Christian Raw Dog
East Coast
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play hi-fi  Welcome To Dystopia
play hi-fi  The Wake Up Call - Long Version Edited
play hi-fi  New Age Syndrome & The Lord Has Rescued Me
play hi-fi  Loneliness
play hi-fi  TaskMaster
play hi-fi  Isaiah 55
play hi-fi  I Can't See You
play hi-fi  A Brand New Day
play hi-fi  The Call
play hi-fi  The Journey
Christian Rock/ Pop/ Progressive/ Retro - Contrary to their name Raw Dog is not a hardcore heavy metal band, instead they are actually quite mainstream in sound. There message is one of hope to those who have been abused by members of the Body of Christ. Their music they feel is for the church and sinner alike.
Why this name?
Why the name Raw Dog?????
Love in a carnal way always seems to protect the guilty and the body of Christ suffers for it. There seems to be no ( or should I say very little) discernment on what is true or false in the body of Christ. Or people might tell you to keep it to your self because we don't want to upset the unity that we have in the flesh. So we all stay in a place of limbo not really progressing in truth because maybe somebody might be hurt. Then when somebody does get some discernment from the Lord and maybe receives the boldness to speak out, the raw dog of hate and resentment seems to bubble up to the surface in those to whom the word of the Lord has come. Our resentment, unforgiveness and bitterness we harbor is all this raw dog within us, the old nature as the bible puts it. I think these are all signs of the times we live in. For men will be lovers of self and holding to a form of godliness without the power of Christ coming forth from within them, just like the bible says it will be, close to the end of the age.
Raw Dog is that special quality in people when they get mad or hurt, they just trample you and they don't care if they turn and bite and devour you. Galatians 5:15 says, Be careful! If you continue hurting each other and tearing each other apart, you might completely destroy one another!
There are some interesting characteristics about a dog, they don't have any respect for boundaries, they walk over flower beds, they dig up your grass and leave brown marks all over, they don't care about your property. In the same way you have people who act like dogs, they have no respect for you and they trample the Holy things of God, they know no boundaries. Jesus said in Matthew 7: 6, "Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you. NAS & NIV Isaiah 56:10-11 His watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, they lie around and dream, they love to sleep. They are dogs with mighty appetites, they never have enough. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each seeks his own gain, to the last one.

Philippians 3:2. " Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil-workers, .................." In my Christian walk I have experienced some of those dogs in the Body of Christ, it has been a learning experience. That is why the name Raw Dog is a good one...And now it is "Christian Raw Dog".
May the Lord make us more sensitive to one another, and grant us a heart of forgiveness to one another. And may we learn by the Spirit of the Lord the different places in the Body of Christ He has ordained.
Rick Roman
Do you play live?
It always seemed we were to controversial to play live. So we as a band spent our time playing in the studio and being blessed by the Lord we enjoyed it. The special moments came when the Lords presents would be there and things just seemed to flow together very well. It brought rejoicing to us all.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
I think you get to hear a lot of groups that you would otherwise never hear..... Rick
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Band History:
Rick started Raw Dog with the Lord's help back in 1988. Rick's attitude was to see if there was anyone who would be spoken to thru the song's the Lord gave him thru the years. The first tape " Let God Arise " was done in his home studio on a Fostex X-3 Multitracker cassette recorder and mixed down on a Panasonic stereo cassette deck 635. When Rick started that project, he had no idea that he was going to continue recording, he just had a desire to record something that day in a little space in the shed that Rick Jr. his son was recording in. Equipment being barely sufficient but adequate enough to satisfy his desire, he put together some chords and the song Let God Arise was born. When he was finished, he was blessed. That day a desire and a freedom was born in him to start recording all the material the Lord had previously given. After the first tape "Let God Arise", two more brothers Bernie Hahn from the band "Cross Road" and Robert Schwartz joined themselves to the project and Raw Dog 2 was born " Let God Be God". We called that little home studio Roman Recordings and from there it felt like a green light to keep going was given to us. Then came " God War " Raw Dog 3, which is raw dog spelled backward. Robert Schwartz was very observant one day and showed us that. Boy was that encouraging because a lot of the songs on God War remind us of the war that we are going thru in the Spirit. Then came the last tape called " Different Faces " Raw Dog 4. The tapes have been turned into CD's and the band is now called "Christian Raw Dog".

Your influences?
God---The Father The Son and The Holy Spirit and just about every band we listen to
Favorite spot?
Wonder Lake, Il.
Equipment used:
Anything we could get our hands on.
Anything else...?

Roman Recordings - Our Purpose
To glorify the Lord and His Word in our music.
Music was created by the Lord for His Word and His Word fits perfectly into it.
If you like what you hear and you want to continue on your musical journey with us, go to:
Roman Recordings to see all the links were are music can be downloaded free.
For free downloads of Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine go to:
For free downloads of Christian Raw Dog go to:
If you would like a free CD of our latest stuff just email us back with an address to send it to and we will send you out a copy. No strings attached. It always sounds better on CD.
Other links to download our music, Copy and Paste
Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine
Christian Raw Dog

Harvest 1974 (Early Jesus Rock Band)

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