Rescue – Jesus is the Truth / Get Right

Jesus is the Truth / Get Right (7″)
1982 Maranatha Multimedia
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Rick Craven – Lead vocals, guitar, synthesizer
Andy Howard – Bass

Other possible members:
Fred Covyeau – Guitar
Vince Covyeau – Drums
Mark Spaulding – Drums

Side 1:

  1. Jesus Is the Truth

Side 2:

  1. Get Right

This mysterious band popped up on an eBay auction and then disappeared just as quickly. Very little information about them out there, and the single had very little on it other than who wrote the two songs (Rick on both, Andy joining him on the second). Only those two members were mentioned on this single, but a 6 song ep from the next year (called 2000 Years Later) might have had some of the same players (so they are listed above as “possible”). The first track is punk rock heavily influenced by early Misfits. It’s fast, punkish, and in your face. The vocalist is doing a very credible early Glen Danzig crooner punk style. The songwriting is a bit less heavy than you will find by the Misfits, but still pretty close (Walk Among Us being the closest comparison). The second track is less punk and more hard rock. The guitars are still there, but the song is slower/definitely less punk than the first, and the vocalist sounds less like early Glenn Danzig and more like a hard rocker. But the song is still pretty heavy by 1982 Christian rock standards. Overall, a very impressive release that hardly anyone has heard. I would also doubt that the “Maranatha” in the music label is related to THE Maranatha music label of about the same time.

Missing Information: Who played what on this.

One Reply to “Rescue – Jesus is the Truth / Get Right”

  1. I saw Rescue in concert with Petra at the Royal Oak Music Theater, in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1981 or ’82. It was for the Never Say Die tour. I had that record, pictured above, and the band members signed it for me. Unfortunately, I lost it. I would love to hear that music again! I haven’t heard it in well over 30 years. The sound I remember is a cross between Fireworks and Def Lep, but your review doesn’t line up with that, and it has been over 30 years!


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