|Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich|
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|Released||January 27, 1989|
|Singles from Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich|
Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich is the debut studio album by American glam metal band Warrant, released in 1989.
The album was highly successful, spawning the hit singles "Heaven" (No. 2, 1989), "Down Boys" (No. 27, 1989) and "Sometimes She Cries" (No. 20, 1990). The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200.
The unique cover art features "Fugazi", an overpaid, amoral infrastructure manager and archetypal business psychopath.
The first four words of the album's title ("Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinkin'...!") were mentioned in the intro to the title track of their 1990 follow-up album Cherry Pie .
The album's sound is typical of the Sunset Strip glam metal scene of the 1980s,featuring heavy guitars and melodic, catchy choruses.
The album was released amidst some controversy. It was widely rumored that guitarists 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.While the rumor has never been verified, Slamer's wife confirmed in 1998 that her husband played guitar on the record. Mike Slamer has stated in interviews that he played guitar and the lead solos on the album. Producer Beau Hill stated in a 2012 interview that Slamer did in fact play on the album. Beau had said to the band that the "songs are really great, but I think we’re a little weak in the solo department and so I like to bring somebody in". Beau also stated that "everybody in the band signed off on it and everything was done above ground".
During the recording of the album, vocalist Jani Lane walked in on his best friend in bed with his girlfriend, leading to his nervous breakdown, and its release was delayed by several months while Lane recovered. These events would later be recounted in the single "I Saw Red" on the band's following album, Cherry Pie .
The record was produced and engineered by Beau Hill, who also contributed keyboards and backing vocals. It was recorded at The Enterprise in Burbank, California.
The album's themes, which include materialism ("32 Pennies", "D.R.F.S.R"), sex ("Down Boys", "So Damn Pretty", "Cold Sweat"), heartbreak ("Heaven") and loneliness ("Sometimes She Cries"), would be echoed on later Warrant releases.
The debut single from the band was "Down Boys", the song has been described as "one of the toughest, heaviest songs in [Warrant's] catalog, and certainly at the top of both categories in terms of their hit singles."
The second single was the smash hit "Heaven" which took Warrant's record company by surprise. Indeed, once the widespread appeal of the song became apparent, the band were instructed to re-record the track to lend it a "bigger radio sound". Beau Hill remixed the song for the single release. The first 250,000 copies of the record featured the original version while later pressings featured a new version."Heaven" had previously been recorded by Jani Lane and Steven Sweet's old band Plain Jane.
"Big Talk" was released as the third single followed by the popular "Sometimes She Cries" as the fourth single. All the singles featured music videos.
AllMusic gave Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich a rating of four out of five stars, saying that the album was "sleek and clean, built on processed guitars and cavernous drums" and that it "sounds exactly like that year , both for better and worse."Dave Reynolds of Kerrang! considers the album "hardly outstanding", with only "a bunch of distinctly average songs matched to a brace of worthwhile moments".
All tracks are written by Jani Lane.
|4.||"Sometimes She Cries"||4:44|
|5.||"So Damn Pretty (Should Be Against the Law)"||3:33|
|7.||"In the Sticks"||4:06|
|11.||"Only a Man (demo)"||4:22|
|12.||"All Night Long (demo)"||2:42|
Album - Billboard (United States)
|1989||The Billboard 200||10|
Singles - Billboard (United States)
|1989||"Heaven"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||3|
|1989||"Heaven"||The Billboard Hot 100||2|
|1989||"Down Boys"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||13|
|1989||"Down Boys"||The Billboard Hot 100||27|
|1989||"Big Talk"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||30|
|1989||"Big Talk"||The Billboard Hot 100||93|
|1990||"Sometimes She Cries"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||11|
|1990||"Sometimes She Cries"||The Billboard Hot 100||20|
|Total available sales:||(+ 2,000,000)|
|Live - Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich|
|Released||16 January 1990|
|Recorded||Bucksley Arena, Tampa, Florida, 1989|
Warrant: Live - Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich is the first Warrant video album released in 1990 on VHS and Laserdisc, featuring the band performing live in concert on the D.R.F.S.R tour in 1989. The video features the album cover character (calling himself "Cashly Guido Bucksley") watching Warrant in concert. The video was certified Platinum.
