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Artist: Wildside

Title: Wildside

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Wildside Wildside Album Cover

 

Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1995

Label: TNT Records

Catalog Number: 0005-2

Personnel

Drew Hannah lead vocals
Bruce Draper lead guitars
Marc Simon bass
Jimmy D. drums

Tracks

1.  Life In The Grid  2:45
2.  Full Circle  3:48
3.  When I Was you  4:35
4.  Generation Overkill  2:55
5.  Bleed  4:37
6.  Disposable  3:84
7.  Looking To Move  4:17
8.  The Grave  4:45
9.  It's Okay  4:49
10.  Company Of Users  3:47
  
Total Running Time:  40:42

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Existing comments about this CD

From: MelodicBoy Date: August 12, 2001 at 17:50
Their first CD totally kicked ass! So I buy this one, and they've morphed into some sort of alternacrap band! If somebody gives you this for free, don't take it! HUGE disappointment.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 15, 2001 at 8:54
Gee it's just like the first album...NOT! It's not bad but it definitely doesn't kick ass like Under The Influence. I miss those capable 80's style guitar players...

From: T-BONE Date: August 15, 2001 at 12:46
Totally downhill and over a cliff with this cd. Complete 180 degree turn around from the first. This is bullshit! Why do all the great bands try to jump the bandwagon? MelodicBoy was right...this is alternacrap. Not even worth being on my end table as a beercoaster.

From: WidoMakr Date: January 8, 2002 at 16:59
Amazing how bad a follow up album can be....First one is amazing....I got the second one...heard the first track and said...This has to be a different band using the same name...I read the players and they r the same....This album is one of the biggest pieces of SH*T made....U guys in Wildside should really be ashamed of putting out such garbage...and I agree with another comment...why do bands have to try something different...A-holes...remember the music that got u to where u r...idiots...

From: celerycake Date: March 4, 2002 at 18:21
ONE word HHOORRIIBBLLEE!!

From: WidoMakr Date: March 4, 2002 at 20:27
celerycake...cant agree more with you...not to post the same message again but it is amazing that the boys in Wildside would think their core listeners would like this absolute piece of crap they put out for a second album...to go from an all time great first to one of the worst ever 2nd albums is simply amazing.who do u blame...the band..mgmt.whoever made the call should be hung ...Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: radrada Date: March 10, 2002 at 1:57
was a VERY DISAPPOINTING album the music wasn't there period. specially after the first one kicked ass

From: Glammiemonster Date: May 8, 2002 at 5:21
I was going to buy this, after just getting under the influence. Guess I won't bother after these comments. Thanks for saving me some bucks.

From: Gar Date: August 16, 2002 at 2:57
A quality hair band goes grunge. Disappointing. Listened to this one twice, and then sold it to a used record store.

From: axl Date: October 27, 2002 at 15:54
im sure its not that bad. some people say warrant 'dogeatdog' sux but i love it. your probably just stupid

From: T-BONE Date: October 27, 2002 at 16:05
To tell you the truth axl, I loved Dog Eat Dog. This cd was a complete 180 from their Under The Influence release. Every review on this thread pretty much agrees that this cd was horrible. Judging from your typos, you're the last person that should be pointing a finger and calling anyone else stupid.

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 7:30
Man, I just remember being my normal ButtRock self in 1994, hating every second of radio and airplay, everybody on the bandwagon of trashing guys with a REAL Hard Rock sound (Warrant, Guns, Motley, Def, Hurricane, Widowmaker), NO, we wanna be depressed and get real... In retrospect I kinda owe a little to this time period because in my town I found the most CD's and cool 80's bands of my life for unbelievable prices in the bargain bins, which now are collectors items, but believe it or not it's

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 7:37
cont'd: led me to want more... I think the reason why I am so fanatical about indies is because when I get that one that really deserved their break but didn't for some reason (because of timing or lack of label support) it really brings me back to when music was raging, when guys lived for it, now it's all image (more now than then), and guys like Eddy Veddor of Pearl Jam act like thy are so real, that guy is the BIGGEST poser I've ever seen!!! Trust me, he is, same with all those guys, they

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 7:45
cont'd: were just jealous that their music sucked and still does, and overal I'd say this genre stands heads and shoulders as far as TALENT to whatever you call that alternative CRAP!!! Who are all the guys on the radio, soundguys, studio musicians, guys on soundtracks and all? Guys like Dee Snider, Ozzy, Kelley Hansen, Sammy, Neil Zaza (I know it's from around the board but it serves my point, whether they were big or not). Obviously, it just pisses me off at how much mud can be thrown by

