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Surprise – Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White (*DEMO TAPE 1987, Australia)

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Surprise – Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White (*DEMO TAPE 1987, Australia)

This band released two really good albums on Refuge Records in the 80's  The style of music is similar to Undercover.  

Surprise
Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White
1987 (no label)
Sydney, Australia

Alex MacDonald

Side 1:
Can’t See your Eyes
Cartoon Spiders
Fantasy
Anyday
Cried All My Tears
The Cowboy Song


Side 2
Drums and Sitars
Lucy in the Sky
Acid Visions
Happy Together
Lord’s Prayer

Surprise Surprise shortens their name to just Surprise, and start getting closer to their sound on their label releases. However, this demo still has some mod / neo-psychedelic influences. Side 2 of this is probably one of the most trippy awesome sequence of songs ever on any Christian album. The first song is literally what it says: sitars and drums. Then they cover the Beatles ode to LSD (no kidding). Then is an even trippier song about acid trips – but discussing the dangers of acid trips. Then, is case they might have offended any Christians or hippies, they cover “Happy Together” by The Turtles. Then they close it off with the Lord’s prayer to prove where they stand (I assume). Alex MacDonald is the only member listed on the tape, so I am unsure who else is on this release.