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Artist: Jailhouse

Title: Jailhouse

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Jailhouse Jailhouse Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1998

Label: DeRock Records

Catalog Number: DERCD-9007


Danny Simon lead vocals
Michael Raphael lead guitar and 6-string acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Amir Derakh lead and slide guitar, 12-string acoustic, electric guitar
Matt Thorr bass
Dave Alford drums, backing vocals


1.  Religion  3:10   Listen
2.  N.A.B.  4:01   Listen
3.  The Innocent  4:45   Listen
4.  Long Way Up  3:58   Listen
5.  I Believe  3:24   Listen
6.  Tell Me  5:24   Listen
7.  Season of Suffering  4:54   Listen
8.  Love Spins the World Around  4:24   Listen
9.  Stand Up acoustic version  5:00   Listen
10.  Please Come Back  4:40   Listen
11.  Sweet Angel  5:35   Listen
12.  Love Me  4:37   Listen
13.  Running live  4:18   Listen
14.  Modern Girl live  4:10   Listen
15.  The Land of Today live  5:42   Listen
16.  Jailbreak live  5:45   Listen   Cover: Thin Lizzy
Total Running Time:  73:47

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Existing comments about this CD

From: David Date: July 4, 2001 at 0:06
Another album I can't seem to find?

From: Tony Date: May 3, 2002 at 17:27
Cripes I just got this on Ebay the other day and is it great!!! I can't stop listening to it and this is the stuff Rough Cutt SHOULD'VE been doing. Just a great album through and through with just some great feel good songs. I'm so glad I checked these guys out as this cd is worth every penny.

From: TIM Date: May 3, 2002 at 18:24
David, I see a lot of the items you are unable to find on Ebay or in pawn shops. I'd be more than glad to help you out. I really don't know how desperate you are for some of this stuff, but I buy and sell most of these items.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: July 6, 2002 at 15:50
'Jailhouse' actually consists of 3 ex-members of 'Rough Cutt' Amir Derakh(Guitar), Matt Thor(Bass), Dave Alford(Drums). The Sound of 'Jailhouse' can be described as Moving Melodic Hard Rock with a strong socially relevant lyrical content which is pretty unique for most L.A. hard rock bands. 'Jailhouse' is all about standing up for your Rights, Peace, and Freedom!!! Los Angeles always succeeding in breeding awsome talent!!!

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 13, 2002 at 5:26
I didn't like this entire cd but I do like this band . . There are some really cool tunes on it like sweet angel . . . . Wow that song just kinda sneaks up on ya and then before You know it . . You are either tappin your toes to the music or turnin it up louder!!

From: Steven Date: March 19, 2003 at 7:37
This is an excellent band that reminds me alot of Danger Danger, Rough Cutt (for obvious reasons), Hericane Alice, and Bangalore Choir. Very good melodic hard rock. This is the kind of band that would have been great to see in a club because is has a real soulful appeal and songs you can sing along too. Loud guitars and great BGVs! My only knock is that I don't like some of the left-wing politics in some of the songs...

From: Rycheage Date: July 20, 2003 at 18:01
These guys have great potential, if they are even still going - I am not sure. This is good melodic hard rock, commercial USA style. They funk it out a bit as well as straight forward hard rock, putting them in the Jeff Scott Soto/Takara vein of rockers. Plenty of funky hard rockers and song with a more commercial edge.

From: cruise Date: September 14, 2003 at 16:24
A solid hard rock album that has good songs, tight playing and a fairly good production. 'Nelson' ended up putting out some of these songs!!! Socially concious lyrics make this a little different. 7.5/10

From: John Date: September 25, 2003 at 18:21
I just don't dig Danny Simon's vocals. Having that out of the way, with the exception of the gawdawful 'Season Of Suffering', this is a solid slice of melodic hard rock with a conscience. Highlights include 'Sweet Sweet Angel', 'N.A.B' & the opener 'Religion'. 'Please Come Back' would be a lot better with a different lyrical chorus. 8/10.