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 7:50
cont'd: guys that shouldn't have had a chance to throw it in the first place, not to mention how many people that followed them? Now everything is messed up, we got people saying Hard Rock is bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, KidRock? PLEASE!!! Anything goes now, more effort goes into making you believe it's good moreso than it actually being good. I don't know if they're trying to push Rap, Alternative or whatever now? Whatever happened to writing your own tunes, and showing off your

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 7:55
musical talents by maybe hitting the high notes when singing or throwing in a little guitar solo while still rockin? Thank god there are still some bands doing it, but there's still WAY TOO MUCH crap getting thrown in the lime light... WHICH (finally) brings me to this release... WTF was Drew Thinking? Just when I thought the guy was giving people like me in '92 hope along with a few others into '93 (Lancia to name another), they go and release this in 1995? Oh my, the feeling I had when I

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 8:04
heard this was like no other... I woulda rather caught my girlfriend on a porno or something, fuck it, in one of Drew's, I don't care (that's if I had one at the time). I mean if anyone could ever go SO WRONG, it had to be these guys to go and make me a non-believer. I saw these guys back when they were YOUNG GUNS in '90, and they were SO AWESOME that I really don't consider these guys who released this album to be the same guys I wished would be the next Motley Crue or Ratt or something.

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 8:10
I just found this CD from when I got it, and it brought this out in me (leftover from when I heard the first song), UTTER DISGUST!! I am so surprised I didn't saucer it off a cliff or something, and again I separate this band from those who put out 'Under The Influence', it's what I do to keep myself from putting that great album down. Im saying this is so bad that it makes you think less of them, so if you've only heard 'Under' KEEP IT THAT WAY, it won't taint your thoughts on them...

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 8:17
On a Scale from 1 to 10, I'd say this CD gets a cool MINUS 5 or 6 BILLION or so? Sorry, but I guess you could say I'm still a little bitter!!! And Oh yeah, if you want a good follow up to 'Under The Influence' try Noize Toys' 'Fallin In Lust', that should make you feel better (even though I know it's from before, '88 actually, it's a little rarer so it's for those who haven't heard it already)...

From: TIM Date: December 14, 2002 at 8:35
No offence, but I'm not crazy about Noize Toyz. I liked the title song and that was about it.

From: TheRipper Date: December 14, 2002 at 8:41
Aw man!!! That's cool, have you really given it it's fair shot? What about 'Restless Love', you don't like that song? Songs like 'Hot & Wet', 'Neighborhood nightmare', 'Paradise Lane', Heck all of them are my bag, oh well... Anyhow, people should check it out for themselves, some won't maybe like it (I don't see how?) but others (most I hope) will LOVE IT.

From: TIM Date: December 14, 2002 at 19:39
Yeah, I've listened to it several times. I don't hate it just didn't really get into it. I'm not putting down your taste in music in any way. I like a lot of the groups you do anyways.

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From: Dan Date: December 15, 2002 at 1:24
Hey RIPPER, don't sugarcoat it man. Tell us how you really feel.

From: TheRipper Date: December 15, 2002 at 19:34
Sorry Guys, that was a bad night that was topped off by finding this release in the depths of my collection... Man do I hate this release!!! Not again!!! OK, I'm done.

From: Rick Date: January 4, 2003 at 23:57
I found this available for download the other day and thought, how bad can it really be. Unreal. How could the same band that recorded Under The Influence, come out with this piece of garbage. I got to song four and deleted the cd from my pc. Sorry to all those who actually paid to listen to this crap.

From: r0ckrulez Date: February 14, 2003 at 23:52
If I knew this website exsisted before today I would've steered clear of this CD. What a damn disappointment. Love the 1st CD and thought this was a steal for $6.00 - not even worth stealing if that was the case. LAME!!!!

From: JD Date: February 15, 2003 at 0:57
This is Wildside's drummer (Jimmy) No excuses, but when we did this record, labels weren't even considering releasing mainstream heavy rock unless you had already sold millions (even those bands had a hard time). Anyway, sorry you guys hated it so much (you guys are harsh)! I actually thought the drums were more interesting with different odd time signatures, but I'll agree the production sucked. Brent and I will have a new record out soon. Keep ya posted!

From: JD Date: February 15, 2003 at 1:04
I said on the other board, our producer just did System of a Down and Audioslaves new records. It won't be another Wildside album but it's pretty cool stuff. Totally hot female singer. It's kind of a rock/punk sound (maybe like a modern Pretenders but heavier). Probably different than what y'all like, but I think it will be big. We'll see. Anyway, we're still at it. Thanks again for all you guys who loved the first record. I did too (had the time of my life).

