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An Axe To Grind (Gold Disc Edition)

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$ 23.00

Label : Girder Records   Year : 2020

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“While many fans and critics have often touted Ken’s work with Shout (In Your Face) and Magdallan (Big Bang) as his best releases, the series of solo albums he released between 1990 and 1995 were quite impressive as well, particularly the self-titled album in 1993 and this gem An Axe To Grind, which was originally released in 1990 under the moniker of Ken Tamplin And Friends. We have included 3 bonus tracks which come on this Gold Disc CD, along with a 12-page booklet in jewel case format. To fans of Christian hard rock and melodic metal from the late 80’s and early 90’s, Ken Tamplin needs no introduction. His extremely dynamic vocal range and powerful delivery, combined with his ability to produce smartly constructed and lavishly mixed compositions, resulted in memorable music – music which certainly raised the quality meter to the highest levels within the Christian market at the time and simultaneously garnered credibility for Christian hard rock and melodic metal worldwide. Most critics would agree An Axe To Grind was his most diverse record to date when it was originally released in 1990 and the talents he employed were quite remarkable – Lanny Cordola, along with new sensation Scott Van Zen on guitars, Chuck Wright on bass, Roger Mielke on keyboards and Ken Mary on drums, among others. Furthermore, many of the musical ideas and styles later showed up in some form or another on the legendary Big Bang album. In that regard, the songs here stand up well on their own merit, have held up well over time and are, therefore, rightfully deserving of new life and a fresh listen as part of Legends Of Rock series.” -Girder Records

TRACK LISTING:
Livin’ For My Lord
The Continuing Saga Of Screwtape And Wormwood
Going All The Way
Never Give Up
Music Box
Not Alone
Goin’ Home
Bouree In E Minor
Straight Between The Eyes
I Hear Cryin’
Armageddon
Holdin’ On/The Chase
Take ‘Em Back
Believin’ (Is The Hardest Part)
All The Things You Are

Bonus Tracks
When Secrets Cry Out Loud
Little Liar (Luci)
Take ‘Em Back (Demo)