Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
So if you all don’t know, I’m a huge ApologetiX fan. I try to promote them endlessly on my site. I listen to them a lot (in fact, I’m currently listening to Classics-Party for my first time). I write a lot about them. And I do some other APX fan stuff. Wait, what else do I do?
I recount the story of how I started listening to Guardian. You can skip it if you wanna. If you wanna read it, then click on the drop down box.
How did I start listening to Guardian?
Above I stated that I like ApologetiX. Got that settled.
If you don’t know, I like to talk. I talk about a bunch of things. And when the proverbial duct tape is over my lips, then I’ll write instead. And if you take away my pencil and paper (no pens for me!) or computer away, then I’ll think like crazy. (First I’ll think that you are crazy for taking them away from me. Then I’ll think like crazy. Then I’ll think I’m crazy. Then I’ll think that I was crazy for thinking I was crazy for thinking crazy about you being crazy for taking away my crazy possessions for whatever crazy ideas you had in your crazy mind. Then I’ll stop this “Crazy, Random Thought.”) I’ll start jabbering in my mind. “What should I write about next?” “Should I listen to ‘Church Clothes’ soon?” “What should come next in my upcoming Thanksgiving story?” “Wonder when Go Fish will release another standard album.” “I’d like to write another fan article again! But I wanna do some political posts.” Yep, y’all been warned.
So what happens when you combine my love for ApologetiX and my love for talking? My love for talking about ApologetiX!
There’s nothing wrong with ApologetiX, but it was pretty much the only thing I listened to. Yeah, I have other music. A few weeks ago, I have only two Lecrae albums. (Now I have four albums that I got for my birthday or Christmas and one I bought myself, two mixtapes FO FREE, one remix EP FO FREE, one single FO FREE, and a few songs that I got FO FREE legally from the other albums I don’t have from Lecrae. Guys, this is Non-Fiction. This is Real Talk. I’m Unashamed right now talking about it; I’m just Representing it. Now let me drop the puns to 40 Deep, and they’ll be all saved, all serious.)
What else? I’ve grown out of some Go Fish songs (and some I still love), pureNRG didn’t release much (I WANT A REUNION ALBUM FROM YOU GUYS), and I was getting tired of my M’Kalister Park “podcast album.”
Then I got some songs from artists that I like that lay around at times. Let’s see, I got Newsboys’ Million Pieces, Rebecca St. James’ God, Phil Joel’s Drown, Third Day’s Otherside, and Revive’s (HOW . . .) Chorus of the Saints.
In sum, if you compare all that with my massive library of ApologetiX of 30 albums (but remember there’s also 35 singles, seven Classics, 3 EP downloads, and 2 rarities), then whenever I’d shuffle up my top rated playlist in iTunes, then ApologetiX was king (if I filtered out the VeggieTales songs, like over 250 songs).
So I’m listening to music in my room and my dad comes in. He advised me to branch out a bit and listen to some other things besides ApologetiX (and the song that might have been playing was pureNRG’s “Can You Handle It”). So I decided to listen to the largest collection of CDs my dad owned besides APX. That’s Phil Keaggy.
Yes, call me crazy. (I said, CALL ME CRAZY!!!) Switching from rock to folk (or at least mellow acoustic guitar, isn’t that folk?) was killing me. I realized my mistake and looked at my list to see who’s next.
Or at least she was tied with 11 CDs with Guardian. Alphabetically, Amy Grant comes first, but my dad told me that I’d die because she is mellower than Phil Keaggy, so I started listening to Guardian. (And, if you’re wondering, I’m not doing my crazy by how-many-CDs list anymore.)
It took me about 2-3 weeks to go through the Guardian albums, but I enjoyed it. Really enjoyed it. And if you know me well enough (and sign up for my newsletter), then you’ll know that I REALLY ENJOYED THEM! I really did. I really did.
So my ApologetiX fever is pretty much quelled now and replaced with Guardian fever. ApologetiX is still my favorite band, but Guardian took Lecrae’s silver metal.
After all that rambling, let me jump into reviewing Guardian.
Guardian was a popular Christian rock band in the ‘90s. They released six studio albums, three Spanish albums, and a few independent release during 1989-2001. Eh, I could say a lot history-wise, but I’ll give you the historical commentary as we move along album by album (no drop down boxes!). (And because I have to condense some history, some of the facts will have to be cut out. So some of the information is not 100% accurate. Not my fault!)
Watch "Power Of Love" right now!
“Y’all wanna know where I’ve been walking? Well I’ve been walking down the miracle mile!”
Watch "The Captain" down below!
Watch "Bottle Rocket" now!
The Spanish Albums
Anyways, that’s Guardian. Crazy ride, huh?
Well, I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy them! I gave you warnings as we went along (and video samples). And I gave you reasons why to enjoy them. So pull out your dad’s old collection (or grab your wallet to buy them) and get ready to Bach and Rowe . . . eh, rock and roll!
Hopefully you all can check out these awesome guys out! I really enjoy them and I hope you can too!
After further review, I found out some other things about Guardian. These additions will be added as soon as possible. Thanks for reading.
Hello again! I’m so happy you finished reading my post, and, boy, do I hope you liked it!