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Artist: Love/Hate

Title: Black Out in the Red Room

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Love/Hate Black Out in the Red Room Album Cover


Category: Glam

Year: 1990

Label: Columbia

Catalog Number: CK 45263


Jizzy Pearl lead, backing vocals
Skid bass, backing vocals
Jon E. Love lead, rhythm guitars, sitar, backing vocals
Joey Gold drums


1.  Blackout in the Red Room  
2.  Rock Queen  
3.  Tumbleweed  
4.  Why Do You Think They Call it Dope?  
5.  Fuel to Rum  
6.  One More Round  
7.  She's An Angel  
8.  Mary Jane  
9.  Straightjacket  
10.  Slutsy Tipsy  
11.  Slave Girl  
12.  Hell, Ca., Pop. 4  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Ryche Date: April 30, 2001 at 20:53
This whole album kicked ass

From: Magwa Date: July 12, 2001 at 23:16
Simply the best record i've heard in years.Jizzy's voice touched me with strenght and all songs are just great. It became fastly my favorite band and to me that band is the best exemple for Los Angeles 80 ' rock scene.Buy you won't make any regrets

From: SleazyMusic Date: July 24, 2001 at 6:05
Totally agree with Magwa... NO COMPROMISE ! In this album there's no Poison, D'Molls or Pretty Boy Floyd influences...It's only ROCK AND ROLL...the way it was meant to be.... Raw-Loud-StreetWise.... Songs like 'Mary Jane' or 'Why do you think...' weren't poppy like 'I want action'.... Oh, Love/Hate....the first two albums were WONDERFUL.... sleazymusic@yahoo.it

From: koogles Date: January 1, 2002 at 18:32
These guys had one thing that most other bands were sorely deficient in: ATTITUDE!! And I'm not talkin' about kickin'-over-a-chair-in-yer-video-and-callin'-it-attitude-like-Roxx Gang-style attitude, I mean ATTITUDE!!!! Every lyric and every note in every song conveys this attitude, and I love it! Just the right dose of punk rock in the glam metal mix made for something special indeed! This CD is one of the very few L.A. glam CDs that wasn't cheesy and could be taken seriously!!

From: Tony Date: April 23, 2002 at 4:16
Yeah I agree with people here absolutely. One of the few L.A. bands at the time where even people who didn't dig that scene loved this album. AC/DC meets the Stooges meets Motley. The crappy thing with these guys though was where do you go from this?? Put this cd on now in 2002 and tell me it doesn't sound just as new and fresh as it did back then!!

From: motley Date: May 21, 2002 at 16:37
didnt Steve Riley (x wasp) appear as drummer on the video for the titel track??

From: d.a.n 69 Date: June 28, 2002 at 1:12
love\hate,no poison,yes

From: Paulo-Fernandes Date: June 29, 2002 at 9:26
A true classic, get this and Wasted in america, great albuns, very original!

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 29, 2002 at 15:04
One of coolest songs on this album is "Rock Queen." How can you beat lyrics like "Let me touch your cookies-Let me eat your cookies." I think these boys are more sleaze than glam, and thats one reason I like 'em! Other notables on this CD are "Blackout", "Tumbleweed", "Why Do You Think.....", and "Hell,CA.,Pop.4" No opinions on how to save the childern or the world here, just fun sleaze-rock!

From: zakar Date: August 26, 2002 at 11:18
do you know that jizzy is ratt vocalist this time?

From: TIM Date: October 7, 2002 at 15:09
Great album. I love Jizzy's vocals and Jon's axework. I like watching my live video of them as well.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: October 7, 2002 at 17:32
Although there are a few high points on the other albums, this one shines just for the balls out energy from the beginning of song 1 to the end of song 12. I always forget how good this disc is until I put it in my CD player and I get the urge to start running people off the road.

From: The Fizzy One Date: October 22, 2002 at 20:28
This is pure, unadulterated sleaze, and not the romanticized, suburban-kid-just-got-off-the-bus-in-L.A. kind of sleaze either. The lyrics to this are damn gritty at times, and that's a good thing. Skid has a nifty, funky flair to his basswork. But have you ever noticed that Jizzy comes closest to sounding like a girl as you're likely to hear? "I'd like to introduce you to my fifth, that's who I'm with!" VERY feminine inflection on a few of his vocals. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

From: datwunguy Date: October 30, 2002 at 0:09
I loved this album when it came out, and still do. It remains THE best album from that decade (yes, I include it in the 80's) that was ever released...perhaps one of the best EVER of this type of music...it just don't get any better!

