More Power to Ya

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More Power to Ya
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1982[1]
RecordedJune 1982[2]
GenreChristian rock
LabelStar Song
ProducerJonathan David Brown
Petra chronology
Never Say Die
More Power to Ya
Not of this World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Jesus Freak Hideout[4]

More Power to Ya is the fifth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1982. 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". The album climbed to number 3 on the Billboard Top Inspirational Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bob Hartman, except where noted

1."Stand Up" 3:35
2."Second Wind" 4:36
3."More Power to Ya" 3:39
4."Judas' Kiss" 4:44
5."Rose Coloured Stained Glass Windows" 4:19
6."Run for the Prize" 4:32
7."All Over Me" 5:53
8."Let Everything that Hath Breath"4:23
9."Road to Zion"
  • Mike Hudson
10."Disciple" 3:31
Total length:43:17
30th Anniversary Edition
11."Stand Up" (Live)1:58
12."Judas' Kiss" (Live)2:46
13."More Power to Ya" (Live)2:39
Total length:50:42


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.



  • Greg X. Volz – lead vocals
  • Bob Hartman – guitars
  • John Slick – keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizer programming, arranging
  • Mark Kelly – bass guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Disciple"
  • Louie Weaver – drums

Additional musicians


  • Jonathan David Brown – producer, track arrangements, recording at Indian Creek Recording, Uvalde, Texas and Rivendell Recorders, Pasadena, Texas, mixing at Rivendell Recorders
  • Brian Tankersley – technical assistance
  • Steve Hall – mastering at MCA/Whitney, Glendale, California
  • Petra – track arrangements
  • T & T Designs – art direction
  • Lisa Williams – layout
  • Randy Rogers – illustration
  • Petragram – sleeve illustration
  • Bob Thigpen – sleeve photos


Chart (1983) Peak
US Inspirational Albums (Billboard)[5] 5


  1. ^ "Petraspective - Petra Discography: Albums - MORE POWER TO YA". September 21, 1982. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "A Guide to Petra - The History Page". September 7, 2007. Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  3. ^ More Power to Ya at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  5. ^ "Inspirational LPs" (PDF). Billboard. September 17, 1983. p. 39.