Mysterious Package From Planet X!

Mysterious Package From Planet X!

I found this box by my front door the other day. It has the Green Seal of Planet X on it…

What on Earth could it be?

I guess the only way to know is to open it, if I dare.

 

Eureka!

A blast from my past! It is the

Ultra-Deluxe CD Edition of

Daniel Amos’ Horrendous Disc!

Daniel Amos is a band that was (still is) very influential in my life. This specific album, especially the title song, shifted my perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horrendous Disc

from the album “Horrendous Disc”

Words and Music by Terry Scott Taylor, Jerry Parker Chamberlain, Mark Cook
©1980 Cancel and Eat (ASCAP)

Scene I:

He turns the TV high, the walls are paper thin
He hopes the neighbor folks aren’t listening
He’s killed his wife with words, confident it’s private rage
When up goes the curtain and he’s on the stage

He’s on the stage, yeah, God sees it all
He’s on the stage, yeah, He has total recall
It is an art, yeah, hiding murder in your heart

Scene II:

The show is over, he pours himself a drink
Best to forget about it
Put a record on the stereo and try not to think
And the record plays:
“…This is your life, you beat your wife…”
We’ll spare the gory details and simply say

Recording artist, yeah, God hears it all
Recording artist, yeah, He has total recall
Your sneaky moves, yeah, are right here in
the grooves

Scene III:

He puts his car in gear, got to get outta here
Going somewhere far away (going somewhere far away)
But through the headlight beam
He sees a billboard scene, his fight last night is on display

You’re on display, yeah, He sees it all
(Recording artist / Yeah, is on stage)
You’re on display, yeah, He has total recall
(Recording artist / Your private rage, yeah, is on stage)
You’re on display, yeah, He sees it all
(Recording artist / Your private rage, yeah, is on stage)
You’re on display, yeah yeah, He has total recall
(Recording artist / Your private rage, yeah, is on stage)
Your bloody crime, oh is up there on the sign
Nah nah nah nah nah…

This song is not alone in deep impact in my life. DA is rated as one of, if not the, highest favorites of mine.

But wait… THERE’S MORE!

Here is what exploded out of the Ultra-Deluxe box:

Along with the remastered Horrendous Disc-

There are four other discs of music.

There is a cool vinyl picture disc with a song on each side.

There are photos of Preachers From Outer Space.

There is a DA button.

There is a DA sticker.

There is a DA guitar pick.

This is a wonderful set for me. One of the CD’s is a recording of a concert held at Calvary Costa Mesa on February 3rd, 1979… the week before I went into the Air Force. I was there!

I can’t begin to explain how influential Terry Taylor and Daniel Amos is in my life. Many a deep seated meme planted by the music from them. Of course you know, this is only the latest edition to my collection. If you take the time to check out the official website:

http://www.danielamos.com/

If you study the music, you may gain a little more understanding of me. Now, excuse me… I have some listening to do!

 

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