Obscure music: Guardian does Stryper

This is a bit of a holy grail for some people. I came across Guardian’s complete 6-song remake of the Stryper EP The Yellow and Black Attack (entitled, simply The Yellow and Black Attack is Back!). It’s a beautiful homage to hair metal before it had a name. I like the fact that the band even copied the graphics.

The album is out of print, but they’re relatively easy to find. I had heard rumors of such a thing and, back when I could afford to scrounge around record shops, came across a used copy. I’ve held on ever since.

Fuzzy memory: I saw Guardian play at an old Atlanta Fest around the time of Miracle Mile (1993). They were good live and I distinctly remember Jamie Rowe chatting about an affinity for Kiss Alive III. I think I still have pictures of the band’s performance …

Anyway, here’s the stats:

Guardian: The Yellow and Black Attack is Back

Produced by Tony Palacios and Guardian

1998, 2000 M8 Distribution

Tracks

1. Loud N Clear

2. From Wrong to Right

3. You Know What To Do

4. Co’mon Rock

5. You Won’t Be Lonely

6. Loving You

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