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Artist: L.A. Guns

Title: Rips The Covers Off

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Category: Glam

Year: 2004

Label: Shrapnel

Catalog Number: RD451170


Phil Lewis Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Steve Riley Drums & Percussion
Adam Hamilton Bass
Stacey Blades Guitar


1.  Rock N Roll Outlaw    Cover: Rose Tatto
2.  I Just Want To Make Love To You    Cover: Foghat
3.  Tie Your Mother Down    Cover: Queen
4.  Until I Get You    Cover: Hanoi Rocks
5.  Wheels Of Steel    Cover: Saxon
6.  Nobody's Fault    Cover: Aerosmith
7.  Custard Pie    Cover: Led Zeppelin
8.  Moonage Daydream    Cover: David Bowie
9.  Marseilles    Cover: Angel City
10.  Hurdy Gurdy Man    Cover: Donovan
11.  Search & Destroy    Cover: Iggy and the Stooges
12.  Revolution Live  
13.  Don't Look At Me That Way Live  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: CC Date: June 1, 2004 at 18:02
Pretty good album with some cool cover versions! Phil has a pretty unique voice but he fits these songs perfectly! Doesnt suffer at all from Tracii being absent!

From: Christine Date: June 1, 2004 at 21:35
I heard a sample of their version of 'Wheels of Steel'... I think Phil does Biff proud!

From: T-Bone Date: June 2, 2004 at 8:28
I was greatly impressed with this cd. I wasn't expecting much considering Tracii Guns was nowhere to be found. This is worth a decent 8/10

From: MJ (Marla) Date: June 3, 2004 at 11:01
Despite the reservations I had when I heard this was an all covers album...I was pleasantly surprised!!! Standouts for me were 'Wheels Of Steel', 'Rock N' Roll Outlaw' and 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'.

From: jarett r. Date: June 4, 2004 at 23:15
ah... so stacey blades must be the guy that replaced keri kelli. i'm a little behind the times here...

From: jarett r. Date: June 4, 2004 at 23:33
i just did a little research to get up to date. stacey blades was in roxx gang, mojo gurus, and fraidy cat.

From: jason (FA-Q) Date: June 5, 2004 at 15:59
'I Just Want To Make Love To You' <---- That wasn't a foghat tune. Foghat covered that song as well, but I don't think it's their song? I can't remember who wrote and recorded that song first? Anyone?... Anyone?...

From: Blue Tequila Date: June 5, 2004 at 18:51
Blues songwriter Willie Dixon wrote 'I Just Want To Make Love To You' but it's been covered by many artists including Foghat, Van Morison and Chuck Berry.

From: jarett r. Date: June 6, 2004 at 1:00
didn't rolling stones do a version?

From: Rene Date: June 10, 2004 at 15:48
A killer cover album in my opinion. Specialy the songs WHEELS OF STEEL and ROCK AND ROLL OUTLAW. Great that they didnt forget about the NWOBHM with SAXON.

From: Date: June 19, 2004 at 22:20
This is a great cd. Phil Lewis sounds great and the new guitarist stacey blades is quite impressive. The band picked some good songs to cover, the highlights include 'For Your Love' by Hanoi rocks, and 'Marsielles'. I see the band is going on tour this summer. I wish they would concentrate on an album of original material because this new lineup rocks.

From: Fizz Date: June 20, 2004 at 1:54
I guess Tracii wasn't such hot shit after all, huh? He can go on and keep pretending he's a punk kid if that's what he wants, L.A. Guns, the band he dicked over, doesn't seem to be hurting much. Nashville Pussy still do a better version of 'R&R Outlaw' though.

From: thelostdj Date: June 20, 2004 at 6:04
Hey Jason....'I just wanna make love to you' was written by Mississippi Bluesman Willie Dixon..FOR...Muddy Waters. He also wrote 'Hoochie Coochie Man' for Waters, as well as 'Wang Dang Doodle' for Koko Taylor and 'Back Door Man' for Howlin Wolf. Willie Dixon sued Led Zepplin for 'Whole Lotta Love', for which Zep later gave writing credits to Dixon....Dixon's original was 'You need Love'. He died in '92.

