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Title: Dog Eat Dog
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Category: Melodic Metal
Catalog Number: ct 52584
lead vocals, acoustic guitar
rhythm and lead guitar
drums, backing vocals
The album went gold in spite of poor record label support.
|The Hole in the Wall
|Andy Warhol was Right
|The Bitter Pill
|Hollywood (So Far, So Good)
|All My Bridges are Burning
|Let It Rain
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Existing comments about this CD
|Date: September 14, 2001 at 13:16
|I don't know why this cd flopped. I think musically and lyrically it was their best. Great guitars and hard rockin beats. This was a more mature side of Warrant. Give it a try and see for yourself.
|Date: September 20, 2001 at 9:08
|This cd kicked some ass! Little different from the other stuff, but rocked hard.See them at glam slam in Buffalo and they killed the show, best i've seen them yet!
|Date: November 27, 2001 at 17:48
| I agree with Icedog this cd kick ass this cd is when i noticed them and started to like them. They are good live. This cd should of had more air time. Good cd give it a try.
|Date: March 2, 2002 at 22:42
|This was their last good CD. They wrote songs about some different things, used some different styles, all without getting too far away from what made them successful. Too bad grunge was the flavor of the month in 1992.
|Date: April 18, 2002 at 9:16
|Great album which came out at the beginning of the declining slope of 'hair meatl'. Great tour too. Most solid Warrant album beginning to end. I'm no record company exec either but that HORRIBLE cover couldn't have helped very much. Jani should be more proud of these songs than some of the atrocities he's bestowed upon the masses since then.
|Date: April 24, 2002 at 13:55
|Another great album....The Bitter Pill n' All My Bridges are burnin' are really the best
|Date: May 5, 2002 at 18:17
|I agree with almost everyone. This album was a little harder and I didn't like it the first time I listened to it but it got better and better. This cd is worth buying if you like warrant.
|Date: May 6, 2002 at 7:15
|Ha!...Tony is good. Atrocities is a pretty good word for some of the shit Jani has flung our way since this cd came out. Ultraphobic should have been a sign that Fans didn't like them selling out and the direction they were taking. Then the dipshit released Belly To Belly. Jani needs to quit with the hard ass routine. He's a hairband lead singer. Face the music Jani...turn your back on it and it'll bite you in the ass. Another Cherry Pie or Dog Eat Dog would be good. Hint Hint
|Date: June 10, 2002 at 1:22
|Warrant is supposed to release a new studio record this summer in 2002, so I guess we'll find out then if Lane has decided to move on with the band & make good music again. They are going to have to pick up somewhere where 'Dog Eat Dog' left off. Warrant had 3 good cds, & it was their first 3!! The band went south ever since Steven Sweet left and they have been replacing drummers on and off ever since then. It never helps a band when the lineup is under constant change. Warrant was great though.
|Date: June 30, 2002 at 21:41
|It seems like Warrant turned up the volume on this one when it came to intensity and a more hard edged sound. I just got this album used today. It seems pretty good, its more harder hittin than the first 2, but so far its pretty good. Gotta love 'Machine Gun'.
|Date: July 8, 2002 at 5:27
|R.R., how about 'Bonfire', 'Quicksand' and 'Inside Out'? Also, does anyone know that Warrant not only did a cover of 'We Will Rock You' for the 1992 Gladiator soundtrack (I'm sure most of you do)? Besides that they also wrote an exclusive song to the sdtk disc called 'The Power'. All Warrant fans should check out the Gladiator (1992, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.) soundtrack if only for 'The Power' tune if you haven't already heard it.
|Date: September 5, 2002 at 6:18
|When compared with the former two, this album sounds more 'metal'. (easily seen in the 'Machine Gun' intro, the following 'The Hole In My Wall' and 'Inside Out'). It feels as if the band members were trying to go a little bit out of 'soft hairy image' and to proove that 'when we want we can make harder metal.' If it was not the time of alternative rock eruption, the album would get more interest and repercussions. But unfortunately in the grunge period, it was not seen as 'interesting' as it cou
|Date: September 5, 2002 at 9:35
|recorded at morisound florida, more leather and tatooed and a look that said 'don't fuck with me punk'.. a total different warrant, more agressive but in a good way..this is a great album and when i bought it i couldn't believe how ugly the cover was but man, the music was cool..one of my alltime favorite warrant tunes is on this one: 'sad theresa' a very beautiful song..other cool songs are 'hole in my wall','bonfire' and the punky 'inside out'...great album overall.. email@example.com
|From: purrfect kat
|Date: September 5, 2002 at 9:45
|A look that said (don't fuck with me punk??) . . . . haha . . . . Thats a good way to describe it.
