- Audio CD (June 15, 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Fontana Island
- ASIN: B000001FTF
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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I'm the Man
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The main focus of this E.P. is obviously the groundgreaking single "I'm The Man". The song is quite simply hilarious, and the mix of musical stylings makes it perfect. The verses sound similar to a Beastie Boys song, and the chorus is pretty Gwar-like. Some of today's rock-rap bands who think making 60 songs about killing someone is "hilarious" should listen to the originaters and take notes. There's also another version of this song on "Attack of the Killer B's", but it doesn't compare to the genius of this one.
The cover of Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" is extremely well-done and and shows off a different side of Joey's vocals. The only flaw with this E.P. is the live version of "I'm The Man", which sounds disorganized and sloppily done (but even then, the ad-libbed stuff from the band members is still pretty funny). The two live songs originally from "Among the Living" ("Caught In A Mosh" and "I Am The Law") are a nice addition and almost as good as the originals. Overall, if you're a fan of Anthrax, or a fan of humorous rap-metal, this is a must have.
I�M THE MAN (DEF UNCENSORED VERSION) � The same track as above pushed up to ten on the attitude meter. Also check out the song�s �Halva Nageliah� riffs. Who said speed metallers had no sense of humour?
SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH � A frenetic cover of a Black Sabbath classic tune. Joey Belladonna had the most melodic voice in the whole of Speed Metal, and a certain magic was lost after he was fired by Scott Ian and Charlie Benante.
I�M THE MAN (LIVE- EXTREMELY DEF ILL UNCENSORED VERSION) � A highlight of the Belladonna era live set where Joey would change positions with Charlie and give the ol� tonsils a rest. This version shows the energy and fun of Anthrax performances with some killer audience participation.
I AM THE LAW (LIVE) � This classic tune always goes down well live. Not many bands could pull of a tribute to Judge Dredd. Anthrax did it all the way in style.
CAUGHT IN A MOSH (LIVE) � Another classic from the �Among The Living� album captured live and snarling . . .the way the track should be played!
20 years later, I'm the Man is every bit as goofy as it was back in the day, and I'm still not sure we really needed 3 different versions of the song, but there is still a very good reason to pick up this EP. In addition to the various takes on I'm the Man; this EP features two live tracks and an absolutely fantastic cover of the Black Sabbath classic Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. That song alone is well worth the price of the disc (especially if pick it up used like I did). Unless I'm in a particularly nostalgic mood, I usually skip right to this song and hit repeat.
Bottom line - If you're an Anthrax fan you need to own this disc. It will probably linger unheard on your shelf for great lengths of time, but it is still an important piece of Anthrax history.
The Original Release Date is also wrong. It came out in 1987, not 1989.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just bought this to replace my cassette from years ago. It still brings back great memories of when I used to see them live when I was younger. Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Kuder
CD was fine but CD cover was a black & white photocopy. Did not say this when I ordered it. Quite disappointing.Published 14 months ago by darren pearce
Anthrax is notorious for their silly period after “Among the Living,” exemplified by the EP “I'm the Man. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. Hill
- Best version of 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' not played by Black Sabbath
- No ballads or mushy crap - adrenaline I.V. Read more
I always liked that Anthrax had a good sense of humor. I'm the Man in all its versions is a great song, especially live.Published on July 19, 2013 by Octoberman