Audio Adrenaline (album)

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Audio Adrenaline
Studio album by Audio Adrenaline
Released August 18, 1992
Genre Christian rock/rap
Length 45:18
Label ForeFront
Audio Adrenaline chronology
Audio Adrenaline
(1992)
Don't Censor Me
(1993)

Audio Adrenaline is the first full-length album by the Christian rock band of the same name. "My God" was one of the first songs recorded by the band, which caught the attention of ForeFront Records.

Development[edit]

According to the band, the album came to be when they met Bob Herdman. The band, which was known as A-180 at the time, had been playing and touring for some time already. Herdman approached them to record a song he had written called "My God" which mixed metal and rap. After they did, they asked Herdman to join the band as their keyboardist. Herdman also suggested they change their name, which they did to Audio Adrenaline.[1]

Producer and singer Toby McKeehan (from dc Talk) stumbled upon the recording of "My God", and they met after a dc Talk concert in 1989. McKeehan then brought the tape to the people at Forefront Records and they decided to sign the band. They then started writing and recording songs in the same vein as "My God", combining pop/rock elements with rap.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Barry Blair, Bob Herdman and Mark Stuart, except where noted. 

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Step Hyper"   Barry Blair, Bob Herdman, Will McGinniss, Mark Stuart 4:20
2. "What You Need"     4:26
3. "Who Do You Love"   Herdman, Stuart 3:49
4. "PDA"     4:08
5. "The Most Excellent Way"     4:25
6. "J.E.S.U.S. Is Right"   Blair, Herdman 4:30
7. "Revolution"   Blair, Stuart 5:15
8. "Audio World"     4:33
9. "DC-10[a][b]"     3:12
10. "My God"     3:38
11. "Life"   Blair, Steve Griffith, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart 4:21
Total length:
46:46
a appears on Hit Parade
b appears on Underdog

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Music Videos[edit]

A music video for the song "PDA" was released.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3/5 stars[5]

Audio Adrenaline was generally well received by the audience selling 75,000 copies.[6] Thom Granger, of AllMusic, gave the album 3 stars out of 5 and called it a "decent debut".[7] Paul Portell, of Jesus Freak Hideout, gave the album 3 stars out of 5. Portell wrote that the album "showed early on that you can be in a Christian band with positive lyrics and still have fun all in the same." However, he pointed out that "the album does have a few flaws". John DiBiase, of Jesus Freak Hideout too, wrote that the album "has a few memorable tunes".[8] The album features the hit single "DC-10", which would later be featured in several compilations of the band.

In later interviews, band members have expressed their dislike for the album. Guitarist Barry Blair said in an interview with CCM Magazine about the album "If it was up to me, I would burn them all, make them disappear... There is nothing personal about that record."[9] Despite this, the song "DC-10" was remade for their fifth studio album, Underdog, albeit with a swing rhythm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 100% Adrenaline on CCM Magazine; Selby, Marykay (April 1996)
  2. ^ Audio Adrenaline review on Jesus Freak Hideout; Portell, Paul (2/12/03)
  3. ^ PDA video on YouTube
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  6. ^ 100% Adrenaline on CCM Magazine; Selby, Marykay (April 1996)
  7. ^ Audio Adrenaline review on AllMusic; Granger, Thom
  8. ^ Audio Adrenaline review on Jesus Freak Hideout; Portell, Paul and John DiBiase (2/12/03, 12/23/04)
  9. ^ 100% Adrenaline on CCM Magazine; Selby, Marykay (April 1996)

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