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Artist: Saigon Kick

Title: The Lizard

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Saigon Kick The Lizard Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Third Stone/Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 92158-2


Matt Kramer lead vocals
Jason Bieler guitars, backing vocals, keyboards
Tom DeFile bass
Phil Varone drums


1.  Cruelty  
2.  Hostile Youth  
3.  Feel the Same Way  
4.  Freedom  
5.  God of 42nd Street  
6.  My Dog  
7.  Peppermint Tribe  
8.  Love is on the Way  
9.  The Lizard  
10.  All Alright  
11.  Sleep  
12.  All I Want  
13.  Body Bags  
14.  Miss Jones  
15.  World Goes Round  
16.  Chanel  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: ltlsac Date: July 21, 2001 at 20:16
this is one of the best cds of the 90's

From: WADE-LINK Date: November 24, 2001 at 19:52

From: TIM Date: May 31, 2002 at 22:19
No offence guys, but I really hated this album.

From: T-BONE Date: June 1, 2002 at 6:30
It took a few spins but this cd really stuck to me after a while. They were about 5 years ahead of their time when they did this cd. It's too bad that they are best known for a ballad when they had so much talent and very good songwriting.

From: Desslar Date: June 1, 2002 at 17:32
Well, I've never heard any of their other stuff, but this is fairly good, albeit a little too grungy for my tastes. They were limited by that ballad, but it is a great song.

From: jason Date: June 4, 2002 at 21:12
I don't know?........ I have a problem with albums that exceed FIFTEEN SONGS!!!!! Good God!

From: ThunderDan Date: September 13, 2002 at 22:30
Despite the big hit, this album really rocks! Great voice to go w/ the lyrics, and a mean guitar to accompany it all. I would recommend this CD to anyone.

From: RichieRocker Date: September 14, 2002 at 21:21
I like the songs "Hostile Youth", "All Allright" and Love is on the way". ThunderDan, I have this on tape, do you know how I can Utilize procurement of the CD? I cant find it anywhere!

From: David Date: December 17, 2002 at 9:05
These guys really had some song writing talent. These guys made some excellent ballads with some very strong song writing but could crank it up when needed. For a bunch of hard assed looking guys they were very good!!

From: Izzy Date: February 8, 2003 at 21:34
just awesome. Buy it if you find it

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From: Dan Date: February 27, 2003 at 11:45
I don't like this album at all, but Jason Bieler is a really good guitar player.

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From: Dan Date: February 27, 2003 at 11:47
I think it sounds almost like alternative music. Maybe the year it was released...

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: March 22, 2003 at 20:50
I don't know a whole lot about this album, but I must say 'Hostile Youth' is a pretty good song. I think that this band might have been a little ahead of the curve back in 1992. The guitar riffs fit well with todays heavier music, like Godsmack, and Disturbed.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: March 22, 2003 at 20:53
OH! sorry, how could I forget the song 'Body Bags'? Another hard hitter. This song reminds me of 'Slave To The Grind' (Skid Row). Check it out!

From: Reno Date: March 23, 2003 at 2:38
The song Body Bags was used in the movie Beyond The Law with Charlie Sheen. I wouldn't have remembered that except for the the fact that I just saw the movie again the other day and recognized the tune. Great movie as well!

From: robert Date: March 23, 2003 at 15:23
LOVE IS ON THE WAY, por el amor d Dios, vaya Baladon!!! d esos q no se puede uno quitar del coco... Disco normalito, para mi gusto, pero con temas interesantes...

From: Scandinavia Date: August 29, 2003 at 7:48
What the hell is this hybrid of hard metal & soft sing-along stuff?? Just dusted it off & gave it the first spin in years....Some catchy riffing but where does this fit in? Well, I can't really categorize it in my mind..Some grunge stuff on it too unfortunately...The only real highlight is "Love is on the Way" which is a rather good track actually...The rest is too damn confusing!

From: Great Dane Date: October 9, 2003 at 18:14
Whenever I feel like 'going' alternative, without beeing as alternative as Porno For Pyros, Red Hot, and many of those weird bands, I listen to Saigon Kick. All their releases are good. This one has some good moments, but also some lameass moments. Especially the lame ballad Love Is On The Way....Uhhh it suxx.

From: lance1 Date: December 13, 2003 at 1:30
by far the best cd of 1992.saigon kick rules.this cd has it all.from start to finish you cant go wrong.peppermint tribe kicks butt and love is on the way is so melodic,no wonder it was and is a big hit.find this cd and crank it up.

From: Brandon Date: February 3, 2004 at 0:14
A great hard rock album. Every song on this album is memorable and well performed. This album has a few hits on it including the huge ballad Love is on the Way and the heavy song Hostile Youth. If you liked Skid Row's Slave to the Grind you'll this album.

From: fallen angel Date: May 18, 2004 at 0:50
buena balada love is on the way..jajaja ahora toca mamam,i'm coming home.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 14, 2004 at 18:03
A great diverse hard rock album. Take the best of hair metal, alternative, and other rock genres and melds it into their own with great vocal harmonizing. "Love Is On The Way" was the big hit and not representative of the whole album. The song though, just like the album is great. 10/10

From: manos Date: July 6, 2004 at 16:16
I agree with Great Dane Saigon Kick is mainly a hard rock band with an alternative touch. They make good music and this album is their most popular as it contains their smash hit ''Love is on the way''. There are some good moments all the way through and the guitar work is really interesting but at the end it suffers from many fillers and some really lows.

