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The ĦAlarma! Chronicles Years


    1986

  • It was during the Fearful Symmetry sessions that the FarmBeetles project was started. They ended one of the sessions early and had some time left in the studio, so they started the project just for the fun of it. Only about 3 songs were done at this time. The rest of the CD was recorded in the mid 90's.

    Tim: "I believe we did 'Strawberry Fields', 'A Day in the Life' and 'Within You Without You" first... maybe one other one, i'm not sure... The funniest thing to me about the Farmbeetles is that one night I left the studio as Terry, Ed, Greg, and Rob were working intently on fearful symmetry and when I came back the next day they were, somehow, working on THAT! Ed played drums, Greg played guitar and Rob Watson played a lot of keyboards, on all the songs I think..."

  • Fourth Watch's Dare To Be The One is released. Ed McTaggart handled the art direction for the album.

  • Jon Gibson's On The Run is released on Frontline Records. Ed McTaggart handled the art direction for the album.

  • Rock Across America is released. The compilation, released on Shadow Records, featured Terry's "Dancing on Light" and DA's "Travelog," as well as tracks by the Youth Choir, Phil Madeira and others.

    January 1, 1986

  • Common Bond's Heaven is Calling is released on Broken Records. Ed McTaggart handled the cover design and layout; Jerry Chamberlain played guitar solos and sang background vocals; Terry Taylor and Rob Watson also sang background vocals.

    February 20, 1986

  • Barren Cross' Rock For The King is released on Star Song Records. Ed McTaggart handled art direction and design.

    February-March 1986

  • Tim Chandler tours with the Choir, opening for Steve Taylor on his "Limelight Tour".

    April 1986

  • Tim Chandler performs with the Choir on their 2 week solo tour. While on the tour the band performed in Wilmore, KY at Ichthus '86 and in Illinois at the Agape festival.

    April 1, 1986

  • Bloodgood's first self-titled album is released on Frontline Records. Art Direction was handled by Ed McTaggart. The album was engineered by Doug Doyle.

    May 16, 1986


    (Photos courtesy of Dave Hartung)

  • "Terry Taylor & Friends" perform at Knotts Berry Farm as part of Frontline Music Celebration '86. Other performers include Leslie (Sam) Phillips, Bryan Duncan, Larry Norman, Crumbacher, Wild Blue Yonder, the Altar Boys, Jon Gibson, Benny Hester Band, Morgan Cryar, Bloodgood, Lifesavers, Geoff Moore, Oden Fong and Common Bond.

    Eary 1986

    Knowledge & Innocence


  • Terry's first solo album Knowledge & Innocence (dedicated to Terry's Grandfather) is released.

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    Album Info & Lyrics

    Terry: "The solo album, was a very personal statement of mine... At times it was a very painful album to make, because It was so personal."
    "Debbie had a miscarriage of our first child. I think the cumulative effect of my Grandfather's death and this incident combined to make me feel I was in the belly of the whale." (1996)
    "I got a chance to work with people that I've been wanting to work with for a long time. Chuck Girard came in and did some things... a duet with Randy Stonehill which I'm real excited about." (June 1985)


    (Terry's early sketch for the cover of "Knowledge and Innocence")

  • May 1, 1986

  • Wild Blue Yonder's self-titled album is released on Frontline Records. Terry Scott Taylor produced and sang backing vocals. WBY also covers DA's "Only One" and Ed McTaggart handles the art direction.

  • Crumbacher's Escape from the Fallen Planet is released on Frontline Records. Ed McTaggart handled the albums art direction and design.

    Mid 1986


  • DA's 1986 NewsLetter is mailed out to members of the "Doppelgang".
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    June 15, 1986

  • Frontline Records reforms DA's Alarma! Records brand as one of their labels.

  • The Revelation is released on Frontline Records. The album contains a remixed version of the classic side two of Shotgun Angel, as well as the new song "Soon!" and narrations by Calvary Chapel Pastor Chuck Smith.

  • The Lifesavers A Kiss of Life is released on Alarma! Records. Ed McTaggart handled the Art Direction and Layout for the album.

  • The Altar Boys Gut Level Music is released on Frontline Records. Terry coproduced the album with Rob Watson. Ed McTaggart handled the art directon and design.

    June 17, 1986

  • Tonio K's Romeo Unchained is released on What? Records. Tim Chandler played bass guitar.

    July 1, 1986

  • Frontline Records releases D.O.X.'s self titled debut album which was produced and arranged by Terry Taylor. Terry also wrote "(In My) Dream of Heaven" and "The Hungering Dark/Light Ship" and sang background vocals; Tim Chandler sang background vocals; Rob Watson played keyboards and sang background vocals; Ed McTaggart provided the layout.

    September 15, 1986


    Fearful Symmetry


  • DA's Fearful Symmetry is released.
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    Album Info & Lyrics

    Terry: "I believe it was Wordsworth who wrote about 'the strangeness in beauty' - that's the spirit this record captures. You're not going to be able to compare it easily with any existing record, Christian or secular. And that's satisfying to me. That's the edge. That's what DA stands for, musically and again creatively. It's music with risk. I think it's a ferociously original piece of work, I haven't heard anything quite like it - but this is definitely DA."

