Back to the Street is the eighth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. The guitar is mixed really low, making the whole sound of it seem murky. The replacement of lead singer Greg X. Volz with John Schlitt, plus the addition of new producers John and Dino Elefante, made this a transition album. About half the songs here are so-so (Another Crossroad and Run for Cover sound like the same song with different lyrics) while the others are excellent.
The Christian melodic rock band Petra has experienced its share of ups and downs. Petra is reunited with their classic early-mid 80's lineup of Greg X. Volz, Bob Hartman, John Lawry, Mark Kelly, and Louie Weaver! After some playing, every member made a list of the songs they wanted to record on "Back to the Rock".
Australia is not the first place you think of as a crate-digger's paradise. But these 20 slices from the country's early-Seventies season in commercial R&B and pop-jazz fusion are a lively lesson in the ingenious adaption of imported trends over an extreme distance. This is overwhelmingly white funk: "Back on the Street Again," an Etta James cover by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, and the ID's "Feel Awlright" are examples of hot shots from Australia's Sixties-beat and heavy-rock scenes finding their dance-floor feet; a track by the progressive-rock band Tamam Shud comes from the soundtrack to a 1971 surfing documentary. But it is all robust fun with intriguing sampling prospects.