From: Rycheage Date: July 14, 2004 at 22:38
This is an excellent mixture of all the best parts of hair metal,funk metal,and alternative. It is put together in a way that just excites the senses. "Hostile Youth","Cruelty","God Of 42nd Street" and "Love Is On The Way" are pure genius with their tight playing and their textured layers. Great stuff!!

From: Date: August 1, 2004 at 0:05
Always loved "Love Is On The Way". What can I say? I am a sucker for the ballads.

From: Geoff Date: September 1, 2004 at 22:44
'Freedom' is awesome melodic metal, 'Mrs Jones' is great commerical hard rock, 'All I want' is an excellent and very commercial balladic track and 'Love is on the way' is one of the best ballads of all time. Overall, another good album. Quite heavy in places...

From: jose.españa Date: October 1, 2004 at 11:59
Excelente disco. Saigon Kick se adelantaron a su tiempo, su mezcla de estilos, estribillos y armonias vocales era algo raro allá en los primeros 90, y eso quizá fue la causa de su corta carrera, pero "The lizard" es uno de los grandes álbumes de esa década. "Love is on the way", "Freedom", "Hostile youth" o "All I want is you" son inmejorables, Jason Bieler está inmenso y el cantante y la base rítmica, entre 9 y 10. Lo dicho, éste, junto a su primer disco, de los mejor salido en la década pasada

From: Hairspray Date: November 15, 2004 at 6:01
Their best release although I love them all (including "Bastards" that you don't mention on this site). All the songs are great and some are very heavy in places; Hostile Youth and Body Bags for example. I personally love Hostile Youth, Feel the Same Way, Miss Jones, All Alright, All I want and God of 42nd Street. Fantastic.

From: ghettonation73 Date: July 2, 2005 at 12:52

From: metalalways Date: September 7, 2006 at 0:52
another great one from saigon kick right up there with their first cd i love hostile youth and freedom peppermint tribe is good too and love is on the way i like matt kramer's style of singing too bad there not still togehter now.

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: December 12, 2006 at 3:04

From: z4roxx Date: December 14, 2006 at 15:18
Great cd from a great/immense band!!!Saigon kick worst cd is”water”who contains some good song anyway.”The lizard”is a cult cd!!!!!!!!!!

From: dokkendude Date: January 1, 2007 at 16:59
The Lizard is a tough one to pigeon hole def a must for any collection

From: KurtmanJP Date: January 19, 2007 at 0:43
I used to sing along with "Love Is On The Way" when I was little. Great songs on this album, my faves are "Feel The Same Way" "Peppermint Tribe" "All I Want" "All Alright" "Hostile Youth" and "Love Is On The Way". Saigon Kick kinda went downhill after Matt Kramer left them, though.

From: dafoe21 Date: May 16, 2007 at 21:43
All I Want is better than Love Is On The Way. Peppermint Tribe was something decent and different at the same time.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 20, 2007 at 16:08
With their famous song "Love is on the way" the band tried a little effort to break through the masses but failed into anonymity or perhaps remained low profile.Anyway the album apart from the afformentioned song has "Freedom" and "Hostile Youth" wich are really cool and straight to your face hard rock tunes.As z4roxx said,this album is lot better than the "Water" one.7/10

From: TechNoir Date: May 13, 2009 at 11:26
Was there an edited version of this? I saw one with a parental advisory, and one without one.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 7, 2009 at 21:29
TechNoir the first pressing of the album was with the sticker "Parental Advisory" the a second edition came out without it!!!...dunno why...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 21, 2010 at 13:33
Good Hard Rock, this album have 2 of my fav Hard Rock songs of all times The Killer "Body Bags" from the OST of 1 of my fav movies in my mega collection "Beyond The Law" & The Great "All Alright" --> the Hard Rock kill the CRAP glam, death or black metal (sex, drugs, satan and CRAP), this is music for Braves, Heroes, Lonewolves and Renegades like The Power Metal or AOR, this is my music, 80/100.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 4, 2011 at 20:38
Saigon Kick's second disc picks up pretty much where the debut left off, although the riffs seem heavier, in a chuggy, downtuned way that you didn't often hear at the time. So in that way, I guess the band was ahead of its time. But of course, they got lumped in with the hair-bands, which was ridiculous. Anyway, "Hostile Youth" is one of my favorite songs by this band, but "Feel The Same Way," "Freedom," "Peppermint Tribe" and "All Alright" are good as well. What made this band interesting was that while the songs were very heavy ("Body Bags" sounds like something that could've been on Skid Row's Slave To The Grind, and some of the other riffs are almost Pantera/BLS-like), every song is balanced by very strong melodies and vocal harmonies. Three good, wistful ballads as well. The disc loses steam near the end, as 16 tracks (counting the instrumentals and the joke track "My Dog") is a few too many. My biggest gripe is with the silly English accents Matt sings in, which sounds almost as

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 4, 2011 at 20:41
... almost as fake as BIllie Joe Armstrong's. There. Anyway, of all the bands we say could've ridden out the '90's (often just because we like the band personally and just wish it were so), Saigon Kick probably had the best shot. But they had a hit with a ballad ("Love Is On The Way" went to #12 in the U.S.), and they came out just before grunge hit, and they weren't from Seattle, so that pegged them as a hair-band, and they were doomed.

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