477. Keep No Secrets – Morgan Cryar
KEEP NO SECRETS (1984)
Though it would be Morgan Cryar’s follow up release featuring the mega-hit, “Pray in the U.S.A.” that would bring the success it was this initial debut that would remain Cryar’s best work. A “safe” Steve Taylor with mainstream evangelical lyrics and memorable hooks made him an instant new favorite.
“Carried Away,” “Keep No Secrets,” “Holy Fire” and “Just a Few of My Old Friends” became staples on Christian radio and they stood out clearly against a format filled with Amy Grant, Michael W Smith and Sandy Patti. The latter was a cute novelty song about our sins that we keep around with us, but put into a very friendly and quirky tune.
Cryar would score huge Inspirational success with the song “What Sin?” but it is the debut that remains his strongest artistically and fares much better than most Christian music for the time.
Side note that is completely inexplicable and remains one of the great mysteries in CCM. Cryar’s original band and collaborators went on to form the band Kings X.