The Greatest Christian Albums of All Time blog says it perfectly (in the process of naming all three Prodigal albums to the list):
All three of their album covers were spectacular. But it was the content, both musically and lyrically, that set Prodigal above their peers for the time. Where other artist bemoaned the struggles, pain and realities of life on this spinning globe, Prodigal placed themselves within that reality and expressed those struggles from one who is intimately aware and experienced with those struggles.
So, as Loyd went to be face-to-face with Jesus last week after a long recovery from a stroke and aggressive cancer, I just wanted to share some of his music/video work - remember, this is from the 80s... and in CCM, Loyd & Prodigal were blazing a new trail.