- Lost Dogs' The Green Room Serenade Part One is released. In addition to Terry's heavy involvement with the band, DA's Tim Chandler also played most of the bass guitar.
(Note: Several tracks were started for "Part Two" including "Ready For Love To Win" and "Make Believe". Only "Make Believe" ever surfaced as a bonus track for the KMG Best of the Lost Dogs collection.)
- Loam's Stereoscopic is released. Terry produced.
- Hymns of Jesus is released. The executive producer was Alex MacDougall.
- Pipe Organ Hymns is released. The executive producer was Alex MacDougall.
- Larry Norman's Phydeaux CD release of Down Under states in the linear
notes: "A Country group on the verge of breaking up came to Larry and he jump-started a new career for them with the release of the experimental rock album, Horrendous Disc. It remains Daniel Amos' most popular work to this day."
(This is of course inaccurate information. At the time of Shotgun Angel and just prior to Horrendous Disc, the band was of course enjoying great popularity. The only time the band was under any strain was while under contract with Solid Rock and waiting on the release of Horrendous Disc.) See the DA Timeline '78-'81 for details.
February 8, 1996
- Common Children's Skywire is released on Tattoo Records. Jerry Chamberlain sang background vocals on "Drown."
February 10, 1996
(Photos taken in Upland, Indiana courtesy of Kevin Shafer.)
- The Lost Dogs perform in Upland, Indiana at Taylor University.
February 21, 1996
- The Choir's "Free Flying Soul is released on Tattoo Records. Tim Chandler played bass and occasional guitars. Tim also cowrote "Polar Boy", "Sled Dog", "The Chicken", "Slow Spin", and "Leprechaun."
March 1-April 19, 1996
- Tim Chandler tours with The Choir.
March 24, 1996
- The Choir performs in St. Louis MO. at Christ Church, UCC. Brian Quincy Newcomb, the Church's pastor, announces the band and mentions Daniel Amos as the "mothership of Alternative Christian Music". That fragment can be heard at the beginning of the Choir's live album, "Let it Fly".
May 3, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Bartlesville, OK. at the wherehouse with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 4, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Dallas, TX. with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 5, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Houston, TX. at United Woodlands Methodist Church with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 6, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Baton Rouge, LA. at the First Baptist Church with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 8, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Marietta, GA. at the Pterodactyl with the Dimestore Prophets.
- After the show, Terry sits down with Tom Edmondson for a brief interview.
"A Few Minutes With Terry Taylor"
May 9, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Myrtle Beach, SC. at the Upper Room with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 10, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Jacksonville, FL. at the Murray Hill Theater with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 11, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in St. Petersburg, FL. at the Refuge with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 14, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Chattanooga, TN. at the Metro with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 16, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Milwaukee, WI. at the Lion Club with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 17, 1996
(Photos taken in St. Louis, courtesy of Eric & Jason Townsend)
- The Lost Dogs perform in St. Louis, MO. at Christ Church, UCC with the Dimestore Prophets. Brian Quincy Newcomb is the pastor at the Church.
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May 18, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Elgin, IL. at the Wonderland Auditorium with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 19, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Akron, OH. at Ron's Crossroads with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 20, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Lancaster, PA. at the Lancaster YFC Center with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 21, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Lancaster, PA. at the Wesley University Student Center with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 22, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Erie, PA with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 23, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Columbus, OH. at Vinyard Christian Fellowship with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 24, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Grand Rapids, MI. at the Clarenceville UMC Hall with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 30, 1996
- Never Say Dinosaur, a tribute to Petra, is released on Star Song Records. Rob Watson provided some string arrangements for the album.
June 4, 1996
- Dreamworks' first PC CDRom video game is released - the Douglas TenNapel Creation, The NeverhoOd. The game features a wonderful award winning soundtrack written by Terry Taylor.
"You've never seen anything like the Neverhood... or heard anything like the swanky Dixieland jazz/blues music score that plays in the background. Klaymen forever!" (The Deseret News, Dec. 9, 1996)
"Although the burping is intrusive, the music is not. It has this cool jazz feel, laid back and somewhat ridiculous, but that's how everything looks in this game." (The Michigan Daily, Feb. 10, 1998)
July 4, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone.
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July 6, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone. This was a special second performance at the festival that took place in the BAI tent.
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July 7, 1996
- Tim Chandler performs with The Choir in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone. The performance is videotaped and an hour of footage is released on the home video, "Tattoo Video Hoopla Volume One".
- The Swirling Eddies' Sacred Cows is released.
Album Info & Lyrics
Dana Key of DeGarmo & Key sat near Alex MacDougall at GMA. Alex informed Dana that the Eddies were recording one of D&K's songs. Dana said that he knew that D&K shouldn't have recorded "I use the J word". (Source: Terry Taylor)
The Swirling Eddies nearly toured with the Newsboys to promote Sacred Cows. (Source: Terry Taylor)
Tim: "On Sacred Cows we played the cds of the original recordings in the studio while we just sort of played along with them, pretty much not knowing the next chord change..."
October 17, 1996
- An Angel Tree Christmas is released on Chordant. The album was produced by Alex MacDougall.
November 1, 1996
- A 34 song tribute to Mark Heard entitled Orphans of God is released on Fingerprint Records. DA performs "Strong Hand Of Love." Other artists include Bruce Cockburn, The Choir, Chagall Guevara, Buddy and Julie Miller, Randy Stonehill, Tonio K, Olivia Newton John and others.
November 11, 1996
- David Nicholas Perry, known to DA fans for his work on the Eddies' Spittle and Phlegm video, the Darn Floor - Big Bite album cover, and DA's video production on the road, is killed in a freak skateboarding accident in Lake Elsinore, CA.
"Our dear friend and video producer, Dave Perry was killed in a freak skateboarding accident in November of 96. Dave had been part of the DA team since the mid 80s and produced video for us on the road for concerts as well as all the Swirling Eddies stuff and more. His loss is heart-breaking to us all. He was one genuinely great person and his impact on our lives will be forever cherished. He had been living in Nashville for a couple of years and was coming out to California for a skateboarding competition. Terry spoke with him on the phone for a couple of hours, sharing the trials and tribulations each had been facing, and planned to get together for lunch the day after the competition. The last thing they spoke of was the grace and faithfulness of our Lord in the midst of doubt and confusion. Dave shared that he felt more at peace with God than he had in years. This poignant tidbit helped us all get through a very dark time. We'll miss him."