From: David Date: February 15, 2003 at 1:50
JD, don't put out the Wildside flame man, there are so many people out there that totally love Wildside's first record and with the comeback of this hard rock type of music, you guys would easily get picked up by a record label these days.

From: WidoMakr Date: February 15, 2003 at 10:48
Attn JD... I am only one poster here BUT i think I speak for many ..You do what u want/what u think will sell/what makes u happy BUT..like so many other bands (read Def Lepp) you guys dont give a CRAP about your fan base..IF you did this piece of CRAP wouldnt have been prod. & likely your next piece as well..Hot singer? if i want hot I got the wife or P.B. on tv.. worry about the tunes versus the look..I KNOW u probably will but DONT disappoint your fans again..Quote the WidoMakr....never more

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From: Blue Charvel Date: February 15, 2003 at 15:24
Hey JD, best of luck with the new stuff, even if I end up hating it. I'm sure you're in a different place than you were back in '89, so naturally it's not going to sound like the first Wildside (which I am still listening to btw). Besides the music business is pretty f**kin' rough, that's why I'm still working 9 to 5 instead of being a rock star...hope it works out for you.

From: JD Date: February 18, 2003 at 0:59
David: There's not much choice about the Wildside flame. The singer is a porn producer. I'd do it right now if I could! Wido: We give a huge crap about our fan base. That's we we jumped in a van for four months at a time eating at truck stops. After a while, with no label support it gets old, no matter how much our fans meant to us. The hot singer comment wasn't only talking about looks. She's great, otherwise I wouldn't be wasting my time.

From: JD Date: February 18, 2003 at 1:05
Wido (cont): I like many different kinds of music, as do most musicians. I have Frank Sinatra in my CD player right next to the Rollins Band. Unfortunately, we can't please everybody, but it was never meant to dis you. The fact is if we would have done a record like the first, it wouldn't have gotten released, nobody would have ever heard it, so it would not have mattered (beleive me, we tried). Thanks anyway for supporting the first one. I'm glad there's people who liked it as much as me!

From: JD Date: February 18, 2003 at 1:12
Blue: Thanks for the support dude. You're right. The songs on the first Wildside record were written in 1988-1991 when we recorded it at Eddie Van Halen's house (that was pretty cool). That's 15 years ago! I guess that shows good music is timeless (and you guys have shown you agree since you still dig it). The music biz however isn't so timeless. We're trying to find a way to play music we like, AND get paid. We did do well off the first record, and just got 1 mil to record the new one.

From: JD Date: February 18, 2003 at 1:21
And beleive me, it's not just for the singer's looks (but I will admit she's smokin). Brent's guitar playing has never been better or more inventive (altough I'm not sure inventive is too favored around here, but it's pretty amazing). I'll keep you posted on it. Not supposed to say a whole lot yet, but I will soon. Anyway, thanks again and I hope everybody likes the new stuff. If not, I'll try to get a mix with only the drums on it for you (just kidding). Later!

From: Reno Date: February 18, 2003 at 6:46
Hey JD, Whats the name of the new band going to be?

From: Reno Date: February 18, 2003 at 6:51
As far as this cd goes JD, I thought the production sucked major ass. Very muddy sounding in alot of areas. The songwriting wasn't bad at all and personally kinda liked tracks 1,2 and 7. It wasn't anything like the first by a long shot, but still not completely horrible. At the time, 80's style bands were having a hard time and I understand that, but sometimes we just wonder who was the ones selling out? The actual band or the people behind the scene. Some of us diehard 80's style rockers......

From: Reno Date: February 18, 2003 at 6:53
sometimes feel betrayed by our favorite bands because of change. It's not always bad in little incrimants, but sometimes from one album to the next is such a big jump, it's too unacceptable to many of us. Good luck with the new project.

From: JD Date: February 18, 2003 at 18:04
Reno, You're right about the big jump, but one thing to keep in mind is that it was four years (the second record was recorded in 1995) between records, so it was a big jump in time as well. I know what you're saying about selling out but we actually liked the music we were doing. I just think the recording is piss poor, and we didn't come off as heavy as we wanted. No name yet for the new band. I'll let you know. Thanks for the good luck, we'll need it!!!

From: WidoMakr Date: February 19, 2003 at 11:24
JD...apologize for my remarks..I'm sure you guys did what you thought was best for the band and the fans...Just that their doesnt go a week where I dont play the 1st CD and get pist off at the 2nd..Yeah I am stuck in the 80's sound..wish babes dressed like they did, wish I had long hair again alot of other things..times change but I havent...to quote the great Dee Snider..'I'll Never Grow Up' good luck...hope its a good album and puts a few $$$ in your pocket...Quote the WidoMakr....never more

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From: Blue Charvel Date: February 19, 2003 at 12:34
Well since Reno's being honest, I have to admit I kinda dig trax 7 & 10 for what it's worth...good groove.

