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Artist: Wildside

Title: Under the Influence

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Wildside Under the Influence Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Capitol

Catalog Number: CDP 7 98654 2


Drew Hannah lead vocals
Brent Wood lead, rhythm, and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Benny Rhynedance rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Marc Simon bass, backing vocals
Jimmy D. drums


1.  Hang on Lucy  
2.  So Far Away  
3.  Monkey See Monkey Do  
4.  Just Another Night  
5.  Looks Like Love  
6.  Lad in Sin  
7.  Drunkin' Man's Blues  
8.  How Many Lies  
9.  Hair of the Dog  
10.  Heart-N-Soul  
11.  Kiss This Love Goodbye  
12.  Clock Strikes  

If you see any errors or omissions in the CD information shown above, either in the musician credits or song listings (cover song credits, live tracks, etc.), please post them in the corrections section of the Heavy Harmonies forum/message board.

The music discographies on this site are works in progress. If you notice that a particular Wildside CD release or compilation is missing from the list above, please submit that CD using the CD submission page. The ultimate goal is to make the discographies here at Heavy Harmonies as complete as possible. Even if it is an obscure greatest-hits or live compilation CD, we want to add it to the site. Please only submit official CD releases; no bootlegs or cassette-only or LP-only releases.

EPs and CD-singles from Wildside are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.

Existing comments about this CD

From: Tom Date: January 29, 2001 at 19:27
This cd is without any doubt one of the best cd's that I have ever owned. A MUST for any metal collection!!!!!!!

From: Paulo Fernandes Date: April 1, 2001 at 10:52
One of the best hard rock albums i ever heard, you have to get this!

From: Robbie R. Date: April 1, 2001 at 17:37
I have wild side under the influence up for bids starting price of $ 50.00 great condition email me for information

From: Glam Rokker Date: April 4, 2001 at 10:11
I agree that this is one awesome CD that kicks ass from start to finish, but by no means is it worth 50 bucks! Look around and you can easily get it for around 10-12 bucks.

From: Jeff Date: April 25, 2001 at 12:53
Good CD! This one really rocks.

From: scofenix Date: May 17, 2001 at 21:23
Excellent Disc

From: Coop Date: June 18, 2001 at 19:34
I remember seeing this band on the headbangers ball. They rocked then and they rock now. Great CD

From: Larry Date: June 19, 2001 at 10:31
I had no idea that anyone else in the world knew about these guys! They were so short lived but I managed to see them in concert 2 times. Thanks for the memories.

From: Date: July 28, 2001 at 16:07
Where is Drew Hannah??????????? Does he still Sing for anyone????????

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 15, 2001 at 8:50
I got this back when it came out and it still holds a place of honour in my CD collection. Definitively ass-kicking!

From: T-BONE Date: August 15, 2001 at 12:43
The best of the 2 cd's they did. More Rock-n-Roll than the second heavier self titled cd. Singer has a hint of Axl Rose/Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys. Very good vocals. Musically, I'd compare them to Dangerous Toys and Guns-N-Roses also. Very good cd to get from a virtually unheard of band. Brent Woods is now with Vince Neil's solo band.

From: Steven Christal Date: September 29, 2001 at 23:08
I remember opening up for these guys when they were Young Gunns. Great band. I'm luck enough to have demo versions of release and unreleased songs. Also, many live photos at the Roxy. Drew is no doubt one of the best singers in rock. Where are you Drew? The rock world needs a kick in the ass right now!!! Signed, Steven-former Spiders-n Snakes member. Rock on.

From: Ronnie Date: September 30, 2001 at 1:03
This is one kick ass CD...What metal is all about....A shame how rock died and these guys weren't huge..

From: Fernando Date: October 7, 2001 at 14:19
Yes, this is a good cd.

From: Bryon Date: October 10, 2001 at 22:18
I saw them once a long time ago. They Kicked My Ass!! I went right out and got thier tape. Not just saying every song on this one Will KICK YOUR ASS & BLOW YOUR MIND. I tell everyone to get this one.

From: T-Phelps Date: November 27, 2001 at 18:28
I seen them in a club and they kick ass and i already had the album.

From: GREG SASS Date: January 4, 2002 at 3:04

From: WidoMakr Date: January 8, 2002 at 17:03
To all who are looking for a GREAT hard rock CD to listen me buy this one...ALMOST every song is A+ material...unlike 2nd album....I envy everyone of u who had a chance to see them in concert...wish I could say the same...

From: Date: March 3, 2002 at 18:58

From: Date: March 3, 2002 at 18:59
Drew hanna is the man. Where the hell is he already. A voice that awesome should still be around!!!!!!!!!1

From: federico Date: March 7, 2002 at 10:04
A great street sleaze cd. They were influenced by Guns N' Roses. In 'Laid in sin' for example It seems to hear Axl. I think if Slash pick up Drew Hanna and start a band with him, Duff and Izzy, Axl can be forgotten. I haven't buy their second effort after I read the rewiew and the other comments, very negatives.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 16, 2002 at 13:50
I was considering purchasing 'Under The Influence' because of one AOR fan recommended it to me. I still wasn't sure if I'd give it a go until I saw the overwhelming response here on H. Harmonies. I must say, you guys are right on--this is a very good record. As for Drew Hannah's voice, my immediate thought was 'This guy sounds like a mixture between Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) & Axl Rose!' I think he has a cool voice. The music & the songs are great as well. A solid record. 8.9/10

From: WidoMakr Date: April 16, 2002 at 15:01 my posts here state I LOVE this CD as well although STAY AWAY from the second one....It is the biggest piece of shit ever made...I would have thought before listening to it that no band could possibly put out such a great CD and follow it up with such a piece of crap but in the days of grunge anything was possible...did u have a chance to listen to Icon or Fifth Angel yet? later....Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: dokken6008 Date: April 18, 2002 at 3:00
WidoMaker, I'm going broke! I have Tuff's 'What Goes Around Comes Around', Sea Hags S/T disc, Trouble Tribe, and FireHouse's first record all on their way to my doorstep. I will try to get to Fifth Angel and Icon sometime in the future--when I have money! But as soon as I have them and have listened to the albums thoroughly I will give a review on them on their rightful pages. And thanks for your reviews all over HH, I decided to check out Trouble Tribe because of you; I'll see you around.

From: Rick Date: April 19, 2002 at 9:38
dokken, you need to start downloading some music, you will go broke. WidoMakr, recommend an Icon CD for me. I grabbed a few songs from one of them but I want to make sure I'm listening to what you are recommending. By the way, Fifth Angel sounds like a winner. Later.

From: Rick Date: April 19, 2002 at 9:41
dokken, you need to start downloading some music, you will go broke. WidoMakr, recommend an Icon CD for me. I grabbed a few songs from one of them but I want to make sure I'm listening to what you are recommending. By the way, Fifth Angel sounds like a winner. Later.

From: tomcat Date: April 30, 2002 at 11:00
just listen to 'clock strikes' and the amazing ballad 'just another night' question:how is it possible this band never became big????? grunge? maybe but good music is timeless...that's what we say in Europe.. cheers

From: WidoMakr Date: April 30, 2002 at 18:18 answer your question go get the 2nd CD....see my above posts...look at the is a total piece of shit...THAT was the downfall of this band/one of the main reasons they didnt make it...short of the DL cd Slang I cant think of a CD that sounds so much different/a piece of shit than what made the band great...u got nothing better to do with 5/10 bucks go buy it....I am embarrassed to use it as a coaster...Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: Reno Date: April 30, 2002 at 19:49
Actually WidoMakr... the 2nd Arcade cd is a pretty good example to use here as well, along with Warrant's Belly to Belly and Dokken's Shadowlife. Avoid the 2nd Wildside cd Tomcat it's a complete left turn from the Under the Influence cd.

From: TIM Date: May 1, 2002 at 20:34
This album kicks some serious ass!

From: Mike Date: May 4, 2002 at 21:08
Back in 2000 i was talking to drew via email. he ran a website called (porn site) i begged him to put another cd out. he has a video production company as well as that porn site. i begged him to put out another wildside cd he basically said he would love to if the time is right. if you track him down, i lost the email, he is very responsive to emails cool guy!! and oh yeah THIS CD SMOKES!!! he basically said the 2nd cd was due to the new guitarist wanting to play that

From: greg Date: May 30, 2002 at 2:36
killer cd drew where the hell are ya bro?? your voice can fit in any kind of hard rock era..i like the idea about drew and slash hookin up and makin a buy it.....

From: koogles Date: June 24, 2002 at 20:05
Sounds like Guns n' Roses, Ratt and Skid Row all butting heads like big-horned sheep on a craggy mountain pass!! Phenomenal stuff: loads of attitude, huge choruses, wild guitar playing, memorable hooks. Sold tons of these on eBay before I finally saw the light and held a copy back for myself. Play tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9 and prepare for one hell of a ride!! AWESOME!

From: dokken6008 Date: June 27, 2002 at 6:17
koogles, you are right about the 'mixture'. Also throw in a little bit of Cinderella and KIX. At sometimes when Hannah raises his voice it reminds me of Whiteman and sometimes he throws out similar growls to that of Keifer's. As for what Mike was talking about...... HA!! I guess we shouldn't be surprised that after a sleazy-ass band like Wildside breaks up, a great deal of the member will move on to porn!!!! Does Jimmy D. run his own strip club now? What about Wood? Is he a pimp or a ho?

