With their fusion of rock, rap and funk, Audio Adrenaline emerged as one of the most popular CCM acts of the 1990s. The group was formed on the campus of Kentucky Christian College by lead vocalist Mark Stuart, guitarist Barry Blair, bassist Will McGinnis, keyboardist Bob Herdman and drummer Brian Hayes; originally named A-180, they recorded an independent single, "My God," which caught the attention of Forefront Records president Dan Brock, and soon after the label issued Audio Adrenaline's self-titled debut LP.
Don't Censor Me followed in 1993, scoring hits with the singles "Big House" and "Can't Take God Away;" after 1995's Live Bootleg, the band resurfaced a year later with Bloom, which debuted in the Top 60 on the Billboard pop charts. In 1997, Audio Adrenaline -- now consisting of Stuart, McGinnis, Herdman and drummer Ben Cissell -- resurfaced with Some Kind of Zombie; Underdog followed two years later.
A greatest hits collection, Hit Parade, celebrated almost ten years in the music industry, and served as a good introduction to the band. Lift came out the following year.
~ Jason Ankeny.