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Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
Released: 1988, Columbia Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Where do I start here? This is a great album and was one of my most played albums back in the day. I have always liked the first few Warrant cd’s and always will. When I heard they were being remastered with bonus tracks I was somewhat excited. Add to the fact that Joey and Steven are back in the band (and Jani’s out) kinda makes you think Mr. Lane was the problem. But that’s a whole different story. The fact is that there is now a new interest in the band and what better way to get their name back out there than re-issue the first 2 classic cd’s.
Not going to say much on the original album tracks as we all know the songs and know they are great. It is finally good to hear these tunes in a crisp clear sound. The songs sound so much better and have more kick to them. Jani’s vocals are crisp and clear they way they should be. Songs like “Heaven” and “Sometimes She Cries” really benefited from the remaster job.
The 2 bonus tracks are demo versions of songs that never made the album. The first one “Only A Man” is a fairly decent song that starts off slow but heavy and then builds up a bit. The vocals are good and the guitars are a crunchy. Not a memorable track but interesting nonetheless.
The next one “All Night Long” has the foundation of a classic Warrant track if they had’ve worked on it a bit more. It’s got a real catchy groove going but there is just something lacking that is hard to pinpoint. This could’ve been a real jem if they’d taken the time.
All in all this is a great cd. If you don’t have any Warrant in your collection then start here with this classic debut and work your way through them all.
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