Music to Raise the Dead

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Music to Raise the Dead is the first independent cassette from American Christian rock band Resurrection Band, released in 1974. Although technically the band's first release, the album Awaiting Your Reply four years later is considered by most to be the band's official debut.[1]

Recording history

The cassette, featuring the kind of hard rock for which Resurrection Band would eventually become known, was recorded not long after the Jesus People USA community had moved from Minneapolis to Chicago, but before they found a permanent home in Uptown. The record was created in the basement of friend Gary Rotta entirely on headphones, so as not to wake Rotta's wife, who was asleep when the band recorded. However, the mixing board had been used many years previously to record one of Elvis Presley's number-one hits.

The cassette was re-released in a limited number of copies by the band's own label, Grrr Records, in 1992. It is considered a collector's item and is extremely hard to find.[1]

The song "Quite Enough" was re-recorded in a live version on the 1984 album Live Bootleg.

Track listing

Template:Multicol Side one

  1. "Down Baby"
  2. "I Can't Help Myself"
  3. "Crimson River"
  4. "There Will Be Fire"

Template:Multicol-break Side two

  1. "We Can See"
  2. "Better Way"
  3. "Growin' Stronger"
  4. "The Man I Used to Be"
  5. "Quite Enough"


Band members



  1. 1.0 1.1 Powell, Mark (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 752–7. .