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Artist: Slammin' Gladys

Title: Slammin' Gladys

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1992

Label: Priority Records

Catalog Number: P267162


Brooks lead vocals
J. J. Farris lead gutair
Alley bass
Stephen DeBoard drums

Remastered / re-issued in 2021


1.  Bad Attitude  
2.  Bet Your Life  
3.  Down On Your Knees  
4.  Lay Me Down  
5.  Piece Of My Heart  
6.  Push  
7.  Love Is My Drug  
8.  What U Need  
9.  Where Were U  
10.  Cum  
11.  Silicone Sally  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rory Dale Date: February 19, 2001 at 19:54
This is without doubt one of the most fantastic albums in my collection, where are the follow up albums? Where did you go? Buy this album now!! It fucking rocks...

From: brian farnum Date: March 13, 2001 at 18:07
slammin gladys is a kickass band,i heard they changed teir name to Madmen&Poets,is there anything recorded under that name,if anyone has any info please let me know. ican be contacted at

From: tom Date: April 1, 2001 at 13:13
i bought this one after seeing the video for 'bad attitude'. a cryin shame nothing really happened with this great act...

From: FABIEN Date: July 13, 2001 at 16:25
anyone who has never listened to the SLAMMIN'GLADYS song "CUM" has no idea what a FUN song is.Each time i hear it,I just go CRAZY:jump on my sofa,dance,sing aloud;it's the "slammin' gladys effect" as my doctor has explained to me.All the members of this band are great,especially the singer,BROOKS,he has a HELL of a voice:POWERFUL,GROOVY,FUN,and also full of EMOTION in the ballads.BROOKS appears also in the ERIK"WARRANT"TURNER project"Hollywood Underground" where he sings the song "CRY BABY"...

From: FABIEN again Date: July 13, 2001 at 16:37
J.J. FARRIS,the guitarist (FABULOUS solist),appears also on the WARRANT album "Ultraphobic" where he plays accoustic guitar on the (wonderful) ballad "STRONGER NOW".The SLAMMIN'GLADYS album has JANI LANE on the background vocals on two songs:it seems like WARRANT and SLAMMIN' GLADYS members know each others and have worked together in the past:I wish they would do it again!!!!

From: Aarvid Date: December 5, 2001 at 11:13
I really miss these guys! I have no idea how I found this band back in the day, but I recently rediscovered them and I'm loving the album! I can't find any info on any of these guys after this album. Anyone got any other 'similar' bands/albums they would recommend that has the same sound/feel?

From: TIM Date: May 15, 2002 at 21:06
They have some good material on this album, but there is some that I thought was weak.

From: Desslar Date: May 16, 2002 at 4:02
There's a couple of cool, funky songs but most of it is rather dull. Smashed Gladys is a 100 times better.

From: TIM Date: May 16, 2002 at 11:09
I agree. Smashed Gladys is a whole lot better.

From: DUH Date: May 17, 2002 at 12:46
and what about smashing pumpkins?

From: TIM Date: May 17, 2002 at 13:10
I can live without the Pumpkins.

From: Amanda Date: June 24, 2002 at 1:11
I found Slammin Gladys in 91 or 92, and they rock. I want to know where are they now? So all you guys in the band, I love you, make a come back, please!!!

From: RichieRocker Date: June 29, 2002 at 12:56
I was a little letdown when I heard their music. Oh well to each his own.

From: cyvais Date: July 6, 2002 at 1:39
Saw this band live in late 92' while supporting this album... they were touring with Southgang. Incredible live act. Awsome bass lines, harmonies. Brooks was unsung David Lee Roth of the nineties!

From: Chris Date: August 28, 2002 at 5:30
Thought the cd really kicked ass....was very impressed!Never seen the band before,but i was in a local band from cleveland and opened up for a band that dave brooks was in called risque. what a great bunch of guys! had a blast with them. especially at the cove in geneva.....remember peppermint schnapps pete????? rock on dave and gang...hope your still together????

