Third Day recorded a Coke commercial in '97. Some fan sites have the song clip available for download.
In the winter of 1997, Third Day went into the studio for its first real recording, Conspiracy No.5. 'We were anxious to show the world how much we had improved since our first record which was compiled over the band's first few years together.'
Third Day worked with producer, Sam Taylor who had worked on many of Kings X's records. Sam really challenged Third Day to stretch individually on their instruments.
The title Conspiracy no. 5 came from a lot of sources. 'We had been reading a lot of books that talked about Conspiracy theories, especially with JFK's assasination.' Also we found the no. 5 compelling for several reasons.... There are 5 guys in the band It was our 5th project...1.long time forgotten. 2. contagious 3. third day (gray dot) 4. third day reunion
Also, Mark, the band historian, was browsing the local library and came across a definition for conspiracy. The 5th definition read basically a conspiracy was when two more people worked together for a common cause. We found the definition a compelling parallel to what we did in the band. We also saw our touring as a chance to conspire with our fans for the common beliefs of our faith.
Before the album released in August of '97, Third Day embarked on a 45 city tour opening for the Newsboys. The tour was incredibly succesful. Third Day played for over 3,000 people a night.
Conspiracy No.5 was nominated for a grammy. Third Day won dove awards for rock song of the year for Alien and Rock Album of the Year.
In The Photos:
Third Day hangs out backstage with The Newsboys on the Take Me To Your Leader Tour.
Third Day brushes up on our conspiracy theories while recording Conspiracy No. 5. Mark would often make trips to the library to make sure the band was well read.
Tai-dye. Tai tries to match his hair to the Conspiracy No. 5 album cover.