From: nitrodoll Date: August 20, 2002 at 18:45
one more shot, one more drink... excellent album...just listened to it...what a vocalist by the way...just listen to 'just another night' ,..

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 21, 2002 at 7:12
This totally kicks ass. Great songs, great guitars, great production. I still listen to this on a regular basis. WARNING: as you can see from some comments above, don't bother with the second release, I'm still kicking myself for what I spent on eBay for it.

From: HardRockers Date: August 24, 2002 at 13:33
This is a incredible jewel of hardrock. We need more groups like this because heavy should sourvive. Heavy from Mallorca is a bullshit. The second CD is a grunge fuckin'shit.

From: Reno Date: August 26, 2002 at 7:06
Has Drew Hannah done anything in the music world after Wildside? Anyone? Anyone?

From: dokken6008 Date: August 30, 2002 at 6:49
Don't think so. The dude's life seems to revolve around booze and porn. Not a bad life, though. It's the livin'.

From: Steve T Date: August 30, 2002 at 8:06
Hang On Lucy is a classic but the rest of it doesn't move me at all. just awful

From: Steve T Date: August 30, 2002 at 8:09
dokken6008, You don't have Firehouse or ICON????? Shame on you

From: dokken6008 Date: September 3, 2002 at 4:40
Steve T-- What? I don't have Fifth Angel or Icon, but I own plenty of FireHouse material. Maybe you got the two confused...

From: Steve T Date: September 3, 2002 at 6:52
Dokken, Go back up to 18 April. You said you had some cd's on their way to you but you didn't have Fifth Angel or Icon. I was just messin' with you buddy. If you want the Icon cd's then drop me a line and I'll help you out.

From: Steve T Date: September 3, 2002 at 7:43
make that email addy

From: dokken6008 Date: September 26, 2002 at 7:27
Aw, cool. I'm down with that. You just had me a little confused there.

From: portuguese fan Date: October 21, 2002 at 11:02
Great songs, Great singer. This album is a perfect definition of what Hard Rock is all about.

From: OJHEF Date: November 25, 2002 at 1:10

From: Trick Taylor Date: December 14, 2002 at 4:20
Drew's excuse about the second album (new guitarist) is total bullshit. At the time he was dissing all the hair bands and openly embraced grunge. I caught the tour for the 2nd album in Minneapolis. About 80 people there and Drew just berated everyone for not knowing their new stuff. Great voice but drew is an opportunist asshole (thus the career in porn). I bet there is more to this story than meets the eye. Somebody get a hold of Mr. Woods for the real scoop.

From: Rycheage Date: December 26, 2002 at 23:09
Excellent 80's style metal. 'Hang on Lucy' is a classic!! This rocks!!

From: RichieRocker Date: January 10, 2003 at 21:39
Wow I hear so many good things about this album> Is it out of print? I'll definatly look into this if everybody says it's good. Rocl on people.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: January 10, 2003 at 22:16
RichieRocker, this TOTALLY kicks ass. You can probably get it pretty cheap too...well worth it. Great guitars, vocals, songs, etc. At least it worked for me.

From: TIM Date: January 10, 2003 at 22:57
It currently averages $25 on Ebay.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: January 13, 2003 at 13:39
I think I might part with $25 if I needed to replace this in my collection, but that is more than I thought it would be.

From: Jeremy Date: January 14, 2003 at 5:49
Just thought i would add my support...these guys are what is fading from our metal scene.As friggin nasty grunge takes over metal...Wildside rocks like few can as far as putting out a quality CD where 900f the songs keep ya lit!Too bad they are a 1 hit wonder...kinda like the Bullet Boys. for kick ass metal check out ( just a tip.

From: Jeremy Date: January 20, 2003 at 9:18
Just something i noticed is this singer sounds really similar to Cinderella's vocalist,isnt his name tom keifer or something...just that band is alot better than cinderella as far as riff's are concerned.Wildside rocks harder and purer than cinderella but the vocals are really similar.

From: gatekeeper Date: February 6, 2003 at 3:37
anyone know of any concert recordings of wildside? preferably soundboard. have looked on ebay. can't find squat.

From: JD Date: February 10, 2003 at 23:05
Hey guys. I was the drummer from Wildside (Jimmy). Thanks for all the cool comments. The second record was written when all of us were in a pretty dark state of mind about music in general (obviously not many fans of the first record like it very much). Actually pretty funny comments! Brent and I are recording a new CD now. Different style (not grunge or metal) with a female vocalist. The producer just did Audioslave and System of a Down. No band name yet. I'll keep you posted. Later!

From: Trick Taylor Date: February 25, 2003 at 21:14
Hey Dan, We should have Jimmy do a question and answer on the message board on life during the 80's LA hair pharm daze. I would love his opinions on who shouldn't have gotten a deal or who should have. Jimmy, maybe you should try your hand at writing a piece about your experiences and Dan could post it. You were there man, and I for one would love to know what it was like.

From: JD Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:27
Trick: I don't know about writing a piece, too much to write (it would have to be the Encyclopedia Brittanica). But I would be happy to answer any questions. I can tell you that the best parts were the hour and a half on stage, getting to see the country and meet some really cool people (some more up close and personal than others). The harder part was living in close quarters with 12 smelly dudes for 3-4 months at a time. That said, ask away, I'd love to fill you in on the goods.

From: Trick Taylor Date: February 26, 2003 at 21:43
[Sorry Dan I know I should not use threads for this, but this is too good to pass up] OK Jimmy, in the eyes of all the bands that were in LA at your time, which band did people groan at when they got a deal and which band were people surprised when they didn't get a big deal?

From: TheRipper Date: February 27, 2003 at 0:15
Hey JD, man this sucker RIPS!!! Anyone looking to get a great new (assuming you haven't heard it yet) Hard Rock CD, get it. Oh yeah, JD, my question is how come the song 'Shake Your Ass/Twist Shake' (the one you guys did on 'Thunder And Mud') didn't make the album????? That song ROCKS!!! But then again so does this album, but it sure would be cool to have a quality recording of that song too. This one gets a 10 in my book!!! Good luck with the new stuff, what's the band called again???

From: JD Date: February 27, 2003 at 18:59
Trick: What are threads? I just found this site searching for Wildside on google, so I don't know any of the rules. Anyway, I remember this band called Mozart that got this HUGE deal. It was produced by the dude who did Queen's records ( I forget the guy's name). They SUCKED!!! I don't know if the record ever came out (maybe they sounded better on it than they did live). There was this band called LSD that did get a record deal but did nothing. They should have been huge (I dug it).

From: JD Date: February 27, 2003 at 19:04
As far as unsigned bands, I'll have to think about it. There were quote a few ggod ones around LA. Ripper: That song was called 'Dance Swing'. We did record it for the record, but the label (once again) did not like it for the record. You're right, it was a very cool tune. The recording sounds as good as the rest of the record. Cool refference, I forgot about that song. You've done your homework! No name for the new stuff yet, but I will tell you ASAP.

From: Trick Taylor Date: February 27, 2003 at 20:11
JD- Threads are the running comments under each individual album listed on the site. Dan (please correct me if I am wrong) generally wants any running commentary between 2 or more users to take place on the message board. Check it out, there are some cool discussions going on, topics and lists, etc. I'm waiting for Dan to jump in and facilitate a way we can use you as a resource. Anyways, what are your thoughts on Brunette? I will check message board for your response. You are a good sport

From: JD Date: February 28, 2003 at 17:49
Trick: I remember the name. They had flyers all over the strip and played around a lot in LA. Honestly I never heard them. I think I remember that they had a reputation of being more 'male models', and I didn't ever hear a lot about their music. If I remember correctly, wasn't there twins in the band? Anyway, can't really give much more than that. Never had the chance to hear the music.

From: firehouse Date: March 1, 2003 at 10:55
qué ha sido de los demás componentes del grupo, han hecho nuevas bandas? cuales?

From: RichieRocker Date: March 1, 2003 at 17:02
Hey JD Richie from Boston ,Ma here, I want to obtain your CD-Under The Influence. Is it still in print? or should I try Ebay or a used record store. And in regards to Wildside's music who were your major influences, and what band musically did you guys get compared to a lot. Thanks JD and keep rockin!!

From: jayglam@hotmail Date: March 3, 2003 at 13:28
This is one of the best CDs ever released, I love every song on it. Drew the singer should give axel rose a few singing lessons. Brent woods is an awesome guitarist just listen to every solo especially lad in sin All great rockers with two beautiful ballads. I don't give many rating 10 out of 10 this would be one of them. The biggest dissapointment was their second album. Jay from Australia.

From: jayglam@hotmail Date: March 3, 2003 at 13:33
Check out Young gunns demo if you can get it. Young guns are pre wildside same members. Stevie rachelle from Tuff rated Young gunns as one of his favourite club bands at one stage. Jay from Australia.

From: TIM Date: March 3, 2003 at 18:47
BS, I liked Axl's voice just the way it sounded on album. The problem with so many groups was that they sounded the same. I liked a couple of songs from this album but that was it.

