- Loam's Stereoscopic is released. Terry produced.
- Hymns of Jesus is released. The executive producer was Alex MacDougall.
- Pipe Organ Hymns is released. The executive producer was Alex MacDougall.
February 8, 1996
- Common Children's Skywire is released on Tattoo Records. Jerry Chamberlain sang background vocals on "Drown."
February 10, 1996
(Photos taken in Upland, Indiana courtesy of Kevin Shafer.)
- The Lost Dogs perform in Upland, Indiana at Taylor University. Prior to the show, the band is interviewed by 7 Ball Magazine for an article that would be published in May/June of the same year.
"The Dogs Way"
February 21, 1996
- The Choir's Free Flying Soul is released on Tattoo Records. Tim Chandler played bass and occasional guitars. Tim also cowrote "Polar Boy", "Sled Dog", "The Chicken", "Slow Spin", and "Leprechaun."
Steve Hindalong: "Tim was still living in So Cal, so we flew him down for 3 weeks to make the record with us. He was ALL IN! Probably more involved creatively and emotionally than on any other Choir album. Good times!"
March 1-April 19, 1996
- Tim Chandler tours with The Choir.
March 24, 1996
- The Choir performs in St. Louis MO. at Christ Church, UCC. Brian Quincy Newcomb, the Church's pastor, announces the band and mentions Daniel Amos as the "mothership of Alternative Christian Music". That fragment can be heard at the beginning of the Choir's live album, Let it Fly.
- Lost Dogs' The Green Room Serenade Part One is released. In addition to Terry's heavy involvement with the band, DA's Tim Chandler also played most of the bass guitar.
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Album Info & Lyrics
(Note: Several tracks were started for "Part Two" including "Ready For Love To Win" and "Make Believe". Only "Make Believe" ever surfaced as a bonus track for the KMG Best of the Lost Dogs collection.)
May 3, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Bartlesville, OK. at the wherehouse with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 4, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Dallas, TX. with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 5, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Houston, TX. at United Woodlands Methodist Church with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 6, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Baton Rouge, LA. at the First Baptist Church with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 8, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Marietta, GA. at the Pterodactyl with the Dimestore Prophets.
- After the show, Terry sits down with Tom Edmondson for a brief interview.
"A Few Minutes With Terry Taylor"
May 9, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Myrtle Beach, SC. at the Upper Room with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 10, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Jacksonville, FL. at the Murray Hill Theater with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 11, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in St. Petersburg, FL. at the Refuge with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 14, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Chattanooga, TN. at the Metro with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 16, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Milwaukee, WI. at the Lion Club with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 17, 1996
(Photos taken in St. Louis, courtesy of Eric & Jason Townsend)
- The Lost Dogs perform in St. Louis, MO. at Christ Church, UCC with the Dimestore Prophets. Brian Quincy Newcomb is the pastor at the Church.
Set List: Eleanor It's Raining Now, Mexico, Imagine That, Bullet Train, You Satisfy, Amber Waves Goodbye, Built For Glory, Up In The Morning,
Pray Where You Are, The Last Testament Of Angus Shane, Red White And Blue, Hard Time Come Again No More, Breath Deep, Bad Indigestion, Why Is The Devil Red, Rocky Mountain Mines, Close But No Cigar, Jimmy, Little Red Riding Hood, Wooly Bully, No Ship Coming In, If It Be Your Will
May 18, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Elgin, IL. at the Wonderland Auditorium with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 19, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Akron, OH. at Ron's Crossroads with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 20, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Lancaster, PA. at the Lancaster YFC Center with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 21, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Lancaster, PA. at the Wesley University Student Center with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 22, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Erie, PA with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 23, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Columbus, OH. at Vinyard Christian Fellowship with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 24, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Grand Rapids, MI. at the Clarenceville UMC Hall with the Dimestore Prophets.
May 30, 1996
- Never Say Dinosaur, a tribute to Petra, is released on Star Song Records. Rob Watson provided some string arrangements for the album.
- 7Ball Magazine mentions the Swirling Eddies' new Sacred Cows project.
"By the time you read this, the Swirling Eddies may have returned with one of their most unusual projects yet - an album with remakes of classic Christian songs. There's also the possibility of a tour."
- 7 Ball Magazine includes an article and interview with the Lost Dogs.
The Dogs Way
- A full page ad for The Lost Dogs Green Room Serenade Part One appears in 7Ball Magazine.
July 4, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone.
Set List: Eleanor, It's Raining Now, Mexico, Imagine That, You Satisfy, Bullet Train, Up In The Morning, Built For Glory Made To Last, Cry Baby Cry, Pray Where You Are, Red, White and BLue, Breath Deep, Bad Indigestion, Why Is The Devil Red?, Close But No Cigar
July 6, 1996
- The Lost Dogs perform in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone. This was a special second performance at the festival that took place in the BAI tent. The performance was noteable primarily because of the very loose feeling of the show - even more so than the typical Lost Dogs performance. The audience was crowded around the band, packed into a tiny tent and the stage itself was not elevated above the crowd to any significant degree. The Dogs ran through any song that popped into their head including some random jamming and a bunch of covers.
