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14-12-2017 13:25
The Vatican appears rocked alongside scandal and resignations fair as church leaders necessity trappings up to make good on frail Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican today appears rocked close to licenti

14-12-2017 13:11
The album is called Wake Up! It does include some light prog rock along with speeches' excerpts.

14-12-2017 13:02
Terry constancei know that is probably said often.. however reading this actually made me understand how much time i've wasted, worrying about things that had been so pointless. have a look [url=

14-12-2017 01:20
Chris, is there such an album? Maybe we should get Alun onto the case. He loves those oddball albums.

13-12-2017 23:49
Performance enhancing aspect....never did much for me.

13-12-2017 23:49
Like Froome, my 5k and 10k times are now in doubt, as it seems I took too many puffs of my inhaler before the races.In all seriousness it sounds pretty odd that an inhaler used by millions has such an

13-12-2017 23:43
Canít believe Pope Francis 2015 release, Wake Up, has not been reviewed yet here at GDM?

13-12-2017 17:40
Man, I really thought Froome was above any doubt, but this will always hang like a shadow now. Damn! Unlikely to win Sports Personality of the Year on the Beeb now too.

13-12-2017 17:38
Look what happened when the Pope signed to Infinity? Brought the company down and certainly ruined TKO's career. Brad Sinsel probably not a fan.

13-12-2017 11:37
Oh dear, Chris Froome in a doping scandal. This looks bad.

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Takit - 1982 Takit (EP)

LABEL: Takit Productions
YEAR: 1982


LINEUP: Dan Moran - lead vocals, guitar * Danny Hoefer - lead guitar, vocals * Skip Mesquite - keyboards, sax, vocals * Dean Ellenwood - bass, lead vocals * David Garibaldi - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Discovery * 02 Young Buc * 03 Listen To Your Heart * 04 Hearts On Fire * 05 We Won't Stop

The CCM band Takit were associated with the 1970's religious movement called Way International, and the annual Christian Rock of Ages event during the early 80's. The band itself may have been created at the Way International HQ in New Knoxville OH, but eventually landed in California some time around 1981 hoping to break into the mainstream market, until their breakup several years later. Most of the band have connections to jazz legends Tower Of Power, who themselves were Bay Area powerhouses during the early 70's. Certainly, Skip Mesquite, David Garibaldi and Danny Hoefer need no introduction as far as ToP are concerned. Mesquite had connections to other artists and acts after ToP, and had actually moved out to the mid-west, which is probably how Takit came to be in the first place.

The Songs
As I'm hearing it on their one-off self-released EP, this is pretty much late 70's styled Christian rock with melodic influences. A comparison could be to early Sweet Comfort Band before they went completely AOR in 1982. Maybe also Kerry Livgren's AD. There's a few pomp considerations on the opener 'Discovery', while the Livgren flavoured guitarwork on 'Young Buc' is very apparent. 'Listen To Your Heart' is the weakest track on offer, but 'Hearts On Fire' is a great piano ballad that echoes 70's west coast in the best tradition. I know GDM reader Kim Palmer put this as a clip on YouTube and compared it to Franke & The Knockouts. Not for me, as the tempo is too slow and the sound rather dated compared to Previte's mob. Possibly the lead vocal, bu that would be the only thing. 'We Won't Stop' kicks the pebble along the path, some cheesy synths and bountiful organ parts are the redeeming features on this one.

In Summary
This would be Takit's only release. It doesn't set the house on fire for mine, but is an interesting tidbit on the 1982 timeline just the same.

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