From: JD Date: March 5, 2003 at 18:49
Richie: UTI is not in print so I would try e-bay. I wish I had some extras, but I don't. I have one unopened copy in a long box, one Japanese copy, and one to listed to. Our influences were the usual, AC/DC, Van Halen, early Ozzy (Brent took lessons from Randy Rhoades), Led Zep.... We were compared a lot to Skid Row and Guns N Roses at the time. I think we were much heavier live than on our album (a little more raw). Good luck finding a copy! Take it easy.

From: RichieRocker Date: March 5, 2003 at 20:48
Thanks for the feedback JD. Ya I'll definatly have to check it out if you guys sound like Guns n Roses and Skid Row.

From: RichieRocker Date: April 4, 2003 at 23:02
I notice that Drew Hannah sounds a little like Mark Slaughter, and a hint of Axl and Sebastian, Hang on Lucy is my favorite song. And there are a couple of other good ones on this album also. Definatly recommended.

From: RichieRocker Date: April 5, 2003 at 16:06
It's just the second day I've had the CD and it's already one of my favorites. Listen to 'How Many Lies' When Drew Hannah screams YAAAAAAAAHH! and the guitars start kickin in, you know these guys are animals, and you feel like an animal when listening tho this CD. I listened to the tracks that I thought were 'decent' and I played them again and now I think they are awesome! Like I said before on my last post. Highly recommended. This is a must have for any rocker! Rock N Roll friends! YAAAAAAAHH

From: Jayglam Date: April 9, 2003 at 3:54
Trick, Brunette are awesome have the demos on CD. Featured the singer and Guitarist from Hardline the Gioli brothers Johnny and joey. Two songs from the brunette demos ended up on Hardline 11 figure that out. Your eyes on Hardline 11 was Blue eyes on Brunette demo and Do or Die on Hardline 11 was also an old Brunette songs so 2 of the song from Hardline - 11 realeased in 2002 are over 15 years old. Jay from Australia

From: Kristian Date: April 30, 2003 at 9:45
This cd is no doubt one of the best cd's to ever be released. The Ballads has got some serious balls, something you don't see very often. The singer has one of the best voices I've ever heard. I've never heard their second release, but from what is posted about it, it sounds like crap, would sure like to hear it though, let me know if anyone want's to sell their copy.

From: Tossil Date: May 10, 2003 at 22:26
JD - any word on your new band name yet - or release date for the album - track listings - anything ? you got a lot of people hangin' for another killer (ufi was the one and only - so far)

From: tossil Date: May 11, 2003 at 8:56
uti - that is

From: Drew Hannah Date: May 16, 2003 at 3:06
Thanks for all the great comments and reviews. I recently began looking around the Web for rare bootlegs, live recordings and videos shot during our touring days and came accross many sites that support WildSide's,'Under The Influence'.The last few years I have been busy with an adult film production studio that I own. Ironically last year I won an adult video award for 'Best music in a Feature' for the music I wrote in a movie. But I'm itching to get back to what I love the most. Hard Rock.

From: JLPRocks Date: May 16, 2003 at 16:45
Drew, that's really great that you embrace the comments about your band. Because your 2nd cd should have been thrown in the garbage. And if you make new music along those lines......don't even bother returning. To stay on topic: The 'Under the Influence' cd is one of the great gems of '92 that got lost in the grunge wave. It's a classic and loved by many a hard rock afficianado. Awesome guitars....and that vox....excellent!!! Highly recommended. 8.5/10

From: TheRipper Date: May 16, 2003 at 20:54
Hell Yeah Drew, and while your at it you could maybe add some Young Gunn's demos! By now most know how I feel about this album... Let's hear some Fuckin Rippin Hard Rock in the vein of 'So Far Away', 'Lad In Sin', 'How Many Lies' and for that matter the whole rest of the album! True Hard Rockers Never Lose the Itch. Can't Wait. PS, how would one go about getting into Porn? What do you say to a Heavyharmonies recruitment for your next cast for a feature? HAHAHAHA! Later.

From: shifter Date: July 18, 2003 at 12:56
i love this record! great production, cool songs, good musicans! go boys, do another record! what about those unreleased songs? can i get it as MP3 somewhere? or are they available on any bootlegs?

From: Date: August 21, 2003 at 17:41
If any of you are interested in a cd called Wildside Demos that has 17 unreleased songs on it I can help you out. Randy mentioned it in the other Wildside thread. If any of you want it in mp3 format keep an eye on this link I have posted and I will have it ripped and uploaded sometime this week, you will need to have a p2p client like Overnet, edonkey, emule, or Sharezaa to get it. Once again thanks Randy for the cd!

From: tossil Date: September 2, 2003 at 4:29
( do you have winmx or imesh - thats all i got but would be stoked to hear some of these demo's , especially if they were anything along the lines of U.T.I. leave a message here or contact me at - thanx

From: newlydeadz Date: September 7, 2003 at 22:07
I have Kazaa and Overnet and thats it. I am not even sure if you could get it off of me through Kazaa or not. Check into Overnet or Edonkey.

From: Cruise Date: September 18, 2003 at 20:54
This is one of the best CD's to come out of the L.A. hard rock scene. It has great songs with brilliant hooks and plenty of attitude. Superb. 9/10

From: cruise Date: September 18, 2003 at 21:01
I have just read all the comments on 'Wildside' and discover that the drummer and guitarist would love to make a hard rock album but have no singer! Then elsewhere the singer is saying he would love to get back in to hard rock. Hard rock is still popular in Europe particularly, so why don't you guys communicate and try and get a deal with a label like 'Frontiers' or similar. Look how other hard rock bands have been surprised by the recent response to a comeback...

From: cruise Date: September 18, 2003 at 21:08
'Wildside' have made one of the classics of the genre and the true fans do not forget these albums easily. Look at 'Giant', 'Hardline', 'Harem Scarem' and 'Thunder' who have all gone back to their melodic rock roots and found a fair amount of success(especially in Europe) in recent times. 'Wildside' should follow the trend and give hard rock another shot in the arm.

From: CC Date: October 19, 2003 at 12:02
Stumbled on this CD a few years back & was blown away! Top notch hair metal that just came along at the wrong time hence their change in style for the 2nd horrible album! At least we have one great CD to remember them by!

From: tomcat Date: November 4, 2003 at 7:55
looks like love, just another night,hair of the dog, clock strikes 12-------------------) pure rock n roll magic!!!!!!!! how about that demo 2cd that is floating around with songs like 'sweet little sinner', 'bad seed','city of love', bad bad girl and other great songs???????? I bet some people will go nuts when they hear them..!!!! EXCELLENT rock n roll band.

From: Mad Myk Date: November 26, 2003 at 17:05
One Word.......$$MONEY$$

From: Metal T Date: December 2, 2003 at 21:01
Beware !--This one goes downhill fast after Hang On Lucy',the rest is dog crap !!!!

From: Gringo Date: December 2, 2003 at 23:19
The only dog crap around here is your Metal T's opinion. This one rocks from start to finish!

From: TheRipper Date: December 3, 2003 at 0:48
Agreed Gringo. I find that most everything on this disc kicks, and people need to realize that just because the first song was their 'hit', be patient and listen to the rest, especially when it's this good. Songs like 'So Far Away', 'Monkey See', 'Lad in Sin' (Maybe my fav on here, toss up between this and 'So Far Away'), 'How Many Lies', 'Kiss This Love Goodbye', etc are ALL Standouts. Check it out people. Killer '92 album that caught the end of an era (comercially at least)...

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 3, 2003 at 9:40
I definitely agree with the two above comments. This is one of the staples of my CD collection. Bought it when it came out, still listen to it regularly today. This is everything I like(d) about 80's hard rock. Great vox, guitars, songwriting,production, IMHO it's got le package totale...

From: TIM Date: December 3, 2003 at 13:37
Sorry, I pretty much agree with Metal T. I love Hang On Lucy, but after that I wasn't really impressed.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 3, 2003 at 14:28
What! You dare to disagree with me TIM? A curse on you...may you be kidnapped and forced to listen only to the upcoming Scott Stapp solo album at max volume for days on end. J/K, that's why they got chocolate and vanilla, as my Grandmother loves to say...

From: MJ Date: December 3, 2003 at 21:02
LOVE this album!!! Of course 'Hang On Lucy' kicks.......but for me 'Just Another Night', 'Kiss This Love Goodbye' and 'So Far Away' were the real shining moments! Great stuff!!!

From: TIM Date: December 4, 2003 at 0:57
That's harsh punishment Blue Charvel. I think I'd find motivation to break the chains and end Scott's career.

From: TIM Date: December 4, 2003 at 1:02
As Ripper mentioned, some Young Guns material would have been good.

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 8, 2003 at 7:01
Drew Hannah was an insecure and mediocre vocalist at best with ZERO ability to pull it off live(tone-deaf as hell), + the guy couldn't sit in the studio for more than 20 minutes without whining about how his throat hurt. Take away the mic, and that 'super talented Axl voice' was a whisper. Brent Woods was and still is an incredible guitarist, probably about 10X what he was then. Too bad his personality is a bag of lama crap. The guy was/is a punk and treats people like dirty underwear, STILL!

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 8, 2003 at 7:08
Benny Rhynestone was a good rhythm player and the secret behind ALL those killer harmonies and gang style vocals. A poser? TOTALLY! Every band needs the chick magnet. A talented player? Anyone sponging his licks for years off of Brent Woods is a half decent player, period. Mark Simone seems to have been a solid bass player. What can you say about bass players? Jimmy D. Who was Jimmy D.? Does the guy have a last name? He definitely can play drums. His chops were decent enough on the CD.

