This classic CCM album was one of the top albums of 1985 and was perceived by most as an album full of fundamentalist anthems. But I heard it differently.
This is awesome Tim. I’m glad you got to read their book (which I was honored to help them write!)... and chat with fabulous Tori. ❤️ big love to you.
First of all I'm glad that he got clean and came to grips with his past. Russ taff revealing about his struggle with alcoholism kind of helps me connect the dots on two different concerts of his. Either 1987 or it was 1988 his mannerism on stage seemed a bit stooped. He was performing at Marriott's Great America. He wasn't balanced very well just trying to sit down at one point of the concert. He almost fell off the wedge monitor. The other time was seeing him in Modesto with Bash n the Code. All of the music was really good! But in Modesto something about him seemed off. Off in a way that I was very familiar with remembering my dad being an alcoholic when he was alive. It's like once you've seen it you can't unsee it and you can spot it on anyone in a heartbeat. For my dad to get his grip on reality he had to have his kids taken away for a short period until he could prove that he can be a good father and stay sober. The last 10 years of his life were our best with him.
Excellent article, Tim. I'm a little younger than you and although NOT GONNA BOW brings to mind feats of strength from THE POWER TEAM, I always connected to Russ's passionate vocals. It's eye-opening to learn the stories and struggles behind these voices and classic works.
Stellar article. Really felt like I was taking the journey with you. Can't wait for your next work!
Another home run article about one of my favorite guys. Thanks Tim!!
Beautiful, powerful storytelling!
An amazing read! 💯