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Rick started Raw Dog with the Lord's help back in 1988 with a cassette tape called “Let God Arise“. 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 cassette tape 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 and Robert Schwartz had a desire to play and their addition just added more of a depth to what was being said and performed. The songs that they added just fit together to form more of a balanced expression of truth. " Let God Be God" was recorded and from there it felt like a green light and a wonderful blessing of fellowship was born. Then came " God War " Raw Dog 3, which is raw dog spelled backward. An amazing observation by Robert Schwartz. During these days God knit their hearts together for a common purpose and expression. The last tape called " Different Faces was recorded and was the last tape the boys did. Since then the tapes have been converted into CD's and the band is now called "Christian Raw Dog".
The little home studio was called Roman Recordings

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