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Christian Raw Dog - Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine
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Christian Raw Dog - Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine
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Christian Raw Dog - Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine

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About Christian Raw Dog - Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine

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I (Rick) Started playing music in high school, when I look back at my attitude and life, I was not considered one of those popular kids in school and besides that I stammered and was very fearful of meeting other people, so I started a Rock Band. I was a junior at Carmel Catholic High School at the time and it seemed a good way to gain approval from my fellow human beings.. The groups were ... read more

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Rick Roman

Note: December 2020..... Working on a new album called "Closer To Home" The sub title being "In The Face Of Danger" I have already uploaded the first 5 songs that have been completed. They can be identified by the picture of the CD Cover. I started recording my music in 1988 and the earlier albums reflect where we were musically. I love to see the progression of sound and maturity that takes place as God Arises in our sound and message. This is why The first album I did 1988/1989 was called "Let God Arise" I was arising out of a time of musical confusion to a purpose. I felt a call to record the songs the Lord had given me. Hearing the Lord Jesus and what He spoke and now what He is speaking by His Spirit has always been a concern in our message we bring in the music. May believers and the body of Christ be built upon the right foundation which is Christ..... The Rock

Rick Roman

Composer Guitarist Keyboardist Recording Artist
Note: December 2020..... Working on a new album called "Closer To Home" The sub title being "In The Face Of Danger" I have already uploaded the first 5 songs that have been completed. They can be iden...

Rick Roman

I rather have someone else say things about me. I always take this proverb to heart. Proverbs 27:2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.

Rick Roman

Bassist Guitarist Keyboardist Songwriter Vocalist
I rather have someone else say things about me. I always take this proverb to heart. Proverbs 27:2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.

Bernie Hahn

Great Guy to work with, adds to the songs being worked on, great talent. Wrights great songs, a fantastic addition to any group he would play in. A pleasure to work with. Fantastic time of fellowship working together.

Bernie Hahn

Bassist Guitarist Musician Songwriter Vocalist
Great Guy to work with, adds to the songs being worked on, great talent. Wrights great songs, a fantastic addition to any group he would play in. A pleasure to work with. Fantastic time of fellowship ...

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About Christian Raw Dog - Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine

Bio
I (Rick) Started playing music in high school, when I look back at my attitude and life, I was not considered one of those popular kids in school and besides that I stammered and was very fearful of meeting other people, so I started a Rock Band. I was a junior at Carmel Catholic High School at the time and it seemed a good way to gain approval from my fellow human beings.. The groups were decent and I could sing without stammering and play guitar and do a decent job. I found it to be a good way to hide the real me. I really thought maybe I could become a rock star and be popular, yes that was the way to happiness and fulfillment. O well things did not turn out the way I thought they should go. My parents by far were the best parents a child could have but I just wanted my own life so I followed the way of the world and the people who were around me. To make a long story short and to the point I became a mess after 5 years after high school trying to run my own life and I do mean a mess. I was married at 19 and after two years I had two children to support plus a good wife. So I would play music in the evenings and work at a job during the day. Being a musician which was my goal I was always associated with the wrong crowd who were into smoking weed and drugs and just living for self. The hippie movement was big and it was cool to be a part of that so I played the part and became a part of it. The kind of person I became was I could not get a job anymore because I was too blown out. I was just playing and writing music all day and getting nowhere. One day I heard that some of my music friends claimed they met God. I became very curious about this and made it my ambition to talk to one of my friends who claimed this. As I spoke to him he made allot of sense, he said we are all looking for something to fill the emptiness in our hearts. He drew a circle on his chest with his finger and said Jesus Christ can come in and fill that empty space inside with His Spirit. He also said: We always try to fill that space with everything else but God. We try to fill it with drugs, sex, music, money and fame and so forth..... I have to admit he was getting to me and I was ripe for the picking. He asked me if I had a bible? I said no but I know where I can get one. He said: when you get it, open it up to the gospel of John and read it from the beginning. He also said: Ask the lord if He is really there to show you the truth and to prove himself to you.....Well I went home that day and did what he told me to do and Jesus began to reveal Himself to me in many different and powerful ways. I came to an understanding that He was my creator and He was offering me peace and guidance. What more logical thing could I do than to believe in the one who created me. It was not to long after this I surrendered my whole life to Jesus Christ... I gave Him complete control of my life and asked Him to forgive me of all my sins. I also had to forgive everyone who I thought hurt me in my life because the Father forgave me. Any grudges or bad feelings had to be surrendered.. The Lord gave me a new heart, in other words the center of my being became new and I received the Holy Spirit when I surrendered. One huge change I noticed was for the first time in my life I called God my Father and meant it. I also noticed I had guidance and I felt things began to change very radically and quick for me. God was in control now and not Rick Roman. I had a friend who would never leave me or forsake me when things got weird and crazy. Now that I am older and look back at what He has done in my life and I can say it has been amazing. He has built a life for me and is still building step by step and I know I am His possession and in His plan. All of my music is an expression of my experience in Christ and the things I have gone thru with Him. There was a time I heard a call to lay my music down completely and learn to be a family man (1974) and then at the right time (1988) I felt a call to pick it up again and start recording. When I started this project, I had no idea that I was going to continue recording. I just had a desire to record something on some of the equipment my son had in a little 4 by 8 room we built in our shed. It was that Fostex X-30 Multittracker cassette recorder that caught my eye. Equipment being adequate enough to satisfy my desire, I put together some chords and " Let God Arise " was born. When I finished, I felt blessed, it touched my spirit and I wept. A freedom was born that day in me to start recording the other songs the Lord had previously given me. This was the beginning of the first CD Recording I did "Let God Arise" and I called the band "Christian Raw Dog".
Why the name Raw Dog?.............mmmmmmm that is a another story.

