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The Horrendous Disc Years


    (Photo courtsey of Solid Rock Records)

  • Steve Hindalong and Tim Chandler meet at Azusa Pacific College. The two then play together in a top 40 band, Ride, where they played such gems as "Boogie Oogie Woogie", "My Sharona" and "Double Vision."
    Steve: "Tim Chandler is absolutely among my all time favorite musicians... He introduced me to Derri, and Derri introduced Tim to D.A."

  • Alex MacDougall plays drums on "Look By Faith ", the second album from Becky Ugartechea.

    January 12, 1979


    (Daniel Amos in concert, DisneyLand 1979. Photo courtesy of Marty Dieckmeyer)
  • Daniel Amos performs at Disneyland for Contempo '79. Other performers include Randy Stonehill, Larry Norman and Parable.

    January 19, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at the University of Arizona Auditorium in Tucson, AZ.

    January 20, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a Highschool Auditorium in Phoenix, AZ. ("Curtain wouldn't open.")

    January 27, 1979

  • A Daniel Amos performance at Trinity Western College is canceled. (Source: TWC students cancel concert Langley Advance Newspaper January 31, 1979)

    February 3, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Saturday Night Concerts at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, CA .

    February 4, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a High School Auditorium in ????? .

    February 5, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Sierra College in Rocklin, CA.

    February 9, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Evangelical Free Church in Playa Del Ray, CA .

    February 10, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, CA .

    February 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a church in Sacramento, CA.

    February 17, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary in Napa, CA.

    February 21, 1979

  • Daniel Amos heads out on the road to begin a tour.

    February 23, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Colorado Springs, CO.

    February 24, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a High School Auditorium in Denver, CO. with Tom Stipe.

    February 26, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Billings, Montana.

  • Terry lost his voice.

    February 27, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at State College Auditorium in Minot, ND.

    February 28, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at the Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    March 1, 1979

  • Daniel Amos spends the day in Winnipeg.

    March 3, 1979


    (Daniel Amos at St Olaf College. Photo courtesy of Mark Prinsen)
  • Daniel Amos performs at St Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

  • Jerry's lost glasses were returned.

    March 5, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Hastings, Nebraska.

    March 7, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Ft. Collins, CO.

    March 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues work on their third album at Maranatha Studios (now Whitefield Studios) in Santa Ana.

    March 17, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues work on their third album at Maranatha Studios.

    March 18, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues work on their third album at Maranatha Studios.

    March 19, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues work on their third album at Maranatha Studios.

    April 3, 1979

  • Daniel Amos begins mixing their third album at Wilder Bros. ("I Love You #19" and "Hound of Heaven.")

    April 4, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues mixing their third album at Wilder Bros. ("Sky King")

  • Daniel Amos hits the road for a quick tour.

    April 6, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a church in Reno, NV.

    April 7, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a Football Field in Willows, CA?.

    April 11, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues mixing their third album at Wilder Bros. ("On The Line")

    April 15, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Riverside in Riverside, CA.

    April 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues mixing their third album at Wilder Bros.

    April 17, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues mixing their third album at Wilder Bros.

    April 18, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues mixing their third album at Wilder Bros.

    April 20, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Tulsa, OK.

    April 21, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Tulsa, OK.

    April 22, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Kansas.

    April 27-28, 1979
  • Daniel Amos performs at the Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, KY.

    (The Amos 'n Randy Show, California 1979)

    May 10, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs Oil City, PA at Cranberry High School. The concert is recorded by Neal Williams and would later show up in part on the live disc, "Preachers from Outer Space".
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    May 26, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, CA .

    May 28, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Chapel with Oden Fong and Greg Laurie.

    May 30, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Warren High School in Warren, CA. with Dan Rupple of Isaac Air Freight.

    May 31, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Downey High School in Downey, CA. with Dan Rupple of Isaac Air Freight.

    June 1, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Downey with Tom Howard and without Terry.

    June 13, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Six Flags in Houston, TX.

    June 14, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Bryan, TX.

    June 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Houston, TX.

    June 24, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Chapel in Riverside, CA.

    June 26, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Pomona College in Pomona, CA.

    June 30, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at the Jesus California Style Festival in Sacramento, CA.

    July 3, 1979

  • Daniel Amos takes additional photos for the album artwork.

    July 10, 1979

  • Daniel Amos continues work on their third album at Maranatha Studios in Santa Ana. In this session, the band does some additional work on "I Believe In You."

    July 14, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Chapel.

    Mid 1979


    (Photo taken in San Jose, CA, courtesy of Karl Swenson)
  • Daniel Amos performs in San Jose, CA.

    August 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Norwalk Manor in Norwalk, CA.

    August 19, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Calvary Chapel in Huntington Beach, CA.

    August 24, 1979

  • Jerry records guitar for Isaac Air Freight.

    August 26, 1979

  • The band settles on a final track order for "Horrendous Disc."