From: nitrodoll Date: August 29, 2002 at 2:51
they brougth the funky element to the genre ..well, that's what i thought after seeing their video for bad attitude.., the song jani lane co wrote is also very cool disc... rock on

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 16, 2002 at 11:15
I haven't heard this cd but I did hear their other one and I just can't imagine me driving thru town with their tune cranked called "Legs Up In The Air" . . . . That's the problem with the sleazy bands . . . Stilleto is another one with Cum in your mouth . . . . That is almost frightning cuz people would point and go tee hee . . . . . . . (And they wonder why the radio stations won't play their music) . . . keep the music unisex is what I say!!

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 16, 2002 at 13:10
uh oh . . . . This isn't the cd I thought it was . . . I was thinking it be Smashed Gladys . . . . . sorry about the wrong post in the wrong place . . . . I very seldom drink so I blame it on the peach snaps.

From: Date: November 20, 2002 at 20:36
i'm pretty sure i can hear some vocals by jani lane on the slammin gladys album.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: December 23, 2002 at 5:36
The video for "Bad Additude" you all have seen, was it edited or did it show chicks boxing in the ring topless, like the video I have??? I have the (single) unedited video (PROMO)!!!

From: kim Date: May 21, 2003 at 2:28
Yes, Warrant and Smashed did work together- I saw them in Jacksonville FL in 1992. I actually went backstage and hung out with smashed, played pool, ate at the Waffle House, and went back to his hotel to hang out- HA! Was I naive! I thought that's what he actually wanted to do. I guess he got pissed when I wouldn't give him any and when I was supposed to call him the next day to hang out his hotel room phone was busy. I know better now! He asked the bouncer to give me a backstage pass while I sl

From: Desslar Date: May 23, 2003 at 4:38
Are you saying they're gay?

From: brent m. Date: June 28, 2003 at 18:12
no,she's saying that she wants some one like,maybe i'll see out on the road this year.we already did tampa,we havent done jacksonville in awhile.come and see us...oh yea,slamin gladys,not bad,a solide record realy good live.i hung out with them back in the day..they know how to party

From: jarett r. Date: July 28, 2003 at 17:30
i've heard that alley was in plain jane with jani lane and steven sweet.

From: alexx glam Date: August 20, 2003 at 19:19

From: Kim Diamond Date: September 18, 2003 at 16:18
The guys from this band have all relocated with new albums etc,... Brooks is back in his hometown in Akron Ohio performing live with a solo act, JJ is stillin LA, Alley is in Tennessee with his wife stacy and who knows where Steve is but check out Brooks new stuff.

From: Metal T Date: December 4, 2003 at 21:49
What is this crap ?--The unfortunate thing about the 80's/early 90's were these joke bands that came along,put out an album and thought they'd set the world on fire.When in essence they were below medicore and were a waste of studio time,sorry but this is one .

From: METALGOD Date: December 17, 2003 at 19:06
Yeh - there were never ANY bands in the 90's that were 'joke' bands , right??? HAHAHAHAA - YOU FUCKIN MORON. The ENTIRE 90's were a JOKE - shitty alternative , crappy-ass wannabe punk , and no-talent grunge-SHYTE! Now meet my friend SHADDA - yeh SHADDA FUK UP!!

From: Metal T Date: December 18, 2003 at 18:48
Hey you f**king dumb-ass !------You cannot compare sh*t like "Slammin Gladys" to bands like Xyz,Dokken,Ratt,Dio and Accept.I think you misunderstood the context of my comments.At no time did i say the 90's were great,i agree with you that they f**king sucked !!!!!!!!!!!

From: Metal Pete Date: February 11, 2004 at 15:21
I read good reviews when it came out so I bought it. Didn't like it at all. Gave it away, and listened to Hardline a whole lot more. to each his own!

