Church Of God — New Testament Judaism”. Roll on sisters! (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
I have seen this album listed as 1968, which can not be corect as Lamb did not release their first album which had both songs on it until 1973. That would make it 1974 or 75 most likely. diakoneo
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||God is Love|
|1-2||I've Got Confidence|
|1-3||Spread A Little Love Around|
|1-4||Let My Light Shine|
|1-5||Like A River|
|1-6||Mighty Clouds Of Joy|
|2-1||Bright Sunshiney Day|
|2-3||The Sacrifice Lamb|
|2-5||God's Mighty Spirit|