"This is the story of three Texas boys busy mindin' their own business when the Angel of the Lord appeared unto them saying: ‘When the Winston Churchill's start firin' their Winston rifles in the sky from the Lone Star State, drinkin' their Lone Star beer and smoking their Winston cigarettes, You know the time is drawin' nigh when the sun shall be lifted on high.' We told them that didn't sound very Sunday-go-ta-meetin'. ‘What do you expect?' they said ‘When God calls the crippled, deaf, and blind to lead the children of Israel to the Promised Land.' ‘The children of Israel?' we asked ‘Don't you boys know nothin'? - The USA's the center of Jerusalem.'
I hear the train a-comin'!"
-Lift To Experience
That Denton Texas' LiFT TO EXPERiENCE wasn't a huge band is a damn shame but not terribly surprising. Their album The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, released by the UK's Bella Union label (started by Cocteau Twins' Guthrie and Raymonde), is not for everyone. But if you could be inclined towards a sort of outsider-religio-rock akin to perhaps a heavy version of Christian folk art sculpter/painter Howard Finster's music vs Sixteen Horsepower vs Sonic Youth/Jeff Buckley/My Bloody Valentine/Cocteau Twins you might dig where Lift To Experience/Josh T Pearson is/was coming from. Lift to Experience didn't last but Guitarist Josh T Pearson carries on. Out there. Somewhere. Listen...
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