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Warrant is a schizophrenic band, a condition illustrated by this 16-song "hits" collection. The Los Angeles-based lineup's 1989 debut, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, featured such metal-lite delights as "32 Pennies," the title track, the insipid, self-referential trademark hit "Down Boys," the sappy power ballad "Heaven," the lascivious "Cherry Pie," and "Sometimes She Cries," all of which appear on this best-of. But by 1992's Dog Eat Dog, Warrant had gone heavier and grungier, befitting the musical climate of the era. Consequently, the quintet lost fans who perceived the group as bandwagon jumpers; actually, they do a decent job with heavier songs such as "Machine Gun" and "Hole in My Wall." Proving that singer Jani Lane and pals could be tender and memorable without being cheesy are the gutsy, bluesy "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the beautiful "I Saw Red." Their cover of Queen's "We Will Rock You," on the other hand, almost manages to sap the song's inherent monster groove. While Warrant's move from image-conscious pop-metal to a heavier sound was awkward in execution, fans of either of the band's phases--and those who like both--will dig this diverse disc. --Katherine Turman

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  • Audio CD (April 2, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002ABC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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At its core, as well as at first glance, WARRANT is an American rock band through & through. Formed in 1984, the Hollywood, CA based band rose through the ranks of the local & regional club scene to the level of multiplatinum selling, chart topping (both on radio & MTV) success. What makes WARRANT different is that while countless bands have come & gone, this one has continued ... Read more in Amazon's Warrant Store

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Great 80's hair band.
Wayne
My favorites tracks: "Machine gun", "Mr. Rainmaker", "Uncle Tom's cabin", "Down boys", but...I had to be honest, "Cherry Pie" Sucks!!!.
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The album is a compilation of some of warrants best songs.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on May 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Back in my NMSU days, I heard of the Triple Threat Tour, consisting of three pop metal bands on the road together. They were Warrant, Firehouse, and Trixter. Between these three, Warrant was definitely the most successful, having charted six Top 40 hits in three years, only to faze out with the onset of alternative and when metal was taken to a new extreme. The Best of Warrant is just that, featuring all six of those hits, as well as others.

Vocalist Jani Lane and company were no exception to the rule of metal bands that the way to get more airplay and hence more sales was a power ballad. This they did with their #2 hit, "Heaven," replete with guitars, backing choruses, perfect for an audience with an ocean of lighters waving back and forth. The other big power ballad, which scraped the Top 20 was "Sometimes She Cries" which while a worthy song, may have drawn comparisons to fellow rockers Winger and "Hangin' On A Heartbreak" which had charted the previous year.

Of course, one can't forget their debut single, "Down Boys" the usual metal with background keyboards, though not as pronounced as say something produced by Ron Nevison. Nice rhythm, chorus sung in unison by the group, and good enough to reach #27 on the Hot 100.

The title track to their first album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, is a hard-driving anthem of the materialistic 80's, of wanting more money and frills. Just what kind of society have we bred, when those D.R.F.S.R. want to light their cigars with $100 bills.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 12, 2001
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I always hated "Glam-metal" back in the 80's, being more of a Motorhead/Metallica kind of guy;but there was always something about these guys that I liked. The songs from the 1rst lp are a catchy, guilty pleasure for me, they wore black leather instead of pink spandex and scarves, and they(especially the 2nd and 3rd albums), were really heavier than people gave them credit for. I never owned any of the albums, but after I got married in the early 90's, I started listening to my wifes discs, and what do you know...I had never realized how ballsy Uncle Tom's Cabin really was. The guitar sound is pretty thick, and the drums were nice and powerful. Then I heard Dog Eat Dog, and thought some of the tracks on that were as smokin' as a Priest record. Don't get me wrong, I'm not making any Pantera claims for these guys, but I really think a Priest/Scorpions fan would really find something to like about this disc. Just do what I do when I get caught and say: "It's not mine, it's my wifes". :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Micheal Hunt on March 17, 2004
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Despite what anyone thinks of the image of the band. These guys are a great band and very talented! There lyrics and music rocked my ears off and this is the ultimate Warrant album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Book worm on November 30, 2007
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In high school I used to listen to rap music.In college I still love rap,until the day I heard Skidrow's I remember you and Nelson's Love and Affection.Since then I never listen to rap.I've focused my attention to Metallica (black album), all of Megadeth's albums, watched their concert videos over and over again, till I stumbled in this great band - WARRANT.
Since hearing Uncle Tom's cabin, cherry pie and my all time favorite - I saw Red, I bought all of their albums, and I've especially love the heavier songs like Hole in my Wall, Family Picnic, Andy Warhol, Hollywood, FACE, Sum of One and some of their greats like Down Boys, Blind Faith and Heaven. If you like party rock, heavier glam and enjoy listening to power ballads, this band is the greatest and a must have for album collection!
I'll name my soon to be baby, Janie, after Jani Lane, my all time favorite vocalist...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 31, 1999
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For many male rock fans, well me anyway, Warrant was a guilty pleasure. Sure, they weren't Firehouse or Trixter but you still wouldn't wear a Warrant shirt to a Metallica concert for fear of an ass-whuppin'. After a near decade of way too serious "new metal", listening to this CD was a welcome breath of fresh air. "Down Boys", "Thin Disguise", "Mr. Rainmaker" and Thin Lizzy ripoff "Big Talk" all hit the right licks. "Cherry Pie" is the quintessential TooShort rap with guitars & real drums. And naturally, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" still peels the skin off my ears. Of course, the other half of the Warrant songbook was big, fat power ballads and they are here too. Well, those are for my wife. Listen, if you must, to the cliche' riddled "Heaven", "Sometimes She Cries", and "Bed of Roses". Surprisingly, paint-by-numbers "Blind Faith" didn't make this collection. My biggest gripe, however, is the solo acoustic version of "I Saw Red" that is riper than a toddler's morning diaper. "Red" is the one Warrant ballad I did like and probably in my top 3 overall and we get this way way over the top melodramatic version. Well, when my wife said she thought this version was really good, I realized I had the answer to my question above. That Warrant, always playing to the ladies.
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