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Artist: Junkyard

Title: Junkyard

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: Geffen

Catalog Number: 9 24227-2


David Roach vocals and percussion
Chris Gates lead and rhythm guitars
Patrick Michael Muzingo drums and percussion
Clay Anthony Bass
Brian Baker lead and rhythm guitars


1.  Blooze  
2.  Hot Rod  
3.  Simple Man  
4.  Shot in the Dark  
5.  Hollywood  
6.  Life Sentence  
7.  Long Way Home  
8.  Can't Hold Back  
9.  Texas  
10.  Hands Off  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: james tate Date: March 3, 2001 at 10:54
Great over looked album of the metal hey-day. doesn't fit into a catagory with other metal bands like bon jovi, poison, def leppard......but more along the lines of LA Guns and Britny Fox. Not too polished and raw.

From: tom Date: April 2, 2001 at 17:17
heard they're back together. do ya like rock n roll without the flair but with the big balls? Junkyard is your band. some bands bring this feeling on me, well junkyard did and still does tomcat@dolfijn.nl

From: FATASS Date: November 17, 2001 at 16:27
Total package with a rockin' Blues edge...Simple Man keeps it real and the intro to Hollywood is enough to make even the best air guitar players scream in ecstacy...Overlooked great album!

From: Jason Date: May 16, 2002 at 18:05
Here is a really good rock n roll band. That is what they are....I mean, sure they can be considered one of those 80's hair bands, but I say they are just rock n roll. They didn't have a wild guitar player or lipstick. They played strait up blues/rock. I like that style of having jeans & t-shirts, booze and girls! This is a hard rock album and is something worth having.

From: Reno Date: May 17, 2002 at 0:22
I got this tape (yes...tape) when it came out because I saw the video for the song Hollywood. It blew me away. It was a nice change to see a rock band that actually looked like guys. They were a no nonsense rock band when Maybelline and Avon decorated the hard rock scene. I've always loved the music from that era, but I hated to look at my cd and tape covers because of that fact. Poison actually scared me when I saw their first cd cover! Junkyard kicks ass. Great cruising music.

From: Kim Date: May 30, 2002 at 11:34

From: Blooze57 Date: August 30, 2002 at 10:41
Southern fried blues rock at it's best!

From: The Fizzy One Date: September 15, 2002 at 22:30
"... you gave him head!" Ha ha! Great stuff, and wouldn't I love to get ahold of this one! It's on my must-get classics list, stuff I didn't get at the time because I only got $2 a week for an allowance because I was in fourth fucking grade. That list, by the way, has grown rapidly since discovering this mah-velous website. elfizzbo@hotmail.com

From: byrdman Date: December 25, 2002 at 16:29
damn!.....this disc is raw southern,sleazy,whiskey drinking blues rock........100% raw...must have!

From: jarett r. Date: February 17, 2003 at 9:29
duanne roland, who was in molly hatchet, made guest appearances on this album.

From: Audiorobb Date: February 25, 2003 at 5:28
This cd along with "Sixes, Sevens, & Nines" is some of the best music from the 80's. I guess they weren't pretty enough to make it big back then.

From: Punk Rocker Date: April 2, 2003 at 19:12
Hey...did any of you mullet rockers know that most of theses guys are old punk guys? Brian Baker was in Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, and is currently in Bad Religion. Chris Gates was in the Big Boys..just a history lesson for ya

From: tomcat Date: April 3, 2003 at 14:47
mullet rockers? haha funny post punkrocker, yeah we know that stuff, did you know they did some poison idea and tex and the horseheads songs too on the unreleased 'joker' and 'xxx' album? anyhow, junkyard rules mullet rockers...hahaha funny

From: danny Date: May 30, 2003 at 19:53
theses guy are good they have 5 cds out joker and xxx u can get nice stuff from them

From: cruise Date: September 14, 2003 at 15:31
A fine debut that showed great promise that was fulfilled on the follow-up. Vocals sound a little rushed at times but this album grows after a few listens. 8/10

From: jsm Date: October 4, 2003 at 12:54
For all those Junkyard fans out there: visit www.junkyardblooze.com jsmnavarro@lycos.com

From: John Date: October 7, 2003 at 15:30
I bought this for 'Hollywood' and it turns out that wasn't even close to the best song on the album. This is awesome, start to finish. The lyrics are amazingly mature for a hard rock album. Except 'Blooze', but those are so funny it's forgiven. 'Talkin' bout when you got two bucks left, you want nothing to eat, you just gotta keep drinkin'. I've been there. 9.5/10.