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 8, 2003 at 7:19
Curt Cobain blew apart the hair bands and made them ALL seem ridiculous, uncool and unimportant inside of 6 months. Quite a feat in retrospect. WILDSIDE had their shot, but released their CD at the wrong moment in time. These guys would've been gigantic in 1988 with the same record, and some stable company support. This band was almost there, and actually had some talent. Too bad it turned into another sad story of unfulfilled potential. Hollywood swallows up another set of souls. What a waste.

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 8, 2003 at 9:03
Did I say the 2nd album was nothing but PURE CRAP?! You can't really call it a record anyhow. It was poorly produced by some untalented amatuer on a 'some guy's credit card record label.' All the sniff Drew was doing must've clouded his brain. The real talent in the band, the two guitar players, left in '93, and it showed. Drew 'owning' some porn production company is laughable. How about a name on that 'super hot video production' company? Uh huh, sure. Two words: Pathological Liar.

From: Tony Date: December 9, 2003 at 17:07
Man this album is up there with the first 'Hardline' album in the 'lost classic' category for melodic rock fans. These guys to me sound like a combination of Ratt and Slaughter to a T. This coming out in 92' though just killed any chance of this doing anything. I can see why a lot of people go apes#@t over this though since for what it is it's done PEFECTLY!! I agree with some people here in that had this come out in 88' these guys would have been triple platinum. Nice guitar work also!

From: Metal T Date: December 10, 2003 at 13:01
Wildside 'Under The Influence' ???------You'd have to be under the influence of something to go past track 1 on this joke !

From: Dean Date: December 10, 2003 at 13:27
Metal T- no way dude. While not metal, this cd kicks ass in the sleaze/Skid Row style of hard rock. 'Hair of the Dog' and 'Lad in Sin' rule. But come to think of it, this cd usually is better when I'm half in the bag but oh well.

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 10, 2003 at 14:35
Ok Metal T, let's go through it. Hang On Lucy is a lame track to start off. Lad In Sin is a weak produced demo sounding tune that doesn't match the album. Heart and Soul is a terrible filler. Drunken Man Blues? STUPID! Why? Clock Strikes is crap. Kiss This Love Goodbye sounds unfinished. Good ideas but something's missing. The best tunes are So Far Away, Monkey See, How Many Lies, Hair of The Dog, and the jewel Just Another Night. There's some weak azz stuff, but there are strong tunes as well.

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 12, 2003 at 5:26
Just listened to this CD. STILL GOOD! Update : My music guru buddy emailed me with some info on Brent Woods. It's confirmed. He does wear a WIG onstage. Apparently he was balding really bad in front and decided to go with the wig. WOW!! Also, there is a GAY porn star using the same name. WEIRD! Brent looks like that guy on HBO, 'D'Ali G' with the Bono sunglasses, all mesh shirt, painted fingernails, and red pleather pants. SOUNDS SUSPECT. But hey man, the dude can still play pretty good!

From: A.P. Date: January 14, 2004 at 3:43
Amazing that people are still atalking about this band after this long. That alone says that they made an impact. I had just came across my old CD and listened to it, decided to see if I find out what happened to these guys. The guitar work is great and the vocals are cool-- perfect for the era. I think of the drummer was more technical and active, this album (Influence) would have rocked better, been more popular/longer lived. I saw them about 4 times in Colorado, back in the 90's.

From: T-Bone Date: January 14, 2004 at 12:01
All you Wildside fans out there should go over to and sign up for a subscription to Mr.X. It's an extra site above and beyone the regular It only costs $35 a year. There's 3 Wildside unreleased tracks posted there right now called Crash Diet, Easy As 1,2,3 and Dance Swing. They really rock! Along with those, there's alot of rare music vids and other unreleased and hard to find bonus tracks. It's well worth the money if you have a fast connection.

From: TIM Date: January 14, 2004 at 12:54
'Dance Swing' came from their Young Guns days. Had to pull my video of it out again. Great song. The people on their label should have been shot for not including it.

From: TIM Date: January 14, 2004 at 13:55
Make that Young Gunns.

From: Metal Pete Date: January 14, 2004 at 14:12
Not a bad cd. I like 'Hair of the Dog', 'Lad in Sin', 'Clock Strikes' and 'So Far Away' best. Hair of the Dog belongs on every guy's 'Drinkin' Rock' compilation!

From: Date: January 15, 2004 at 22:52
Hair of The Dog is good. Just Another Night was good. So Far Away is great. Monkey See Monkey Do is awesome, and How Many Lies is good.

From: Ric Date: January 18, 2004 at 16:40
Wildside is without a doubt one of the most underrated bands I have ever heard in my LIFE!!Under the Influence was awesome!!It had the Rockers and not only one but two ballads(and both were awesome tearjerkers).I wish this band and all the other 80's style bands would come back and'beat the sh*t'out of these new bands!Bands of this genre made U feel like there was still hope for the future and just made U feel good in general!To make it perfectly clear;F-CK_Korn,F-CK Limp Bizkit,F-CK Nirvana,F-C

From: Waylon Date: January 18, 2004 at 17:25
Wildside was awesome!!!!!Like my buddy Ric said these kind of bands need 2 come back!Ever since 92 Rock has sit on the toilet and took a decade long SHIT!!!All these critics like is depressing and angry bass loving BULLSHIT music(Todays Rock and Rap).The 80's rule ___Fuck all You Grunge loving Rap Loving Faggots!!!!!

From: Dan Friml Date: January 26, 2004 at 20:46
One of the best CDs in my collection. Don't miss this one! It'll tear you down on your knees!!!

From: Dean Date: January 26, 2004 at 21:30
Once again another kickass recommendation from whiplash-the 3 songs on are in the same vein as UTI and kick ass.

From: Scott Date: January 30, 2004 at 9:44
I have this CD, one of the best Metal Bands, too bad they aren't around anymore. I met the band and they were great, my CD is signed by all band members. If you can find it, get it.

From: Jeff Date: February 23, 2004 at 0:37
These guys really missed the boat for 80's metal. This album surely would have gone platinum had it come out just a few years earlier. I had gotten this CD as a free promo when I worked at Musicland, ended up trading it in, then 10 years later remembered it, downloaded a few songs and BAM!, fell in love with it all over again and had to buy one off ebay for $15. I also got their second CD off ebay. What a piece of crap. They tried to change with the music scene, but it didn't quite work.

From: Mike Date: February 26, 2004 at 15:37
This CD is a classic, one of the BEST of its times, and belongs in everyones hard rock/metal collection. I saw them live as a opening band at Summerfest in Milwaukee...then the following year as the headliner. Also, saw them live at a club called TA Verns. They just rocked live. I agree, if this album comes out 1989-90 they go multi platinum and make it real BIG. No filler on this CD-all great songs with catchy lyrics, hooks, riffs, has it ALL! Was this ever released on Cassette? Let me know.Thx

From: barkingpumpkins Date: March 11, 2004 at 17:51
u know i first heard how many lies while i was in SLC and i thought it kicked ass then and i still listen to it the singer kinda reminds me of steven piercy/mark slaughter and the rest of the band just add to the mix u know trixter ugly kid joe dont know how those guys made it as far as they did these guys came out at the same time as sven gali both kicked ass id have to say listen to under the influence by sven gali pretty cool band from canada this is 1 band i missed and would love to see live

From: kerrang Date: March 17, 2004 at 10:07
Yeah, this CD rocks, unfortunally their second album is terrible

From: Hakan Date: March 29, 2004 at 17:12
I dugg up this CD from a secondhand store a few years ago. When I put it in my player it blow my speakers to kingdome come, Couldn't belive that I missed this band. Was a little dissapointed that the band hang on to the alternative wave on there follow up, but they just tried to survive. This album should earn its place in rock'n'roll hall of fame. JD I would like to know more about your new project, haven't found any news about it lately. Greeting from Sweden

From: Chad Date: May 15, 2004 at 22:19
If you can find it, this album is great. Not all the songs are quite up to snuff but it is a groovin' album anyway. I still spin it a couple of times a year. It is a good summer album. I recommend this album to anyone who likes Warrant, Firehouse and LA Guns.

From: Date: June 7, 2004 at 6:09
Mike, the album did come out on cassette, and in a Japanese language CD format as well. There were rumors that in Europe, they pressed a vinyl album! I wonder if anyone in here has a LE vinyl album? That would be cool. There were 3 CD singles that went to radio, and a 3 or 5 song cassette promo copy, from before the record was ever released.

From: Date: June 7, 2004 at 6:13
Also, does anyone in here have the information available, or know how to find out how many copies a CD has sold to date? I would love to know what the actual numbers are for Under The Influence. Back in '93 the word was around 100,000 sold. I realize the CD is long 'out of print.' Can anyone find out what the 'final total sold' was? Who's got the smarts??

