Sincerely Paul
Sincerely Paul was an obscure band that released one record on Blonde Vinyl and then disappeared. Grieve was a dark gothic alternative album that won a lot of critical praise, but not too many record sales.

Members of Sincerely Paul went on to form bands like SLIDE, Big Ox Laughing, and Laughing Stock. Recently a few members of Sincerely Paul purchased the rights to their Blonde Vinyl album and re-issued it with a bonus disc. SLIDE was also recently resurrected as a full band that released an album called Auto Tune Massacre. A few left-over Sincerely Paul songs were updated for that album. SLIDE then decided to change their name to Dime Store Zombies.

  Sincerly Paul
Sincerly Paul


Pre-Blonde Vinyl Career

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Demo
Independent (1988)

Noah Elias – drums
Ray Flowers – guitar
Michael Hackett – synthesizers
Brian Singer – bass
Jim Preston Strawn – voice

01) What’s the Difference? 4:23 Sincerely Paul
02) You Gotta Love 3:25 Sincerely Paul
03) The Real Me 4:21 Sincerely Paul
04) Crime of Persecution 4:55 Sincerely Paul

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Cassette single
Independent (1989)

Mike Baker – drums
Ray Flowers – guitar
Michael Hackett – synthesizers
Brian Singer – bass
Jim Preston Strawn – voice

01) Darkness Blinds You 6:03 Sincerely Paul
02) 19 Years Sincerely Paul


ACM Journal #1 listed a new album for Sincerely Paul coming out in Fall 1989 on Lightening Records, but that might have been speculation.


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ACM Journal Volume 1
Independent (1991)
Produced by Brian Webster with Sincerely Paul

Mike Baker – drums
Ray Flowers – guitar
Michael Hackett – synthesizers
Brian Singer – bass
Jim Preston Strawn – voice

04) I Saw Sin 5:27 Sincerely Paul


Blonde Vinyl Releases

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Grieve
BVCD3312 (1991)
Produced by Sincerely Paul

Mike Baker – drums
Ray Flowers – guitar
Michael Hackett – synthesizers
Brian Singer – bass
Jim Preston Strawn – voice

Michelle Dawn – additional vocal on “Those That Kill”

01) Open 1:45 Sincerely Paul
02) Nineteen Years 4:25 Sincerely Paul
03) Bare My Soul 5:19 Sincerely Paul
04) Drug 6:20 Sincerely Paul
05) House Of Fire 6:19 Sincerely Paul
06) Shame Last Sunday 4:20 Sincerely Paul
07) Those That Kill 5:19 Sincerely Paul
08) Grieve 5:06 Sincerely Paul
09) Wait 6:20 Sincerely Paul
10) Helpless 2:22 Sincerely Paul
11) Turnaway 7:30 Sincerely Paul
12) Close 1:28 Sincerely Paul


Blonde Vinyl Compilation Appearances


Post-Blonde Vinyl Career

A second album was begun, with the tentative working title being “Ego-Mine.” Only about 3-4 songs were completed and played live.

Jim Preston Strawn went on to form Slide, which recorded one song for a demo compilation on R.E.X. Records. The remaining 4 original members of SP (minus Jim) went on to form Big Ox Laughing and later, Laughing Stock, performing and recording through the mid 1990’s.


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Grieve (2 Disc Definitive Edition)
Slide Music Group (2009)
Produced by Sincerely Paul

Mike Baker – drums
Ray Flowers – guitar
Michael Hackett – synthesizers
Brian Singer – bass
Jim Preston Strawn – voice

Michelle Dawn – additional vocal on “Those That Kill”

Disc 1: Grieve
01) Open 1:45 Sincerely Paul
02) Nineteen Years 4:25 Sincerely Paul
03) Bare My Soul 5:19 Sincerely Paul
04) Drug 6:20 Sincerely Paul
05) House Of Fire 6:19 Sincerely Paul
06) Shame Last Sunday 4:20 Sincerely Paul
07) Those That Kill 5:19 Sincerely Paul
08) Grieve 5:06 Sincerely Paul
09) Wait 6:20 Sincerely Paul
10) Helpless 2:22 Sincerely Paul
11) Turnaway 7:30 Sincerely Paul
12) Close 1:28 Sincerely Paul
Disc 2: Bereavement
01) What’s the Difference? 4:23 Sincerely Paul
02) You Gotta Love 3:25 Sincerely Paul
03) The Real Me 4:21 Sincerely Paul
04) Crime of Persecution 4:55 Sincerely Paul
05) Darkness Blinds You 6:03 Sincerely Paul
06) I Saw Sin 5:27 Sincerely Paul
07) House Of Fire (live) 6:58 Sincerely Paul
08) Grieve (live) 5:12 Sincerely Paul
09) Masquerade (live) 3:28 Sincerely Paul
10) January (live) 5:05 Sincerely Paul
11) The Black And The Blue (1993 version) 4:47 Sincerely Paul


Sincerely Paul Links


Older comments on “Sincerely Paul

  1. Deborah Kreul on July 11, 2008 at 09:02 pm said:

    Where is Mike H.?

  2. Ralph Milliken on January 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm said:

    These guys were AWESOME! Unfortunately they get no respect. They were even left out of the Christian Music Encyclopedia :(. Where is the double disk? Best song: Darkness Blinds You (It was great live, as was Nineteen Years.) I was friends with Mike Baker in the late 80’s/early 90’s. I hope he’s doing well.

  3. Steve Warner on February 07, 2009 at 09:22 pm said:

    A friend booked both Sincerely Paul and Dancehouse Children for a concert in Tucson. I was working as a DJ at a Christian radio station at the time and the guys from Sincerely Paul stayed at my place the night before the concert. They were all great guys. The concert got cancelled because it was held in a church and the neighbors complained of noise. Sheesh! I’m excited to see that there’s an official website now. This was a band that had so much potential. A new release from them would be greatly welcomed.

  4. Joey on October 28, 2009 at 04:31 pm said:

    Slide are back and sounding awesome. myspace.com/slide

  5. LH on January 02, 2010 at 08:58 pm said:

    Mike H is in Los Angeles. He was just married Sept. 12, 2009


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