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Ric Alba

September 4, 2007

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The Former bassist for The Altar Boys surprised the Christian music market when he produced a cathartic album of songs only vaguely reminiscent of his work with that seminal punk Christian punk band. The Material itself was distinctive , featuring songs that Alba had written after checking himself into a hospital for an extended period of pyschological help. The opening lyric, “Scream ’til the monsters go away,” sets the tone for the entire piece, in which Alba reflects on life as an adult through the eyes of a child. “Don’t make me sleep in the dark,” he sings in “Laughter”; “Don’t say you know how I feel / Then leave me there to cry alone,” he pleads in “Hold My Hand.” Rich in metaphor (the title is a poetic description of stars), the album won acclaim from such notable critics as CCM’s Brian Quincy Newcomb, while reamining predicatably unsuccesful commercially.

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6 comments

  1. truely helpless is still a really amazing song. reminds me of duran duran :)


  2. An powerful album and somewhat hard to find. But worth the time spent searching!


  3. I LIVED WITH RIC IN THE SAME HOUSE WHILE RECORDING THAT ENTIRE ALBUM-

    AWESOME!! I STILL HAVE THE MASTER CASSETTE HE GAVE ME FROM 1990/91-

    EVERY SONG IS BETTER THAN THE LAST , HE JUST NEEDED BETTER PROMOTION TO BREAK OUT-

    B.B.


  4. Edge Of A Hurricane is seriously one of the greatest songs ever.


  5. This album kept me company during so many lonely times. I absolutely love it, and HIGHLY recommend it!


  6. Holes in the Floor of Heaven is still one of the best albums ever written to date. Very spiritual,a bit mysterious and one of the most solid collection of songs from start to finish. I’ve had the album since it was released and still listen to it on a regular basis. Still waiting for Ric to release a follow up to it…hopefully someday that will happen.



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