From: RichieRocker Date: December 21, 2002 at 3:14
"Blackout IN The Red Room" is one of the most kick ass balls-to-the wall songs I have heard in a long time. Jizzy is a fuckin animal!!rock n roll friends,yaaaaaaaaa

From: Andy Cook Date: December 30, 2002 at 15:35
Had a mate who introduced me to them in about '92 Bought there first 2 albums(absolute bloody quality) been a fan ever since!

From: Trick Taylor Date: December 31, 2002 at 20:46
The Guns may have introduced us to street life, but Love/Hate provide the interactive experience. I'm talking grittier than a crack whore handjob! This is what pop metal should have evolved into, not Jackyl. Every song just rips with urgency, energy, and questionable intentions. Closest to the Wildhearts in true give a phuck attitude. Sometimes something is too good. The public wanted Warrant and got Warrant. Undeniably brilliant, mean, and dangerous.

From: HG Date: January 4, 2003 at 5:11
This CD kicks ass. This was their best one, but their other ones are worth a try if you like this one. I love the humor in their lyrics, and Jizzy is one hell of a singer.

From: Brian Date: January 8, 2003 at 1:12
Twelve great songs about drugs,alcohol and getting laid. These guys were downright dirty!!! This entire album reeks of sleaze,debauchery,and a "WE DON"T GIVE A F... attitude.

From: steve Date: January 23, 2003 at 23:32
blackout is an absolutley awsome album definatley one of the best.

From: Jose Pardal Date: February 21, 2003 at 16:41
One of my favourites! Simply amazing!

From: Audiorbb Date: February 25, 2003 at 5:42
Another one of my favorites. I've been a Love/Hate fan ever since they played the halftime show on Roller Games. My friend's dad was watching with us and he said they made him tired just watching them. Jizzy did the vocals on the L.A.Guns "Shrinking Violet" CD. That one is high on my list also. check it out.

From: Kryiis Karl Date: May 4, 2003 at 12:58
Nothing else to say about L/H except that they trully kill (especially the 2 first albums...the 3rd one too but less). All I want to say is that I almost divorced my wife after she let me go buy the fucking LA Guns cd "Shrinking Violet" 'cause it is really a big piece of shit...

From: Johnny Sick Date: June 29, 2003 at 15:20
All I have to say is: WHO IN THE FUCK DO YOU KNOW THAT HUNG THEMSELVES FROM THE "Y" IN THE FAMED HOLLYWOOD SIGN? I'll tell you who: JIZZY PEARL. He was a fucking maniac. You should read his book. It's thoroughly funny and entertaining as well. Blackout In The Red Room is second only to Priest's Living After Midnight as a party metal anthem. Other highlights include but are not limited to Rock Queen, Slutsy Tipsy and Why Do You Think They Call It Dope. It's party time, indeed.

From: digg it Date: October 31, 2003 at 7:06
One of the best debut albums ever. Love Hate were the nicest of guys and live they rocked - fantastic in a small club. Saw them many times over in Nottingham Rock City in the UK. Skid did all the artwork, wrote the songs. The guy is a genius ONE OF MY TOP 5 BEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME...

From: Metal T Date: December 2, 2003 at 20:57
Saw these guys open for Dio' once--they were terrible ! Thanks for ruining Ratt' dumbass !!!

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 29, 2003 at 19:07
Another under-rated classic, but anybody who's heard it knows how good this band was. One of the best shows I ever saw in my life was Love/Hate in a tiny dump in New Jersey that probably held 100 people, with no real stage, just a drum riser, and yet Love/Hate blew the roof off the joint like they were headlining the Garden. Jizzy should quit wasting his time in that Ratt cover band and patch things up with Skid to do more Love/Hate records...

From: tomcat Date: December 30, 2003 at 11:44

From: Date: April 3, 2004 at 5:10
No Glam Questo è Grandissimo Rock N Roll The Very Masterpiece devastante come il primo degli La Guns GRANDI LOVE HATE, peccato che oggi non ci siano piu gruppi cosi. Metalfobia Ciao

From: HockeyJimm Date: April 17, 2004 at 0:00
I'd have to say one of the fiercest bands in the early 90's I saw 'em open for Dio here in Orlando and left half way thru RJ's set. It wasn't that Dio was lame just that LH just blew 'em clean off the stage.

From: tomcat Date: April 17, 2004 at 4:56
one of the 10 best rock n roll albums ever!!!!!!!'why do you think they call it dope','she's an angel', 'hell california, pop 4.','one more round','rock queen'...all classic rock n roll songs.. one of the greatest bands ever but a cryin' shame they didn't become the biggest thing..

From: Mr M Date: May 4, 2004 at 19:46
Brilliant. Just brilliant.