From: MaxiSTRYPER Date: July 13, 2004 at 17:27
Una de las mas grosas bandas de sleazy, jhunto con michael monroe en hanoi rocks AGUANTE EL HARD; HEAVY Y GLAM

From: Rycheage Date: July 18, 2004 at 23:09
Fairly raw and stripped back, these covers are actually quite good. A nice addition to one's L.A. Guns collection. The Saxon cover and the Rose Tattoo cover are the best tracks.

From: CC Date: July 20, 2004 at 9:12
I think by saying it was a Foghat cover was because thats the version they based it on. Foghats was a rather different tempo to the far slower original. Its kinda like when people say Rockin all over the world is a Status Quo song,or Once bitten is a Great White song.

From: jarett r. Date: August 19, 2004 at 2:00
is stacie blades on the live songs? i don't have a copy yet.

From: jarett r. Date: August 19, 2004 at 2:01

From: Christine Date: August 19, 2004 at 2:23
Just got around to picking this one up. Definitely the best cash I've spent on a new release in quite a while! If I hit the repeat button on 'Wheels Of Steel' one more time my husband's gonna kill me...

From: FRATELLO Date: September 9, 2004 at 4:09
There is one weak place here - Aerosmith's cover - first solo is just awful. Maybe Phil have played it himself?

From: jarett r. Date: September 9, 2004 at 5:31
if i understand right, l.a. guns has now gone through at least 3 line-ups with zero former guns'n'roses members. (a line-up with chris holmes, a line-up with keri kelli, and now a line-up with stacey blades)

From: jarett r. Date: September 18, 2004 at 15:22
i've heard that stacey blades has sung lead vocals for l.a. guns live at least once. i've also heard that keri kelli sang lead vocals for l.a. guns live at least once.

From: jarett r. Date: September 21, 2004 at 8:42
i just got through listening to 30 second samples of each song on this album.

From: hahaha Date: September 21, 2004 at 9:42
Well, congratulations are certainly in order then aren't they!!!

From: jarett r. Date: September 21, 2004 at 20:06
don't forget to congratulate me when i actually buy the cd!

From: jarett r. Date: November 5, 2004 at 15:40
i now have a copy of rips the covers off. some of it is blues rock and some of it is blues metal.

From: jarett r. Date: November 17, 2004 at 12:47
i've heard that stacey blades has been in l.a. guns, roxx gang, mojo gurus, fraidy cat, supercool, and smack. does anyone on here know of any other bands that stacey blades has been in?

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 16:50
Seems to me all the personnel changes can only mean one thing: They sucked in their last band , they suck individually and they suck in LA Guns. Come to think of it, LA Guns has always sucked.

From: Chad Date: December 10, 2004 at 22:06
Strong comments from Pro-Pain in the ass. Notice how he does not put much into his thoughts other than they suck. His reviews mean nothing to me. Nothing but a quick pass over when I see his name. LA Guns is and will always be a quality hard rock band. Did they put out some bad albums, yes. But in their defense it was in the mid to late 90's when the music scene pro-paned (sucked) and all bands were grasping at anything to get heard. Phil,Steve and the boys are still putting out quality tunes

From: Geoff Date: January 11, 2005 at 2:06
I hate covers albums in general, but I must say LA Guns did okay here. Good hard rock release, though I'd prefer it if they'd just recorded a new CD of original material.

From: Azza Date: February 20, 2005 at 17:53
Propane - Fuck off and learn some about music. L.A. Guns have always been very experimental for a sleaze band and are very clever musicians. This album is the best covers album I can think of...

From: wsr88d Date: July 28, 2007 at 9:52
Ok. Yes there a boat load of cover's album out there...however I was compelled to review this one too. First of all, this is how you do a cover's album! This is just about perfect, IMO. The song selection is really good, the production is great the band is tight. The only thing that makes this release a tad bit annoying is the "live" tracks at the end - not needed IMO, studio versions preferred. PROS: song selection, production, sound, groove, LA GUNS! CONS: the two live tracks. "A"

From: Slash-Fan Date: August 11, 2007 at 6:28
I think they just wanted to give their fans two high quality live versions of two of their latest songs. It's not a bad idea I think.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 9, 2011 at 19:55
Every self respected band once in a while releases a tribute album...L.A Guns was not the exception...and well..what do we have in here...a quite respectable covers album !!!..."Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw","Tie Your Mother Down" & "Wheels Of Steel" are the ones that caught my attention but honestly all the covers have that particular touch that only L.A Guns know how to do...the album brings a couple of extra live tracks being "Don't Look At Me That Way" a one...89/100

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