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Bluelew
03-30-2007, 12:35 PM
I just got a Randy Stonehill disc, a stripped down version of classic Stonehill songs, just Randy and his acoustic except Keagy jams with him on one track .
The disc is tiltled Touchstone and is only available from his website. If you love Randy you will want this one for sure.

laughingskunk
03-30-2007, 12:56 PM
Boy you are bringing back memories. Was quite a fan of his back in my college days(the late 80's). I remeber one tape I really liked- it had "Still small voice" and "Stop the world I want to get off" on it. He kind of reminds me of Jimmy Buffett in his songwriting- some really touching ballads and then some goofy or quirky stuff. I actually wish some of the modern CCM artists would take a lesson from him and work at finding their own musical voice. Wish that the album was available in stores, but otherwise I may just be forced to break down and order it. Thanks for the headsup! Patrick

Nelson
03-30-2007, 12:57 PM
I've been following Randy and Phil since I was in highschool nearly 30 years ago. You should check out their DVD "Together Again". It's pretty good material.

prusaw
03-30-2007, 12:59 PM
I saw Randy in college at George Fox U. in 1992- great concert!

gjensen7
03-30-2007, 01:27 PM
Randy is AWESOME!!!!! Without a doubt, one of the best singer/songwriter's out there...Christian or Secular! He is also an incredible guitarist.

Anyone not familiar with him owes it to themselves to pick up one of his albums or download some of his tunes.

I actually first saw him about 33 years ago. He played for about 40 people at this small "coffee house" outreach event at a church I attended. Very cool guy!

Bob Womack
03-30-2007, 01:32 PM
"King of Hearts" "Lung Cancer". Oh, Yeah.

Bob

ljguitar
03-30-2007, 01:42 PM
I just got a Randy Stonehill disc, a stripped down version of classic Stonehill songs, just Randy and his acoustic except Keagy jams with him on one track .
The disc is tiltled Touchstone and is only available from his website. If you love Randy you will want this one for sure.
Hi BlueLew...
Thanks for the tip!

Been a fan since the early ''Streetlevel'' days (Larry Norman, Randy, Daniel Amos Band, etc). Have brought him to town for concerts, and attended many others where he was on the bill.

I've always enjoyed his warped sense of humor (Lung Cancer Lament, Great Big Stupid World etc) and his sensitive side (Sing in Portugese, Rachael Delevoryas, Sarah etc).

He was the first person I ever saw who used parallel thirds, sixths acoustic runs during his live playing, and I literally sat with headphones and stripped his techniques apart and reconstructed them...he and Phil Keaggy had the most pronounced affect on my formational music years.

I have not mastered the over-the-head kick. In fact, I'm pretty sure if I tried it, you'd have to help me up off the floor.

TaylorFanatic7
03-30-2007, 02:11 PM
Saw Randy in Spokane, WA in 1988, he was touring with Amy Grant. Awesome performer!

astrummer
03-30-2007, 02:18 PM
Randy Stonehill "The Outlaw" my favorite of his.
His Christmas song---A real jewel IMHO

gjensen7
03-30-2007, 03:00 PM
His Christmas song---A real jewel IMHO
Are we talking "Christmas at Denny's"?...great song!

Bluelew
03-30-2007, 03:01 PM
I tell ya I'm listening now and he really shines as a player on this disc and he has a cool Lowden guitar, sounds great.

placervilledan
03-30-2007, 03:02 PM
American Fast Food. I have remembered that song since I was 8. I love the man.

Bob Womack
03-30-2007, 04:14 PM
Alright you punks. Anyone remember Larry Norman? Street Level, Only Visiting This Planet, Upon This Rock, etc.

Bob

gjensen7
03-30-2007, 04:22 PM
Alright you punks. Anyone remember Larry Norman? Street Level, Only Visiting This Planet, Upon This Rock, etc
Bob
Oh yeah! I remember the album Only Visiting This Planet by Larry Norman...blue cover with Larry sort of flying on it. I used to listen to it before going to bed..."walking upwards down the stairs"...I think that was a song on that.
Now, I'm feeling like a real "old timer"...:rolleyes:

Bob Womack
03-30-2007, 04:28 PM
Oh yeah! I remember the album Only Visiting This Planet by Larry Norman...blue cover with Larry sort of flying on it. I used to listen to it before going to bed..."walking upwards down the stairs"...I think that was a song on that.
Now, I'm feeling like a real "old timer"...:rolleyes:That was Upon This Rock. Only Visiting was black and showed Larry standing in a busy street holding his head. :D Did you ever look in the lead-out groove on that album? Larry scribbled some notes and pictures on the master of that album and Street Level.