From: Uncle Salty Date: May 21, 2004 at 14:32
I absolutely love this album, it kicks ass. Try to listen to it before going to work, you'll have energy all day. I love Jizzy's voice. I recently saw him live in Barcelona with Adler's Appetite, you know Steve Adler's band and he's still a great frontman and singer although I almost didn't hear him because all of us in the audience were singing GNR songs so loud Does anybody know if they released some live VHS or something?

From: izzy s Date: June 11, 2004 at 20:52
i would say its almost better than one of my albems

From: Stevie St Ford Date: June 23, 2004 at 7:57
The holy bible of hard rock. Jizzy and Skid were at the height of their game on this one, an absolute scorcher of an album! I NEED SOME FUEL TO RUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNN....

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 20:27
The second greatest sleaze metal album of the era (after "Appetite For Destruction"). Tracks like "Blackout In The Red Room", "Fuel To Run" and "She's An Angel" are outstanding. An album that will gain more respect for itself an an overlooked classic in the future. 10/10

From: Jimbo Date: September 2, 2004 at 0:41
Love/Hate are the scary friends your mom wouldn't let in the house. With an attitude that says "I'm-gonna-screw-your-girlfriend-and-drink-your-last-Budweiser-and-you're-not-gonna-do-a-@#$%-thing-about-it", this car wreck of an album makes waste case metal not only dynamic but hummable. Try NOT to sing along with any of the first three cuts and you'll see what I mean. If you like your music dangerous and dirty yet memorable and hook-laden, then this CD is a must have. 10/10.

From: Geoff Date: September 2, 2004 at 23:01
Awesome review, Jimbo. I agree with the majority of it, just not the 10/10 part. Whilst it's a great album I wouldn't give it anywhere near that high. I love the title track and 'Straight jacket' most, but this a killer hard rock CD!

From: jack Date: September 22, 2004 at 3:17
Wow,i've heard a lot of great response for this album..it must be good. Is it really the best after appetite of destruction?i'm considering buying this album.

From: Jimbo Date: September 22, 2004 at 17:00
Ya know, Geoff, the day I wrote that review I was really irritated about something and Love/Hate scratched the itch. Maybe 10/10 is a bit high on a normal day, but I can say with confidence that if you like GnR or Junkyard and bands of that ilk, this one will blow you away. Can we agree on a solid 9/10?

From: Rocker10 Date: October 28, 2004 at 2:35
Very solid outing from this band. Definitely my favorite of the bands catalog. Very solid 9.5/10.

From: Guille Date: January 26, 2005 at 10:03

From: Betsy Browning Date: February 5, 2005 at 19:05
LOVE/HATE is definately one of my all time favorite bands out of Hollywood. Blackout, Mary Jane, Why do you think they call it DOPE, man they all ROCK! THE party band, back in the days...HEY, does anyone know how & where Jon is these days...if so you may contact me @ betsylou802@yahoo.com ....BTW, Jizzy, Skid, Joey & Jonny fricken RULE!

From: glamster Date: February 20, 2005 at 6:18
Great release, really! Now it will be re-released by Bad Reputation (go to www.badreputation.fr): a remastered version with some bonus tracks! Very good stuff: get it now!!!

From: Lennie Date: March 25, 2005 at 13:43
Ohmigod this is the ultimate! 30 odd minutes of ball breaking, house wrecking mad rock n roll. 'Fuel to Run', 'She's an Angel' and 'Straightjacket' are defining moments in rock n roll. I'd give this 11/10 if it was mathematically possible. They lost the plot after this debut though and the only other song worth checking out is 'Painkiller' (off Wasted in America) which is awesome.

From: Jimbo Date: March 26, 2005 at 16:38
Lennie, the song from "Wasted in America" you're thinking of is called Tranquilizer, which is indeed a choice slab of over-medicated metal and one of my favorite tunes by the band.

From: MIGUEL GUNS Date: April 4, 2005 at 14:33

From: Date: May 5, 2005 at 18:16
The CD was re-issued with Kerrang EP (Live tracks) and a B-side. Check out Now!!! LOVE/HATE still rocks!!!!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 22, 2007 at 20:57
Where can i get this re-issue cd?.I have the Kerrang ep with the live tracks ("Blackout in the red room" kicked ass in this ep).I thought that the ep was something of a collector's item 'cos i bought it along with the magazine when it first came out!!!.Now i'm glad that the listeners can hear this piece of ass kicking live stuff from the L/H crew.

From: rockhardrock Date: March 26, 2007 at 17:16
Another overlooked classic sleaze hard rock classic. "blackout"is very short,but it kicks ass from the beginning till the end."rock queen"is my fav."Tumbleweed"has pretty nice groove."Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? "is very good and melodic. Another 2 that i recommend to you all are "slutsy tipsy" and "mary jane". Great stuff-should have been more famous.