From: LA Dollar store Date: January 22, 2004 at 1:35
On my trip to LA I found the Jailhouse live cd in a dollar store. Thinking live at the Roxy in LA why not??? I was familar with the bad mtv video for 'Please Come Back To Me' thinking the looked great good hair etc. but the song was weak... long story short years later I find that the actually had lyrical content they would have been a good bill with Living Colour instead of Slick Toxic and the likes of..........

From: Aero Force Mike Date: March 15, 2004 at 15:43
A great little album, some strong riffs, with a lot of VERY melodic choruses (Poison's Fallen Angel is a good example of their melody style for their choruses), but musically along the lines of stuff like Bangalore Choire - just glammy hard rock, no keyboards. Don't bother with the Live EP, since the songs are all on here. But does anyone know when this was RECORDED, although it was released that year it's clearly not 1998 - the sound, production & image are all the same as their 89 EP!

From: Aero Force Mike Date: March 15, 2004 at 15:58
Just a follow-up to point out the album's lowpoints: track 1, Religion, has a REALLY weak chorus - it's so segemented and sounds like some of that amateur-written crap that Dweezil Zappa put on his pathetic Confessions album. Then on 9, the lyrics to the ballad Stand Up are total crap... 'pray God I hope they don't drop that bomb' - it sounds so false. Finally The Land of Today, off the Live EP, sounds like pop-punk... bad BAD song. Those 3 are the real 'skippers' on there - the rest is cool!

From: Louis Date: June 28, 2004 at 19:02
This cd came out in 1998......was the music actually perormed and written in 1998? or is that just the date the album was issued? I've heard some of this's good!

From: Aero Force Mike Date: January 21, 2005 at 13:29
I'd like to add that the Jailhouse demo songs on the compilation Kings of Sunset strip are much better than what's on the album (yet produced with album-quality sound). As already stated, the acoustic version here of Stand Up is total crap... the original electric version on Kings of Sunset Strip is a killer rock song, likewise Sweet Angel has so much more balls than this version. For anyone who liked this album, check out KOSS, almost all 4 songs are vastly superior to the album versions.

From: Geoff Date: February 5, 2005 at 0:55
These guys knew how to right a filler (What a awful opening track!) but f*ck me did they know how to write a melodic/commercial gem! 'NAB' is awesome heavy commercial rock, 'Long way up', 'Please come back', 'Sweet angel' and 'Love me' are literally peices of commercial hard rock perfection, 'Tell me' is beautiful and 'Stand up' is lame but passes. The rest, IMO is filler, but these 7 songs are so excellent and make this album a must. Highly recommended!

From: BIG-TIME Date: February 14, 2007 at 10:49
Only got to track 3 just cant take any more totally awfull...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: RockMan10 Date: May 29, 2008 at 21:20
An oldie but a goodie. I was the BIGGEST Rough Cutt fan since '85 and was elated to see Jailhouse come about when Paul left for QR. This disc is pretty uneven while it goes from monster hit to filler throughout. Overall, it was a great listen in '89 and I still pull it out once every 6 months or so. A fun disc with a lot to offer but nothing spectacular. 80/100

From: Sly009 Date: March 1, 2010 at 9:27
Bought this one cheap back in the days, Good cd but, Average rock overall. Another band with an Half good one, looks like there's a lot of them out there. Half is good enough for me to keep playing once in a while. Enjoy!

From: metalmaniac777 Date: January 5, 2011 at 14:40
I'd rather go to prison and put my ass-virginity at risk than listen to some of the godawful songs on this CD, but if I was allowed to have my iPod during my incarceration, I would also want at least a handful of these tracks on it, and that pretty much sums up this band: capable of writing a killer hard rock/hair-metal tune, but equally capable of writing the musical equivalent of dog vomit. Like that creepy old haunted house rotting in the deep, dark woods, you should approach this album with caution, but you can at least ease your fears with the knowledge that you'll be scoring some gems mixed in with the rubbish.

From: hair metal again Date: June 16, 2016 at 4:36
superb hair metal release for JAILHOUSE , a band that is really a mystery how it didnt hit the spot back in the day!guitar driven commercial hard rock at its best with great songs,vibe and looks!everyone whose into that kinda music will appreciate this one and of course gonna be delighted with songs like "please come back","love me","tell me (Nelson)!essential in every collection

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