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    Daniel Amos in 1994

    1994

  • Preachers From Outer Space (DA Live In Concert 1978) is released.
    Album Info

  • Paul Aldrich's The History of God and Man is released. Terry co-produced with Paul and sang background vocals.

  • Alternative Worship: Prayer, Petitions & Praise is released on Alarma! Records. Terry provides vocals for the track "On My Feet Again."

  • Deliverance's River Disturbance is released on BAI. Terry coproduced the album with Jimmy P. Brown II.

  • Terry Taylor is featured in Syndicate Magazine. 'Terry Taylor: He Won't Go Away'

  • Following Word disolving WAL records, Brainstorm Artists International begins to be distributed by Diamante.

    February 27, 1994

  • Maxwell Donovan is born to Tim & Maria Chandler.

    March 1, 1994

  • Strong Hand of Love: A Tribute to Mark Heard is released on Epic/Myrrh Records. Tim Chandler plays bass with the Choir on "Tip of my Tongue". Other artists include Bruce Cockburn, Randy Stonehill, Tonio K, Rich Mullins, Chagall Geuvara, The Choir, Buddy & Julie Miller and others. Enough material existed for a second double-disc version to be released later (entitled Orphans of God) which included a track by Daniel Amos ("Strong Hand of Love"), Carolyn Arends, Olivia Newton-John and others.

    Spring 1994


  • Volume 4, Issue 6 of Vertigo, the Swirling Eddies Spinning Vortex Fun Club Newsletter is mailed out to the DA fan club.
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    April 1994


    Bibleland

    Daniel Amos ~ BibleLand
  • DA's BibleLand is released.

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    Album Info & Lyrics

    Terry: "We had done this production thing (MotorCycle), so we decided to go back in and do some really sloppy, four piece, five-piece band stuff. Make it practically a live recording. Just throw some caution to the wind and see what comes out of it. I think there are some successful things. It's probably the closest we'll get to punk." (1996)

    BibleLand is an actual amusement park close to Palm Springs. The album was recorded live in studio ('most of the tracks are first takes').
    On the song 'Theo's Logic', there is a line that says, 'Had a quarter in my pocket, I pumped way too much gas. Like those bread and fishies, my little quarter turned to cash.' That's a true story that happened to Terry.
    Illustrations for the liner notes for the album were done by the Neverhood's Douglas TenNapel.

    Terry: "The references to (LA Dodgers sportscaster Vin) Scully (in "Bakersfield") are there because my grandfather was the guy who always had Vin Scully on the radio in his garage when I was a kid. Inside his garage, the wallpaper was all baseball players and football players, that sort of thing. It's just one of those images that stayed with me. Of course, that's why I became a Dodger fan. Those were the days when we would all go down to the old Coliseum and see Duke Snyder, Sandy Koufax, and Don Drysdale play; all those old Brooklyn boys." (Source: Jeff Elbel 'An Interview With Terry Taylor', True Tunes News - Summer 1994)

    Tim: "The bubble bursts" is one of my favorite tracks that I've ever had the opportunity to play on. if you listen carefully you can hear a sort of greasy kind of "swing" to the basic track. Ed and I recorded the basic track (just bass and drums) with terry playing a scratch guitar plugged straight into the board in the control room as a guide for us to follow the song. Ed and I tracked that at 4 in the morning... When we came in the next day and listened to the track, it sounded so horrible that everyone thought it should be burned. But it also had this wonderful drunken slow-gallop/swing to it. (you can hear it kick in where the vocal starts.) once Jerry and Greg recorded some strategically placed guitar stabs and Ed recorded snare shots over the same parts, it smoothed everything out but kept the gallop. We added more guitars and that's the track that made it onto Bibleland."

    Daniel Amos in 1993

  • April 21-23, 1994


    Lost Dogs' Terry Taylor at Icthus 1994
  • The Lost Dogs trio of Eugene/Taylor/Roe perform at the Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, KY. Burleigh Drummond played drums and ragamuffin Rick Elias played bass.