|Date: October 30, 2002 at 7:19
|One of my favourite Warrant albums. Has a personality of its own. Harder and wilder than the former two albums(songs as Machine Gun, Hole..., Inside Out) but also keeping the L.A. rock sound as well (Bonfire, Hollywood). When I bought it in October 92, I was really amazed. Lyrics also go somewhat deeper and developed here. Nice album cover. This should remain as the heaviest Warrant up to now. But pitty that they lost respect with their later alternative efforts.
|Date: October 30, 2002 at 8:52
|THE BITTER PILL me encanta, por lo demas, personalmente me quedo con sus 2 primeros, sin desmerecer para nada este. Por cierto'Alguien sabe donde se pueden encontrar los comentarios/criticas de todos los discos q no estan en esta pagina:PLANET 3, MICHAEL BOLTON, HELLOWEEN, STRATOVARIUS,RICHARD MARX, ETC ETC? NO estaria mal comentar cosas d discos d ese tipo, personalmente creo q faltan bastantes q aki no estan.. Aunque los q hay aki estan de putisima madre!!!!
|From: J Scott
|Date: November 4, 2002 at 16:13
|I guess I'm the lone dissenter on this one. Although it had a harder edge, none of the songs are worth writing home about. Again, a hair metal band trying to be something they are not. I still hate bands that try to fit into whatever sound is hot at the time. You can change with each CD but not go in a direction which is totally off the wall.
|Date: November 12, 2002 at 5:03
|Don't fall into a mistake. This is more different, a harder Warrant but not a total change. There's a pretty good effort here. Harder but not grunge. Rather more heavy-metal. For me this is one of the rare successful 'out-of-the-way' albums. If they would choose the then real popular sound they would go into alternative-trap and that's what happened later in Ultraphobic and Belly To Belly. (If you look for a band's metamorphosis then check out Skid Row's Subhuman Race also)
|From: jarett r.
|Date: December 15, 2002 at 9:30
|sad theresa was originally done by jani lane and steve sweet's old band plain jane.
|Date: April 18, 2003 at 0:45
|For the most part I agree with J Scott. It takes more than unfocused aggression to impress me. I don't care if the music is heavy or lite as long as it flows. This doesn't flow at all. I like track 8 and a few others but overall they got too far away from the original formula. The guitars sound very 80s but the vocals and the stupid effects don't. A very obvious indication of where they were headed. I still prefer the previous efforts. I give it a 6.
|Date: April 18, 2003 at 0:46
|The ridiculous cover matches what's inside IMHO.
|Date: May 31, 2003 at 6:56
|This is their best album by far!! Don't get me wrong, Cherry Pie and D.R.F.S.R. are great albums in their time, but this one really rocks!! and everything since has been CRAP!! But still one of my all time favorite bands.
|Date: August 26, 2003 at 8:59
|Does Steven Sweet have anything to do with the band Stryper? Inside Out is a great power track!!
|Date: August 27, 2003 at 16:02
|No, Steven Sweet is not related to the Sweet brothers from Stryper. In fact, his real last name is Chamberlain.
|Date: October 29, 2003 at 10:44
|Absolutely brilliant album & not the big sound change most people say,this was actually closer to the 'live' Warrant sound than the previous albums let people believe!
|Date: November 26, 2003 at 1:13
|Actually, as much as I love the 1st two albums, I do have to say this one is my favorite. A little harder, edgier sound. Still in line with the awesome melodic hard rock of the 80s & early 90s. They didn't go off track until Ultraphobic, although it still spawned a couple fairly decent songs. Belly To Belly is really where things turned to crap for this once great band. Back to this album though, check it out if you like Warrant, it is a slight bit different but worthwhile.
