Radical Times – Biker Praise

Radical Times
Biker Praise
1988 (no label)
Everett, Washington, USA

  1. Biker Praise Instrumental 1
  2. Biker Praise Instrumental 2
  3. Biker Praise Instrumental 3
  4. Biker Praise Instrumental 4
  5. Biker Praise Instrumental 5
  6. Biker Praise Instrumental 6
  7. Biker Praise Instrumental 7
  8. Biker Praise Instrumental 8
  9. Biker Praise Instrumental 9
  10. Biker Praise Instrumental 10
  11. Biker Praise Instrumental 11
  12. Biker Praise Instrumental 12

So basically, this recording is on the B side of a tape by either “Radical times” or “P.U.N.K.S. for Christ.” It is twelve instrumental songs with no titles, no list of players, and no reason given for why it is “praise.” Are they praising bikers themselves, or do they think praise and worship music for bikers at church should not have lyrics? Or did some sing and the recording equipment malfunctioned on the vocal track for some reason? Or were they planning to add vocals later? The world may never know. At first I thought the style was biker hard rock, but pretty soon I began to realize it was more punk rock. Something along the lines of Upside Down Room, but, you know, without the vocals… so also not really.

Missing Information: song titles and who played on this tape

Radical Times – P.U.N.K.S. for Jesus

Radical Times
P.U.N.K.S. for Jesus
1988 (no label)
Everett, Washington, USA

  1. Instrumental 1
  2. Content (version 1)
  3. Instrumental 2
  4. Tocatta and Fugue in D minor (version 1)
  5. I Love God
  6. Psalm Song
  7. I’m Not Talkin’ About Religion (Altar Boys cover)
  8. No Other Way
  9. Tocatta and Fugue in D minor (version 2)
  10. Instrumental 3
  11. Content (version 2)
  12. Instrumental 4
  13. Cannon in D
  14. Instrumental 5
  15. Instrumental 6
  16. Content (version 3)

I am not sure if the name of the band is P.U.N.K.S. for Jesus, or if there is no band name and this is just a collection of people playing various songs for Radical Times. I call it “Radical Times” because there was a Biker Praise album on side 2, and it helps to organize if it is all under the band name “Radical Times.” The problem is, the style is all over the place: punk rock, electronic music, sitar based music, etc. Some of these songs may not sound punk to some, but there are some definite skate punk influenced songs here. For example, the first instrumental track reminds me of the song “Pete’s Theme” by Blind Dog Lost for the Psycho Skates VHS from back in the day. But some of the songs are not punk, but alternative or electronic. Their cover of the Altar Boys is all keyboards and electronic drums, for instance. But there are other punk-ish songs, and some that sound like the Crazed Bunnyz doing punk. No song names, but there is a different version of this demo with a different song order that I borrowed these song namess from.

Missing information: song names, who played on this.