From: JD Date: February 19, 2003 at 18:42
Wido: No problem dude. I actually agree with you about the 80's. I had a blast, and the chicks clothes were a little better than the baggy pant, overly pierced, frumpy, underarm hair crap you see at concerts now. I'm glad you're still listening to the first record. When I put it on, it reminds me of the best time of my life. I think the new record stand a good chance of doing something. It's a little more on what I would call on the 'heavy pop' side, so it probably won't be a fave (cont.)

From: JD Date: February 19, 2003 at 18:51
of metal fans. Don't get the wrong idea though. It's not Britany Spears teeny bopper B.S. I think you'll really dig the drums and guitar riffs. Cool vocals too if you like chick singers. I'm already done with the drums and they sound huge. The producer is awesome so it should sound great when were done. Once we have something mixed, I'll try to get the heavier stuff available for download.

From: JD Date: February 19, 2003 at 18:59
Blue: I agree. Track 7 is pretty cool. It's about bondage, which I think is a vey important subject to write about!!! Track 10 is talking about all the posers in the music biz (especially in California) at the time. We didn't like it any more than you guys. I thought the drumming on the record had a lot more inventive, off beat, odd time grooves than the first. Just not as good of a production (by a long shot) and not as good songs. Some of the lyrics ar cool too if you take a look.

From: tomcat Date: February 20, 2003 at 13:14
..when the first album came out i was totally nuts about it...when the second album came out...i was dissapointed...i was also 21 or so ; recently i picked up that second cd and i listened to it at work and being honest..if alice in chains released this album it would be huge cos the songs are pretty good actually but it ain't FUCKING ROCK N ROLL...and it ain't wildside...quote the windowmaker: never more

From: MelodicBoy Date: February 26, 2003 at 5:04
JD-Thanks for taking some time to give us your side. What a lot of us hate is grunge and crap like that, and a lot of bands like Warrant and Dokken that were cool jumped on the grunge bandwagon. Kids that like grunge aren't gonna buy a Warrant album, and all you do is alienate the melodic metal fans. I know radio doesn't play this stuff anymore, but there's still lots of us that think 80's metal and hair bands were cool and want more of that kind of stuff. We're sick of 'Everything sucks and I'm

From: MelodicBoy Date: February 26, 2003 at 5:10
so pissed off' type lyrics that are so prevalent with alternacrap/grunge bands, and tired of muddy, crappy production that those bands tend to have. People like to rip on the 80's metal bands, but at least most had good guitar players and the production was clean sounding. Finally, the tone of these bands was usually upbeat and positive, not endlessly bashing us over the head with how awful things are and there's no hope. They still like melodic hard rock in Japan & Europe, we just need it here.

From: JD Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:00
MB: It's cool to hear all of the different sides of what people are thinking about what the bands are doing, or trying to do. Funny, listening to our second album we were in the 'everything sucks' BS too. One thing is that at that time, like you, we were pissed off at what happened to the record industry. Our first record came out right after they released Nirane Nevermind. We did pretty good still, but nowhere near what it should have. It sucked to have an album we worked so hard on...

From: JD Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:06
and expected to be huge, only to do moderate sales. Capitol Records was pushing Blind Melon and put ours on the back burner. Some cities (Chicago, Milwaukee, Lincoln, Salt Lake, Denver, KC) had radio stations that knew enough to play good stuff, and we did excellent there. No thanks to the Capitol. If you lived through that, you'd probably be pissed off too! Looking back we probably did sound kind of bitter, because we were. We would play for 3-5 thousand people one night, and 30 - 50 the..

From: JD Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:13
next. At leat it kept our heads on straight (well, some of us). It's hard for anyone to really get it unless you lived through it, but it's not hard for me to understand where you are coming from because I'm a huge fan of a lot of bands also. I grew up loving Van Halen (strange enough, we did recorderd Under The Influence mostly at Eddies house). Look at them now. Don't think I'm not disappointed. I used to love Iron Maiden growing up. Then, when we were on tour, Bruce Dickenson's...

From: JD Date: February 26, 2003 at 19:18
solo band was OPENING for US. I saw him being a dick to one of his fans by not signing an autograph. He told me she was lucky to get to meet him. I told him I USED to be a fan as well and threatened to kick his ass. He backed down and bought me a beer, but I still think he's a dick. Anyway, thanks for all the feedback. And by the way, when I'm looking back at my posts, I type like shit (who's Nirvane). No spell check. Later

From: firehouse Date: March 1, 2003 at 10:48
qué tal! I'm from spain. todavía recuerdo el día que un amigo me trajo el primer cd de wildside y lo escuché. no sabeis como llegué a alucinar con las canciones. a cada cual más perfecta. eso fue hace 6 años y pico, y es que aún le saco gusto al disco. no hay ni una canción mala. es el único cd que no cambio en el cargador del coche. hellow from spain JD

From: Reno Date: March 1, 2003 at 13:06
I never would have guessed you were from Spain

From: firehouse Date: March 1, 2003 at 16:25
why?

