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Terry: "That was complicated too, because we were in a contract with Larry (Norman). Basically, our hands were tied. Here's this creative band chomping at the bit, ready to keep going, to make records and tour, to keep writing songs, and Horrendous Disc was just holding it all up. It was so frustrating it could bring tears to your eyes... we were struggling financially, it was a very, very tough time. And most record companies didn't want to deal with us, because we still had the cloud over us of these contracts with Norman, and still an unreleased album."
Additionally, there were four sharp, black fingernails drawn on Terry's hand. Since the record was released, the image has created a lot of confusion among fans of both artists and even among the folks at Solid Rock. There doesn't seem to be a clear picture of how the drawing got there or why it was there in the first place.
In 2000, Norman told us that he never noticed it before and had to get a magnifying glass to see it. He later said that he thought that one of his relatives had done the drawing. He also said that it was a stupid, childish thing and apologized for allowing it to get released that way.
In 2003, the following text was included on the LarryNorman.com website about the image.
"One of the musicians who was a fan of Daniel Amos gave Terry Taylor black nail polish to "Anglify" the underground reputation the band had. Less than a year later it was being rumored that the black nail polish was actually sharp, pointed claws to demonize him. File this under "Can't Get A Break" because when Larry returned to America there was a conspiracy theory to rival the "Paul Is Dead" paranoid fantasies."
January 31, 1981
Terry: "...the Benson Company took a chance. They said we'll just do it in good faith, and let the chips fall where they may. We appreciated the people there for that. So we went in and did the record, and the two albums came out within two weeks of each other, something like that."
“Whatever Happened To Horrendous Disc?”
“No False Alarma!”
March 20, 1981
March 21, 1981
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April 3, 1981
April 10, 1981
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Terry: "We did 'I Love You #19', which apparently inspired three or four of the Christian heavy metal bands you hear today. Jimmy Brown and Deliverance thought that was their spiritual anthem when they heard it. Sort of heavy guitar... it was recorded much too slowly. We picked up the tempo as a band when we did it in live performance.
Jerry: "We gave ILY the #19 designation because Terry and I took a trip down to our local record shop and perused the yellow-paged directory of recorded music that used to perch atop the counters of major record stores in America. I remember counting the number of songs listed with the title, "I Love You". There were 18 listed at that time..."
Terry: "It was a very creative record. A total departure from anything even remotely to country rock. It was purely a rock and roll record." (1996)
"I really don't know why it was delayed. I don't know why any of the Solid Rock albums were delayed as long as they were. Why people had to be so frustrated and angered about it. I really don't know. To this day, it remains a mystery to me." (1990)
Alex: "A tremendous creative experience for me during the recording process. I remember a feeling of exhuberance planning percussion overdubs/sfx for the title track. It was a labor of love. I remember we all recorded the basic tracks in our pajamas. Terry's brilliance was shinning through. Mark was great with arranging and Jerry was such a good vocal "thinker". Ed was just right, and Marty was great on bass. It was a team effort."
The green and red flying disc seen on the album cover is in fact a various artists LP from 1978 entitled "Push For Excellence" released on Myrrh Records (MSB-6617). Side One was painted, the label on Side Two lists the following tracks: 1. "All Of Me" - Danniebelle, 2. "Your Love" - Bili Thedford and Danniebelle, 3. "Christ Has Made The Difference" - Jessy Dixon, 4. Rev. Jesse Jackson, 5. "Soon And Very Soon" - Andre Crouch.
To this day, the green and red painted disc remains in Larry Norman's private collection. Larry nearly accidentally sold this record at the Cornerstone festival when a fan was purchasing copies of the HD test pressing. Larry looked in the sleeve and realised that it was the green disc and decided to keep it. (Source: Larry Norman & Kerry Hopkins)
The photo below was taken at Dightmans Bible Book Center.
June 1, 1981
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Daniel Amos combined personality and concept on the outside and inside of their Alarma! album, conceived by the group. Photographed by Scott Lockwood and designed by Karen Knecht.
Terry: "I really like this record. I think there are a lot of good songs on it. It has it's own sound. A lot of people think it's very new wavish... I guess there was a certain degree of that element to it. The songs seem to hold up well over time, and I'm happy about that."
Songs that didn't make the final cut include "Only One" (later released on Dr. Edward Daniel Taylor), "No Spaceship", and "Out Of Town" (both later released on the CD release of Alarma).
June 6, 1981
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"Caught In The Act"
August 31, 1981
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September 1-12, 1981
September 5, 1981
September 6, 1981
September 7, 1981
September 11, 1981
September 12, 1981
September 26, 1981
October 2, 1981
October 3, 1981
October 5-7, 1981
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October 9, 1981
October 10, 1981
October 11, 1981
October 13, 1981
October 14, 1981
October 16, 1981
October 17, 1981
October 18 & 19, 1981
October 20, 1981
October 21, 1981
October 22, 1981
The band is heckled during the show by a dim witted country fan, who's comments include such zingers as "hey you" and "hey boy, what are you doing?".
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(Photo taken at Bethel College in Minnesota, courtesy of Mark Prinsen)
October 25, 1981
October 26, 1981
October 27, 1981
November 28, 1981
December 31, 1981