Warrant - Cherry Pie review
01. Cherry Pie
02. Uncle Tom's Cabin
03. I Saw Red
04. Bed Of Roses
05. Sure Feels Good To Me
06. Love In Stereo
07. Blind Faith
08. Song And Dance Man
09. You're The Only Hell Your Mama Ever Raised
10. Mr. Rainmaker
11. Train, Train
12. Ode To Tipper Gore [live]
Warrant is without any second thought one of the most wonderful glam/sleaze hard rock/metal bands of the late 80s/early 90s and though they appeared with discography in the scene from 1988-89 and on, when the glam years would soon fade into obscurity and decadence, they managed to show their grandeur in the most appropriate way.
Their debut album was really successful making them a well-known name and thus they toured with great bands like KISS, Motley Crue, Cinderella, Poison etc gaining experience on stage. One year after "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" they returned stronger than ever with a masterpiece, one of the most complete and fabulous releases of the glam scene, "Cherry Pie". The main characteristics of this album are groove, energy, imposing sleazy n' dirty feeling, pure emotions (yes, glam boys can be emotional too!) and utter inspiration! If they are not enough for you then I really don't know what to say, go for something else but glam!
The album opens with a dirty dynamite, the title-track "Cheery Pie" and its imposing and ultra groovy sing-along feeling makes you wanna enter your mom's room and search for the extra yet important stuff to put on and transfer yourself back in the 80s! Everyone in the band pours his soul to the altar of rock n' roll in the most appropriate way and it's really obvious while listening to the album!
The guitar work seems flawless. The one great dirty riff comes right after the other to burst into brilliant and well-executed solos that will leave you amazed, craving for more and more! Just listen to the solo on "Sure Feels Good To Me" and you'll wish it would never end! The drumming is one of the highlights of the album, it has that bombastic sound that makes you wonder if the drummer is bleeding from the power and effort he puts while playing! Really wonderful drumming, keeping the groove and strengthening the dirty aesthetic along with the pulsating bass lines! And last but not least the vocals, Jani Lane has one of the best vocals in the whole glam scene, highly emotional when he has to, like on the emotionally charged "I Saw Red" and "Blind Faith", dirty and high-quality rock singing like on the sleazy and rolling "Cherry Pie" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" offering some really great high-pitched interpreting passages that will raise the interest of the listener to the highest levels with no second thought! Some other instruments like the piano/keyboards, the harmonica etc make their appearance from time to time adding another sense to the album, in a positive way of course!
Well, there are not much left to say, if you adore the glam metal scene then "Cherry Pie" Warrant-ees you 38 minutes of brilliant, well-conceived and well-executed glam/sleaze hard rock that will make you "stand up and shout", "shout ,shout, shout at the Devil"!
Highlights: The album flows definitely as one, but some songs that will rock n' roll your world are definitely the groovy dynamites "Cheery Pie", "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Sure Feels Good To Me" or the emotional "I Saw Red", Blind Faith" and "Bed Of Roses".
||Written on 26.01.2006 by "It is myself I have never met, whose face is pasted on the underside of my mind."|
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