O of T in Recording Studio
Before we began recording this CD, we envisioned it to have a distinctly ethnically Jewish flavor and we wanted to call it "OY! Such a CD." Then we realized that the ballads could send the message of "Lessons of History." The Opossums of Truth have called upon their adjunct Opossums and old friends, and invited new musicians to perform on this newest CD. Peter Sprague, our great recording engineer and superb jazz guitarist/mentor and arranger commented that these songs are not what he is used to recording for us and a departure from the norm; that we had expanded the horizons of Scientific Gospel, both musically and topically. His comments led to the title we have chosen: "Breakin' The Rules!."
This CD will be a departure from traditional Scientific Gospel fare - just as the title implies, Steve has written many songs over the years that don't fit into any box. There are ballads portraying man's inhumanity to man and the hope for learning the lessons of history. The parodies will have you laughing, stomping your feet, and jumping up to yell "Hallelujah! Evolution." But, he just could not record a CD without the usual humor to balance the seriousness of some of the songs. There will be surprise vocals, exciting and great musical offerings and of course, Dr. Stephen Baird's wonderfully humorous lyrics. The CD release concert will take place July 31st, 2004 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Stay tuned for more details.