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Discipline Of The Groove by Recess

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: R&B, CD, Album
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  1. 1. Discipline Of The Groove
  2. 2. In That Number
  3. 3. That's The Way He Planned It
  4. 4. Hands That Made The World
  5. 5. My Own Way
  6. 6. Last Call
  7. 7. Fun Tonight
  8. 8. Decieve And Destroy
  9. 9. Don't Run Away
  10. 10. I Found Love
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This is basically a blue-eyed soul album; not the English Simply Red variety, but more the American Hall & Oates style. In fact the first thing that came to my mind on listening to the opening track was a song from the 70s recently revived 'Play That Funky Music White Boy' and I think that pretty well sums this up. If this was a Christian album released in the 70s it would have been innovative, however in the 90s this has no musical surprises. I don't want to sound as though it's a bad album - it's not at all, in fact it's quite good, and the production is excellent, but in the general market place, this kind of funk would be a bit outdated with, apart from one rap thrown in for good measure, very little homage to any house/hip-hop trends of today. The tunes are quite catchy and at times a bit like Lional Ritchie or Paul Simon with even a touch of the Winans creeping in. The main lead singer's voice is oddly reminiscent of George Michael to these ears, and so it all makes quite an interesting cocktail. Some special FX voices seem inspired by Frank Perretti: one song begins with the Deceiver and the Destroyer discussing plans to overcome their enemy. There's not a bad song on the album, but there's not any outstanding classic either, or anything to distinguish Recess from other pop/funk Christian artists like Bryan Duncan or Edin-Adahl. It would be interesting to see them live in this country in case they're more exciting in concert, but failing that, what more can I say? If you like the idea of Hall & Oates with George Michael singing, then this is for you!

Style: R&B
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 4790
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Reunion RRACD0055
Items: 1
Release Date: 1990
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A 1989 album from a long forgotten American band.

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Posted by Beth Hanson at 19:34 on Sep 16 2005

Recess is my favorite band. I grew up in Youth for Christ listening to Tim McGuire cut his teeth as a band leader. I wish I could find out what happened to them.

Posted by Anonymous in Indiana, United States at 23:19 on Jan 21 2006

Tim McGuire is currently a staff pastor at Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene in Portage, Indiana. You can read his personal blog at:

Posted by Dan Reisen at 17:39 on Jun 14 2006

Tim freakin rocks!

Posted by Jerry Gassie in Kenosha, WI at 22:02 on Jul 6 2006

Gee, why didn't they put our first release on this site? Ah, well... Recess your favorite band eh? Well that's kewl. The one and only Recess performance since the 90's was at my wedding reception in 2004. The only way I could convince them to get back together! Take care!

Posted by Kate in Chicago at 11:30 on Oct 9 2011

Tony Bobalik (keyboards) is doing great. He's worked on quite a few albums in collaboration with other artists, currently teaches private piano lessons, and is the worship leader at Mt Olive Church, in Chicago IL. f.html

Posted by Chris & Vicki kuhn in Mount prospect at 19:30 on Nov 22 2016

Did Tim McGuire worship at forest preserve bible church

Posted by Renzo Ramos in Brazil at 12:35 on Dec 19 2017

Please someone has the album Weird Things?

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