Bob

sirflyguy2000
03-30-2007, 04:30 PM
I have had the pleasure of seeing him three or four times through the years. latest was last summer at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville with Keaggy and a few others in the round. Randy was the MC. What a nut! I was at a party with PK a year ago, and Phil showed us some computer videos of Randy. He does this monologue about how to suck a lozenge. Had me in tears! He did a bit of that same thing at the Bluebird.
Great songwriter. His song " Rachel Delevoryas" is one of the most beautiful songs ever written, IMO. He told the story about it last summer at the Bluebird. He ended up meeting either Rachel or her sister many years after the song was written.
His guitar style is kind of a frailing thing; definitely very quirky and unique. Not a shredder at all. He is a perfect example of a singer-songwriter-guitar player.
Anyway, Randy is cool. Signed a guitar for me once. Oh, and he is left handed.
My son still has a signed Wild Frontier poster on his wall. He signed it "Shut de do' - keep out the debil".
I just saw he will be at the Bluebird the 24th of next month. Wish I could go.

jayhawk
03-30-2007, 04:36 PM
Alright you punks. Anyone remember Larry Norman? Street Level, Only Visiting This Planet, Upon This Rock, etc.

Bob

Oh yeah. I remember hearing 'Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music' on Joyful Noise with Paul Baker. To hear that when Love Song was considered radical...

I have original versions of 'The Trilogy' including an original copy of 'So Long Ago in the Garden' (only 3000 actually pressed).

I can remember meeting Larry Norman when I was in high school. Like most kids of that age, I think I said something intelligent like, 'Ba-baba-ba ba ba'. He was very gracious.

Jack

gjensen7
03-30-2007, 04:45 PM
That was Upon This Rock. Only Visiting was black and showed Larry standing in a busy street holding his head. :D Did you ever look in the lead-out groove on that album? Larry scribbled some notes and pictures on the master of that album and Street Level.
Bob
Ah..yes! "My Bad"...I do remember that now. I remember at the time those albums were considered sort of "radical" and even inappropriate in many Christian circles at the time. I liked the music, but it had almost a "contraband" sort of vibe to it! Of course, the times have changed, but I don't hear much about Larry Norman anymore....wonder what he's doing (and what he looks like).

Bluelew
03-30-2007, 04:50 PM
I met Larry, in fact you may notice the tag under my screen name. I cover a few of his and Randy's songs at coffeehouses, there's a lot of people who have never even heard of them. Larry will be 60 next month, infact we're all invited to his party, he's had several heart attacts & does very limited engagements to cover his cost, if you live in Oregon and want tp party or just want to check him out go here.....http://www.larrynorman.com/

gjensen7
03-30-2007, 04:58 PM
Some of my favorite Randy Stonehill songs:
King of Hearts
Lung Cancer
Good News
Sarah (?)
Lung Cancer
Ramada Inn
Teen King
Venezuela
Jamie's Got the Blues
Counterfit King
Christmas at Denny's
Turning 30
.....many more, but my memory isn't what it used to be!

Bluelew
03-30-2007, 05:25 PM
Oh yeah those are good ones, on this disc he does these:
Stand like steel
Under the rug
Hand of God
Sing in portuguese
Love broke through
lung cancer
Starlings
Angels wings
Old clothes
Keep me running (jam with Keaggy)
King of hearts

gjensen7
03-30-2007, 05:31 PM
I'll definitely have to pick up that disc....
Keep me running is also one of my favorites!

Thanks for the memories (as someone famous used to say)!

placervilledan
03-30-2007, 08:49 PM
I'm incensed that no one has mentioned "American Fast Food". Totally incensed. Best song ever.

Hotraman
03-30-2007, 08:54 PM
Alright you punks. Anyone remember Larry Norman? Street Level, Only Visiting This Planet, Upon This Rock, etc.

Bob

Oh yeah...
saw randy years ago in Whittier, Cal.
Ran sound for him & his set list was on the back of his bank deposit slip!
great songwriter... anyone have his new CD?

broknprism
04-01-2007, 12:21 PM
I never followed Stonehill, but I remember sampling records as a new believer in the mid 70s. I kept choosing albums based on the cover. I bought Lamb, Barry McGuire, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Keith Green, and I remember passing by Phil Keaggy's first album because the cover looked goofy. Finally bought it and never looked back. He's done more to inpsire and influence my style than anyone else. Funny to think of how crude that record sounds now, but then, it was a guitarist's dream. Master and the Musician in 1978? Get outta here. Guitar masterpiece.

The genre was 'innocent' then. Once it had it's own labels and magazine, those days were gone.