From: JD Date: March 5, 2003 at 18:53
Firehouse: Do you speak english? I only understand a few words of Spanish. I think you're saying that you got the first CD from a friend. And, something about 6 years and disco? Sorry?

From: greg sass Date: March 6, 2003 at 9:48
as a musician myself when a band comes out w a cd that when you first hear it the hair on the back of your neck stands up thats good like (under the influence)i still listen to that cd to this day and to go from that kind of cd to this s/t cd because of hard rock dying out and grunge in i was so disappointed i actually threw out the cd.sorry drew...im sure you must have some material from young guns or under the influence that was un recorded..that you can put out...

From: firehouse Date: March 7, 2003 at 14:09
sorry JD, I don't speak english. I only understand a few words of english. I like the first album 'under the influence'

From: JD Date: March 7, 2003 at 18:09
Greg: I don't think you need to appologize to Drew. He's not interested in music anymore. He's a porn producer. We do have some unreleased songs already recorded but there are a few problems. 1-Not enough for a whole album. 2-No label worth a sh%* would put it out (unfortunately), we've already tried. 3-Without a singer, no band to tour behind it. Anyway, glad you liked UTI!!!! Me too!

From: JD Date: March 7, 2003 at 18:21
Firehouse: Muchos Gracias!

From: firehouse Date: March 11, 2003 at 11:43
thanks to you. I'm going to learn english

From: Rycheage Date: March 23, 2003 at 23:22
I first heard 'Hang On Lucy' n a radio program in NYC on 102.7 hosted by Eddie Trunk and highly recommended by Mike Piazza. I wad hooked. JD: Now that music is starting to come full circle, how about cranking out the straight edged tunes? How rockin' are these new tunes going to be? Any working title for the band? Who else is in it besides you the hot chick and Brent?

From: Randy Date: March 26, 2003 at 23:11
i have 17 unreleased WILDSIDE songs that have that same 'Under The Influence' sound..songs like Easy as 1-2-3, Crash Diet, One Touch, Cold December Morning,Sweet Little Sinner, Seniorita, Do You Want Love, Little Piece of Heaven all ROCK!!! Hey JD, when were these songs recorded? i know some of them were the Young Gunns material,anyway too bad these songs never got the proper release. Did'nt care for the 2nd release...but, UTI remains one of my all time favs. Randy

From: PauloFernandes Date: March 27, 2003 at 0:13
Hey Randy, do you have those songs as mp3 ? - Maybe you'd like to share them ? :P

From: TIM Date: March 27, 2003 at 0:22
Yeah, sounds like an excellent idea Paulo.

From: Rocks Date: May 30, 2003 at 16:53
Hey I love the first CD. The second Cd is very good. They tried grunge and they did a great job. I am more into the first cd sound, but the second one is different and done well. So shut up! Be more open minded. There are some gems on this second follow up! Out!

From: shifter Date: July 18, 2003 at 12:52
hey randy! do you have any MP3 files from this unreleased stuff? i think there are alot of wildside fans out there that would love this material! come on and share! pleeeeeeeeease!!! :-))

From: Randy Date: July 20, 2003 at 8:27
Shifter....e-mail me your mailing address and i'll send ya a copy..stacymccain@aol.com / Hey Rocks, i gave this cd every chance in the world..i really wanted to like it...but, its sounds like a totally diffrent band from the 1st cd...so, i ended up making a frisbee out of it...landed in my neighbors back yard!!HA!

From: newlydeadz Date: August 21, 2003 at 17:38
I got the cd Randy mentioned on here in the mail today. 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! http://forum.sharereactor.com/viewtopic.php?t=164712

From: cruise Date: September 18, 2003 at 20:43
This is a huge departure from there debut album and it has a very poor production. But it does have some decent tracks on it and behind the grunge they actually have some reasonable musicianship and a few catchy moments.7/10

From: CC Date: October 19, 2003 at 11:53
I stumbled on Under the innfluence a few years ago & loved it,so when I heard they did a second album I snapped up a copy as soon as I found it. Now while I actually liked the progression that guys like Warrant & Danger Danger did into a more alternate sound,this album was just crap with only one song I liked! This band seemed to follow a parallel path with Sven Gali. Fucking shit album,avoid at all costs!

