Making An Unholy Racket For Jesus
:: Onward Christian Soldiers ::
:: Bringing In The Sheaves ::
:: Precious Memories ::
Tony did a piece about Joe Maphis earlier this month. Thanksalot Tony for stealing my thunder. The only reason I'm still doing a piece about Joe Maphis is because this album is completely different than the one Tony gave us. On this one Joe is playing six and twelve stringed instruments, and they're plugged into an amplifier and some kind of crazy looking reverb/echo device (as seen on the cover). The other thing that's way different this time is that Joe is playing for Jesus. There's not much in the way of speed on this record (Jesus hates speed), but there's lots of great sounding double necked Mosrite guitars, and not much else. The guitars are multi-layered, and as promised by the cover photo, drenched in various echo and reverb effects (Jesus loves reverb).
What you get is a Gospel record that doesn't preach. Sure, there are recognizable numbers like Bringing In The Sheaves, and if you want to sing along, that's fine. Just please keep it to yourself. I'd rather simply listen to this masterful musician play.