Indiana Gazette Gary Paxton June 12 1999

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Indiana Gazette Gary Paxton June 12 1999 - Clymer's 'Watchmen' sign recording pact —...
Clymer's 'Watchmen' sign recording pact — Indiana Countv's good product. But when vou Dut usen tor wars nn thp p TT n»t. ra^^j ,,.u™ r i ... CLYMER — Indiana County's most successful independent music music group, "Watchmen," from Clymer, have signed a major Nashville recording contract with LifeStream Records, an adventurous adventurous new label headquartered in the Music City. The contract allows lafeStream to produce three nationally nationally released albim-is Dn the already already papular Watchmen. "We feel our contract with Life- Stream will open some new doors for us," commented John Abraham, Abraham, manager of the Watchmen. "Through our connection with the label, we have aireaoy booked a special Nashville showcase concert, concert, featuring up and coming new professional talent, and a spot on a nationally televised TV show. "This is just an example of the sort of things Watchmen will be doing in the future. In addition, as a result of this contract, you will be able to walk into record stores all across the country and be able to find Watchmen products. ^"Prior to this, we have been unable unable to beep up with the demand for Watchmen music. The record industry is simply too large nowadays nowadays to try to do everything ourselves. ourselves. From now on, we can concentrate concentrate on writing and performing performing the songs and let the album distribution distribution to our record company." LifeStream's head of Artist and Repertoire Rex Bledsoe, said "We couldn't be any happier with a group than we are the Watchmen. They have everything a record company is looking for: a good past record of success, vibrant personalities, a dynamic stage presence, musical excellence, and . A lot of ^ri)Ups-'rah : TeccJrd a good product, But when you put them out on the road, they can't . personally communicate that same excitement to an audience. Watchmen can floboth. "Then- JKW album "Can't Stop Talkin"' is energizing from the first note. In front of an audience, Watchmen can translate that same enthusiasm to the entire crowd. That's arare quality," Company president, Dr. Kelson S. Parfcerson Jr. is also elated with his new group. "We don't go out after after many groups these days, trying to sign them," said Dr. Parkerson. "Wedonthaveto. "There are great artists pound- big on our doors everyday practically practically begging to sign on with a good record company. But when I beard the Watchmen demo of "Can't Stop Talking" I knew they were not your ordinary group. That is a hltreeoniifl ever heard oner' Working with ihe Watchmen on the studio production of their .music .music will be one of Nashville's most flamboyant and successful music producers, Gary S. Paxton. Paston is perhaps best known for his annual annual Halloween hit, -"Monster Mash." He is also fee mastermind of the famed 60s smash "Alley Oop!" In addition, he .has produced produced dozens of hit records for groups such as The Association, Paul Revere and the Raiders and numerous country artists. In contemporary Christian music, music, Gary Paxton has been a leading leading force since the medium lias come into existence. MK produced the Grammy-aware! -album, "No Shortage" for The imperials. Be" has . 'also:: written- ^Eraise the Lord!" ite, popular. *iteme song usea lor years on the P.T.L. network, network, hosted by .Tim Bakker. Paxton commented on the Watchmen's chances for success in the music industry fay saying "They already are a success! We're just going to pick up and go with them from here. I've produced produced quite a few hit songs and I've been fortunate to have a few of my own on the charts. I know a hit record when I hear one, and take my word for it, 'Can't Stop Tal- tan'"isahit!" Will success change the Watchmen? Watchmen? "No, I don't think so," savs Nelson Parkerson. "They already have a winning combination. They are fine Christian young men who write and perform fine contemporary contemporary Christian music. "That's the way we'd like them to stay. They have their own songwriters songwriters in Tink and Ken Abraham, and Tink arranges most of their own songs. We may offer advice in those areas, but we have no current current plans to interfere with an already already successfully established pattern. pattern. We feel we can enhance their music and tbeir ministry, so the Watchmen can do what they are already doing, only better!" time out for * P h " ? e I™' row »™ K *» Mrhim, Gary Korei- A ah* I

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  1. Indiana Gazette,
  2. 12 Jun 1999, Sat,
  3. Page 30

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