From: Bizkit82 Date: December 11, 2003 at 22:40
PURE CRAP! You can't call this 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 shows. 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. Without Brent Woods and Benny Rhynestone, they sucked.

From: Ric Date: January 18, 2004 at 21:15
Well I have'nt heard the 2nd album and I doubt i'll run out and buy it cause my buddy got the 2nd one and said the same thing U R all saying.IT SUX!!!I trust his judgement cause like me he loved the 1st one!!My little 16 year old sister switched from today's SH*T to the good old 80's style Rock.That's one for our side!!I knew there were more people like me that felt this way about new music totally sucking and the old stuff being awesome!!You all sound just like me!!!

From: Ric Date: January 18, 2004 at 21:22
One thing that U R all forgetting is how much rap music is being really pushed and rap is the worst shit out there!!!!It's not even music!!It's all attitude and no musical talent!I hate todays music and have hated popular music since 92-93 even though I liked that garbage when it 1st came out.I should hang myself for ever owning Nir(Fuc*ing)vana and Pearls of shit jam.Them assholes in the music business push this depressing and angry suicidal shit!!Listen to us Capitol--we don't like your crap!

From: Ric Date: January 18, 2004 at 21:29
JD it's awesome 2 know U post on here.Under the Influence is #1 on my to get list of C.Ds but it's out of print!!One way or another i'm going 2 get it!Under the Influence to put it plain and simple was pure Rock&roll heaven!!!It was so friggin awesome!!!I would put it up there with Back in Black and Appetite and Long cold Winter.Yes it's that damn great!!!As far as a chick singer....not really into that.If Drew is seriously in2 Porn I lost alot of respect for him!!I know i'm a guy and I am

From: Ric Date: January 18, 2004 at 21:38
cont:'supposed to love porn' but I think Porn is nasty as shit!I'd rather just look at my girl all day!Even when I was single I did'nt mess with that Porn crap!!Sorry people I know this is not a lecture I just hate losing respect for a guy that sung'Just another Night' a song that is very special to me cause of a girl I fell in love with back in 91!!Under the Influence is 2 good 4 todays F*cked up culture!!

From: Bizkit82 Date: January 18, 2004 at 22:22
Saw this one at a used CD seller for .50 cents! HAHAHAHAHA! Not even worth that much. Metal Sludge says Drew H. is in Porn (I suspect a production assistant - get me some coffee Drew!), Benny R. was a Pirate stuntman at Treasure Island long ago, and Brent W.(fired from Vince Neil recently) & Jim D. were/are? in a local San Bernadino band. Too bad about these guys, they had a real chance. Took me a while to figure out that Brent and Benny weren't in the band for this crappy CD. Makes sense now...

From: savannah Date: January 19, 2004 at 3:38
I've got a live video from the u.t.i. tour and it is fantastic..what a band this band was. I just saw an ad in a local music store that had a guy looking to form a band and the very first band he named as an influence was wildside..i could'nt believe it.If anyone has the young guns demos let me know..i'm looking to do some trades,just don't know how to go about it yet. These guys made two mtv videos actually which were cool..hang on lucy and how many lies...this band should have been huge!!!

From: Dan Friml Date: January 26, 2004 at 20:54
Just reading the comments... Is this one really so bad, or is it just different? ) Any ideas where could I get some clips from this album?

From: Dean Date: January 26, 2004 at 21:03
Oh man-don't get people started on this disc-this cd was probably the biggest letdown for people aside from Van Halen 3. I appreciate almost all kinds of music and i couldn't even get into this piece of crap. I remember meeting Brent when he was jamming with Vince Neil and he said he refused to listen to it because he heard how bad it was.

From: Bizkit82 Date: February 25, 2004 at 1:25
Belive it Dan, it sucks SOOOOOOOOO bad. The two original guitarists from the Under The Influence version weren't in this band, and it's apparent. Funny what Brent Woods had to say about this abomination of a CD.

From: shifter Date: March 11, 2004 at 15:03
Am I the only person who likes this record? I think it's pretty good. I would compare it to Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam or Temple Of The Dog. Good songs, but sure, they've nothing to do with the first record. If you listen to this album, you've to forget what they did in the past. I like the mood of this record. Good vocals and good drumming as well, but the production sucked. I really like both albums, Wildside were a damn good band. I just listen to some old demos now. Best regards from Europe!

From: BizKit82 Date: March 28, 2004 at 19:38
Yes you are the only person who likes this record, if you can actually call it a record. I think, 'a bunch of crappy tunes that were burned onto a CD and released as a legitimate product' would be more appropriate in this case. Worst release of the 90's award for this. From Skid Row/Whitesnake/GNR to a bad STP/Pearl Jam tribute band. This just doesn't fly, even though it is a pig with wings. F-.

