January 21, 2011Posted by on
I’m sure everyone who is a reader of CMZ knows who Relient K is, but if you don’t, get out from under your rock already, it’s 2011 for goodness sakes. When Relient K was first getting its feet wet, they had some help along the way in the form of Ace Troubleshooter, who took Relient K under its wing and showed them the ropes while touring together. Ace Troubleshooter was a four piece pop-punk band who toured non-stop. They released two independent albums prior to their big break, 2000’s BEC Recordings debut, Ace Troubleshooter. Ace Troubleshooter was a textbook example of catchy, melodic, memorable pop-punk. It featured gems such as “Tonight”, “Yesterday”, and “1 Corinthians 13”. Their next album, 2002’s The Madness of The Crowds, featured a band trying to experiment with their pop-punk. As a result of this slight change in sound, The Madness of The Crowds received a mixed reaction from fans of the band. With their next release, 2004’s It’s Never Enough, the band moved even farther away from their pop-punk beginnings, incorporating a more straightforward rock sound. After the release of It’s Never Enough, lead singer John Warne decided to become the bassist for Relient K thus putting an end to Ace Troubleshooter, but not before they left us with three very good albums. Ace Troubleshooter will always have a place in the hearts of those who were able to hear their music. Though long gone, they are not forgotten.