|From: Fat Freddy
|Date: January 5, 2004 at 12:28
|Warrant try to go heavier with mixed results. After picking up 'Cherry Pie' years after its release, I got this one as well and I'd have to give the edge to 'Cherry Pie.' Although this one has some decent songs like 'Bonfire' and 'Inside Out,' which is damn near thrash! 'April 2031' is a weird one... who would have thought that Jani Lane would try writing a post-apocalyptic sci-fi song? Bizarre. The little girlies who bought CHERRY PIE probably didn't know what to make of this one, so it bombed.
|Date: January 24, 2004 at 16:08
|An absolute jewel. Change the cover ( Is it so hard to make a good cover?) and this album is top.
|From: Metal Pete
|Date: January 30, 2004 at 18:47
|Love this disc. Their best, hands-down. Saw them on this tour in a small venue in Orlando, FL. It was amazing! They sounded fantastic and rocked hard! Jani drank from a tequila bottle, passed it around, and drank again. One of the best shows I ever saw. The band enjoyed playing these songs.
|Date: February 17, 2004 at 23:24
|This one should have broadend their audience, but unfortunately it seemed to have the opposite effect. Sightly heavier than their previous efforts, but still distinctly Warrant. This features some of Jani's best songwriting. I thought 'Ultraphobic' was a decent followup, continuing with the heavier direction. Though I'm probably in the minority with that. Ah, well. Their albums after that were a mixed bag, and now the band has split with Jani. So it's out with a whimper for Warrant it seems.
|Date: February 22, 2004 at 19:11
|This album is cool, it grows on you, a little different direction in their sound (less hair cheese, more hard rock). 'Machine Gun' and 'Bonfire' show a heavier side. 'Quicksand' & 'All My Bridges Are Burning' are great rockers and 'The Bitter Pill' & 'Let It Rain' are cool ballads. The rest is less appealing.
|From: border rat
|Date: March 4, 2004 at 9:56
|THERE ARE SOME GOOD HARD ROCK SONGS ON THIS CD-MACHINE GUN,HOLE IN MY WALL,ALL MY BRIDGES ARE BURNING,INSIDE OUT,SAD THERESA,APRIL 2031 AND BITTER PILL.I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE NEW WARRANT CDS HAVING A CROSS BETWEEN THESE HARDER EDGED NUMBERS ON DOG EAT DOG AND THE STUFF ON THEIR S/T AND CHERRY PIE ALBUMS.THE FIRST 3 WARRANT ALBUMS ARE DEFINITELY THEIR BEST.
|Date: April 27, 2004 at 6:43
|One of my favorites.With this one Warrant left a damage in my brain and one big hole in my soul.I cant explain what i feeling when im listening this one.'Bitter pill','All my bridges are burning','Quicksand','Let it rain','Sad Teresa','Andy Warhol was right','Hole in my wall',are pieces of me.I dont care what other believes.I think i can hold forever the magic of this one.
|From: Blue Tequila
|Date: May 6, 2004 at 9:59
|For as heavy as it was when it came out, I remember that a lot of girls at school really liked this album, which was surprising since there weren't any flat out ballads like on Cherry Pie. Too bad it didn't get a better push from the label because I really think this would have been a huge record even with the changing trends in music at the time. Still my favorite Warrant album with The Hole in the Wall and Sad Theresa being my favs.
|Date: May 10, 2004 at 8:40
|This ONE HASNT BEEN HUGE CAUSE OF THE FUCKIN GRUNGE!Bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains destroyed our music!
|From: Blue Tequila
|Date: May 10, 2004 at 10:40
|I read an article about the label support Warrant was getting during it's Cherry Pie heyday. When they met with the record label president, behind his desk was a huge poster of the Cherry Pie cover and he was so happy to have the band on their label. When Warrant was releasing Dog Eat Dog, this time there was a huge Alice in Chains poster behind the president's desk. I agree grunge hurt rock, but so did companies turning their backs on what was their bread and butter for the previous 5 years.
|Date: May 11, 2004 at 7:14
|I agree.It's just a big game my friends.Companies always think of what's the best for them:Money talkin'.When they realised that they couldn't earn anymore from these bands they turned their back on them and tried to find a new destination:That was the grunge stuff.Under these circumstances these bands couldn't survive.But ,thank God,they survived in our souls.
