Barngrover/Light – Living on the Outside

Barngrover/Light
Living on the Outside
198? CRS Records
Huntington Beach, California, USA

Written, Performed and produced by Robert Barngrover and Stephen Light
Additional vocals: Dorothy Light

Side 1:

  1. Days Like These
  2. Living on the Outside
  3. Surf City Revisited

Side 2:

  1. I Want to Go There with You
  2. History 101
  3. The World Turns On

This is not the first Barngrover/Light tape I have heard of, but it is the first to make it on this blog. Robert Barngrover and Stephen Light played together under the Barngrover/Light moniker from 1979 to 1992, so I am not sure what era this tape was released in. I think I have it narrowed down the 80s, if that helps :). The sound is a blues-influenced rock sound that borders on hard rock here and there. They have also been known to explore folk and progressive rock as well, but they seem to stick with rock on this tape. While they usually have a full band on most of releases I have seen, they are apparently handling all the instruments themselves here. They also note that “Living on the Outside” was recorded with their former band Blue Shift.

Dan Deeble & Robert Barngrover – To Wherever There’s a Heart

Dan Deeble & Robert Barngrover
To Wherever There’s a Heart
19?? CRS Records (9262-19)
Huntington Beach, California, USA

Dan Deeble – Vocals, piano, additional keyboards
Robert Barngrover – All guitars

Rob Deeble – Backup vocals on “To Wherever There’s a Heart,” drums on “A Beautiful Beginning”

Side 1:

  1. To Wherever There’s a Heart
  2. Look Away
  3. Precious Moments
  4. When I Look to You

Side 2:

  1. Love Song
  2. Ease the Pain
  3. A Beautiful Beginning
  4. Humble Knees

Robert Barngrover of Barngrover/Light teams up with Dan Deeble to release an album of light rock. This is much lighter than the progressive/blues rock of Barngrover/Light. I wonder if Dan’s brother Rob that made some guest appearances here is the same as Robert Deeble of Days Like These fame? It seems like this project is mainly Dan, but with a lot of help from Bargrover. Several of the songs are folk rock in nature, with some hints of Caribbean and other world music touches here and there. There is no date on this tape, but I would almost say it was a 70s Jesus Music album. Unless it was released in the 80s and 90s, in which case it would be labeled folk rock / light rock.