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153. Little Red Riding Hood – Lost Dogs

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (1993)

Lost Dogs

It was very difficult to decide exactly which of the first two Lost Dogs projects would be ranked higher on this list as both are incredible projects. Ultimately it came down to the fact that the debut had “Breathe Deep,” which amongst the Top 10 greatest CCM songs ever. But this album should not be missed by anyone that…well…just anyone!

No Ship Coming In opens up the album and should have earned the band a charting single. But it was 1993 and CCM radio was too busy with Point of Grace and Carman. The acoustic melody and tight harmonies are just fantastic. Inspired by the best of the Beach Boys vocally the songs is a sing-a-long fest.

It would literally expand beyond the normal limitations of these reviews to discuss every great song the album. But Imagine That, You Satisfy, Dunce Cap and Jimmy are just stand outs. The latter featuring a subdued and touching vocal by Gene Eugene. “Jesus Loves You, Brian Wilson” is just a true treasure.

The follow up to “Breathe Deep” is the wonderful “Pray Where You Are,” though one does get the sense that it is really “Breathe Deep: Part Two.” But when a song is that great you can’t blame them for trying. The song itself is great and stands as one of the best the group has ever recorded.

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  1. Shawn McLaughlin
    February 17, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Man…..this is in my top 20 all-time, easy. Dunce Cap and Jimmy still make me tear up. Derri’s laughter during the in between songs patter, “D is for dunce” is the best thing ever. I think that The Lost Cabin’s “That’s Where Jesus Lives” is “Breathe Deep” part III. Those 3 songs are definitely of a piece.

  2. February 17, 2011 at 4:58 am

    If I recall correctly “Pray Where You Are” actually charted on Christian radio, which surprised everyone including the band!

    I also agree that “Breathe Deep,” “Pray Where You Are,” and “That’s Where Jesus Is” make up one of the finest trilogies of songs written with the theme of the all encompassing redemptive power of Jesus’ death and resurrection ever recorded!

  3. Brett C
    February 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Just about every album Lost Dogs have released is great and deserves to be on this list.

  4. Shawn McLaughlin
    February 18, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Right….”Is” not “Lives”.

  5. Bill B
    February 22, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Not sure why this is such a favorite, but the each their own. 🙂

    • Shawn McLaughlin
      May 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      Because those of us who love it think the songwriting is stunning. Imagine That, Bullet Train, Pray Where You Are, Jimmy, Dunce Cap……….man just some top flight tunage!

  6. Greenchili
    April 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Listening to this right now.. This album is some rolicking fun!

  7. alexander William Leitch
    August 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    The Lost Dogs have the best fan base – the chosen few who really really listen to each and every note these guys play – and – Especially – WE LOVE THEM – it is like listening in to Jesus IPOD that he sent us ’cause he heard we was sick and we was missing mums cookin’ and we was stuck in a public hospital and feelin’ a bit down. That’s the lost dogs experience – that the fans matter more than the band – and that is Christianity in a nutshell. Oh n I cry every time I hear “Dunce Cap” …….. can ANYONE tell me…… “are we almost home” ’cause I for one am sick to death of this place………… like our Father St Paul I stay for the sake of others but I can not wait to go home so Jesus can dry my eyes and me and the Holy Spirit can dance up a storm to Terry Scott Taylor tunes……. and Mr Roe can go through the chords to all the Dogs tunes (and believe me it will take an eternity to teach me to play and sing like him. cheers guys st alex in Oz

  8. Brent Johnson
    May 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I have a rock n roll heart, a hard one, referring to the music not the actual state of the heart I hope, but I followed Roe into this band and he showed me I was missing out on a lot of color in my music.

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