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

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