Warrant - Dirty Rotton Filthy Stinking Rich

Warrant - Dirty Rotton Filthy Stinking Rich

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  "Dirty Rotton Filthy Stinking Rich" is the debut studio album by the American hard rock band Warrent, released in January 1989. The album was highly successful, spawning the hit singles "Heaven" (#2, 1989), "Down Boys" (#27, 1989) and "Sometimes She Cries" (#20, 1990). The album peaked at number 10 on the billboard 200.

This album's sound is typical of the Sunset strip glam metal scene of the 1980's, featuring heavy guitars and melodic, catchy choruses. The album was released amidst 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 had stated in interviews that he played guitar and lead solos on the album. Producer Beau Hill stated in a 2012 interview that Slamer did in fact play on the album. Hill had said to the band that the "songs are really great, but i think we're a little weak in the solo department so i'd like to bring somebody in". He also stated that "everybody in the band signed off on it and everything was done above ground".

The debut single from the band was "Down Boys", the song has been described as "one of the toughest, heaviest songs in Warrant's catalogue, 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 suprise. 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". The first 250,000 copies of the record featured the original version while later pressings featured a new edit version. "Heaven" had previously been recorded by Jani Lane and Steven Sweet's old band Plain Jane.

Allmusic critics 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 (1989), both for better or worse".



Warrant - Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich

U.K. CBS 465052 stereo (1988)

Album produced by Beau Hill.

The vinyl attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

The album cover is in excellent condition with only minimal signs of wear.

The rear cover displays an embedded "Demonstration only" stamp in gold lettering.

The original inner sleeve is perfectly presented.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

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