Hit Parade

Hit Parade

5.0 3
by Audio Adrenaline
     
 

Christian rockers Audio Adrenaline cap a decade of success with this greatest-hits collection, and a fine one it is. Musically aggressive, AA have shown a good bit of derring-do over the past ten years; it's a rare trait in Christian rock, where artists are encouraged to play it safe, and it makes this fivesome one of the finest bands out there, in any genre. One… See more details below

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Christian rockers Audio Adrenaline cap a decade of success with this greatest-hits collection, and a fine one it is. Musically aggressive, AA have shown a good bit of derring-do over the past ten years; it's a rare trait in Christian rock, where artists are encouraged to play it safe, and it makes this fivesome one of the finest bands out there, in any genre. One listen to Hit Parade should quell any naysayers: we've got the quirky humor of their breakthrough 1993 hit, "Big House," and the tongue-in-cheek jesting of 1996's "Never Gonna Be as Big as Jesus." But AA have matured beyond such novelty numbers, as is clear on the hard-driving "Chevette," from 1997's Some Kind of Zombie. "Chevette" is classic Audio Adrenaline, finding spiritual parallels in everyday experiences everyone can relate to; it also shows the band's sophisticated musicality. These guys have yet to turn in a dud, as the 15 songs here make plain. Here's to another decade of fine music from Audio Adrenaline.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dacia A. Blodgett-Williams
The group's seventh release, the fifth of their studio releases, Hit Parade is a noisy collection of the group's hits with two original, previously unreleased songs. At times they are reminiscent of the Presidents of the United States with their one-word song titles, like "Blitz," "Chevette," and "DC-10." The track "Get Down" is by far the best introduction to the group, and perhaps the most original in its sound. While no doubt original in many aspects, all of Audio Adrenaline's music on this particular album began to sound alike after several tracks. A shame, because the group has a worthy goal of reaching the academic fringe besides having some obvious talent. It is easy to see, though, why the group has combined sales that rise into gold status, as the music is foot-stomping and mosh-pit dance fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2001
Label:
Forefront
UPC:
0724382527329
catalogNumber:
25273

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Tracks

  1. We're A Band
  2. Mighty Good Leader
  3. Never Gonna Be As Big As Jesus
  4. Chevette
  5. Big House
  6. Walk On Water
  7. Get Down
  8. Hands And Feet
  9. I'm Not The King
  10. Blitz
  11. Some Kind Of Zombie
  12. Man Of God
  13. Rest Easy
  14. DC-10
  15. Underdog
  16. Will Not Fade - (previously unreleased)
  17. One Like You - (previously unreleased)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Audio Adrenaline   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Charlie Peacock   Songwriter,Producer
Audio Adrenaline   Producer
Steve Griffith   Producer
Greg Ham   Executive Producer
John Hampton   Producer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Derrick Bostrom   Composer
Cris Kirkwood   Composer
Curt Kirkwood   Composer
Ben Cissell   Songwriter,Producer
Barry Blair   Songwriter,Producer
Bob Herdman   Songwriter,Producer
Will McGinniss   Songwriter,Producer
Tyler Burkum   Songwriter,Producer
Mark Nicholas   Executive Producer
Shawn Andrews   Digital Editing

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