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    Bakery "Rock Mass For Love.Part 4"Aussie Christian Prog

    John Dug

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    Bakery." Rock Mass For Love" 1971 Aussie Christian Prog Rock

    In the early 70′s, it was a hip and happening place at St George’s Cathedral in Perth. Rock masses became a feature at the Cathedral and 1000′s attended to hear and be moved by updated church music more relevant in an era of Christian rock musicals such as Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar. In March 1971, The Dean of Perth, the Very Rev. John Hazlewood presided over a live recording of Rock Mass for Love at the Cathedral. Written by local drummer Bruce Devenish, and performed by his Jazz Ensemble and rock group Bakery, the Mass was recorded live at the Cathedral with 6,000 people people in attendance. Now over 35 years later, recordings of the Rock Mass for Love are sought after on the international market. Considered a rare recording, the album provides wonderful sampling for DJs looking for fresh inspiration for their dance mixes. Classed variously as Hip Hop, Funky Rock or Psyche-Soul, the disc is enjoying a resurgence, noted with humour by Bruce himself. If you have a copy at home, it may be worth something. Have a bit of a Google. The State Library’s copy has seen better days so a mint copy donation to us would be very much appreciated. We’d also love to hear your story if you were there at that auspicious occasion in 1971.

    Bass – Eddy McDonald*
    Drums – Bruce Davenish*
    Drums, Vocals – Hank Davis
    Electric Piano – Bill Gumbleton
    Guitar – Peter Walker
    Organ, Electric Piano – Rex Bullen
    Saxophone – Tony Ashford
    Saxophone, Flute – Lionel Davis
    Trumpet – Des Kirk
    Vocals, Guitar – Tom Davidson