A look at his mid-80s releases, "Sheep In Wolves Clothing" and "Look Up" and how they engaged in the crossover era.
The execs didn't know what they were seeing. Ecstasy and grace come from the same place.
Tim, I love when you tell your own story/ies. And Mylon's story is also fascinating. May be rest in peace and power. I do believe in the last video that was some folk drumming around a fire and chanting to Yemaya! Am I correct that there was acceptance and understanding in his song?
I remember Mylon LeFevre once stating in an interview (...as I don't quite remember which magazine of the many, was conducting it) but he was asked about his very "unconventional" and even somewhat "inappropriate worldly wardrobe, costuming and clothing he & his band members would wear on stage during their concerts, which were SUPPOSED to reflect Christian ethics, morals, role modeling & evangelism. His quick & concise response to that was something to the effect of, "Do you expect us all to wear neck ties with sharp & shiny 3-piece suits? Well, back in the day, even no good, gun slinging Mobsters & Gangsters wore 3-piece suits!"
That quote may not have been word for word verbatim, but that was the BEST & QUICKEST comeback I've heard in a long, long while!!!
It's too bad we lost Mylon after a battle with cancer, in September of 2023.
I was listening to TRAIN'S UP IN THE SKY as part of my vocal warm up for church yesterday. I really loved his cover of SHOWER THE PEOPLE, which was surprisingly soulful (not sure why he reversed the lyrics in the chorus). May he rest.