2020 Girder Records (GR1076) Remastered
- Includes Limited Edition Silver-Foil Trading Card #4
- Soak Your Brain ranked 47/100 in the Heaven's Metal Top 100 Christian Rock Albums of All Time.
- Produced by John and Dino Elefante
- Originally released in 1993
Look out, this might become your favorite guilty pleasure album.
Tim Bushong, Greg Purlee and Rick Armstrong released Lovewar in 1993 on Pakaderm records.
It just might possibly be the world's most
underrated Christian rock album.
HM Magazine ranked this album at #47 on t he greatest Christian albums of all time. That should tell you something.
Yet, Lovewar was short-lived as Tim Bushong went on to form The Channel Surfers. Somehow John and Dino Elefante (Producers) saw something. After all, their entire existence as producers and record label execs proved success as they had their finger of the pulse of what fans wanted. From Petra, Guardian, The Brave and many others they found the IT factors and Lovewar was no exception.
Now on vinyl for the first time ever, as well as remastered CD. Vinyl comes in a purple translucent with 2-sided full-color printed sleeve with lyrics, write-up and more. The CD comes in a 8-panel jewel case with a limited edition silver foil trading card. Yep, those are making a comeback too!
Tim Bushong claims to have been influenced by popular writers like Francis Schaeffer and CS Lewis. No wonder lyrically, soak your brain displays more interest in apologetics (the defense of the doctrine) than do most records.
Let's face it, there weren't a lot of bands doing the hard rock/funk fusion that Extreme, and to an extent Kings X and Galactic Cowboys did...and the excellent musicianship of these three men, Lovewar's Soak Your Brain is an album that you can turn on 20 years later and won't come across as dated because it is unique enough that it was never overdone or overplayed, so it sounds fresh every it's spun. Lovewar was every bit as talented as their counterparts, both musically and vocally. I think the Christian label may have hurt them as far as marketing goes, but even then, there is no chapter-and-verse Biblical quoting going on here, just strong, positive, uplifting lyrics about human relationships and social ideas. You'll be proud to have this in your collection.
- Soak Your Brain
- Golden Rule
- Take Me
- Welling Up
- Space and Time
- You Win
- Keep Your Hands Off My Stuff
- In The Sea
- Just The Same
- You Are Not Alone