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 +====== Duane M. Evarts ======
  
 +Rock\Punk Rock\\
 +Lakewood, California, USA
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 +From Facebook: "The song is called... "I Won't Let Go of the Holy Ghost" and I humorously refer my faux band that recorded this song as... EAR FATIGUE. You'll know why if you turn it up real loud and listen to it all the way through!
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 +Background...
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 +Sometime in 1981, several of my friends suggested that I stop writing so many Christian "​oldie-but-goodie-surfer-rapture-parody"​ songs and try some more "​current... popular... hip... cool" songs. I was reluctant to the thought, but was willing to keep an open mind.
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 +One evening I walked in on my Mom watching Columbo, Banacek, Hart-to-Hart or some other "who dun it?" TV drama of the era only to find her tapping her foot during a commercial for Sergio Valenti jeans - "Oh, Oh, Sergio"​ (google it).
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 +As I watched her "​rocking out" to this disco-style commercial jingle, I pondered if it could be made into a full-length Christian song, but not sound so "​disco-ish"​. Bear in mind, as a budding recording engineer/​producer and real music artist, I was as opposed to disco music as anyone could be at that time. After all, this was the post-metal, pre-grunge era of the short-lived speed-metal music genre (for those keeping track).
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 +So I set about learning the tune and writing some new lyrics. This was such a departure for me musically and there were VERY FEW people that EVER heard this song until now.
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 +For you enjoyment and edification,​ I am pleased to share the first of my two (and only two) hard-core metal-style songs, neither of which were ever used on tour or previously released."​
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 +Evarts also worked with [[Lost and Found]], [[Wings of Faith]], [[Whitestone]],​ [[Psalter]],​ [[The Greg Eccles Project]], [[Changes]],​ and most bands that worked with [[Harpazo! Ministries]] in their "State of the Heart" studios.
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 +===== Links =====
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 +  * [[https://​www.facebook.com/​groups/​280141968677640/​|The Harpazo! Ministries "​State-of-the-Heart"​ Studio / HMEA Records Facebook Group]]
 +  * [[https://​www.facebook.com/​duane.evarts/​videos/​10216367061507498/​|Video of "I Won't Let Go of the Holy Ghost"​]]