From: AOR-MESSIAH Date: May 15, 2004 at 7:52
Hey anybody out there know of an unreleased Wildside CD ? I heard that there was an unreleased 2nd Album before the poor 'Wildside' release ?

From: Dean Date: May 15, 2004 at 17:01
AOR Messiah- right now in the members area of melodicrock.com there is 7 mp3s from the unreleased 2nd cd and they kick ass. Totally in the vein of the first disc with no hints of the garbage that was yet to come. The songs usually stay posted for about a month and the place is great place to find hard to find stuff. Of the seven tunes my fav is 'Sweet Little Sinner'

From: T-Bone Date: May 15, 2004 at 23:10
Apparently, there was supposed to be a CD done for the 2nd release, but the record company wanted something that sounded more relevant for the time, so a different one was handed in and that was released as the 2nd. Some of the tunes and demos from the unreleased one are leaking out all over the place. I have 7 of them. Andy at Melodicrock.com has a bunch of them available right now on the Mr X Section of his site. Get a year subscription. It's well worth the $35.

From: T-Bone Date: May 16, 2004 at 1:44
The tracks I have so far are called: Crash Diet, Easy As 1-2-3, Dance Swing, Sweet Little Sinner, Killing Machine, Making You Bleed, and Hemi Cuda

From: tomcat Date: May 17, 2004 at 15:58
t-bone,the amazing thing is that the 2cds with demos contain some really cool tunes..,they should be released with a proper sound..especially 'senorita' rocks bigtime..

From: Date: June 7, 2004 at 5:49
T-Bone, there was never a 2nd Capitol album ever recorded. All those tunes you speak of are leftovers that never made the debut release. "Senorita" dates back to 1988 and the band "Rogue" with Drew and Benny. "Easy," "Dance," "Sinner," are 1989 and Young Gunns. "Crash Diet" was a 1990 GNR leftover song. "Killing, Bleed and Hemi" are 1993 crap when the band was in transition and members were quitting. The 2nd CD is a no name label. Capitol dumped the band in 1993.

From: Date: June 7, 2004 at 5:56
"Senorita" is a really early tune by guitarist Benny R. from 87/88. That is most likely a goofy demo and a complete RARITY. What about "City of Love." That was a great song,(like "Dance, Swing" was/is)and was a staple of the Young Gunns 89-90-91 live shows, and another early Drew and Benny tune. Let me say again, that there was never any "secret 2nd album" after the Capitol release Under The Influence.

From: 80sMetalNut Date: June 9, 2004 at 5:28
Yeah, these guys were a great band. I wouldn't consider this 2nd CD as Wildside. They should've just named the band something else, as the main guys were gone, and it was totally different stuff. Here's a pretty cool article on their original history... <---copy & paste---> http://ubl.artistdirect.com/music/artist/bio/0,,2947160,00.html?artist=WILDSIDE+%2D+Under+The+Influence

From: shifter Date: June 25, 2004 at 4:22
"Crash Diet" is a cover of an unreleased Guns N' Roses song! I never understood why Axl did not record that one, it's great!

From: Date: June 30, 2004 at 1:27
GNR recorded "Crash Diet" in '89? as a demo with some unknown/drug buddy of theirs. GNR never released the song. Therefore it wouldn't be a "cover tune." It is just a song recorded by WILDSIDE, written by Axl and some guy Wes Arkeen, who btw, died in '94? of an overdose. Axl apparently wouldn't let WILDSIDE release the song on UTI because he thought the singer Drew was a prick. Now isn't that the pot calling the kettle black! HA!

From: Blew Charvel Date: August 1, 2004 at 19:04
What is this picture of the band at the top of the page?? That's from the original WILDSIDE during the UNDER THE INFLUENCE days, circa 1991/92. ---- The super long hair dude on the far left, and the horse face dude on the far right, weren't even in the band for this second joke attempt. They replaced the two killer guitar players with one VERY mediocre guy. Update picture for this incarnation??

From: T-Bone Date: August 1, 2004 at 21:42
Pics are for general reference only. Have fun finding a pic of the 2nd generation Wildside. I had to scour alot of magazines just to find this one

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 2, 2004 at 8:39
Hey weiner, nice job on the little play on words re: my name. What a smart fella you must think you are...

From: Blew Charvel Date: August 23, 2004 at 16:08
I am smart.

From: Dean Date: August 24, 2004 at 9:45
Regarding Blew Charvel-debatable.