Set List: (Jam), This Could Be The Last Time (Rolling Stones), Lil' Red Riding Hood (Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs), Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs), Mexico, No Ship Coming In, Imagine That, Rocky Mountain Mines, The Bullet Train, Amber Waves Goodbye, SmokeScreen, Pray Where You Are, The Last Testament of Angus Shane, Red, White and Blue, Eleanor, It's Raining Now, Baby Baby (Camarillo Eddy Version), Bad Indigestion, If It Be Your Will, Breath Deep (False Starts), Hard Times Come Again No More, Breath Deep
July 7, 1996
- Tim Chandler performs with The Choir in Bushnell, Illinois at Cornerstone. The performance is videotaped and an hour of footage is released on the home video, "Tattoo Video Hoopla Volume One".
- The Swirling Eddies' Sacred Cows is released.
Album Info & Lyrics
Who could have predicted that the Swirling Eddies follow up to Zoom Daddy would be a CD of CCM hits?
Tim: "On Sacred Cows, we played the cds of the original recordings in the studio while we just sort of played along with them, pretty much not knowing the next chord change..."
Mike Roe: "We recorded the basic tracks for that all in one night. I suggested that we copy the original record we were doing a parody of onto the master tape and simply play along to it and then remove it and see what was left. What you hear is what was left. It was one of the most memorable recording experiences of my life. By 4 a.m. we were all completely out of our minds. I liked that."
Alex: "I was at StarSong as Sr. VP in charge of special projects (concept, thematic, compilations), in Nashville. I was fairly tired with much of CCM and had an idea of the Eddies covering the 'hits.' And so I called Terry and told him of my idea. He said, 'I'm in!' And that's how it started. I got to play on it as well, I think at Gene Eugene's. To Terry's credit, although a 'parody,' he never changed the lyrics to the songs. It is actually not a true parody because of this, but musically, IT IS a parody. And that's the history behind it."
Interesting note: The Swirling Eddies nearly toured with the Newsboys to promote Sacred Cows. (Source: Terry Taylor)
September 14, 1996
- Douglas TenNapel's animated series Project Geeker begins airing on the WB network. Terry composed the theme music.
While Terry had been initially contracted to write the main theme of the series, Shawn Patterson was chosen to be the composer for each episode's score. Two days before the first episode aired, Columbia TriStar discovered a licensing issue with Terry's music and the first episodes aired with a theme song written by Patterson. A few weeks in, the licensing issues were resolved and Terry's original them was put back into the show.
October 17, 1996
- An Angel Tree Christmas is released on Chordant. The album was produced by Alex MacDougall.
October 31, 1996
- Dreamworks' first PC CDRom video game is released - the Douglas TenNapel Creation, The NeverhoOd. The game features a wonderful award winning soundtrack written by Terry Taylor.
"You've never seen anything like the Neverhood... or heard anything like the swanky Dixieland jazz/blues music score that plays in the background. Klaymen forever!" (The Deseret News, Dec. 9, 1996)
"Although the burping is intrusive, the music is not. It has this cool jazz feel, laid back and somewhat ridiculous, but that's how everything looks in this game." (The Michigan Daily, Feb. 10, 1998)
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November 1, 1996
- A 34 song tribute to Mark Heard entitled Orphans of God is released on Fingerprint Records. DA performs "Strong Hand Of Love." Other artists include Bruce Cockburn, The Choir, Chagall Guevara, Buddy and Julie Miller, Randy Stonehill, Tonio K, Olivia Newton John and others.
November 11, 1996
- David Nicholas Perry, known to DA fans for his work on the Eddies' Spittle and Phlegm video, the Darn Floor - Big Bite album cover, and DA's video production on the road, is killed in a freak skateboarding accident in Lake Elsinore, CA.
"Our dear friend and video producer, Dave Perry was killed in a freak skateboarding accident in November of 96. Dave had been part of the DA team since the mid 80s and produced video for us on the road for concerts as well as all the Swirling Eddies stuff and more. His loss is heart-breaking to us all. He was one genuinely great person and his impact on our lives will be forever cherished. He had been living in Nashville for a couple of years and was coming out to California for a skateboarding competition. Terry spoke with him on the phone for a couple of hours, sharing the trials and tribulations each had been facing, and planned to get together for lunch the day after the competition. The last thing they spoke of was the grace and faithfulness of our Lord in the midst of doubt and confusion. Dave shared that he felt more at peace with God than he had in years. This poignant tidbit helped us all get through a very dark time. We'll miss him."