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With musical influences centered around such bands as Guns N' Roses and Motley Crue, Guardian has become a powerful force in the gospel music industry. The Christian rockers, best known for such hits as "Power of Love" and "Shoeshine Johnny," have forged their way into the '90s with modern gospel metal. Guardian was originally known as "Fusion" by its founders, bassist David Bach and vocalist Paul Cawley. Along with drummer Rikk Hart and guitarist David Caro, the band played at local gigs throughout the early '80s before finally obtaining a record deal from the Enigma label in 1985. When they found that there was already a band of the same name, they changed to Guardian and added guitarist Tony Palacios to replace Caro. Their album First Watch was released in 1989 and was followed by extensive touring. When the band finished their tour in Japan, both Cawley and Hart left in 1990 after being unable to handle the stresses of touring. Bach and Palacios asked to be freed of their Enigma contract, requesting a more Christian label. They would be released later that year, and vocalist Jamie Rowe and drummer Karl Ney would be added around that same time. The new lineup began to record, finally releasing their first album on their new Pakaderm label, Fire and Love, in 1991. The response to the album was overwhelming, and the video filmed for their hit "Power of Love" was added to MTV's Headbangers Ball. After a more successful tour, Miracle Mile was released in early 1993, and the album reached the CCM Top Five. Miracle Mile was quickly followed by Swing Swang Swung in 1994, the band's experiment with acoustic music. By 1995, they had finally accepted the modern '90s mainstream rock that had become such a strong fad, and in a new agreement with Myrrh Records, they released Buzz that fall. After another tour and a Spanish disc recording, Guardian released Bottlerocket, their fifth studio album, in the spring of 1997. ~ Barry Weber
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  1.   Song
  2.   Hand of the Father
  3.   Dr. Jones & The Kings of Rhythm
  4.   Psychedelic Runaway
  5.   One Thing Left to Do
  6.   Lead the Way
  7.   Time Stands Still
  8.   Hell to Pay
  9.   Coffee Can
  10.   Lion's Den
  11.   Queen Esther
  12.   Like the Sun
  13.   Salvation
  14.   Still on My Mind
  15.   Lift Me Up
  16.   Your Love
  17.   Rich Man Over the Line
  18.   Power of Love
  19.   Preacher and the Bear
  20.   This Old Man
  21.   The Way Back Home
  22.   Sister Wisdom
  23.   Mr. Do Wrong
  24.   Shoeshine Johnny
  25.   Long Way Home
  26.   Fear the Auctioneer
  27.   My Queen Esther
  28.   The Water Is Fine
  29.   Babble On
  30.   Revelation
  31.   Bottle Rocket
  32.   I Found Love
  33.   Never Say Goodbye
  34.   Time and Time Again
  35.   Turnaround
  36.   The Rain
  37.   Even It Out
  38.   Forever and a Day
  39.   Do You Know What Love Is
  40.   State of Mind
  41.   Harder Than It Seems
  42.   Fire and Love
  43.   Don't Say That It's Over
  44.   See You in Heaven
  45.   Let the Whole World
  46.   Why Don't We
  47.   Them Nails
  48.   Lullaby
  49.   Psychedelic Runway
  50.   C'mon Everyone
  51.   Endless Summer
  52.   You & I
  53.   The Captain
  54.   Let It Roll
  55.   Sweet Mystery
  56.   Break Me Down
  57.   Blue Light Special
  58.   What Does It Take?
  59.   Are We Feeling Comfortable Yet?
  60.   State of Mine
  61.   Curiosity Killed the Cat
  62.   Pride
  63.   Shorty
  64.   Send a Message
  65.   Are You Gonna Keep Your Word?
  66.   Babble On Acoustic remix
  67.   Takin' on the World

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