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Artist: Warrant

Title: Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Columbia

Catalog Number: CK 44383


Jani Lane lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Jerry Dixon bass, backing vocals
Joey Allen guitar, backing vocals
Erik Turner guitar, backing vocals
Steven Sweet drums, backing vocals


1.  Thirty-two Pennies  
2.  Down Boys  
3.  Big Talk  
4.  Sometimes She Cries  
5.  So Damned Pretty  
6.  D.R.F.S.R.  
7.  In the Sticks  
8.  Heaven  
9.  Ridin' High  
10.  Cold Sweat  

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From: T-BONE Date: September 14, 2001 at 13:13
Great first cd for a band to have. This band exploded onto the rock scene and stayed for a long time. This is a must have for any rock fan.

From: George Date: February 10, 2002 at 17:07
Good band. Fun music. Its a shame that Bobbi Brown had to be the focus of this band rather than the music because it is good fun.

From: curt Date: May 5, 2002 at 18:19
I thought this album was awesome for their first but they only got better on their next two.

From: Desslar Date: May 6, 2002 at 2:16
Great party album. Never gets deep, but doesn't need to.

From: portuguese fan Date: May 27, 2002 at 10:49
A must have!!! best songs: Down Boys, Big Talk, Sometimes she cries, D.R.F.S.R and, of course, Heaven.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: August 16, 2002 at 21:31
'Sometimes She Cries' would make a good country song. AND it's a hell of alot better song than 'Heaven.'

From: jarett r. Date: September 5, 2002 at 11:38
before warrant jani lane and steven sweet were in the band plain jane. plain jane recorded the original versions of 'heaven' and 'sad theresa'. does anyone here know who plain jane's guitarist and bassist were?

From: jarett r. Date: October 22, 2002 at 21:17
i remember hearing 'down boys' playing on the radio at a restaurant in knoxville, tennesee in 1989. there was a toy train circling the room near the ceiling. i ate a hamburger and some ice cream there. everytime i listen to 'down boys' i think of that restaurant and knoxville, tennesee. i will remember that night for the rest of my life.

From: jarett r. Date: October 22, 2002 at 21:18
i've heard that warrant had a different bassist before jerry dixon, but i don't know who he was.

From: Baris Date: October 30, 2002 at 7:52
Typical party stuff. Light, funny and easy-to-get-into. Real Warrant together with 'Cherry Pie' and 'Dog-Eat-Dog' although it's somewhat in a different direction. Reminds lots of teenage-school-boy years' summer adventures with it. When you hear it years later, you once again understand that this is what these guys could and should really do. After 'Dog-Eat-Dog' they lost their way.

From: jarett r. Date: November 1, 2002 at 8:04
strange thing is rick steier, james kottak, and bobby borg all came from hair band backgrounds themselves.

From: Tony Date: December 24, 2002 at 8:13
Played the crap out of this in 88' but hasn't stuck with me the way 'Cherry..' or 'Dog Eat..' has. A tad too keyboard heavy but 'Sometimes She Cries' still hits me every time. I remember at the time thinking 'Heaven' just had the dunbest, cheesiest lyrics of all time. Now at an older age I WISH I could be that naive again! Those lyrics almost perfectly portray being 17 and the ONLY thing you give a shit about was your girl. I'm sure Jani Lane hates that song though as he constantly says live

From: jarett r. Date: January 8, 2003 at 14:25
jani lane and steven sweet's pre-warrant band plain jane also recorded a version of 'heaven'.

From: Gar Date: January 9, 2003 at 21:23
This is my favorite Warrant album, and probably my favorite album from 88. The lyrics aren't very deep and their writing improved since then, but it sounds like they really put their hearts into this. Everyone says they hate 'Heaven', but you know you sing along to it when nobody else is around!

From: mutha trucka Date: January 19, 2003 at 4:28
heaven is an all time top 10 power balld, no doubt about it. this statement is a fact, because i said so.

From: ace Date: June 3, 2003 at 2:01
my favourite hair band by far. they just simply rock live and on this ass kicker of a cd.

From: vandervelde Date: September 21, 2003 at 11:39
This disc is funn, fun, fun, fun and even more fun. I'm not a teenager but i simly love this cd. For me the best song is BIG TALK what a vibe...and some people say's they can't rock....LOL

From: Edward Date: September 23, 2003 at 12:00
Good album. It's fun to listen to. And they look great. Sometimes She Cries, Down Boys, and Big Talk are some of the greatest songs on this cd. And don't forget the power ballad Heaven, which reached #2 in 1989! One of the best power ballads I've heard for sure!

From: Impaler Date: February 22, 2004 at 18:54
Warrant had some good tunes on this one, 'Heaven' & 'Sometimes She Cries' are great ballads. 'Big Talk' & 'Down Boys' are fun songs. 'D.R.F.S.R.' & 'Ridin High' rock. The rest is filler. 'Cherry Pie' is clearly their best album.