From: crazyworksnut Date: December 11, 2003 at 15:13
junkyard definitely was an underated straitup in your face rollin and a rompin band that I surely related to their lyrics 1000% due to my own lifestyle epecially off their first album songs like blooze hands off life sentance simple man with those texas chainsaw guitars I had never heard before dressed like Bozs instead of prettyboy poseurs I still have to listen to Junkyard today cause it still rocks better than this new music out today Junkyard has helped to forever change my life w/67+9's

From: Bobcat Date: January 8, 2004 at 10:48
One of a few albums that actually lives up to longevity. Not for the timid but for the thrill seeker. To actually understand the album you have to not listen but be aware of the sounds. It's simple. The album kicks ass. And they just keep getting better. Rock under and Roll over. The Bobcat-hehe!

From: Dewey Date: January 9, 2004 at 15:32
Never got the respect that they deserve. One of the best bands that came from the 80's. Check out their new shit. Long live the mighty Junkyard.

From: drummerfish Date: February 16, 2004 at 6:06
good band that could of done better.pop quiz:i'm trying to find a junkyard song that was on a compolation cd BEFORE this first cd,possibly released only in so cal(hollywood area) the song is called,"down to the wire" and was on a indie/radio comp.i can see the cover in my head but don't know the title.if you know the title,spread it around.i'm sure other fans will like to know.

From: Aero Force Mike Date: February 16, 2004 at 15:09
It's Little Caesar who did the song 'Down to the Wire' on a Hollywood compilation before they were signed... the title of which is Street Survivors, you can find it on the various artists page. Since I'm on this CD's thread now I might as well just say it kicks ass and Junkyard rule... short and simple.

From: Date: March 18, 2004 at 18:09
If anyone has the lyrics for Hollywood, would you send them my way? My email is geordi@blackvoices.com. Rock!

From: The Fizzy One Date: March 23, 2004 at 2:50
Great stuff, and one of the few full CD's I've downloaded that actually gets a lot of play around here.Mix AC/DC with some Skynyrd and add in almost a punky vibe (mainly in terms of tempos) and you have Junkyard. THe Fizz picks: "Blooze," "Hot Rod," "Simple Man," "Hollywood," "Life Sentence" and the crowning achievement" "Hands Off." Now if I could just figure out what he's mumbling before "Baby, you gave him heeeeead!"

From: rass Date: March 31, 2004 at 13:43
i aint talkin bout no lite weight,candy ass,weekend warriors! im talkin bout JUNKYRD!!!!

From: Date: April 30, 2004 at 11:46
KICKS ASS. I dig this album.

From: Thanos Date: May 2, 2004 at 21:22
What a fuckin' rock album!!! Great songs guys... Their new E.P. is also a good one... Check it out at Grande-Rock.com... Junkyard rulezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

From: love metal Date: May 15, 2004 at 22:59
loved it, fun fun fun, what rock music means to me.

From: gener8tr Date: June 8, 2004 at 14:13
If nothing else, check out the track "HOLLYWOOD" and you will take and immediate acid-flashback to 1989 on the Sunset Strip! If you enjoy 80's glam bands along the lines of early Crue, early Poison, Pussycat, Electric Angels or P.B.F. then you cannot go wrong with this disc! Very underrated, very underrated indeed!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 0:20
Good old sleaze metal. "Hollywood" is the stand out track, but "Simple Man" is a very good ballad and the rest of this disc is strong. 8/10

From: Dave Date: August 27, 2004 at 6:21
Did not think much of this album at all but it did have 2 great songs and they are the ones Big Papa K mentioned above.Hollywood goes off big time and Simple Man is a gret ballad.

From: Ribap Date: August 27, 2004 at 8:20
Great album from start to finish, in my opinion this one rocks harder than the second one.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 27, 2004 at 8:43
I like all their stuff, but this one is my favorite too. Just good old bluesy hard rock. Simple Man is an awesome ballad, and the rockin' stuff does just that...it ROCKS! I forgot about this one utnil I saw Ribap's comment. I'll have to upgrade my cassette to something a bit more modern one of these days...

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 27, 2004 at 8:43
Plus, they were on the little known "Geffeb" label...

From: Jimbo Date: August 28, 2004 at 17:58
As southern-fried as beer-battered catfish and just as greasy, Junkyard can be seen in hindsight as an early GnR or Love/Hate--a straight forward rock n roll band recording three chord, no frills metal. If you like GnR, Love/Hate, Jackyl or even Skynyrd or ZZ Top, then belly up to the bar and have a guzzle of this top notch boogie band. But you might want to have a napkin handy.

From: Metalhead66 Date: January 21, 2005 at 13:13
Very Under-Rated Band...They had a different but Cool vibe! Very Bluesy and Seedy...unwashed and pure..Nobody seemed to Get them Though.. Too bad Cause they Fuckin Rock...9/10!!

From: Date: January 21, 2005 at 15:09

From: Fizz Date: February 4, 2005 at 0:49
If anybody's interested, there's an interview with Pat Muzingo at http://www.ddays-revenge.com/JunkyardInterview.html ... not to toot my own horn. My apologies if this is too off-topic.

