Okay, Okay…


**If hearing Christian music from the 80s and 90s causes you pain, do not continue… The following songs are hardcore Christian. Not suitable for all audiences.**

No need to twist my arm, folks. I have a healthy sense of humor about my college days. And judging by the comments on my last post, so do many of you. This is just a few of the approximately 80 songs I converted to mp3 this past week. For those of you who don’t remember or don’t normally read my blog, these songs were recorded by a music group I was part of during my time at Bible College. The group toured the country and performed their “multi-media” (think slide shows, music, and skits) concerts for churches coast to coast. And so here it is, just a smattering of old Impact Brass and Singers’ songs.

This first one is Evolution Redefined. It was recorded on the campus of Ozark Christian College in the Spring of 1995. I’m singing the solo on this one from the perspective of a student who is being “subjected” to a teacher who believes in evolution. The horror! My character suggests that perhaps there is “another possible solution.” Prepare thyself…

This is Higher Ground. We recorded this in 1992, my first year in the group. I included it because it is typical of the brass and vocals that Impact Brass was known for. My favorite part is the “marching band-esque” interlude. I can almost see the flags and poms…

This is He Shall Dry Every Tear. I wasn’t even part of the group when this was recorded in 1981. But, it represents old-school Impact Brass and Singers.


Well, that’s probably enough Impact Brass stuff for now. I just thought I should give examples of what I’ve written about numerous times. Proof, if you will.

7 responses to “Okay, Okay…

  1. Natalie @ I AM (not)

    Ok, seriouly, I couldn’t even listen to but about 20 seconds of those. I tried, I really tried. And I love me some Tyler singin’, but, oh my, I just couldn’t do it.

    *sigh* honestly? I didn’t even like it THEN!!! πŸ™‚ Good thing I had my OWN rockin’ group to show off. Remember DOXA??!!? you betcha

  2. Natalie @ I AM (not)

    I’m going to have to find a way to get our duet on the www. Remember when we sang together at the graduation thingy. Ah, good times. Good times indeed.

    For all of you who don’t know…Tyler is seriously talented!

  3. OH. MY. GOD. The horrible thing is that I’m envisioning the choreography. And the flashing pictures of apes on the wall o slides. Wow. We did the same program the following year, and I wanted to end my life every single time Dave Smith came out to the bus upon church arrival and said, “Program is ‘Control.'” SPARE ME!

  4. Videos must be posted by someone…I’ll never be the same after seeing them.

    Not to mention Tyler trying to “turn the gay down a notch” πŸ™‚

  5. At least the Impact attire was not nearly as hideous as in Highest Praise.

  6. Okay i agree with Natalie, I could only listen to the first song about 15.1 seconds of it, yet i remember your voice and i love it. Even if it’s in the cheezy impact brass. You are talented indeed.
    I’m suprised you haven’t tried out for American Idol, or have you?

  7. I made it through the first two songs, but not the third! What a blast from the past. Tyler, the evolution song was cheesy, but your voice is fantastic! I had forgotten about all the ooh wa ooh’s of your monkey chorus though. Nice.

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