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New Song: When I Am Afraid

To my Friends
During New Year's 2022 I was in the hospital with Coved Pneumonia, allot happened during my 7 day stay. I felt it was a chastening from the Lord to slow me down for some changes that were going to take place. It was like being stripped of all my activities and at the gates of death. Being in this weakened state the Lord was able to impress me with some changes He wanted me to make in my walk with Him. This is why I made mention of bringing me back from the gates of death in this song. I was working on this song on and off for about 3 years or so, just could not have peace with the lyrics that kept changing all during that time. The music kept evolving too, into something better and better every time I would work on it. . After the hospital stay I had the lyrics that gave me peace and I put them into this song. It is done.
If you want to follow the Lyrics just press the lyric tap under the song while playing........in the next window Rick

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Go With Them (Early Recording 1989)

Go With Them 1989
The Spirit told me to go
Go with them without question Acts 12:12

For he whom God has sent
Speaks the words of God John 3:34

What God has cleansed
No longer consider unholy Acts 11:9

Acoustic/Bass & Electronic Drum - Early Recording 1989. An experience of the guidance from the Lord.

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The year was 1986. A person came to me from the local Bible Church and asked me if I wanted to play bass for a concert they were going to put on. The concert was at their church and it was for a purpose, the purpose being to play Christian Rock to see if the church would except that form of music. My answer to her was No....... There was no way I would subject myself to that type of criticism and abuse, just leave me alone, that is the way I felt...... When she was walking away the Lord spoke to me very strongly and said: "Go with her without question". So by faith and trust I called out to her and told her the Lord just spoke to me and told me to go with you. Well at that we started to practice. The band consisted of a keyboard player who was the pastors wife, a guitar player Bob Schwartz who would later play with Christian Raw Dog, a drummer who was the pastors son who did not play to good, and a few other singers. I must say the first few practices sounded terrible but I knew the Lord brought me there so I had to perceiver. We had only 2 months to get it together and I thought to myself this was really going to be a disaster. We did not even have any decent equipment to speak of. I kept going by faith in the Lord. Then by maybe by the fifth or so practice something happen, a few notes began to blend and be together, I must say it sounded like music to my ears. I was encouraged and each practice got better and better. We started practicing at the church on the stage about 4 or 5 days before the concert and somehow bigger equipment began to show up. Someone brought in a big Acoustic bass Amp which had a nice deep rich tone with my Gipson EBO bass guitar and we were starting to sound pretty good. By the time we played the concert the Lord furnished everything we needed to play well. The miracle of it all was that these people were anointed by the Holy Spirit to play well, what an experience. We did well that night and everyone I knew said we sounded great, even my son who was a very critical person when it came to music. End of story. Listen to what God tells you to do and be amazed.



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The New Jerusalem (A New Version) Take a Listen

I wrote this song way back when I first became a Christian by Gods grace (1973).
A version of this tune has been played in every Christian band project I have been in. In Harvest we made a 45 RPM vinyl out of it. In Christian Raw Dog we made a recording of it. This latest version is Rick Roman and The Synthetic Music Machine.
In light of the world going crazy with so many lies of deception coming forth I felt impressed to do another version. Vision of where we are going is very important in these days of multiplied deceptions. Millions, Billions and Trillions will be spent on things that don't even matter. Global warming, is one of the biggest lies from the unbelieving to take our minds off the truth of Gods judgments upon our nation and the world. These are things the faithless do not understand. God is in control of the weather and in His word (the bible) He tells us of His judgments.
Where are we going? In the end it is a new heavens and a new earth. The apostle John expressed it very well in Revelation 21; Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

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"Rest My Child" A Song of Hope...when there is no Hope. Have faith when everything seems to be lost

In light of all the storms going on Physical and Spiritual....God has everything under control. Recorded this one on the Journey to the Son CD 2004. Enjoy my friends, God is still on the throne. Enter into His rest and return to His Joy.

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Let God Arise

The Remake.......I love the truth of the scriptures and how they fit into the music I do with the Lords help. Music was created by God to enjoy and His word fits perfectly into it. All forms of music comes from the Lord. Since I became a Christian I have dedicated all my talents to His disposal because He has changed me so much and is still working on me. He is the creator of all things and always makes a way when there is no way. He is the true King who will come back and bring peace to the world all others are thieves and robbers...... Let us prepare our hearts to receive Him. For in Him is LIFE and not death. Each one of us has a wonderful plan the Lord has planned for us but we must surrender to Jesus Christ our savior to find out what that plan is. If we decide to go our own way we will only find darkness and despair in the end. Listen to the remake of "Let God Arise" and believe He is the only one sent from the Father. Follow the Lyrics they are printed out for your blessing and enjoyment.
Rick

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