Rude Awakening cd cover

Christian, James

Rude Awakening

James Christian never got the respect he deserved as a singer or a musician. As the front man for the under-rated House of Lords he did some really impressive work, but never achieved the success that many other metal bands of the day did. In 1994 he released his one and only solo album, showing his talent as not only a singer, but also as a writer, guitarist, bassist, drummer and producer. Originally it was released only in Japan, but Now and Then Records reissued it world wide a few years later with multiple bonus tracks. It's very similar in style to his work with House of Lords, a highly polished blues based rock with deep, rich, soulful vocals. Definitely worth picking up. --Scott

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Track Listing

  1. Don't Start Me Up
  2. Pleasure & Pain
  3. Brighter Day
  4. Where Does Love Go (When it's Gone)
  5. The Warden
  6. Katie
  7. Best Girl
  8. Labor of Love
  9. Mother Night
  10. Woman Enough
  11. After All
  12. Love Should Have Brought You Home

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: James Christian
GUITAR: James Christian
BASS: James Christian
DRUMS: James Christian
KEYBOARDS: James Christian

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Zero
PRODUCED BY: James Christian
RELEASE YEAR: 1994
“As I lay here holding your hand, I can't help but feel that you don't understand. The tighter you hold on, the more that it's feeling like quicksand...”