    Ed: "The music is quite unlike anything heard before. But it's melodic. There are real strong hooks and melodies, and the lyrics are insightful and thought-provoking The musical ideas are quite unique - the listener might have to adjust a little, but the album is quite accessible - in a strange sort of way."


  • Jerry Chamberlain and Sharon McCall's band Boy-O-Boy records "She Makes Love With Her Eyes", which was later released on "No Sense of History".

    October 1, 1986

  • Idle Cure's self titled album is released on Frontline Records. Ed McTaggart handles the art direction and design.

    October 3, 1986

  • Terry's Grandmother Thelma Borthick passes away in California. Terry spent a lot of time with his grandparents as a child and Thelma would be the primary source of inspiration for A Briefing For The Ascent released the following year.

    October 15, 1986

  • Carson Cole and RU4's Mainstreet is released on Frontline Records. The album was produced by Terry Taylor, who also wrote the song "Kingdom Come" and cowrote "Serenity" with Chris Brigandi for the project. Ed McTaggert handled art direction & layout; Tim Chandler played bass; Greg Flesch played lead guitar.

    October 24, 1986

  • Daniel Amos begins the Fearful Symmetry tour in Riverside, California at the Municipal Auditorium. The Choir opened the show.
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    October 27, 1986

  • The Choir's Diamonds And Rain is released on Myrrh Records. Tim Chandler played bass guitar and cowrote "Fear Only You" and "All That is You." Jerry Chamberlain sang background vocals.

    October 31, 1986-December 31, 1986

  • Tim Chandler tours with The Choir.

    November 2, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in San Fransisco, California at Wolfgang's.

    November 7, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Milwaukee, WI.

    November 8, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Champaign, Illinois at the Universtiry of Illinois.

    November 9, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in DeKalb, Illinois at the Norhtern Illinois University.

    November 10, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performance in St. Louis, MO at Mississipi Nights was canceled.

    November 12, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Bloomington, Illinois at Illinois State University.

    November 13, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Macomb, Illinois at Western Illinois University. The Choir opened the show.

    November 14, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Elgin, Illinois at the Larkin High School Auditorium. The Choir opened the show.

    November 15, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Valparaiso, IN at the Valparaiso University. The Choir opened the show.

    November 16, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Holland, MI at Hope College. The Choir opened the show.

    November 17, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Fort Wayne, IN at Blackhawk Baptist Church. The Choir opened the show.

    November 19, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Lexington, KY at the University of Kentucky. The Choir opened the show.

    November 20, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Cincinnati, Ohio at the University of Cincinnati. The Choir opened the show.

  • The Choir's Diamonds and Rain is released on Myrrh records. Tim Chandler played bass and cowrote "Fear Only You" and "All That Is You". Jerry Chamberlain sings BGVs.

    November 21, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Cleveland, Ohio at John Caroll University. The Choir opened the show.



    November 22, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in York, PA at the York Suburban High School. The Choir opened the show.

    November 23, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Boston, MD at the Club Paradise. The Choir opened the show.

    November 24, 1986

  • Randy Stonehill's The Wild Frontier is released on Myrrh Records. Jerry Chamberlain played guitar and sang bgv's; Rob Watson and Tom Howard played keyboards; Alex MacDougall played percussion. Other musicians on the album included Tonio K., Peter Case, Dave Perkins, Rick Cua, Mike Mead, Jerry McPherson and Chris Harris.

    November 28, 1986


  • Daniel Amos performs in Richmond, VA at the FloodZone. The Choir opened the show.

    November 29, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Atlanta, GA at the World Congress Center. The Choir opened the show.

    December 5, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Tulsa, OK at Oral Roberts University. The Choir opened the show.

    December 6, 1986

  • Daniel Amos performs in Dallas, Texas. The Choir opened the show.

    December 31, 1986


    (Frontline Poster courtesy of Dawn Wisner Johnson)
  • Daniel Amos performs at Frontline Records "New Years Eve Alternative Celebration" in Buena Park, California at Knott's Berry Farm. Other performers included The Choir, Steve Taylor, Crumbacher, Lifesavers, Wild Blue Yonder, Mad at the World, Jon Gibson, Tramaine Hawkins, Common Bond, the Alatar Bots, and Idle Cure.

    Late 1986-early 1987

  • Rob Watson (keyboards) leaves DA.
    Rob: "Toward the late 80's I became a pipe-organist/music director/composer-in-residence for First Christian Church of Pasadena, CA and joined The Surfaris- the '60s surf band that wrote and released "Wipeout", "Surfer Joe" and "Point Panic". Other members of note in the Surfaris are David Raven of the Swirling Eddies, Jay Truax of Love Song, and Paul Johnson from the Belairs and the Packards.
    Since those days I've become a composer/conductor for film and tv music. I've been called on to ghost-write for a couple of series, I've scored 7 feature films, 4 short films, and am currently working on my 8th feature and 5th short. I've guest-conducted the orchestra for Alf Clausen on "The Simpsons" and am slated this season to do the same for Jay Chattaway on a "Star Trek" session." (March 1999)


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