|Date: May 11, 2004 at 7:20
|Posermaniac i think you're right.I really don't like the grunge kind of music.I thought that grunge would be much better as a new style.But i was wrong.Hail to hard rock
|Date: May 19, 2004 at 6:17
|This album sucks,the music is so poppy,wussy and crappy just like all the other warrant album! As far as i know this album is no better than those crap grunge album. Warrant should learn some from cinderella's still climbing and skid row's slave to the grind album. Those two album rocks big time.ratings for this 'pop' album:3/10 P.s regret buying this album,i'll never buy another one of warrant album again. For now,i'll stick to cinderella,ratt,motleys,europe, dokken,skid row and AC/DC'S
|Date: May 19, 2004 at 18:24
|To Jack!What?Man are you serious?Take a listen of this album first!
|Date: May 19, 2004 at 19:04
|And this one is better than all Cinderella, Ratt, Crue, Europe and Skid Row albums!All of them are good but not so powerfull and emotional as this one!
|Date: May 19, 2004 at 20:27
|Wrong! You're just a poser as the name implies.
|Date: May 20, 2004 at 3:22
|To pozermaniac,i've listened to this album like more than 5 times already and i can tell you it is better and heavier than the previous two warrant album but it is still not up to the standard. i don't know about you but i think i've wasted my money buying this cd. Warrant and poison are the only two hard rock/metal band that i've regret after buying everyone of their album. Cinderella,motley crue,wasp,whitesnake and ratt are the only few bands who never let me down in any of their albums.
|Date: May 21, 2004 at 2:46
|Well i've been searching for this album for two years.I can't say that i've regret after buying it.Right the opposite,i loved it.Sorry man but i've regret after buying heartbreak station except the legentary heartbreak station.It's a matter of opinion.Don't tell me TIM that Europe,Ratt or Skid Row weren't poser bands!That's a style!!
|Date: May 21, 2004 at 6:42
|legendary heartbreak station?whats that?
|Date: May 22, 2004 at 4:25
|the song my friend
|Date: May 24, 2004 at 5:53
|oh..silly me! But i could'nt call the song legendary. Its good but not legendary.Cunderella is legendary!!
|Date: May 24, 2004 at 12:08
|it's your opinion
|Date: June 1, 2004 at 18:59
|To get an idea of the Cinderella sound try to imagine WARRANT coming out from my ass!And to Tim : If you wanna know what Pozer means take a look at Cinderella or Ratt first!
|From: Big Papa K
|Date: June 30, 2004 at 16:57
|Warrant's best album of their career and one of the better albums of 1992. They offer a lot of styles on here such as typical ballads ('The Bitter Pill', their best ballad ever), rockers that have an updated sound ('Machine Gun' and 'Hole In The Wall') and songs that remind one of old Warrant ('Bonfire'). The only downpoint is really the note for note 'Jane Says' ripoff 'Hollywood'. 9/10
|From: ALEXX GLAM
|Date: July 8, 2004 at 20:02
|THIS IS MY FAV WARRANT CD JANI IS A GREAT SONGWRITER AND THE REST LOOK THE COMMENT OF BIG PAPA K
|Date: August 7, 2004 at 11:40
|Finally Thank God !People knows what pozermaniac means...
|Date: August 16, 2004 at 23:03
|One of, if not my favourite album from the whole hard rock genre. Came along, blew my face and testicles apart, did it again as I tried to re-assemble them and continues to do it to me today. Killer melodic hard rock without even the slightest hint of a filler. My faves are 'All my bridges are burning', 'Andy Warhol was right', 'Quicksand' and 'April 2031'. Great lyrics, great music. Just f*cking excellent! 9.9/10
|Date: August 22, 2004 at 19:48
|April 2031, Hole in My Wall, Inside Out are solid. Bitter Pill is a very eclectic ballad while maintaining a real feeling to it. Andy Warhol is whacked. Warrant should have never abandoned these tunes live. This album was released one year too late. Fan of any style of distorted guitars should at least check out the above songs, if not the whole album. This is coming from a fan of Soundgarden, Skid Row, Testament, Life of Agony, STP, Nonpoint, Cinderella, Tool, etc. I was very surprised.