From: 80sMetal1 Date: March 2, 2004 at 16:58
I got this cd the other day, expecting a kick-ass, melodic, anthemic 80s rock band, but I was sorely disappointed. Not one of their songs is hard rockin, they try to dick around with funk metal way too much. And they sound a lot like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who just flat out suck.

From: MJ (Marla) Date: April 8, 2004 at 16:37
Just got this in the mail today...and I am blown away!! I LOVE this stuff!!!! Their version of "Piece Of My Heart" is awesome!! LOVE that song, anyway....and they just made it even better!!! Lovin' the song "Push"!! Hey...from the above comments, it may not be everyone's cup o' tea........but it suits ME just FINE!!!

From: Rusty Fohner Date: April 20, 2004 at 23:15
The Slammin Gladys and Warrant connection actually happened in Akron. Alley and Brooks were in a band called "Risque" which was one of the top bands in Ohio and Jani Lane and in the the opening act "Cyren". Cyren also included Johne Weakland who went on to work in AR @ Sony Music, LA...I was lucky enough to play bass for a while in Cyren, it was a blast to be around all those talented players...I got the Slammin Gladys cd while in Germany and I thought it was great it just came out @ the wrong t

From: Blue Tequila Date: April 20, 2004 at 23:31
I really wanted to like this album. I picked it up in '95 after seeing Jani Lane was involved (I thought he had a hand in the production as well, maybe not). Unfortunately I expected a lot more than what was there. Despite a funk vibe that showed up at times most tracks were rather uninspired and unmemorable and after a few plays I realized it wasn't growing on me so I got rid of it.

From: Rockin Kitten Date: April 21, 2004 at 2:06
If you like Slammin Gladys, Dave Brooks has two albums out with Dave Brooks and A Cast Of Thousands. The albums are 'A Fine Mess' and 'Coulor Blind' Very good cds. You can check them out at or

From: Big Papa K Date: July 20, 2004 at 1:37
You knew that the hair band era was pretty much over when bands like this were able to realease albums in 1992. A weak display of funky hard rock. The first side is just plain bad, and the cover song (Piece Of My Heart) is one of the worst covers I have heard. Side two is better, "What U Need" is a good ballad and "Where Were U" actually mixes the funk and hard rock well. 3/10

From: Geoff Date: September 14, 2004 at 2:25
I believe it is 'What u need' that is the ballad written by Jani Lane, or am I mistaken. I will have to look at the CD when I get home, but if I recall correctly there is a ballad written by Jani Lane and that track is good. The rest is the most average shitty hard rock you're likely to hear. Sorry, make that below average. Very poor CD, but the ballad is good.

From: Date: October 18, 2004 at 16:58
great cd love you guys

From: Blue Tequila Date: May 24, 2006 at 21:17
Pretty good cd, actually much better than I remember it being the first time I owned it. The big thing I really don't care for is the funk element the band utilized. I've just never been a huge fan of that in hard rock music. That being said, "Where Were U" does turn out to be a pretty catchy song. My favorite track is the ballad "Down On Your Knees" which was one of 2 tracks co-written by Jani Lane. "Bad Attitude" and the cd bonus track "Cum" are a couple other great tracks.

From: papo croc Date: September 3, 2007 at 14:13
One of the most killer melodic HR record from an unknown band !!! Please buy this one ! It has everything a classic cd must have to make you happy !! Too good to be ignored, many copies to bid on on e-bay ! Believe me, go and buy you won't never be disappointed or i understand nothing to melodic HR !! So great !!!!!!!!

From: rockhardrock Date: April 23, 2009 at 16:37
i wouldn't say this record is a glam rock/metal, but more a combo of 90s hard rock, glam metal and funk rock/metal. this album has some fillers and some great gems and gems are: Bet Your Life, Down On Your Knees Lay Me Down and Cum (one of the best funk rock/metal songs i've ever heard)

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