More Power to Ya

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More Power To Ya
Petra More Power to Ya.jpg
Studio album by Petra
Released September 21, 1982[1]
Recorded June 1982[2]
Genre Christian rock
Length 43:25
Label StarSong Records
A&M Records
Producer Jonathan David Brown
Petra chronology
Never Say Die
(1981)
More Power To Ya
(1982)
Not of this World
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[4]

More Power To Ya is the fifth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1982. Many Petra fans have long considered this to be their best release from the 1980s.[citation needed]

This was the first album to feature Louie Weaver as the official drummer. It also features the vocals of bassist Mark Kelly in the song "Disciple".

Track listing[edit]

All Songs Written By Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "Stand Up" – 3:34
  2. "Second Wind" – 4:35
  3. "More Power to Ya" – 3:38
  4. "Judas' Kiss" – 4:44
  5. "Rose Coloured Stained Glass Windows" – 4:18
  6. "Run for the Prize" – 4:31
  7. "All Over Me" – 5:52
  8. "Let Everything that Hath Breath" (Words & Music by Greg X. Volz) – 4:23
  9. "Road to Zion" (Words & Music by Mike Hudson) – 3:59
  10. "Disciple" – 3:29

Backmasking[edit]

This album included the use of the backmasking technique. According to many people, backmasking was being used in rock music to include hidden satanic messages. This caused a backlash from the Christian community against the genre. In an attempt to divert people obsessed with this from it, Petra used the technique with the intent to send a message. During the song "Judas' Kiss", from 0:00 to 0:03, the phrase "What are you lookin' for the devil for when you oughta be lookin' for the Lord?" is heard when played in backward motion.

Personnel[edit]

Petra[edit]

Production[edit]

Recording[edit]

  • Recorded at Indian Creek Recording, Uvalde, Texas and Rivendell Recorders, Pasadena, Texas
  • Mixed at Rivendell Recorders
  • Mastered at MCA/Whitney by Steve Hall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Petraspective - Petra Discography: Albums - MORE POWER TO YA". Petrafiles.com. 1982-09-21. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  2. ^ "A Guide to Petra - The History Page". Guidetopetra.com. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 2011-11-03.