Gentle Desert Rain by Randy Cross (Arizona Music Video)

From Classic Rock Artist Randy Cross, Gentle Desert Rain, a song inspired by the years he spent living in Apache Junction outside Phoenix. How about replacing that dull Rex Allen song that staggers along as the state song with this. The tune is reminiscent of Classic 1970s Progressive Rock such as the Moody Blues and Yes. Randy Cross has been playing Rock and Roll across the Midwestern United States since the 1960s. Today he’s a well known teacher and composer.

Stay tuned to the Mystic Hedgehog Channel for more classic songs from Randy Cross. If you decide to press his songs to vinyl, cd or use them in video he asks that you check with him for clearance.
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Randy Cross – The Changing of Day To Night

Randy Cross has been playing Rock and Roll across the Midwestern United States since the 1960s. Today he’s a well known teacher and composer. This classic track, The Changing of Day to Night, features Randy on lead vocal and guitar, Tim Cross on bass guitar, Paul Glaspie on second guitar and Mike Mehmen on drums.

Another great song by Randy Cross, also recorded live. Magnificent guitar work. A classic song. Sounds like a lost Badfinger composition. Wonderful music.

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I Think You’ve Gone Too Far – The Live Version by Randy Cross

I Think You’ve Gone Too Far is an offbeat love song that features a driving back beat and vocal done in the Classic Rock and Roll style. Both Retro and Modern, if you like the Beatles, Badfinger, or the Barenaked Ladies you’ll love this.

Randy Cross has been playing Rock and Roll across the Midwestern United States since the 1960s. Today he’s a well known teacher and composer. This classic track, I Think You’ve Gone Too Far, features Randy on lead vocal and guitar, Tim Cross on bass guitar, Paul Glaspie on second lead guitar and Mike Mehmen on drums.

This version was recorded live about a week after the studio version on a cheap cassette tape recorder with a $10 microphone taped to the wall of the bar at Tom & Jerry’s Bar in Chester, Iowa, a Biker Bar. We had about 10 people in the place during this song, recorded during the first set. About an hour later 200 bikers showed up and things got livelier.

It’s interesting to compare live vs. studio. This is what the band sounded like live, loud and rough. The studio recording was made at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls.

As the song fades out you can hear one of our biker fans in the audience commenting on the song saying “Brain damage.” at 4:44

Copyright Randy Cross 1983, 2012

I Think You’ve Gone Too Far by Randy Cross

I Think You’ve Gone Too Far is an offbeat love song that features a driving back beat and vocal done in the Classic Rock and Roll style. Both Retro and Modern, if you like the Beatles, Badfinger, or the Barenaked Ladies you’ll love this.

Randy Cross has been playing Rock and Roll across the Midwestern United States since the 1960s. Today he’s a well known teacher and composer. This classic track, I Think You’ve Gone Too Far, features Randy on lead vocal and guitar, Tim Cross on bass guitar, Paul Glaspie on second lead guitar and Mike Mehmen on drums.

Recorded at Catamount Recordings Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa in March 1983. Engineered and Produced by Tom Tatman.

Other Lives (Reincarnation Song)

Entertaining and thought provoking song.

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The Mystic Hedgehog is a mysterious singer/songwriter in the Classic Bob Dylan-Leonard Cohen style whose innovative songs involve Reincarnation, Love and the American West. He presents these songs to you in their naked state with only the occasional melodramatic embellishment. Full lyrics and guitar chords are available for all of his songs and he encourages you to play and record his music. If you decide to press his songs to vinyl, cd or use them in video he asks that you check with him for clearance.

Sincerely,

The Mystic Hedgehog

The Mystic Hedgehog is native to many places having made the cornfields of Iowa, the deserts of Arizona and the forests of northern Ontario his home at various times in his life. He believes in the power of the eternal soul and its ability to transcend time, circumstance and death. He may be contacted either by email @ or in your dreams if you can achieve the proper wavelength.

He’s just a poor Hedgehog with a beat up guitar and a ragged voice.

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