The most creative artists of alternative ccm are often consigned to the gospel market ghetto, while in actuality making artistic statements that perceive popular trends before their time. The great genius of pop music most hurt by this injustice is Terry Taylor of DA, and the strongest support for this argument can be found on the band's great classic album, Doppelganger.
Taylor's brilliant satire of popular culture "Mall" the radio station in St Paul, MN began giving significant support to an enjoyable, but lesser song with almost the exact lyrics and ideas, "Escalator of Life," right down to the mannequin imagery.
Taylor's brilliant attacks on televangelists in "I Didn't Build it For Me" and "New Car" predate the Swaggart/Bakker and more recent Robert Tilton fiascos. Elsewhere, as in "Here I Am," "Youth With A Machine" and "Autographs for the Sick," DA predates ideas that have made others a heap of money in pursuit of MTV fame & teenage superstardom.
This is the record that was amazingly ahead of its time. This is the DA record that could have catapulted them into mainstream success if anybody had invested enough money into their career. This is the record you should buy immediately. No serious alternative music fan, Christian or otherwise, should miss this record. After...
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