|Date: September 2, 2004 at 20:59
|Wow this is one of those albums I bought for $3 used, listened to it 2 or 3 times and threw it in the pile of cd's that have the most dust. 'Machine Gun' was the only song I liked, but I don't think I gave the rest of the album my full attention. Just now listened to April 2031 and wow, I'm missing out. I'm gonna have to spin this CD religiously for the next couple days. I never expected such high praise from this album from so many people. Someone punish me for being neglectful
|Date: September 3, 2004 at 10:40
|Kip i did the same thing , and once I broke it out agian I was so shocked that it was this good! I too was neglectful of this cd. Now its probably my favorite Warrant cd.
|Date: September 9, 2004 at 19:20
|this is a bit different from DRFSR and cherry pie...HOWEVER...it is killer. WOW the gang vocals on the song Bonfire are the best I have ever heard and will ever hear. I picked this one up used....great price..2.99....if you have the chance...do yourself a favor and get it warrant fans!
|Date: November 6, 2004 at 14:40
|Found this today for 99p and what a bargain!!!This was the cheesy 'hair metal' band that gave the world 'Cherry Pie'? I'm actually surprised how great this c.d. is? Very diverse and very rockin'.'Bitter Pill' and 'Bridges Are Burning' are my favourites. Recommended!
|Date: November 11, 2004 at 6:35
|A great CD, harder edged but with some fantastic tunes. Stuart, if you are out there, give me my copy back you ****!!!
|Date: December 1, 2004 at 20:18
|You could start to hear the direction the band wanted to go on this one. Having said that, This was to be their last good one. I liked this one because it had the Warrant trade mark inside and out.
|Date: February 2, 2005 at 17:51
|My favorite Warrant cd. 'Machine Gun', 'All My Bridges Are Burning' and 'Quicksand' are among the best rockers I've ever heard. And then there's the ballads: 'Let it Rain' is absolutely fantastic. Great chorus, powerful solo. 'Bitter Pill' and 'Andy Warhol Was Right' are also very good. Couldn't ask for any better from a good rock band. 9/10
|Date: January 2, 2006 at 14:33
|The people who like this 'get it' and know this is Warrant's finest hour without a doubt. I interviewed Jani once and he said that if they would of released 'Bitter Pill' as the first single instead of the heavy 'Machine Gun' people wouldnt of been so thrown off. Kind of like when Cheap Trick released 'Dancing The Night Away' on Next Position Please (the worst and most non-trick song on the album). Same thing happened here because 'Quicksand','All My Bridges Are Burning', 'Let It Rain' would of
|From: Priest On E
|Date: March 23, 2006 at 16:08
|Great album, Warrants best. One of 1992s greats, along with Extreme's III Sides, Faith No More's Angel Dust (?). April 2031 is awesome, and here i am sitting listening to it nearly 25 years before...also Machine Gun rules. The album is a 9/10. Awesome sound, almsot Nuno Bettencourt-like. Shame Warrant also contributed to the breakup of our music with the plain fucking awful Cherry Pie single and video. How laughable did it look just a year down the line...pure cannon fodder. Dog Eat Dog rules.
|From: Dead Planet
|Date: September 19, 2006 at 20:05
|This is a classic and definately the best thing that Warrant ever did. If you call yourself a hrad rock fan then you must own this one....
|Date: January 9, 2008 at 18:17
|their last album that i love. this one should have been huge but there were grunge golden years and thats why this rock gem didnt get what it deserved.My fav. song there is 'Let It Rain' one of the best rock ballads from early 90s.there s another one that i love 'The Bitter Pill' .they put on that one lots of great rockers like: 'Machine Gun','The Hole in my Wall','Bonfire','All My Bridges are Burning' and 'Quicksand'. warrant has also great back vocals and thats probably why i love em soo much.
|Date: January 10, 2008 at 13:35
|Their hardest and best album.
|Date: March 15, 2008 at 18:09
|BEST WARRANT CD!!!!ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR METAL ALBUMS(FIREHOUSE,WINGER,BABYLON A.D.,STEELHEART...)
|From: poser forever
|Date: May 20, 2009 at 16:44
|Oh man what a cd! It brings back great memories.One of the greatest hair records ever. It burned my bridges then and it still does now. Warrant rock!