    April 28, 1994

  • Tim Chandler begins work with the Choir for their Speckled Bird album.

    Early 1994

    Zoom Daddy

    Swirling Eddies ~ Zoom Daddy
  • The Swirling Eddies' Zoom Daddy (also largely recorded live in studio) is released.
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    Album Info & Lyrics
    Zoom Daddy is basically just Terry, Tim, and Dave Raven in the studio, with a few overdubs done by the rest of the Eddies.
    Terry: "With Swirling Eddies, Tim, Dave Raven, and I would go into the studio. We'd set up the drums, guitar, and bass and just start making stuff up. The first song that we did was 'Zoom Daddy,' the title track. Frontline said that they needed a song for a sales conference. I did have a vocal mike up in the studio, so while I was playing with the tracks, I could shout out instructions. 'Bridge!' or 'chorus!' or whatever. For some reason, when it came to the chorus, I started singing 'zoom daddy,' don't ask me why I did, but I did. Tim was always encouraging me. He would ask, 'Why are you singing Zoom Daddy?' I would go, 'I have no idea.' Then he would say, 'That's great! That's the song title!'

    Tim: "Zoom Daddy was an oddball. Terry usually comes in with a bunch of stuff prepared but on Zoom Daddy, he didn't. None of us had anything, and for some reason, only Dave Raven, Terry and I were able to make it for the initial recording session. Anyway, we setup (just the three of us) and just started playing and fooling around and Gene rolled tape and we just got into some sort of strange thing where we couldn't stop and we went as fast as we could, laying down basic tracks with Dave's drums, bass, and Terry's guitar. What happened is that Dave Raven trully FUELLED the whole thing. Dave and I had played together a lot and you just get into a thing where you know where each other is going. Dave would just start playing a beat, and I would pick a key and just start playing a bass line and trying to play what it felt like, and then, terry played these really great guitar parts.

    'Zoom Daddy' was the first song we completed because terry had to have a rough mix of it done for the record company to play at some christian booksellers convention or something. (it was really funny to me, picturing all these staight-laced types standing around and hearing Zoom daddy for the first time.)" Like DA's MotorCycle, The Album was dedicated to Mark Heard.

    Early album titles include Oh Ye Of Earth Are Stupid, which was the working title as early as November of '93.

  • Summer 1994

  • Terry Taylor is featured in True Tunes Magazine. 'An Interview with Terry Taylor'



    (The Lost Dogs in Charleston, SC 1994, courtesy of Jenni Smith, Heather and Hazel Devera)
  • Volume 1, Issue 1 of "DAylight" is mailed out. "DAylight" is a "fan" made newsletter featuring articles and information about DA.

    July 2, 1994

  • The Lost Dogs perform in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone.
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    July 7-9, 1994

  • The Lost Dogs perform in Willmar, MN. at Sonshine Festival.

    July 15, 1993

  • The Choir's Speckled Bird is released on REX Music. Tim Chandler plays bass, cowrote "Kissers and Killers", "Weather Girl", "Love Your Mind","Speckled Bird", "Never More True", and "Spring"; Jerry Chamberlain sang background vocals on "Wilderness," "Never More True" and "Spring."

    August 1, 1994

  • Randy Stonehill's The Lazarus Heart is released on Street Level. The album features the song "Under the Rug," which was written by Terry Taylor, Randy Stonehill and Dave Perkins. Jerry Chamberlain and Sharon McCall contributed BGVs. Other musicians and vocalists on the album included Phil Madeira, Gordon Kennedy, Jerry McPherson, Rick Elias, Riki Michele, Phil Keaggy, Cheri Keaggy, Gary Chapman and Michael W. Smith.

    September 1994

  • CCM Magazine Reviews BibleLand.
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    Daniel Amos 1994

    October 6, 1994

  • Homecoming Hymns is released by Star Song. Alex MacDougall is the executive producer of the album.


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