From: 80sMetalNut Date: June 9, 2004 at 18:45
You can probably call the record company direct and find out. I doubt that it's info that they can't disclose. Here's a pretty cool article I found on their original history. Interesting read..... <---copy & paste--->,,2947160,00.html?artist=WILDSIDE+ 0+Under+The+Influence

From: Shark Date: June 15, 2004 at 12:00
Wow! I'm impressed, these guys have some great fans! No bad stuff about the band on this site, cool! My opinion though is this album is watered down, the tracks are somewhat blah, the vocalist is oooh, AWFUL and the rest is, well, Bad! Did they ever play the strip? Cut their teeth? Young Guns Who? Final word;Without contoversy, no artist is worth a crap! Even Tom Cruise and Bradd Pitt still have people talking smack about them and they are pulling in $30,000,000 per pic! Drivel!

From: 80sMetalNut Date: June 15, 2004 at 15:47
Shark, you're right about the singer of this band. I never liked his vocal style either. From that article on ArtistDirect, it says they played the strip in Hollywood for years. I guess 5 years 'cutting their teeth' on the Sunset Strip is a pretty good run at paying dues. Sonically and instrumentally, I thought it sounded smooth. <---copy & paste URL--->,,2947160,00.html?artist=WILDSIDE+ 0+Under+The+Influence

From: Big Papa K Date: June 18, 2004 at 3:07
I tend to like the singer's voice. He has a very good sleaze rock voice, which is what this album is. Some tracks do sound watered down ('So Far Away'), but a good album nevertheless. 7/10

From: joseph Date: June 18, 2004 at 23:28
Call it what you want, but these guys were not even close to METAL. One of a million sleaze acts. Very forgetable.

From: 80sMetalNut Date: June 19, 2004 at 2:33
Poser Metal, Pop Metal, Hair Metal??? I'd just say 'hair band.' Sleaze would definitely be a wrong term for this band. As categorized on this website, they are HARD ROCK ala Skid Row/Ratt/GNR. If you saw them live in their day, you wouldn't think of WILDSIDE as forgettable. They were a promising act at the time, but alas, Curt Cobain obliterated the genre. What can ya say???

From: Greg Date: July 19, 2004 at 20:08
I just discovered these guys, I really like the debut album, are there any other groups that sound alot like them, other then like Skid Row, etc....groups that never really made it big, but have that sound??

From: Chad Date: July 19, 2004 at 23:16
Greg- Check out Sleez Beez, Jester and Jesse Strange. They have that sound. Maybe not as raw but good metal nonetheless.

From: Blue Tequila Date: July 20, 2004 at 11:09
Metal Sludge has a 20 Questions with lead singer Drew Hannah here-

From: Richierocker Date: July 20, 2004 at 14:24
Drew Hannah is a fuckin animal and one of my favorite alltime front men! rock n roll

From: Greg Date: July 20, 2004 at 19:22
Yeah, I like Sleez Beez alot too, I will check out th eother bands, thx!

From: T-Bone Date: July 21, 2004 at 0:36
Sweet Interview! It says that he recently spoke to Steve Blaze of Lillian Axe about doing something together with his new music. Since Ron Taylor has left the band...the vocalist position is open. Oooooohhhhh the possibilities!

From: Date: July 21, 2004 at 4:36
HAHAAHAHAHAHA! Drew Hannah on Metal Sludge!!!! Oh man, talk about re-writing history!! That was the biggest crock of she-it article of all time. STILL a pathelogical liar. 40 years old and now a scumbucket porn person. This is the most accurate I've read to date: >>>,,2947160,00.html?artist=WILDSIDE+ 0+Under+The+Influence

From: Geoff Date: August 17, 2004 at 2:00
There are enough comments here to fill a novel, and most of a positive nature which is rightly so. This is a great album in commercial hard rock and 'Looks like love' still contains one of my favourite riffs ever. The ballads are both amazing, the opening track is a monster of rock and overall it's just an excellent commercial hard rock album. 9/10

From: KAN FROM TAIWAN Date: August 18, 2004 at 22:05

From: Bisser Date: August 21, 2004 at 5:41
Yes Wildside are great band but maybe they are vanished

From: portuguese fan Date: August 23, 2004 at 16:13
I like for good band but singer not sound very pleasing much like cat being made to dinner meal. Band need to hire singer of quality for much rocking sound more! Rock on in USA homeboys yes!

From: Richierocker Date: August 23, 2004 at 17:23
Drew Hannah kicks ass!! Awesome kick ass voice !!

From: portuguese fan Date: August 23, 2004 at 22:41
He is not true! It makes lies about quality of sing voice - this frontsinger no good by sound of tone very nasal and screetching sound. Hear Judas Priest and hear ACDC sing these are true singing. This band is play good but singing Drew not good.

From: Richierocker Date: August 23, 2004 at 23:15
Whatever dude. Drew Hannahs voice is unique and has a lot of energy to it. A lot of people esopecially on this site agree with me. I Dont know what singers you are into but Drew is definatly top notch.

From: Metal T Date: August 24, 2004 at 1:44
portuguese fan--Ill back that up times ten.Hannah' is mediocre !--Just a reprobate porn peddler .As far his singing ability goes--Top Notch my ass.Hannah' is not even in the same league as someone like Terry Ilous of 'XYZ'.Futhermore,i think Drew Hannah' rated 'Don Dokken' a 5 in his 20 questions on MS and took a jab at his songwriting. While he's welcome to his opinion,this is just further proof that this guy don't know sh*t . -----

From: portuguese fan Date: August 24, 2004 at 14:52
I no my english is bad but my ears no whats good. This singing is nasal and sound of tin. Sing through nose and throat and no power for small voice. If you say 'mediocre' that is good to describe. Rob Halford is power singer and so is Bon Scott. I like this band and good guitar sound of big guitars but singing here is bad singing. if you say 'top notch' you drink lots of alcohol and don't know what you say.

From: kan from taiwan Date: September 3, 2004 at 3:02
i agree Drew Hannahs voice is not powerful to be a metal band lead vocal! thay need a better powerful singer tto match their music!

From: Kip Date: September 3, 2004 at 15:35
Personally I hate it when people compare bands to describe their style, but these guys were so unoriginal and formulatic you can't help to. This is basically what you'd get if you threw Cinderella, Ratt, and Motley Crue in a blender, ground it into a slab of beef, threw it on a George Forman grill and let the filler drain away. Just because they aren't original doesn't mean I don't absolutely love it! What an awesome album! These guys could rock the house down or craft a perfect cheeseball. 9/10

From: kerrang Date: September 8, 2004 at 14:59
Just got a listen to a live recording from I think 1992? or so of these guys at an outdoor festival in Wisconsin. Musically these guys sounded great! I don't know who ran their sound, but it was really exceptional. The two guitars were loud and seperated, kick drum was boomin, and the bass had that nice edge to it. Back up vocals I believe were sampled as they were flawless and BIG! The only negative was the lead vocals. Off key, sharp, flat. They did have energy!

From: Sheila Date: September 9, 2004 at 15:12
I have both of their cd's. These guys are amazing! I cant say enough about them, they rock! Drew Hannah can park his boots in my house anytime!

From: TIM Date: September 10, 2004 at 22:19
You might want to be sure you know what he looks like now before getting all excited. A far cry from 1991. Reports say he 43 now, and looks like 63. Ah, the ravages of substance consumption can really mess up the looks. Have you seen Jani Lane from warrant lately? Very scary!

From: jessica96fish Date: September 28, 2004 at 6:07
well every now and then you read about an album that is that buy it.and what happens?its crap from start to this one of them?HELL NO!!!!!don't even say you are a rock fan.if you ain't got this have i gone on so long without this gem.if you like cry wolf skid row slaughter roxxi lillian axe paradise raquel.this has got to be in your class all round.and cheap to buy.

From: GREG SASS Date: September 30, 2004 at 15:54
Great CD! My only criticism is of Lad In Sin. A good song and a cool concept, but sounds like a demo! The mix is really bad. Snare drum too loud, vocals and guitars buried, uneven volumes, etc. It doesn't match the sound quality of the rest of the CD. This had to be recorded as an afterthought and thrown on at the very end. Recorded properly, it might have been pretty cool.

From: Trick Taylor Date: October 1, 2004 at 8:30
METALSLUDGE just posted an ad for WILDSIDE- The Wasted Years, a cd of rare and unreleased VINTAGE (read: not the 2nd album shit) WILDSIDE. You can buy it on the site. Ships in a few weeks. Also, they have a Legends of the Sunset Strip cd coming out that looks good too (Angora, Tommi Gunn, etc.)

From: TIM Date: October 1, 2004 at 18:27
How is it that a band who sold 25,000 CD's in 1992 at the end of the hair band craze, is reuniting with a CD of the same songs on UTI in demo form, and old tunes that were album rejects, and anyone is supposed to care? Coming soon to a bowling alley near you WILDSIDE! This really is a joke. 12 years later and this is exciting news? I don't think so, boys. Embarassing.

From: Kittythecat Date: October 4, 2004 at 9:23
This 'Under the influence' album is soooooo great, I really love it! I have listened to it so many times and never get tired. This is the one of my top ten list all the time. Despite of that, what a hell happened to the 2nd one!? Like other ppl said, that one was too much awful. I just don't understand at all that same band did make such a real-great stuff, and the worst product in the planet. I even think like I shouldn't have listened to the 2nd. But remember I still love them...!

From: Marcus Date: October 7, 2004 at 13:17
One of the best streetwise album out there...a must to have in ya cd collection.

From: Cristian Brazil Date: October 23, 2004 at 11:01
The singer Drew Hannah have the same voice of Mark Slaughter(Slaughter)....Great CD...Great hits, Gret Singer!!

