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April 6, 1999

Song Title
Lit Up (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]
Crushed (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]
Dead Again (Album Version)
Check Your Head (Album Version)
Dirty Mind (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]
For The Movies (Album Version)
Lawless And Lulu (Album Version)
Related (Album Version)
Borderline (Album Version)
Get Back (Album Version)
Baby (Album Version)
Drink The Water (Album Version)

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  • Label: DreamWorks
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  • Total Length: 48:40
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,853 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard rock as it should be August 31, 2001
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
Back in 1987, a hard rock song called "Welcome To The Jungle" by a band called Guns N' Roses hit the airwaves. I was instantly blown away. 12 years later, after enduring a decade dominated by alternative and "grunge" music, I turn on the radio to hear an amazingly catchy, hard-rocking song named "Lit Up". All I could think was who on earth is this, and how rocking is THIS? Again, I was blown away. For sure, this debut masterpiece by Buckcherry does not disappoint if you are a hard rock fan. After "Lit Up", two equally rocking tracks follow--"Crushed" and "Dead Again". The fourth track, "Check Your Head", is the first hint of a pace slowdown; but the message is serious and the vocals are searing. "Dirty Mind" absolutely rocks again, while "For The Movies" slows things down again but just a bit. If you like balls-to-the-wall hard rock and miss the glory days of Guns N' Roses (which to me is the "Appetite For Destruction" album only), this album will be a refreshing change from most rock releases by "new bands" in recent years. For younger folks who listen to this and like it, this might help you understand why "old folks" like myself miss the "heavy metal" days of old.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The Good

Despite the fact this release is an obvious cash-in, it's still the album that put Buckcherry on the map and allowed them a little bit of recognition for a while. Who can forget the jarring opening riffs out the balls-to-the wall party anthem "Lit Up?" I still turn the radio up every time this one kicks off on the radio. "Crushed" is also just as in-your-face and raw as it's predecessor. "Check Your Head" starts off like one of those poignant ballads with acoustic guitars under smooth vocals. The pace picks up as vocalist Josh Todd gets into how your life could be worse.

Buckcherry infuses some bluesy tones and virtuoso style soloing into "Dirty Mind." When this album came out back in 1999, the rock power ballad was pretty much dead. "For the Movies" took me right back to that time with it's slow, emotional verses, and powerful choruses. Even though the lyrical content has been done ad nauseam, the musical arrangement still moves me. "Borderline" also has a blues swagger to it that compliments Todd's cock-sure delivery perfectly. Guitarist Keith Nelson puts his wah-wah pedal to good use on "Get Back."

The bonus DVD included gives you all of Buckcherry's videos that were released for the album; "Lit Up," "For the Movies," "Check Your Head," and "Dead Again." In addition to that, three live performances from the Viper Room, as well as an alternate version of "For the Movies." But that's not all. 2 unreleased audio tracks, "Late Nights in Voodoo" and "Flashback 69," and a live version of "Lit Up" from Woodstock '99 are also included.

The Bad

And for the third and final time...it's a cash in. The band probably won't see a dime.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm lit up February 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This CD, this band is amazing. In a musical landscape filled with boy bands and hip hop, Buckcherry blazes brightly. They dare you to ignore them...and if you do, you do so at your own risk. If the first track "Lit Up" doesn't make you get off the couch, gnash your teeth, and play savage air guitar, then call the mortician...'cause you're dead.

James Green, author of "If There's One Thing I've Learned."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buckcherry 1st reissue January 11, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I love these guys, great reissue with a dvd If you have the first album already you'll still want this for the dvd, which has there video's + some live stuff. Packaging is pretty much the same, my only complaint is that they should have put some bonus tracks on the cd, there's a couple on the dvd.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buckcherry revives guitar driven, blues rock. December 28, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Buckcherry's first record proves that the guitar is not dead and, in fact, is making a definitive comeback. With their guitar driven rythems and the tenacity of Josh Todd's vocals, it reminds me of what rock and roll used to be, hard and with attitude. Buckcherry, you could say, is a cross between the Black Crows and Guns and Roses. I hate to typeface bands, but others need a comparison. Just about every track is well written with the height of the recording being Dirty Mind, with it's wonderfully written guitar rythem and solo. It has the hard edge that most bands now a day stay away from, but with a blues edge. Buckcherry has again re-entered the guitar driven, blues rock with an edge that hasn't been around since the day's Axl Rose was storming off stage in a huff over the champaigne that was delivered to his dressing room. Enjoy.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's "BuckCherry", not "Chuck Berry". September 22, 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
This debut is just excellent, straight forward, hard rock! When the chorus of the first song is "I love the cocaine", you know how these guys are gonna rock. I got pretty tired of all the cookie-cutter bands of the late 90's, but these guys just laid it down, and have a great sound. Though most of the disc rocks hard, they toss in "For the Movies" and "Borderline" to show us that they're not just a one-trick pony. Any fans of "The Cult", "Black Crowes", "Stooges", and yes, "Guns n' Roses", should dig this. Cool cover art too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another nice purchase.
The item was delivered promptly and without any problems.
The CD was brand new and in plastic. I have noticed no problems with this purchase. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to it often
Purchased this for a few songs now listen to it often. Great songs on the album. Would reccomend to anyone who likes Buckcherry.
Published 6 months ago by Dale Dalton
4.0 out of 5 stars Good rock and roll . . . reminds me of college days
I had wanted to get this cd for a long time. It's just good straight up rock and roll. Really good music to work out to. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jordan M Broderick
3.0 out of 5 stars A little crazy
I purchased this as a gift but the music in it is a bit to much for my liking..it's not for everyone but thats ok!!!
Published 10 months ago by Lisa A Valastro
4.0 out of 5 stars great album, not best in field though
Great album but not the best in their field . I don't normally write on these things but this album is a good taste of this style of music.
Published 12 months ago by grant884
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was a gift for my brother and went to see them in concert. He loved the CD and added it to his collection
Published 12 months ago by Rose Woodall
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, awesome. A must have for your rock collection.
well produced, a very good rock album. I missed out on it years ago, and can't beleive I passed them by. Read more
Published 13 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars kick ass album
all around awesome album i just got it a couple of days ago and i cant stop listing to it and it came in almost new condition which is pretty good for an album from 1999
Published 14 months ago by brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album + Extra dvd with music videos
This is one of the best cds of buckcherry and this relased coming with bonus dvd with music videos of the band, great for fans of this good band.
Published on March 13, 2012 by A. Ochoa
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have CD
This CD deserves the five stars I gave it. There is a raw energy here that is rare. The first time I listened to the entire disk I was blown away.
Published on February 29, 2012 by Glendale
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