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Cherry Pie
May 2004
Released: 1990, Columbia Records
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Back in 1990 came Warrant’s sophomore effort, CHERRY PIE. Some had already dismissed them as a 1-Hit Wonder but this proved critics wrong. With this release they proved that they were here to stay and despite some bad press they released a second album with stronger songs and better musicianship than their excellent debut.

Like I said in the review for DIRTY ROTTEN FILTHY STINKING RICH there is not allot that can be said on a re-issue of an album that everyone knows. For the younger people who totally missed the 80’s and bands from that era then this is one of the key albums from that time. This is no Nostalgia trip, as this cd is just as strong today as it was when I first bought it back in ’90. For me it brings back many memories such as a friend of mine changing the lyrics to “Cherry Pie” slightly one day in my parents back porch without changing the meaning at all.

This album is chalk full of great rocker’s like “Bed Of Roses”, “You’re The Only Hell Your Mama Ever Raised” and “Sure Feels Good To Me”. Add these great songs to a cover of the Blackfoot song “Train Train” and what more could you want? Ballad’s!! Of course, what great hard rock/metal album from this genre never had ‘em? The ones on here are some of the best ever. Even if you are not a fan of Warrant you cannot deny that “I Saw Red” is an amazing ballad. Pair this up with the stellar “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and you have nothing short of one amazing release. There isn’t a bad track on this disc.

What does the fan who has owned this disc from day 1 get with the re-issue? You get an excellent remaster job which sounds truly amazing and allot clearer that the previous release as well as 2 bonus tracks. For me I got 3 tracks as my previous copy never had “Ode To Tipper Gore”. Both “New” tracks are interesting to hear and lets fans hear a couple of great tunes that the band felt were not up to par at that time.

Hopefully now that the first 2 Warrant cd’s have been remastered and re-released they will do their 3rd one DOG EAT DOG as well in the very near future.
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Jani Lane
Erik Turner
Joey Allen
Jerry Dixon
Steven Sweet

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