From: portuguese fan Date: October 25, 2004 at 3:16
It make some sense but no really. Slaughter sing sound much like screeching owl. Not good for hearing. Wildside singing ok but not so bad. Singer sing through nose and throat for small voice sound. Wildside band sound as RATT very good! Singer sound only ok. My english bad, but my ears good. Love America Rocker!

From: Date: October 26, 2004 at 23:44
Yeah, I remember these guys. One of the last bands to make it out of L.A. in the early 90's when the hair band craze was dying. Good musicians, but some pretty big ego's in this band. Most notably the singer, Drew. Boy, he didn't have alot of friends in the musician's circle in Hollywood. Must of us know how much blow was around back then, and these guys had alot of it around. Too bad they disappeared. They used to pack em in at The Whiskey, The Roxy, and Gazarri's. Went 2 a few of their shows.

From: TIM Date: November 1, 2004 at 16:35
'WildSide has released 'The Wasted Years' on Stevie Rachelle records. The reunited band has 4 of the 5 original guys. This 3rd CD includes various demos, live tracks and B-sides that did not make their Capital Records 'Under the Influence' debut.' HEY ALRIGHT DUDES!!! 14 tracks of pure rehash that no one cares about. Why do bands do this? It's pathetic and embarassing.

From: Kim Date: November 2, 2004 at 11:59
Why would somebody take the time to write about a band and how they weren't good enough in the first place to release some UNRELEASED tracks, on that band's message board? Get a life! Anyway, cool new record of some underground stuff for those who liked the first Wildside album. I think bands do this because there are people like me who are interested. Thanks guys!

From: TIM Date: November 2, 2004 at 17:59
Calm down now, Kim. I hear what you're saying. My point is this : What is the motivation for ANY failed hair band to release something 14 years after the fact? In this case, WILDSIDE sold a total of 25,000 copies on Capitol in 1992, before getting the axe. There are maybe 200 fans out there that might buy product, if that. It's all about bilking money out of people.

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From: DevXen Date: November 13, 2004 at 13:56
Hey. Wildside Reunited, here in Utah. To play 2 shows. last Oct. It had all original Members Except benny. I was able to meet the band. they Kicked ass, and Rocked hard. By Far one of my all-time Fav. Bands. I have Audio Recording of both shows (I doubt i will ever give Either away, they are for myself, not for Distrobution) I have Pictures, from both shows. they released a new cd: The Wasted Years (Demos/Songs Written for UTI, go get it. it Rawks. / Pics on my website, soon. -

From: TIM Date: November 14, 2004 at 17:02
Coming soon to a bowling alley or deli near you! I find it funny that a band that was a mere blip on the radar screen when GRUNGE was king, is out playing clubs in the midwest in 2004, for capacity crowds of 78 drunken truck drivers. This is a bad joke. It's bad enough that Warrant has to run around the country playing gigs to make ends meet, but now these guys too? At what point should failed rockers call it a day and have some dignity??

From: DevXen Date: November 15, 2004 at 1:13
Tim, i'm just Curious.. Why you have so much negativity for Wildside. What did. one of the members steal your g/f back in the day. Or did you Audition for the band, and not make it?.... it boggles the mind.. Anyways.. yeah Warrant should'nt be out Touring. But then i was never a huge warrant fan. their songs were mediocore at best. It is my belief that if wildside had come out sooner, they woulda been huge. Time was against them =[

From: Dean Date: November 15, 2004 at 8:15
Gotta admit I thought the same thing about Tim's comments-if you got such a problem take it to the message boards-oh great music fan.

From: Great Dane Date: November 15, 2004 at 9:31
Tim, the music is great, what they do shouldnt really make a difference should it. Theyre rockers jusy like me and you, living for the music. Thsy could have been big. I have some demos by wildside. Cool stuff. Just as good as the released stuff they made. Im not surpriced that Heavyharmonies readers rate them more than 9/10 Its good rock.

From: CC Date: November 15, 2004 at 19:48
The comments about people touring to make ends meet being pathetic is ridiculous.......isnt that the point of touring? You work to make ends meet dont you TIM? The touring just happens to be their job!

From: TIM Date: November 16, 2004 at 2:44
Oh no, I'm getting bashed! My point was that alot of 80's hair bands have been hitting the road and trying to 'get the band back together dude!' I find this odd. I like Warrant, Slaughter, Skid Row, Guns, etc. I went and saw Warrant w/Jamie St. James when they were here on the East Coast recently. It sucked so bad, it was pitiful. Old guys all bloated and way past their prime. These guys out there doing this aren't young dudes anymore. I don't get it.

From: mauricio Date: November 16, 2004 at 12:14
hi-from COSTARICA.muy bueno este disco de WILD SIDE muy dificil de conseguir en centroamerica y sur america muy rockero, melodico una mezcla entre RATT-CINDERELLA Y GUNS N ROSES ,tiene elementos de esos grupos. si alguien no lo tiene y lo quiere yo puedo hacer una copia enviame un mail ( tu catalogo pueda que me interese algo SALUDOS A TODOS

From: DevXen Date: November 16, 2004 at 14:08
Hrmm, Not to Bash You, just trying to understand where your Negativity comes from is all. and. I believe WildSide just did the 2 shows cuz it'd be fun for them to do. i don't believe any of them are 'starving for cash' or 'trying to make ends meat' as far as I know there Are'nt any other shows planned. I was happy to be able to see them play. Who cares if they are'nt 20 yrs old anymore. I was about 11 when UTI Came out so i was never able to see then play before. it was like a dream come true.

From: WildSideFan Date: November 16, 2004 at 20:34
Yeah, screw that shit! How dare someone on this site mention that these guys are a joke! Far from it! I am very glad to see that these guys came out with lost tracks and are getting together to do performances for their fans, cuz they exist (exhibit A)! These guys rocked harder than anyone new in 1992, then got a raw deal as far as timing was concerned, which had most of us wondering what happened to them? Glad they resurfaced, for the music's sake, and perhaps a great time for all involved.

From: GREG SASS Date: November 17, 2004 at 0:18
I liked this CD. Never seen the band live. I might agree though that any band that goes out there now with some repackaged fluff is just out for quick money. I can understand why they'd do it. Money is money. Most of the bands that failed back in the 80's/90's are just regular guys now, right? Married, working class people trying to keep it together. I think most of the songs on their new new CD is stuff that has been available and online for a while. I liked UTI. I'll stick with that.

From: DevXen Date: November 18, 2004 at 14:30
----: Hrmm.. Does anyone know what its said in the intro to 'Hang On Lucy'?.. over the Apperent 'Police Radio'.. I can't understand most of it.. just: 'Unit 92, Unit 92, Something, Something, possible, Something'... *Shrug* :----

From: Kip Date: November 20, 2004 at 3:18
I think it goes, 'Unit 92, Unit 92, don't buy their grunge 2nd CD, and save your money on that homemade demo CD that was just put out.' Something like that, but I can't make it out for sure....

From: DevXen Date: November 20, 2004 at 7:30
*Laugh*... Thats funny... Rude.. But funny =] And i'll agree i did'nt like the second cd.. now their cd 'The Wasted Years'.. has: 3 Demos, 2 live tracks, and 9 Studio Tracks.. all from the Under The Influence Era.. So if you like Under the Influence. Give it a shot.. I've had demo tracks of the 9 Studo tracks for years.. And i'll tell ya, The Studio Vers are a helluva lot better.

From: Kim Date: November 22, 2004 at 16:34
I have 2 good friends that were at both Utah shows. They said it was sold out both nights,400-500 people each,and they are far from drunken truck drivers(both hot). The band stayed for over 2 hours each night signing autographs and taking pictures(very cool)and sounded better than they did in '92. They couldn't buy the new CD because it was SOLD OUT(they're getting it online). No plans of other shows were announced, so it didn't sound like a 'renunion tour'. If they do more, we'll all be lucky!

From: DevXen Date: November 22, 2004 at 21:36
Yeah, Kim. I was at Both Utah shows as well.. it was Great. I even recorded both shows, and was able to get the wasted years cd, before it 'sold out'. the Club was selling 250 Tickets, each night. but then the radio station gave tickets away, every 10 Mins it seemed, But i don't know how many they actually gave away. they did sign autographs, the band played for about an hour and a half. Drew was even funny at times, with his comments, on stage. it was great.

From: Tony Soprano Date: November 23, 2004 at 17:57
Funny stuff people! I dug this music in 1988. WS was a little late for the time, but a decent effort. I don't think I'd care to see them play now. Going back to this music today just seems so random, and somewhat desperate. I might go to a Velvet Revolver show, cause at least they are doing something fresh. But all these 80's bands doing the old stuff in clubs around the US is just boring. Do something new for us. Give us something we haven't heard. Just what I think. Good band way back when. B-

From: Metal Pete Date: November 23, 2004 at 19:02
I agree with T-Bone and Blue Charvel's early comments. That said...I think..this destined to stay on page 1 of 'newest comments'..eternally!!! Egads! Let's talk about Hardline or something, folks! Electric Boys...Cinderella 'Still Climbing'...

From: DevXen Date: November 25, 2004 at 5:57
So... Is there anyone out there, that has, or would be willing to tab up, any WildSide Songs?. i'd like to learn to play all of 'em off the UTI CD.. even the Wasted years. i'll take Tabs from The Self-Titled CD.. but to be honest, i'm not AS into them, as i am the other 2. Thanx...