From: teslakid Date: May 30, 2007 at 18:38
Es una pena que esta banda ya no siga tocando.Fueron hacedores de un estilo unico,con la increible voz de Jizzy y el veloz bajo de Skid,es una pena no volver a tener algo nuevo de ellos...10/10

From: shark attack Date: July 27, 2007 at 12:33
Genius!!!!, inventing a sound and style all of their own with more attitude and balls than most of the LA hairbands put together this rocks from start to finish without a filler in sight..from the artwork and the kick ass opener `blackout in the redroom` this doesn't disappoint,the only puzzling thing is why didn't LOVE/HATE become huge? without doubt a classic release that should be mandatory for any metalhead or glamfiend 9/10

From: edwithmj Date: January 10, 2009 at 12:38
I never really got into this as much as I thought I would. The songs sound too samey for me but there are a few highlights like the title song, Rock Queen and tumbleweed.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 12, 2009 at 0:29
This isn't your typical Hollywood-metal album, for sure. Love/Hate brings some funky bass, different arrangements, and an offbeat sense of humor. Don't misunderstand me when I say it, but in some ways, this CD almost has an alternative feel to it, in that it takes your basic Sunset Strip formula and turns it on its ear, and I know more than one person who normally doesn't like what they snidely refer to as "hair metal," that likes this disc. My favorites are all the singles, but also the overlooked "Tumbleweed," "Slutsy Tipsy" and "Straitjacket."

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 12, 2009 at 0:29
This isn't your typical Hollywood-metal album, for sure. Love/Hate brings some funky bass, different arrangements, and an offbeat sense of humor. Don't misunderstand me when I say it, but in some ways, this CD almost has an alternative feel to it, in that it takes your basic Sunset Strip formula and turns it on its ear, and I know more than one person who normally doesn't like what they snidely refer to as "hair metal," that likes this disc. My favorites are all the singles, but also the overlooked "Tumbleweed," "Slutsy Tipsy" and "Straitjacket."

From: Mace Date: February 13, 2013 at 22:27
This is what sleaze metal sounds like. I love it. Like Guns N' Roses without the polish and egos, meets Skid Row at their most pissed off. I especially love the "Why do You Think They Call it Dope" song. I remember seeing it on "Countdown" when it came out, but only looked up after the band title had already disappeared. Took me ages to find out who the band was, lucky the chorus never left my brain! I will NEVER part with this cd, it is an essential item for my collection.

From: hair metal again Date: June 13, 2017 at 4:15
a total hard rock masterpiece and a classic of the genre for LOVE HATE!their debut is explosive from every aspect ,unique and really cant find aything similar!the sound,the lyrics,the attitude,the looks,the vibe ,the vocals ,the guitars ,everything seems perfect!all the songs kick ass and especially "blackout in the red room" is the hit every young hard rocker needed at the time!been a fan since day 1 and still love em!

From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2017 at 16:08
absoluty not my cup of tea.i m not fan of this kind of hard rock.for me it s very average and very limited musically.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 13, 2021 at 12:49
I know I already picked Firehouse as the best party-rock album of 1990, and I'm going to try not to do honorable mentions, but Blackout In The Red Room is most deserving. Being honest, I listen to this disc way more than Firehouse these days, but it was completely under my radar when I was younger. My comments from 2009 still ring true. You can tell the guys listened to a pretty wide variety of music besides just the usual set of influences, as they don't really sound like any other Sunset Strip band. The lyrics follow suit—drenched in sex and alcohol, but with a really self-aware, cynical sense of humor that holds them a little apart from the scene. "Mommy takes the strings off your bass so you won't hang yourself," Jizzy sings about a troubled young girl, in one of the album's many bizarro lines. "Rock Queen" should be really offensive in 2021, but it's quite obviously tongue-in-cheek, unlike, say, Winger's "Seventeen." It's not surprising people didn't quite know what to do with Lov

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 13, 2021 at 12:51
... Love/Hate back in 1990, but to my ears, they hold up all the better for it.

From: Auslander Date: May 13, 2021 at 23:45
All I can say is I wholeheartedly agree with Doghouse on this one. Blackout in the Red Room is the best sleaze rock of 1990. I remember seeing the film clip for "Why Do You Think They Call It Dope" once (they never played it again) and being obsessed straight afterwards to find the album. I still don't know if the song is pro or anti drugs. All I know is that this album seemed dangerous somehow when I was 14, like listening to it was transporting me to a place where girls were dirty and guys were sleazy and nothing was ok. Man I hate grunge now. This should have been the sound of the future. Best sleaze of 1990 and still holds up to this day. Grade A.

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