|Date: March 30, 2010 at 10:08
|I was disappointed with this release. I got this after listening to (and loving) the first two albums which remain in my top hundred albums ever. The album starts off well with Machine Gun which while being a harder track than anything on the first two albums still got me interested. Hole in the Wall is almost as good as the first but then come the fillers. Andy Warhol was Right and April 2031 are hideous tracks (the latter featuring some horrendous backing vocals that sound like a school choir). The next four tracks are OK with Hollywood and All my Bridges Are Burning being good tracks and then the album ends with some half decent tracks like Quicksand and Let It Rain. When I listen to the album after not hearing any Warrant for weeks I like it a lot but after hearing the wonderful melodies and catchy choruses of the first two discs I'm always disappointed. Most of the album doesn't sound like Warrant at all really.
|Date: March 30, 2010 at 10:10
|To conclude, it's a good album but not a brilliant one.
|Date: June 1, 2010 at 2:25
|I totally agree with most of u here.Dog Eat Dog is one of the greatest hard rock albums ever!though its nothing like the previous 2 but this one defines and highlights these guys talent and musicianship.Especially Jani's songwriting is brilliant.The songwriting seems experimental but he knew exactly what he was doing and the final product couldn't ve been any better.'All my bridges are burning','Quicksand','Let it rain','The Bitter pill' and 'Bonfire' are my favourties.My last words:Its ok for bands to experiment with time so long they can come up with 'Dog Eat Dog' quality or else don't!
|Date: August 22, 2010 at 7:42
|lets not get carried away gypsymoth one of the greatest hard rock albums ever i highly doubt it but take it for what it is they wanted a harder edge album and it was some really good songs here not as good as the first 2 a bit more serious on sum tracks but i like machine gun,hole in my wall,april 2031,bonfire,bitter pill,all my bridges are burning,quicksand,let it rain and inside out a little heavy for warrant but a good album all the same
|Date: September 27, 2010 at 12:27
|i dont like it like the others....i dont know why it doesnt 'talk' to me like cherry pie...
|Date: October 4, 2010 at 3:22
|Nah no one's getting carried away.i bought this audio cassette when i was 14 years old.Now am 25 plus..thats like more than 10 years ever since i listened to it for the first time.Till today i like it every bit! so according to the music i prefer..its one of the best.
|From: rick kerch vzla
|Date: February 28, 2011 at 21:36
|Wow!!!..loved it!!!..a tougher Warrant in here..even the voice of Jani Lane sounds agressive ...well plenty of goodies such as "Machine Gun" ,"The Hole In The Wall" solid,"Bonfire" solid too,"The Bitter Pill" great!,"All My Bridges Are Burning" this one is my favorite song,with a very nice AOR feel to it ,"Let It Rain" pleasant,"Inside Out" rocks very good & "Sad Theresa" closes the album perfectly...a great and recommended release...get it!!!.90/100
|Date: March 1, 2011 at 13:12
|Some say this was the beginning of the end for this band with this release. Still scratching my head on that one. This is one of their best albums; heavier sound. Shoulda been a contenda!
|Date: February 16, 2012 at 4:36
|Some say DED was closer to the sound of Warrant live in concert, well of course that is true, cause on this album we could finally hear what Joey Allen & Erik Turner sounded like on record (since they did not play the melodic & technically performed guitar tracks on the band's first two albums). Compared to many other guitarists of that era, it is obvious that Joey+Erik were way behind in playing ability. There are some nice riffs & decent Joey solos here, ok, but much slower & less skilled than the playing of the studio session musicians (e.g. Slamer) on DRFSR+Cherry Pie. Again, however, Jani let us know he could really compose a good song. Bitter Pill+Let it rain are solid ballads, Quicksand+Bridges are burning are great rock tracks. There are some fillers too & never liked MG or THIMW as singles. Jani would have benefited from using better musicians for his songs, and he knew it. A sober Jani was a pro. He will always be remembered. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nINoinmQYU
|From: hair metal again
|Date: July 2, 2020 at 12:13
| 3rd masterpiece in a row from the mighty WARRANT back in 92!killer from start to finish this is outstanding commercial hard rock music with Jani showing one again his flawless songwriting ability!Michael Wagener produces in a divine way and the result is huge!the guitar work is excellent and the sound of those drums excellent!cant find something missing and spinning my vinyl again after so many years brings back great memories!essential
|Date: May 3, 2021 at 23:58