From: Scandinavia Date: November 25, 2004 at 7:53
I find it to be pretty simple stuff so go with your ears! :-) - A bit hard under the solos perhaps but just give it time and get the key + scale right then it shouldn't be too difficult...Just the way I'd do it since the internet tabs often suck big time...Full of crucial errors!!

From: UK bloke Date: November 25, 2004 at 15:36
Their stuff is BASIC ROCK GUITAR 101. You can sit down and learn it in one hour. As far as the solos go, all you have to do is a poor attempt at ripping off Zakk Wylde and George Lynch, and you'll sound just like it! C'mon, tabbing this stuff up? Gimme a break. That's like asking to tab up The Darkness CD. Figure it out.

From: DevXen Date: November 25, 2004 at 17:07
Yeah.. Internet Tabs.. Usually suck.. I uhm. think i might be tone deaf... eaither that, or i really suck at the guitar =].. and so far have'nt been able to figure out how to play any songs (without the tabs).. with Tabs i'm Great.. even then i can improve on 'em. if i think it sounds better.. just need the right direction to go, i guess =]

From: horee Date: November 25, 2004 at 21:15
I wouldn't waste any time trying to figure out the songs on this mediocre 13 year old hair metal CD. Learn to play beginner rock power chords, and you be able to play these songs with your eyes closed. Very easy stuff to play. Shouldn't these 'discussions' go on to the Message Board area? This page is just for comments about the disc itself. We don't need 8 million WILDSIDE replies clogging up HH. Like Metal Pete said, let's move on to something else.....

From: Hairball John Date: November 26, 2004 at 21:52
One of my favorite discs of all time!! FYI: An audio interview conducted for The Hairball John Radio Show with vocalist Drew Hannah can now be heard, uncut, at Drew talks about this disc as well as the latest release 'The Wasted Years'. Listen to The Hairball John Radio show each week for lost classics, artist interviews and new releases. - the past is back to kick your ass!

From: Hairball John Date: November 26, 2004 at 22:05
Based on the interview I recently conducted with Drew I believe I can put some questions to rest. 1- They did not do the Utah shows because of a need for cash. According to Drew all of the members have done quite well for themselves. 2 - 'The Wasted Years' release consisting of demos and live tracks came at the strong urging of Stevie Rachell and took two years of convincing before Drew decided to give it a shot. - Listen to the entire interview at

From: gener8tr Date: December 6, 2004 at 22:37
How Young Guns didn't get a record deal back in the day is beyond me. I remember seeing these guys and Pretty Boy Floyd in Hollywood in the late 80's and they rocked the joint! Damn those were good days. It was 1988 and I was a sophomore in college with fake I.D. L.A. at that time was so far ahead of the game when it came to silicon... it was INCREDIBLE!

From: Date: December 10, 2004 at 2:17
gener8tr, WILDSIDE is YOUNG GUNNS, just with a different drummer. They were trying to get a recording contract in 1988 or so, then got a new drummer, some management and a record deal on Capitol as YOUNG GUNNS in 1991. They didn't become WILDSIDE until their record came out in May of 1992. They changed the name because the movie company had films out with the same name. Funny, now there's a rap group that is kinda popular called YOUNG GUNZ. Go figure. Cool that you saw these guys in their prime.

From: slchris1 Date: January 14, 2005 at 23:34
What can I say. This was a GREAT band. I remember watching them from their Young Gunns days in Hollywood and had the pleasure of opening for them at their Capitol records signing party at the Roxy when I was in Stripteaze with their orignal drummer Mike Warfield. Great show that night. What a rush. Drew Hannah is most likely my favourite singer. and as for the guy who is slamming Brents solos, he rocks, and if you listen to todays music, what's missing? Solos. Except for Black Label.Zakk is GOD.

From: Date: January 17, 2005 at 15:38
Didn't YOUNG GUNNS steal the name from the WILDSIDE that opened up for them at their signing party? I seem to remember seeing some old newspaper ad for them, and some local band called WILDSIDE opened up for them. So they ripped the name from that band? And Brent Woulds has always been a great player. They guy never stoppped playing after he quit WS. He went straight to Vince Neil & toured for 8 years! I'm sure he's darn good now!! Too bad he quit Vince, cause Vince is everywhere now! VH-1, etc.

From: cort Date: April 6, 2005 at 14:41
These guys were awesome!!!!The album rocked with the awesome guitars and the rhythym(something Rockers of 2-day have no clue on!!!)Today it's all about stupid bass!Rock is more known for harmony and rhythym than stinking crappy bass!!!!As far as these guys touring;as long as they put on a good show and people want to hear them so be it!!I mean there are so many bands from the 60's still touring!By the way Tony Soprano,I hope these guys keep doing the same style music not change and play grunge!!

From: Sikki Date: April 11, 2005 at 0:19
Does anybody has lyrics of this CD? I've been looking all over the internet, but can't see any. Plz help me~~!!

From: Silverneon Date: November 24, 2005 at 22:11
Does anyone know any other bands that sound like wildside? I love wildside and would love to find other bands that sound like them. I know the basics like, GNR,Dangerous toys,cinderella,ect... but if anyone knows other bands please post them.

From: Artie Date: November 28, 2005 at 20:56
Silverneon, try Arcade (first album), Pyn Siren, or Saints and Sinners.

From: headbanger4life Date: February 14, 2006 at 23:09
Man I haven't listen to this one in years so I pulled it out the other day and gave it a spin. Damn this was one helluva release. Some really good stuff here. Take some of the better 80's hard rock bands and roll them up and you get these guys. To bad it came out in '92 and these guys were never really given a chance to shine. This one should be in everybodies collection though.

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From: swriter Date: July 14, 2006 at 12:56
wow, how did this one pass me by, ok, with ALL these comments, I have to seek this one out!!!!!!! thanks all!!!!

From: roxas Date: July 16, 2006 at 1:50
I gives this a spin every now and then it's one of the better LA releases. The ballads 'Kiss this love' and 'Just another Night' are top drawer and still sound fantastic today. It's well worth getting.

From: davedropd Date: August 20, 2006 at 0:05
I'm surprised at all the great reviews of this record. It's fairly decent. But more than anything it's one of those the 1st track is the best records. The singer gets tiresome fairly quick. But I will say, this cd has some good guitar and has some great bass also. So just pick it up cheap. Hang on lucy is the best song, but how many lies, and clock strikes are good too. Heaven's edge first disc is better. And the first riverdog's is a MUST OWN.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 13, 2006 at 0:58
Very Good Hard Rock, quiza el album con mas rating de todos aca como dice Mauricio una mixtura de bandas como de Warrant Ratt por alli Dokken y Guns buen album, que seria de mi vida sin el Rock estaria vacia siempre e estado com un Tigre solitario y el Rock siempre fue el Amor que acompaño mi soledad quien pensaria si me viera diria este galan debe tener muchas mujeres ja pero lo fisico no tiene nada que ver con lo espiritual gracias a Dios que desde niño creci con esos valores.

From: yana_rock Date: October 7, 2006 at 6:19
Wildside is without a doubt my most favourite band of that era. That album is amazing, no fillers on it at all, just pure kick ass hard rock! Check out the 20 Question with Benny Rhynedance on Metal Sludge from March 2006, folks, terrific read! I've been a fan for ages and I will never understand the reason they didn't make it huge. They should have been, definitely a LOT better than half of those 80's hard rock bands.... Good music never dies. Rock on!!

From: rockhardrock Date: May 7, 2007 at 15:02
for me this is the best hard rock/heavy metal record from the year 1992. That album should be released 2 years before 92-it would certeainly go gold if not platinum. 'Hang on Lucy','Hair of the Dog','Heart-N-Soul' and'Clock Strikes' are great bunch of rockers.'Just Another Night'is the best power ballad of the year 92.'How Many Lies'is another gem of that band who deserves 2 thumbs up.

From: fenixx Date: June 13, 2007 at 19:44
an excelent album with influences from ratt meats motley crew. if it was done by one of these bands during the 80´s it would be one of they´re best but unfortunatly it´s wildside and it came out in 92. it´s always the same old story : a great rock album fucked by grunge! i love this album and still do.

From: girapolli Date: June 14, 2007 at 14:47
ohhhh here's stuff everybody agrees on! as yana_rock wrote the baest band and release in that era ! 10/10

From: RageXIII Date: July 26, 2007 at 10:24
This is far and away the best cd I have discovered since finding out about HH. Why this album never got popular is beyond me as it should have been huge! I have put the song 'Hair of the Dog' on more compilation cd's than I can count. If you don't know this band, there is a video for 'Hang On Lucy' on youtube ('How Many Lies' used to be on there as well). Highly recommended cd!!!

From: yana_rock Date: August 15, 2007 at 16:03
Guys, if you have a MySpace account, check out! It's a WildSide tribute page.

From: dougie Date: September 7, 2007 at 14:40
I don't think there's bigger comments page on Heavy Harmonies! I stuck this Cd back into the car the other day and forgot how simply fantastic this album is. One of THE best without a doubt. I'd like to thank the guys who passed comments on the other albums- thye;ve saved me money!