From: Sheila Date: September 9, 2004 at 15:19
Hey i love this album! "The Grave" rocks!!! It isnt nearly as good as the first album, not hey, it's not really that bad!

From: Bleux Charvel Date: September 10, 2004 at 4:24
"Really not that bad?" YES IT WAS. Every site that has ever talked about this CD, has NOT been positive about it at all. It was well known that this was a "last ditch effort" to succeed in some way for the remaining members from the original 1992 band. I did love the first CD, it's just that once the two original guitarists left, we all found out who the real talents were. 2 cents.

From: Marcus Date: October 7, 2004 at 13:22
When cool hardrock bands started to jump onto the grunge-band-wagon. This cd was a big disappointment to me...a great hardrock band trying too hard to be Alice In Chains killed it for me. Out of 1 to 100...100 being bad...I'll give this cd 100 gunshots to Kurt Cobain's Head...haha!!!..sorry for the bad joke.

From: Melodic Boy Date: October 8, 2004 at 4:22
This CD sucked really bad because it was a totally different band. The two guitar players that were responsible for the original sound, quit before this CD ever got made or even written. I guess it turned into a "one guitar player" band, with the remaining members trying to come up with something good. They failed and it didn't happen. As you can tell from all the above responses, the 1995 WILDSIDE sucked really bad.

From: slchris1 Date: January 14, 2005 at 23:03
I agree with most above about this 2nd release. When Marc Simon gave me a demo of these new songs I didn't have the heart to tell him I didn't really care for the NEW SOUND. I was fortunate enough to open for Young Gunns (now Wildside) when I was in Stripteaze at their Capitol Records signing release party at the Roxy. What a GREAT Friday night that was. We all sounded great. What a rush. When Drew sings in his high raspy voice, there's nothing like it. Look out the the new CD Wasted Years. C-ya

From: celerycake Date: February 20, 2005 at 3:35
Well you got that one right Chris!! Sure is nothin like Drew Hannah and that "fake Axl wannabe screaming" he does. Without a massive doubling effect LIVE, and triple tracking in the studio, that "great high voice" is nothin but a thin, tinny, nasally whisper coming right out of his throat. He uses the echo like a crutch! Try getting this guy to sing DRY with no effects. Nope, won't do it. Or try to get him to sing in front of people, like kareoke... the guy freaks out and won't sing!! Koo koo!!

From: shifter Date: April 25, 2005 at 2:02
celerycake: Some guys always have to bash other, that's pretty poor. I like his voice and I don't think he sounds like a "fake Axl wannabe". I don't care how he's doing it, if he plays with the band it has to sound good. And it does. I own a pretty bad-sounding live bootleg from 1993 and he sounds great on it.

From: shifter Date: April 25, 2005 at 2:06
Did I mention I like that record? Listened to it yesterday and the more often I listen to it, the better it gets. 'Company Of Users' is a great song, so is 'It's Okay' or 'The Grave'. The drumming's also great. But the guitar sound and the production sucks. Anyway, I think it's time they get their own website with all the information about all three records, pictures and stuff! That would be very interesting.

From: ghettonation73 Date: June 29, 2005 at 8:26
I DON'T OWN THIS DISC, BUT FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD, IT'S NOT UP TO PAR ON WHAT A GOOD ROCK ALBUM SHOULD BE. I OWN UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND I MUST SAY THAT IT KICKS MAXIMUM ASS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW ROCK BANDS LIKE THIS COULD RELEASE A PIECE OF SHIT SOUNDING ALTERNATIVE ALBUM. DEF LEPPARD TRIED THAT WITH SLANG, WHICH IS OKAY, BUT THEY MADE UP FOR IT, BY RELEASING EUPHORIA IN 1999!!

From: The Jackyl Date: November 10, 2006 at 11:03
Don't know why everyone is hating on this album so much. Its really not bad, think its pretty good myself. Then again all you on this site seem to despise anything that is close to grunge. If you like Alice in Chains you'll like this 2nd release from Wildside.

From: hair metal again Date: March 18, 2014 at 13:13
i see many negative comments for this one and i believe that they do have some point ,as the change of direction &sound is beyond imagination!anyway maybe they should have released it under another name ,cause the songs are very good and the result overall fine!"the grave","looking to move" and 'full circle " are good songs and i remember enjoying this release back in 95!

From: Doug Date: March 20, 2014 at 11:52
Man, I will never forget the day, way back in '95, when I bought this CD. I loved "Under the Influence" was so excited to hear this new release. Was in my car, popped in the disc and wow, the disappointment was palpable. I really tried to like it, but I just could not. I was really bummed; wound up trading it in for something else. "Under the Influence" though; I still play that one a bunch!


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