    CCM quoted Larry Norman (March 1981, "Whatever Happened to Horrendous Disc?") as saying that he believed that the new album needed to be refined, in light of the group's "new" artistic direction. The article says that Larry suggested that two songs be dropped ("Fairy Tale" and "After All These Years"), and two should be added ("I Love You #19 and "Hound of Heaven").
    Larry: "I didn't want songs similar to 'Fairy Tale' to be on Horrendous Disc, but telling a band that you don't like some of their songs can sometimes have an effect similar to telling a mother of ten that some of her children are ugly. I was determined not to release the album until it had been reassessed to include better songs which I believed would make the project more distinguished, but actually inject a stronger gospel message into the album."
    Terry: "Mike Stone was the producer of Horrendous Disc the whole time. So, Larry's involvement with the record was peripheral, he had nothing to do with the recording at that time. He might remember it differently, but the truth is he had nothing to do with the recording of that record. I think Larry did step in and direct us as to where he wanted it mixed, and it was mixed by someone Larry had confidence in, but again he was not there and had nothing to do with it.
    Marty: "Our intention for the album was to record more songs then needed and then pick out the ones that had the best feel and continuity with each other. So, we had a tenative order and, at the last minute, we changed it...
    ...I overheard Terry, Mark and Jerry discussing the album order. The song 'Never Leave You' (written by Mark Cook) and 'I Believe in You' were going to be dropped from our final tenative order, and 'I Love You #19' was going to be added. I wanted 'Never Leave You' and I Believe in You' on the album and after some heated discussion we ended up with 'Fairy Tale' being dropped 'I Love You #19' being added and 'Never Leave You' and 'I believe In You' remaining on. I think 'Never Leave You' was dropped after the second or third pressing anyway. They wanted each side of the album to have the same amount of running time, (or at least close to the same) and by keeping one more song (I Believe or Never Leave) would make it uneven. I didn't care about that I thought both songs were worthy of the album... We weren't quite sure which songs were going to go on the album, and I'm sure we bounced the order of the songs off Larry but, he didn't tell us what to put on the album, he kind of left that up to us. But, I specifically remember talking with Larry about not dropping 'Never Leave You'."

    August 27, 1979

  • Jerry records guitar for Isaac Air Freight.

    September 1979

  • A test pressing of Horrendous Disc was made by Word. The band took a copy of the record with them on tour in Hawaii but they did not hear the test pressing until Spring of 1980. They were surprised to find out that Word had printed the disc with an incorrect track order. The test pressing's track list is as follows: the Flying Saucer sounds, "On The Line", "Never Leave You", "I Believe In You", "(Near Sighted Girl with Approaching) Tidal Wave", "Sky King", "I Love You #19", "Man In The Moon", "Hound of Heaven", and "Horrendous Disc."
    Interestingly, the test pressings version of "On The Line" is slightly longer with a slightly different fade out.
    We've heard that only 20 copies of the test pressing were made - but have yet to come across any proof one way or the other. Although, we can account for nearly a dozen copies.

    September 7, 1979



  • Daniel Amos performs at the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium in West Covina, CA. with Randy Stonehill. (The above clipping was published in the San Bernardino County Sun in San Bernardino, CA. on Aug. 31, 1979.)

    September 13, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Kauai, Hawaii.

    September 14, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Kauai, Hawaii.

    September 15, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Kauai, Hawaii.

    September 17, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    September 18, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    September 19, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    September 20, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    September 21, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    September 22, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    September 23, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Oahu, Hawaii.

    October 5, 1979


  • Daniel Amos performs at the Wheeler Sporst Center at George Fox College in Newberg, OR. with Randy Stonehill. This show marks the beginning of the "Horrendous Tour." This leg of the tour also became known as the "Amos n Randy Tour." (Above ad from the September 29, 1979 edition of the Oregonian.)

    October 6, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Spokane, WA. with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 8, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Creston, BC, Canada with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 10, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Camrose Alberta, Canada. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 11, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 12, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Red Door, Alberta, Canada with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 13, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Edmonton Alberta, Canada with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at the Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    (DA Button)

    October 19, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Ames, IA. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 20, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 21, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Big Rapids, MI with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 23, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Spring Arbor, MI. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 24, 1979


    (Photo courtesy of Solid Rock Records)

  • Daniel Amos performs in Taylor University in Upland, IN with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    October 27, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at the University of Torononto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 10, 1979

  • Daniel Amos begins the second leg of their "Horrendous Tour" by performing in Wenham, Mass. at Gordon College with Tom Howard and Andy Pratt. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 11, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at Farmingdale Southern University in Farmingdale, Long Island ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 1979


  • Solid Rock runs an advertisemtent for Horrendous Disc in CCM magazine.

    November 12, 1979


  • Daniel Amos performs at the Roosevelt Jr. High School in Altoona, PA. (Above ad from the November 9, 1979 edition of the Altoona Mirror.) ("Horrendous Tour")

    November 14, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a college pub in the afternoon. ("Horrendous Tour.")

  • Daniel Amos performs in Washington DC ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 15, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a college in Washington DC ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a Church in Washington DC ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 17, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Norfolk, VA with Randy Stonehill. ("Horrendous Tour.")

    November 18, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a church in Greensboro, NC ("Horrendous Tour.")

    December 1979


    (CCM Magazine December 1979)
  • An advertisemtent featuring Daniel Amos appears in CCM Magazine.

  • CCM's "Record Rap" column says that "Horrendous Disc" is delayed until early 1980. A 3/4 size Solid Rock ad for the album also appears in the magazine. (see November 1979)


    (Horrendous Tour Button)

    December 11, 1979

  • The Daniel Amos Christmas Party.

    December 14, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs in Hayward, CA.

    December 15, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at the Warehouse in Sacramento, CA.

    December 16, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs at a placement center for delinquents.

    December 29, 1979

  • Daniel Amos performs for an Assembly of God convention at the Sheraton in San Diego, CA.


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