How It Started
Roman Recordings came about in 1988 when Rick Jr. had a desire for Rick Roman senior to set aside a 4 x 8 space in his new shed that he just built for himself. Rick Roman senior's response was a negative one at first but Jr. convinced him to put a side that little space for the purpose of recording. So Rick Senior went out and purchased a 4 track Fostex Cassette Recorder and a Peavey guitar for his son and Jr. was thrilled he had some place to record his music without paying big bucks. As time went on Rick senior snuck into the tiny studio one day and equipment being adequate enough to satisfy his desire, recorded a guitar track over some keyboard drums and put a lead and bass to it and then put a vocal track over it and when it was done he called it "Let God Arise", tearfully he was blessed. This happened because Rick laid down his music and did not play publically for years. At times the Lord would give him a song out of scripture as a blessing and he would put it in his green folder so he would not forget it. After recording "Let God Arise" Rick stated "I felt blessed, it touched my spirit. A freedom was born in me that day to start recording the other songs the Lord had previously given me." This little 4 by 8 space in the families shed worked out just fine for both and the sounds of guitar could be heard well into the night. Out of this time came two bands "New Society" with Rick Jr. and "Raw Dog" latter called "Christian Raw Dog" with Rick senior. In the 90's they were producing cassette tapes of the two bands and sending them out to the Christian Underground Zines to be reviewed.