|The excellent book "Nothin But a Good Time" made a very interesting point about the death of our favourite genre. From 1990 to 1992 quite a few of tge mega selling bands went through a form of identity crisis and wanting to appeal to the harder metal crowd. Skid Row and Stryper were two examples but Warrant really stood out with this release. They deliberately sabotaged their own commercialism with (a good album) a non-mainstream sounding release. I wonder if things might have been different if the genre leaders didn't all implode or go for metal acceptance and instead release more op metal blockbusters? We will never know.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
|Date: May 4, 2021 at 12:04
|It's an interesting theory. A lot of people love this disc now, but it didn't sell well at the time. The case can be made that Warrant were trying to appeal to a more metal audience that was just never going to take them seriously, but it's also well-documented that the label didn't do much to promote it. I'm not sure how much success they would have had going back to the well a third time. Firehouse babbically recreated their debut for their second album is '92, and managed another top-ten hit ballad (and they even managed to squeeze a little more success with their third album), but in my mind, they were the exception and not the rule. The bands that were still having success were doing so with ballads or covers, even more so than in years past, and those songs were getting even softer. Newer bands like Roxy Blue or Wildside,, who came out with a pure hair-metal sound in '92, just weren't generating a ton of interest like they might have in '88 or '89.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
|Date: May 4, 2021 at 12:28
|My feeling is that many of the people who bought the first couple Warrant records weren't hard-rock lifers like us. It was the pop audience—casual Top 40 fans, teenage girls, whatever—who put a band like Warrant over the top, and those people have no particular allegiance to any one genre. Grunge is an easy target, but a hell of a lot of people who used to like rock started listening to country at the exact same time. I mean a ton of people! They called it "young country" or "hot country" or whatever, and marketed it to people who wouldn't ordinarily listen to it, and siphoned off a big chunk of the casual pop audience. But you almost never hear hair-metal guys bitch about Garth Brooks or Billy Ray Cyrus. And the more I think about it as I sit here writing this, the more obvious it seems. Country was HUGE in the '90's. Yeah, lots of AOR stations flipped to alternative rock, but at least as many Top-40 stations went country, to where it became the most popular radio format in America, f
|From: Doghouse Reilly
|Date: May 4, 2021 at 12:31
|... for YEARS! And collectively those artists sold way more records than did alt-rock.
|Date: July 14, 2022 at 16:07
|J. Wylder, you wrote some interesting facts there. Even though Joey Allen will never be mentioned along the lines of Vito Bratta, Van Halen, George Lynch, Reb Beach, Sykes, Jake E Lee and all those ultra-talented guitarists, he did his very best in '92 and thus provided some cool riffs and melodic solos to once again a very nice batch of songs from the band's shining star, Mr Jani Lane (RIP). Slight grunge-influenced songs, singles Machine gun & The hole in my wall, turned alot of fans away. But for those who gave the disc a real spin, it was made clear that there are some very good songs later on the album. My faves are April 2031 (great lyrics), two very strong deeper (not cheesy) ballads in The bitter pill and Let it rain, as well as two killer rockers All my bridges are burning and Quicksand. So yeah, after the two big sellers with session musicians, it was very nice to finally hear what Jani's band, Joey, Steven, Erik and Jerry, sounded like. It's thus different, but yet solid.
|Date: July 14, 2022 at 16:19
|Producer Beau Hill is best known for his work with Ratt, Winger, Warrant, Europe, Kix and Alice Cooper. Over the years much has been said about you hiring Mike Slamer to play the guitars on Warrant's first two very sales successful albums (both were certified double platinum in US). Much being disputed and debated, so what's the truth? "When we were in pre-production in 1988, I called a band meeting, listen guys we're competing with the greatest guitar players in the world, everybody from Steve Vai to Warren DeMartini to Eddie Van Halen and I have to be honest with you, I think Jani’s songs are really great, but I think we're weak in the guitar department and so I suggest us to bring in session players, and they all agreed to do it. We also credited Mike Slamer on the records, at least his name is there. Eddie Money’s guitar player Tommy Girvin also played on Cherry Pie, as well as giving guitar lessons to Joey Allen. Further, C.C. DeVille plays the solo in Cherry Pie.”
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