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

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