From: slayer_fan Date: April 6, 2004 at 8:09
this album sucks. too many ballads!! wonder why some people label them metal or pop-metal!! i prefer 'tooth and nail' ten times over these 'pop' album!!!

From: Marci Date: May 4, 2004 at 17:20
This is the best ballad CD. There are no songs like Haeven and Sometimes She Cries. It is a good mood Cd that will take you right back to your younger years. They still can get you into a sing a long mood when you pop in the CD. 32 Pennies, Down Boys, & Ridin High were also great songs. A Have to have for your collection and don't forget Cherry Pie.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 30, 2004 at 16:53
This is an average debut. The hits songs ('Heaven', 'Down Boys', Sometimes She Cries') are good, but the rest is just average to below average. Things would get better. 4/10

From: David Date: July 12, 2004 at 23:28
Does anyone know when the new album is coming out???

From: Geoff Date: August 16, 2004 at 22:56
Awesome commercial hard rock done. Everyone knows this album so it needs little introduction. I still play songs like 'Big talk', 'Down Boys', 'Ridin' high' and 'Cold sweat' with as much glee as I always did. 'Sometimes she cries' is a great ballad and overall this is just what you love to hear from a commercial hard rock band. Love it! 8.8/10

From: Warhead Date: August 24, 2004 at 16:14
Pretty good debut cd. In the Sticks, Riding High, D.R.F.S.R., So Damn Pretty are great songs. 32 Pennies was a great tune until Warrant killed it by continously playing it live. They should have thrown in Game of War. That was one of the songs that got them recognized. Jani Lane didn't sound anything like other 80's singers, and that is what sets this apart. He has a cool voice that would fit almost any style. Don't expect much, and you will be greatly rewarded w/ this disc.

From: Kip Date: September 2, 2004 at 21:11
I never got into this CD as much as I would have liked. Overall, besides the Cherry Pie album I've neglected them for the most part. Songs I like here are Heaven, DRFSR, Sometimes She Cries, and Down Boys. Only thing is, I don't love any of these songs, they are just good solid commercial rock, but nothing that gets me pumped. Warrant just isn't my particular flavor I guess. Still an enjoyable CD with some good songs, worth picking up, especially if you can find it cheap. 6.5/10

From: jarett r. Date: October 13, 2004 at 1:03
there was also a german band named warrant.

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 20:11
Majorly kicked ass!!! Great band with in your face attitude. Every household in America should own this.

From: razorsharp2467 Date: March 2, 2005 at 9:44
This cd is OK, not as good as the follow up, Cherry Pie, but I was fortunate to see them live when they were touring for this album, and they ROCKED!! They were also doing covers of 'Baby Loves to Rock' by Cheap Trick, and 'Squeeze Box' by the Who.

From: sodokard Date: February 23, 2007 at 8:53
Why did no one mention Cold Sweat? That's a geat in your face rocker!!!!!!!!

From: rockhardrock Date: January 9, 2008 at 18:07
even i ve read on the net that both guitarists didnt play a single note on warrants first 2 albums this couldnt make me not to love this album and also their next one. i love this band. my fav. tracks from this one are:'Down Boys', 'Big Talk' (great guitar solo),'Sometimes She Cries','Heaven' and 'So Damned Pretty'.

From: MigPer71 Date: April 22, 2008 at 13:10
Muy buen trabajo en su 1er cd,indiscutible " Heaven " es una super balada con mucho poder. Saludos a todos mis paisanos Peruanos en el sur de la Florida. Su amigo,Miguel Mazzetti. Hollywood,FL.

From: zoomanthree Date: December 15, 2008 at 10:20
great debut .great released by warrant, 1 of best of 80's album. heaven, 32 pennies, sometimes she what a cool songs. also great cover art (greedy big boss)

From: pie75 Date: February 14, 2009 at 10:33
this people is a great album the ultimate feel good party album it's sad that warrant cop the blame 4 the death of hair metal but there was much more cheesey shit than them janie lane is such a great singer and songwriter and the rest of the band made good with what they had i mean how good is 32 pennies i still find myself singing that 2 myself a lot down boys, big talk,sometimes she cries,drfsr,in the sticks and heaven are all great songs and if anyone can tell me where i can get another copy of the video drfsr live that would be awsome as i miss that vid and love it

From: JamesEagle Date: October 23, 2009 at 7:15
I thought this album was terrible. Bought it after hearing 'Sometimes She Cries' on Headbangers Ball. That track is quite good, although not spectacular, but is hands down the best song on offer here. Very soft and very weak tunes, hate this album. Dog Eat Dog was a lot better. This remains the only album I have ever given away. Yuk.