From: metalmastermusic Date: June 19, 2008 at 8:55
This is a really good disc ! Hang on Lucy is one of my favorite songs af all time. The rest of the album is solid but not spectacular. I didn't reallly care for the following albums and was very disappointed in them. Oh well some bands never live up their freshman releases. This a must have disc for your collection. Big guitar sound and awesome vocals. 90/100

From: Dante Date: September 5, 2008 at 7:45
One of my favorite EVER! I still remember the first time I heard it playing on the record store, when it came out. Had to bring it home that moment. Absolutely recommended! Peace

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 15, 2008 at 2:47
This is pretty rockin' stuff. I was a little disappointed at first, since after "Hang On Lucy," the next several tracks aren't as aggressive, but it picks up again in the second half. It puts me in mind of Skid Row mixed with Dangerous TOys (without the southern-ness) and maybe Britny Fox. Drew Hannah has a raspy, screechy, somewhat whiny voice that's a little like Stephen Pearcy as well. It's a very solid disc with a few real standouts, and what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in attitude.

From: MetaLex Date: January 22, 2009 at 10:56
This album still stands the test of time! One of the greatest hard rock albums ever. From 'Hang on Lucy' to 'Lad in Sin' to 'How Many Lies', it just rocks from front to back. Definitely one for the collection!

From: WookieEnthal Date: July 14, 2009 at 4:57
Score! Found it at FYE used for $7.99! But it is worth wayyy more than that from a musical standpoint. Drew Hannah has one of the best voices for this type of music. That plus the great songs and great playing and great production makes for one of the best hair metal cd's I have ever heard. Had this band come out 2-3 years earlier than they did, we would be talking about them with the likes of Bon Jovi and Def Leppard...they shouldn't have been big, they would have been big. Shame

From: Buitre Date: November 3, 2009 at 10:28
Without any doubt: One of the best in my shortlist. If you see it...Buy it, you won't regret

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 4, 2011 at 18:20
A very pleasant debut...Wildside probably deserved more of a status but the issue was the year...1992 was almost the beginning of the falling down for many Glam,Hard Rock,AOR bands and so on...and another issue is that the music market was already saturated with bands of the same kind...then came grunge and the rest is history...vocally Drew Hannah reminded me of Vince Neil(Motley Crue fame)..then about the album,yes,some great songs in it..."Hang On Lucy","Monkey See Monkey Do","Just Another Night" nice ballad,"Looks Like Love" a killer track,their best 4 sure ,"Lad In Sin" & "Heart-N-Soul"...the band has released 2 more albums,one in 1995 and the other in 2004...hope they come back with another good taste of Hard Rock in the near future....90/100

From: the rocker Date: December 11, 2011 at 18:30
A really good cd, Hang On Lucy, So Far Away,Feels Like Love,How Many Lies the 2 ballads- Just Another Night & Kiss This Love Goodbye Are my picks, but there really is no filler!

From: Buitre Date: December 29, 2011 at 11:32
Since I first listened to this record I'm searching for my ass...Hell yeah what a kick! I'm not going to discuss if they sound like this or like that or if the singer can / can't sing. Put on the cd, cranck it up and listen to the music.

From: bighooks Date: June 23, 2012 at 17:19
Quite simply one of the best hard rock/hair metal albums ever!!! The quality of all the songs is stunning! Absolutely no fillers in sight, just a dozen of really kick-ass songs. Amazing!

From: visitor Date: September 28, 2012 at 17:15
What a find to make in year 2012!! I can't believe I missed this record when it came out, not that there was any big hype about it here in Finland... but what a fantastic experience to find this now, when almost all mainstream music is pure shit and I thought there wouldn't be any old bands left to come across! Record of the year for me, definately.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 29, 2012 at 0:00
This one didn't get a whole lot of attention in America either, actually, so you didn't miss out that much. "Hang On Lucy" and "Just Another Night" made a very small splash, but overall, this one came out two or three years too late. Blame it on grunge or oversaturation or the first single having a chorus you couldn't play on the radio.

From: hair metal again Date: July 12, 2013 at 11:14
excellent hair metal release by WILDSIDE!i heard the single in a local record shop back in 92 and i bought it immediately as i was seriously hooked !amazing musicianship ,powerful vocs,a great commerccial approach and many great songs is what you get !hair metal bands always delivered and WILDSIDE is no exception!this is essential for hard rockers

From: 123charpenay Date: July 12, 2013 at 16:52
maybe the best hard u s record ever.sensational ,fantastic and extraordinary album.unfortunately the japan import have no bonus problem this cd is simply an atomic bomb.the top of the top hard u s record.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 12, 2013 at 17:43
It's a great, overlooked disc, to be sure, and probably would've been bigger had it been released in '88. (But then, there were some albums released in '88 that WERE just as good, and they didn't go anywhere either, so ...) I just have to shake my head when people use words like "ever," and "alll time" and 'bar none," when describinng some fairly obscure release. My feeling is, most bands from the Sunset Strip scene got about as big as they deserved, and when you listen objectively to some of these high-dollar, sought-after eBay treasures, few live up to the hype of metal obsessives like us. Maybe it's just the obscurity factor: we haven't heard Under The Inlfuence ten million times like we have other, more popular albums of the time. I can't say Wildside stands up to albums like Skid Row's debut, Out Of The Cellar, Cocked And Loaded, etc. But it's a good disc.

From: Wardy Date: July 13, 2013 at 5:35
Yeah, while not brilliance this is certainly a strong album offering much to like. Doghouse quite right in regard to where it probably sits as an overlooked album & was also spot on with earlier comment re the Britny/DangerousToys comparisons. Reckon albums like this are often more about their highlights than the full deal anyways, & Wildside offer plenty highlights most those mentioned by others already. However not read enough love for the chocked full of heavy that is How Many Lies which was the deciding factor fer my own pockets back when & personal favorite soft moment being Kiss This Love Goodbye. Sure nothing original but it's right up there with the chart busters of its day. What works most for these guys are the outta the park vocals and performances. Yes like a ton of early 90's releases of this ilk this coulda gone huge too, however UnderTheInfluence best serves as another gem that missed the boat & a treasure if so inclined! Has stood the test of time & still rates an 8.5

From: Metal T Date: July 13, 2013 at 10:12
Years later the ass-kiss fest for this one continues--hilarious! I can think of at least 50 records that came out at or around the same time that smokes this thing.Anyway,Brent Woods and the rest of the band are solid-but man that singer what a freakin' tool.Also find it funny that no one has pointed out (and they admit to this)that they used pre recorded bvs live'.HH has always been full of albums that "shoulda been huge"...oh well.They got to record most of this in EVH's personal studio,were signed to a major label and got to tour the country...some musicians myself included would have killed for that.Yet alot of people think they should've been household names and didn't get a fair shake?...too funny!

From: Rockkido Date: July 1, 2015 at 12:44
One of the best band in the 90s but too bad they didn't last. 95/100. Many great songs like Hang on Lucy, Just another night, How many lies.....

From: edwithmj Date: August 1, 2015 at 14:16
A largely average affair with a share of filler and one or two songs to come back to. I felt the need to comment on this since its rating is 90/100 and I got it based on this rating and the reviews on here but I've been left disappointed. There are no stand-out bad songs on this (although Monkey See Monkey Do and the abysmal instrumental Drunkin' Man's Blues come dangerously close), it's just that there's nothing groundbreaking or exciting here. From the opener, Hang on Lucy to the best song, Looks Like Love, the songs sound largely the same and it doesn't help that the singer's voice is virtually identical to Jason McMaster's except his voice fits in with the style of Dangerous Toys I feel whereas a more melodic voice such as Mark Free would've fit in more nicely here. Average hard rock fare for me I'm afraid but maybe it'll grow on me.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 2, 2015 at 2:15
That's pretty much the way I feel, dude. I just don't see the towering praise of the disc. THey were an average Sunset Strip band who probably wouldn't have been any more popular had they come out three years before. "Hang On Lucy" got a little airplay despite the swearing--I think there was actually an edit version that said "Twenty-five bucks for a screw tonight," which doesn't quite work--and "Just ANother Night" got even less, but really, they got about as big as they deserved to be.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 11, 2021 at 13:42
Apparently there is a reissue of this called "U.T.I. 20th Anniversary Special Edition." Almost identical track listing except "Monkey See Monkey Do" has been dropped, and a bonus track called "Six Feet Under" added at the end. Wonder if there was some kind of copyright issue with "Monkey," depending on who wrote it?

From: Auslander Date: May 16, 2021 at 0:33
My pick for best sleaze rock album of 1992 is this little monster. Of course, like the rest of the planet, I wasn't listening to this type of music in 1992 so didn't even know of it until much later. What a shame, cause this album is the best. Looks Like Love has a killer riff. Just Another Night is a nice ballad. But the sleaze classic that is the opener Hang On Lucy takes the cake and cuts a piece off for a low charging prostitute called Lucy. It doesn't get more sleazy than this. It's a cliche but they should been huge! Grade A.

From: dany69 Date: March 1, 2022 at 15:54
Pure,,Honest,Masterpiece Album ,No Fillers All killers, Not For moneys Just About musics,Fun,Passion,& Heart,,,,,, 10 On 10

From: Lincolnwasatyrant Date: June 8, 2022 at 2:14
This album is a killer. Buy with confidence. Back in the day, they received some radio play on 103.5 the blaze out of Chicago.

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