Thursday, January 6, 2011

Warrant - Cherry Pie (1990)

Warrant is an American glam metal band from Hollywood, California that experienced success from 1989-1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 90's with the 2x Platinum album Cherry Pie and the gold album Dog Eat Dog, both albums providing more charted singles. The band continued performing and recording albums through out the 1990's and the 2000's despite several changes to their line up.

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Warrant - Cherry Pie (1990)
Cherry Pie is the second music album by American Glam metal band Warrant. The record—which spawned the hits "Cherry Pie", "Uncle Tom's Cabin", and "I Saw Red"—is the band's best-known and highest-selling release. The album peaked at number 7 on The Billboard 200.

Cherry Pie was released on September 11, 1990 through CBS Records. Like its predecessor, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, it was recorded at The Enterprise in Burbank, California. It is widely rumored that Erik Turner and Joey Allen had not played a note on the album and that all guitar work had been performed by ex-Streets guitarist and session musician Mike Slamer. The rumor has never been verified, although Slamer's wife confirmed in 1998 that her husband played guitar on the record.

Tracks: (Download per song for study)
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

If you’re looking for a good ballad, then you came to the right place; WARRANT delivers in a big way with “I Saw Red”. Based on a true story involving Lane walking in on his best friend in bed with his girlfriend (an event that gave him a nervous breakdown, delaying WARRANT’s debut by several months), “I Saw Red” is a beautiful, solemn ballad that showcases Lane’s very emotional singing style. On the line, “I’ve been hurt and I’ve been blind/I’m not sure that I’ll be fine/I never though it would end this way”, his voice shakes with emotion, making it stand out. What a great singer.