From: 20gunsalute Date: December 20, 2009 at 2:04
I hate to leave a comment here, but I never dug these guys, not even back in the day. I can't speak for their latter day albums because I haven't heard any of them. I mean they may have evolved into a decent band for all I know. But I do know that back in the 80's, my friends and I all thought they were weak and commercial. I know there is a new generation rediscovering these bands, but I wish kids would start in the mid 80's and see how good hard rock really was before it got commercial

From: edwithmj Date: January 18, 2010 at 22:40
Excellent debut release. This is possibly their best album. I struggle to find a bad song on here. Every song is really melodic and powerful with the vocals, guitars, bass and drums producing top quality hard rock. Down Boys, Big Talk, In The Sticks, Heaven, Dirty..., are the stand out tracks but really the entire album is a gem with literally one good song after another.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 30, 2010 at 13:56
I remember liking this album a lot when it was first out, when I was a kid, but at the same time, there are several songs I remember skipping most of the time as well, mostly on side two. Warrant's strength was their songwriting talent, adn Jani Lane was always an above-average lyricist (with a few glaring exceptions). I mean, "Some things you do really make me mad, I must confess / The way the streetlight silhouettes your thighs inside your dress" ... shit, how many hair bands would come up with THAT? I still like the title track, the always fun "Down Boys" and the overlooked "32 Pennies," but the ballads haven't aged well at all. So this ends up being one of those tapes you love as a kid, but as you get older, you only rarely come back to. Unforgettable cover art, though.

From: ROBERT Date: August 12, 2011 at 11:03
R.I.P. Jane!!

From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 13, 2011 at 3:31
Robert, 3rd time is the charm not to get Jani's name right "Jane". Lane was in my 2011 death pool, as he's been in a downward spiral for quite some time. It's a shame as I hope he made his peace with the Creator before leaving this world.

From: hair metal again Date: August 23, 2011 at 4:35
hair metal masterpiece by the mighty WARRANT!there are some albums that areimportant in our lives and this one is one of them for me.i was a kid when i saw "heaven" on MTV and i was really shocked.this is commercial US hard rock at its best with feelgood attitude,big choruses,nice guitars and good looks."HEAVEN" is one of the songs of my life and DRFSR is a hard rock gem!

From: J.Wylder Date: February 15, 2012 at 9:33
DRFSR is a good hair metal album, where the four singles & videos are proof of Jani Lane's excellent song writing skills. Actually this album, as is the case with its follow up Cherry Pie too, is Jani's show, more or less a solo album. Why? Well, Jani had a fantastic voice, clear, strong & with a nice range, he sings his heart out on these tunes. And he wrote ALL these songs as well. Actually it is still very embarassing that Warrant was hair metal's "Milli Vanilli", when in fact Joey Allen and Erik Turner did not play a single note on Warrant's first two albums. The recorded guitars are really professionally performed (by Mike Slamer et al), and compared to Dog Eat Dog (even though its songs are again great by Jani), you can easily hear that Joey, and esp Erik, are just average guitarists. This album has not aged well, don't listen to it much anymore. But the first Warrant albums, or should one say Jani Lane solo albums, will always be a testament that Jani Lane was very talented!

From: Buitre Date: May 9, 2013 at 11:31
Yes, it is a true party record, the songs are "funny" and kinda "happy" but if you listen carefully you'll notice a superb songwriting by Mr. Lane. 80/100

From: titothetitan Date: January 21, 2020 at 11:39
Masterpiece? Where? This a very boring album, not a single stand-out song. 'Sometimes She Cries' and 'Heaven' are OK but nothing you haven't heard x1000 times before.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 13, 2021 at 16:13
I bought this tape at the end of the summer in '89, after "Heaven" was in heavy rotation on MTV throughout July and August, with "Down Boys" before that. My copy has the original (superior) mix of "Heaven," not the one in the video with all the syrupy strings. I had just turned nine. I had a ukulele and a Tom Keifer-looking wig that I loved to pose in, and dance around the room in when my favorite songs played. Warrant were just another in a long line of cool bands I dug at the time. As an adult, a lot of the songs are a bit too bubble-gummy for frequent listening, but I find I respect them more than someone like Winger, because Warrant did it the hard way, slugging it out in the clubs, trying different combinations until they found the right pieces. But as I noted in 2010, even in '89, I rarely listened to "So Damn Pretty," "In The Sticks," "Riding High" or "Cold Sweat" (except to laugh at Jani's barely-audible "Boop-boop-be-doop" at the end of the latter.)

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 13, 2021 at 16:23
Still, this album will always remind more of that long-gone, seemingly endless summer and the warm days of early fall. My favorite bands were like cartoon characters to me as a kid. I had no earthly idea what being in a band was like, or that some of my superheroes were real people, some of them undoubtedly not very nice ones. Maybe that's as it should be when you're that age.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 13, 2021 at 16:25
Too bad there's no edit button here, or I'd take out the first "some of" in the last comment.

From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: December 3, 2021 at 22:05
Now you just KNOW if you're being honest with yourself, you sing along to all these great tunes but when Heaven comes on you BELT it out!! LOL..guilty as charged. An incredible power ballad. RIP Jani!! You WILL be missed.

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