Winger is the debut studio album by American rock band Winger. The album was released through Atlantic Records in 1988 and was produced by Beau Hill.
Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1988 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their double platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich and one of its singles, "Heaven", which reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band's success continued in the early 1990s with the double platinum album Cherry Pie, which provided the hit song of the same name.
Jani Lane was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. From Hollywood, California, the band experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. Lane left Warrant in 2004 and again in 2008 after a brief reunion. Lane also released a solo album, Back Down to One, in 2003, and the album Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner with a new group, Saints of the Underground, in 2008. Lane contributed lead vocals and songwriting to various projects throughout his career.
Erik Turner is best known as the rhythm guitarist in American glam metal band Warrant. Turner co-founded Warrant in Los Angeles, California in July 1984 with bassist Jerry Dixon. Turner was influenced by bands Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith and guitarists Jimmy Page and Joe Perry.
Joseph Alan Cagle, known professionally as Joey Allen, is best known as the lead guitarist of the American glam metal band Warrant.
Jerry Lawrence Dixon is an American musician, and one of the original members of the 1980s rock band Warrant. He was born in Pasadena, California. He has a son, Grady by wife Susan "Blue" Dixon.
Michael Chetwynd Slamer is a British guitarist.
Cherry Pie is the second studio album by American rock band Warrant, released September 11, 1990. The album is the band's best-known and highest-selling release and peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the hits "Cherry Pie", "I Saw Red", "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "Blind Faith".
Steven Sweet is a Los Angeles-based drummer who is most famous for being a member of Warrant.
Greatest & Latest is a music album by American rock band Warrant originally released in 1999. The album features new recorded studio versions of their (greatest) material. It also features three previously unreleased (latest) songs "The Jones", "Southern Comfort", and "Bad Tattoo".
Heaven is a song by American glam metal band Warrant. It was released on July 22, 1989 as the second single from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The power ballad is Warrant's most commercially successful single, spending two weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and reaching number one in Rolling Stone, and number three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The track's commercial success has led it to becoming one of the best known songs by the band.
"Cherry Pie" is a song by the American glam metal band Warrant. It was released on September 8, 1990 as the lead single from the album of the same name. It preceded the album's release by three days. The song became a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 10 and also reached number 19 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song has been cited by many as a "hair metal" anthem.
The Best of Warrant is the first greatest hits compilation album by the American rock band Warrant, released in 1996. It features the band's greatest tracks (singles) from their first three studio albums, "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich", "Cherry Pie" and "Dog Eat Dog". It does not contain any material from the band's 1995 album Ultraphobic.
Warrant Live 86–97 is the first live compilation album by American glam metal band Warrant released in 1997. It was recorded live at Harpos Concert Theatre, Detroit, Michigan on November 22, 1996 in support of their most recent album Belly to Belly. The album features tracks from all of the band's previous albums which include most of Warrant's hit singles, including the band's biggest two singles "Heaven" and "Cherry Pie", all of which charted on the Mainstream Rock charts and The Billboard Hot 100.
"I Saw Red" is a breakup ballad by American rock band Warrant. It was released in December 1990 as the second single from Warrant's second album Cherry Pie. The song was one of Warrant's most successful singles, reaching number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1991, number 14 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 36 on the Australian charts and spawning two music videos.
The following is a comprehensive discography of Warrant, an American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, that experienced its biggest success in the late 1980s/early 1990s. The band has released a total of nine studio albums with international sales of albums and singles combined at approximately 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their double platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, "Heaven," reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the double platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song.
Down Boys is the debut single by American rock band Warrant. The single was released in 1989 from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song charted at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #13 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Big Talk is a song by American rock band Warrant. It was released in 1989 as the third single from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song charted at #30 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #93 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song features a music video.
Sometimes She Cries is a song by American glam metal band Warrant. A power ballad, it was released in 1989 as the fourth single from Warrant's debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song charted at number 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.