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Doppelganger

Doppelgänger is the German word for a ghostly double of a living person.


Doppelgänger is also the title of a 1983 album by rock band Daniel Amos, released on Alarma! Records[?].

Doppelganger was a much more darker, haunting album than the album that preceded it, Alarma!. The album starts with the eerie backward sounds of "Hollow Man" (inspired by T. S. Eliot's poem, The Hollow Men). Taylor's lyrics to "I Didn't Build it For Me" and "New Car" were sharp attacks on televangelists, that actually predate the Jimmy Swaggart/Jim Bakker/Robert Tilton[?] scandals by nearly a decade.

Doppelganger was the second of a four part series of albums by DA entitled The Alarma! Chronicles, which also included the albums Alarma!, Vox Humana, and Fearful Symmetry. The band raised eyebrows on the tour that followed each release, by presenting a full miltimedia event complete with video screens sychronized to the music, something that was unusual in the early 1980s for any band.

In 1983, DA was Terry Scott Taylor on rhythm guitars and lead vocals, Jerry Chamberlain on lead guitars and vocals, Tim Chandler on bass guitar, and Ed McTaggart on drums.

Side One:

  1. "Hollow Man" (Taylor)
  2. "Mall (All Over The World)" (Taylor)
  3. "Real Girls" (Taylor/Chamberlain)
  4. "New Car!" (Taylor)
  5. "Do Big Boys Cry" (Taylor)
  6. "Youth With A Machine" (Taylor)
  7. "The Double" (Taylor)
  8. "Distance and Direction" (Taylor)

Side Two:

  1. "Memory Lane" (Taylor)
  2. "Angels Tuck You In" (Taylor)
  3. "Little Crosses" (Chamberlain)
  4. "Autographs for the Sick" (Words by Taylor, Music by Taylor/Chamberlain/Chandler)
  5. "I Didn't Build It For Me" (Words by Taylor, Music by Taylor/Chamberlain)
  6. "Here I Am" (Taylor)
  7. "Hollow Man (Reprise)" (Taylor)


Doppelgänger aka Journey to the Far Side of the Sun is also a science fiction movie produced by Gerry Anderson.

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