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Christian heavy rock... Paige Armstrong? Sent By Ravens? Shachah?

Going way back... Barlow Girl?

Having a music collection seems to be regarded as old fashioned these days. Everybody is defaulting to streaming services, where you either have to keep paying every month to maintain access or listen to incessant commercials. But I'm keeping my collection. I can listen to Lynx Radio anywhere I am, with no data service at all, and it plays all the hits I like... every single one of the 10,466 tracks in my carefully curated collection.
Here is a bit more detail. I attended a Christian high school and during my junior and senior years was first introduced to Christian rock, specifically bands such as Resurrection Band and Servant. Later discovered Daniel Band, Barnabas, Stronghold, Jerusalem, Degarmo & Key, Petra, etc. By the mid-eighties became a Stryper fan and of all the other 'white metal' bands such as Barren Cross, Bloodgood, Deliverance, Whitecross, Sacred Warrior, etc.

Yes, call me 'old fashioned' but enjoy having a music collection- appreciate owning a physical product. Streaming is fine but it does not give you opportunity for ownership of a physical product. I like having the CD mini booklet with cover art, lyrics, liner notes, band photos, etc.
 

Lynx

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Yes, I have a collection of demo tapes that some obscure bands released back in the eighties. LOL.
Do you know how to preserve that music on a computer? Cassettes degrade over time. Vinyl degrades by listening to it.

More than 2,000 of my tracks came from old vinyl records. I played the records, piped the audio to computer and recorded it, then edited the file into tracks.

I can walk you through it. It's real easy to do, and you probably already have all the equipment you need. Might need to pick up a five dollar patch cable. The program I use is Audacity, which is free.
 

Lynx

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Here is a bit more detail. I attended a Christian high school and during my junior and senior years was first introduced to Christian rock, specifically bands such as Resurrection Band and Servant. Later discovered Daniel Band, Barnabas, Stronghold, Jerusalem, Degarmo & Key, Petra, etc. By the mid-eighties became a Stryper fan and of all the other 'white metal' bands such as Barren Cross, Bloodgood, Deliverance, Whitecross, Sacred Warrior, etc.
Stryper... Petra... Degarmo & Key... Back then we thought we were so gritty and hard and cool.

Then Kutless came along and showed us how it was really done.

Then Kutless calmed down and started singing everybody else's songs, just like PC&D. Oh well.
 
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Do you know how to preserve that music on a computer? Cassettes degrade over time. Vinyl degrades by listening to it.
More than 2,000 of my tracks came from old vinyl records. I played the records, piped the audio to computer and recorded it, then edited the file into tracks.
I can walk you through it. It's real easy to do, and you probably already have all the equipment you need. Might need to pick up a five dollar patch cable. The program I use is Audacity, which is free.
Thanks for the offer, but all of the demo tapes in question have been re-issued on CD. I still keep the cassettes around for collectible purposes.

Stryper... Petra... Degarmo & Key... Back then we thought we were so gritty and hard and cool.

Then Kutless came along and showed us how it was really done.

Then Kutless calmed down and started singing everybody else's songs, just like PC&D. Oh well.
What is cool is that Stryper is still around and making arguably its best music ever.