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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.   Curiosity Killed the Cat
  3.   Forever and a Day
  4.   Long Way Home
  5.   Let It Roll
  6.   Time Stands Still
  7.   Pride
  8.   Like the Sun
  9.   Your Love
  10.   See You in Heaven
  11.   Let the Whole World
  12.   Psychedelic Runaway
  13.   State of Mind
  14.   The Way Back Home
  15.   Do You Know What Love Is
  16.   Mr. Do Wrong
  17.   Dr. Jones & The Kings of Rhythm
  18.   Bottle Rocket
  19.   State of Mine
  20.   Lion's Den
  21.   The Rain
  22.   Rich Man Over the Line
  23.   Queen Esther
  24.   Coffee Can
  25.   Lift Me Up
  26.   Lead the Way
  27.   Power of Love
  28.   Why Don't We
  29.   Shorty
  30.   This Old Man
  31.   You & I
  32.   The Captain
  33.   Shoeshine Johnny
  34.   Sweet Mystery
  35.   Salvation
  36.   Hell to Pay
  37.   My Queen Esther
  38.   Babble On
  39.   What Does It Take?
  40.   Revelation
  41.   Are We Feeling Comfortable Yet?
  42.   Time and Time Again
  43.   Fire and Love
  44.   C'mon Everyone
  45.   Them Nails
  46.   Still on My Mind
  47.   Are You Gonna Keep Your Word?
  48.   One Thing Left to Do
  49.   I Found Love
  50.   Blue Light Special
  51.   Babble On Acoustic remix
  52.   Don't Say That It's Over
  53.   Preacher and the Bear
  54.   Lullaby
  55.   Hand of the Father
  56.   Break Me Down
  57.   Sister Wisdom
  58.   The Water Is Fine
  59.   Endless Summer
  60.   Psychedelic Runway
  61.   Send a Message
  62.   Fear the Auctioneer
  63.   Turnaround
  64.   Never Say Goodbye
  65.   Takin' on the World
  66.   Harder Than It Seems
  67.   Even It Out

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