From: Geoff Date: February 10, 2005 at 5:51
I'm not really into this flavour of rock, but these guys did what they were doing well. For me, I need the hooks, riffs and a punch or two to make it worthwhile. Good bluesy hard rock but nothing else, and my collection does just fine without it.

From: MIGUEL GUNS Date: April 4, 2005 at 15:39

From: son of slam Date: December 20, 2005 at 23:40
I got to see Junkyard twice. Once opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd and once in a club with the Black Crowes opening for them. I still have the poster i stole off the wall. Junkyard was one of the most underrated bands of the era. Tons of attitude ballsy blues rock. A must have for any rocker.

From: bozoglam Date: May 27, 2006 at 12:54
I'm looking for this cd for 6-7 years, but i never get the chance to get it. This month finally i bought it and i'm lovin'...the same feeling from the past...only $2.99 on ebay...

From: 7Sinner Date: July 20, 2006 at 15:50
Anyone who loves this release really should pick up the other 2 that are not listed here. They are "Joker" and "XXX". They used to be almost impossible to find but MetalMayhem has been selling them for some time now...Well worth the $9.99 thru MetalMayhem's Ebay store. In may opinion they are both as good as the S/T release.....

From: rockhardrock Date: March 26, 2007 at 16:18
Great raw hard rock record. I like"hollywood"very much."hands off"is great blues-rocker who should get more recognition."Life sentence" and "blooze"kicks ass damn good!!! Junkyard should be famous as Jackyl,shouldn they?

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: November 10, 2007 at 21:35
bueno este albun en la Onda Rock'n'roll pues quizas sea porque no tiene gusto alguno es un disco mediocre nada fuera de lo comun todo un pecimo disco para mi gusto

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 29, 2008 at 17:32
Man, I love the hell out of this CD!Got that bluesy, beer-drinking, arm-out-the-window feel to it that I enjoy. It's like Molly Hatchet mixed with early Motley Crue. Love the lyrics to "Simple Man," as well as the spoken raps in "Blooze" and "Hands Off." Really, this is one of my most-played discs from the late '80's, and has held up for me, where others I used to love back then maybe haven't.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2011 at 20:12
A real winner!!!...love this debut completely...an underrated band that deserved more IMHO...best shots 4 me are "Blooze"(a** kicking song!),"Simple Man","Hollywood"(excellent!),"Life Setence","Can't Hold Back" & "Texas"(excellent too!)...get it!.87/100

From: spankee Date: May 2, 2013 at 19:55
This piece ROCK!!!

From: hair metal again Date: September 27, 2014 at 2:44
nice debut by JUNKYARD and surely mr Kalodner had GNR in his mind before signing them!of course they re not that good,although they deliver some straight ,raw and sleazy hard rock music but overall you feel they re not comin 100% from hard rockin routes!bought it back in the day,spinned it,drove my hot rod goin downtown with these tunes and drunk my booze with boys....great vibe

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 27, 2014 at 10:19
Six years after my initial comment, and Junkyard's debut is still right up there among favorite, most-spun CD's from the latter hair daze. The band didn't follow the typical Sunset Strip path that starts with a childhood Kiss fascination, detours at G.I.T. and the cosmetics counter at JC Penney. Instead, these dawgs slugged it out in various punk bands for the better part of the '80's, and it shows on their collective debut, in the generally fast tempos and decidedly unflashy playing. Their hot rod isn't a shiny red convertible--it's a hoopty with a surprise under the hood. How's that for fuckin' poetry?

From: Doug Date: September 29, 2014 at 11:33
Ahh...the prose of "Doghouse Reilly," gotta love it.

From: Tollitiger Date: October 6, 2020 at 23:06
Still One of the Best,31 Years since the Release and this Album still Rocks from Start to Finish

From: Auslander Date: April 24, 2021 at 12:41
I really love this album but after reading the Brian Baker interview in Nothing But a Good Time it has soured me a little. Man that guy is up himself! Spends all his time bagging out other bands because he plays "good" music while they are apparently hopeless. Says Danger Danger and Bang Tango are terrible. Well Brian, you used to play in Minor Threat. And Minor Threat sucked!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 25, 2021 at 17:17
These guys always did hold themselves apart from the other bands. It’s always been fashionable for many hair-bands to emphasize their punk roots, real or imagined, and that's only become more prevalent as time goes by. Having a strong punk influence seems to earn a band extra credibility with snobby fans and journalists and music-industry types who never liked hair-metal. But Junkyard were among the few with the bona fides to back it up. If you go on sleazeroxx.com, you can read an old article from Rip magazine (written by another punk-made-good, Bruce “S.L.” ,duff) where the guys come off just the same as they do in Brian's interview for Nothin' But A Good Time. They were giving Pretty Boy Floyd a rough time, as I recall. I think it was really the success of GNR that allowed band like Junkyard to get a major-label deal and the limited promotion they got. Otherwise, they might have languished in obscurity like the Hangmen and the Joneses.

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