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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 22, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B00002DEA5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,890 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Despite Felix Papalarddi's frankly hideous/generic production values, the listener cannot ignore the power of the Dead Boys performance. The group as a whole had matured into a true musical powerhouse with a tag-team, fairly intricate guitar duo like Chrome and Zero, and a rhythm sextion as tight as Jeff Magnum and Johnny Blitz (pre-knife fight). The true magic is exuded by Stiv Bators though, with his slurred, under-enunciated, pure-attitude vocal performance. "I Won't Look Back," "Third Generation Nation," and the cover of the Stone's "Tell Me" stand out as my favorites, but the clincher of the album is the closer, "Ain't It Fun." (Later covered by the now defunct Guns N' Roses on the album 'The Spaghetti Incident?!') With a band as volatile and dangerous as the Dead Boys, "Ain't It Fun" stands as a great coda to the most underrated band in rock n' roll.
The only thing that could've improved this album is the absence of Pappalardi, but you can find versions of these songs at their rawest on live recordings. I found the alternate takes of the sessions in the hopes that it could be a repeat of the YL&S mixes, but sadly, they aren't any better. I prefer this mix, and these songs are favorites. Don't bother beong bogged down by Felix, just know that all the Dead Boys probably called him a load whenever his back was turned.
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Format: Audio CD
Felix P. screwed this LP from the get go. Way to 'radio friendly' as other reviewers have noted. On 'Young, loud..', Genya Raven captured their sound. Great bass, guitars in front (and LOUD) and Cheetah Chrome's lead even louder!

'..Children' production is just too homoginized--too slick. The tunes are DB classics though, Tell Me, Ain't it Fun, Catholic Boy, and of course Son Of Sam.

After Stiv's death, the scope of unreleased studio/live/rehearsal material of the Dead Boys became a fact.

Some good---most barely tolerable

get the 2 DB studio LP's to start and then get the Live @ CBGB.

Although video of the DB is semi-rare, try to find it and then match up the live versions with the studio versions and you can see that they were a GREAT live R & R band
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I've listened to this album and the first Deadboys album (Young, Loud and Snotty) numerous times, and I've come to like this one even more. Young, Loud And Snotty is filled with stone-cold, in-your-face classics, but this album is more interesting to me. It's more ambitious, and has a more reflective, intriguing quality. It's been said that the production isn't hard-edged enough, and this is certainly true on some of the songs, but it adds a certain melancholy, cinematic atmosphere to Ain't It Fun, I Won't Look Back, Big City, and especially Son Of Sam, my favorite song. The intro alone is amazing, setting up the song as a dark tour into someone's troubled mind. There's an undercurrent of sadness amidst the expected rock and roll fury in I Won't Look Back (which has some great backing vocals) and Third Generation Nation, and I Don't Wanna Be No Catholic Boy, Flame Thrower Love (which has a great opening with crashing drums and thunderous guitars) and Dead And Alive are classic rockers. All told, I think this is the best album by the Deadboys. It has a certain depth and variety to it that the first one doesn't have, and the troubling vibe of Son Of Sam still haunts me to this day. Stiv Bators' one of a kind, sneering voice voice is very memorable (especially on Ain't It Fun), and the furious guitars and rhythm section back him up perfectly. The songs I've mentioned above are especially good, but all the songs go together very well. The whole album is pretty much flawless to me.
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Format: Audio CD
I'll start by saying what everyone else says... Ready? It's not as good as the first album. The album's production is usually blamed for it's poor reception, but I would disagree. This album sounds great, the real problem is the mix. The guitar solos and leads are buried too low, especially in the first song, and you know what they say about first impressions...

Not every track suffers from a bad mix. Son Of Sam, Ain't It Fun and Calling On You are perfect examples of what this record gets right. They sound great and they are mixed properly. I'd also say those are the three best tracks on the record. There's not a single bad song on here though. Is the first record better? Yes. Is this record awful? No way. There's an "alternate" version of the album called 3rd Generation Nation which I would advise against. It pretty much sounds exactly the same except that it is missing some overdubs and the track order is different. It's inferior and this is better, trust me on that.

If you like the Dead Boys I would also recommend the first record by Chelsea. That record kinda sounds like the UK punk version of the Dead Boys and it's album cover looks almost identical to We Have Come For Your Children.
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I you listen to any kind of rock, not just punk rock, you will appreciate this album. Stolen riffs be damned! Every good band steals sometimes. Punk rock was built on it. Excellent album. R.IP. Stiv. A local boy that put a dent in society. My 3 year old sings the chorus to Won't Look Back everytime I slap it on the turntable. I love that. Teach your children right. Buy this album! Don't let them listen to the stuff they are passing off as punk rock now. Give them a fighting chance. They deserve it!
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