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    Rock N Roll Will Never Die
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (20 February, 1996)
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    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You Wesley
    The year was 1997, the month was June, the day was the 12th and on that day I had hit bottom.My wife had left me, my great uncle died and I had been diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome.Life was not looking up, until that night, around my friend Boon's mahogany coffee table during our usual thursday night bridge session, when all of a sudden from his foyer, the magical sounds of what seemed like a obese homeless musical artist were being ommitted.I had to investigate.So I went in to the hall where these enchanting and strangely seducing tunes were coming from.And sure enough my instincts were correct. It was an overly obese homeless man who was creating this auditory artwork.Immediately after this experience, my life completely turned around.The next day I met a bolemic french supermodel, my great uncle rose from the grave and my doctor said that not only had he mistakenly diagnosed me with carrpel tunnel syndrome but that I actually have a new release of a certain type of hormone that will never allow me to get sick ever again.So buy Wesley Willis I recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
    Well, this music is just barely music, and definetly not genius.On the other hand it is one of the most hilarious things I have ever heard.It really is amazing how hilarioius Willis' out of tune yelling and one-man-band keyboarding can be.Seriously, it is soooooooo funny.And if you are somehow offended by the singing about the bands, thinking that it is insult to those he is singing about....lay off, it's funny.I love some of those bands but I don't get (upset) about it.It's hilarious

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best
    simply the best cd on the planet ... Read more

    Asin: B000009NXE
    Sales Rank: 161676
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   

    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (24 September, 1991)
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    If Nevermind's sound is familiar now, it's only because thousands of rock records that followed itwere trying very hard to cop its style. It tears out of the speakers like a cannonball, from the punk-turbo-charged riff of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" onward, magnifying and distilling the wounded rage of 15 years of the rock underground into a single impassioned roar. Few albums have occupied the cultural consciousness like this one; of its 12 songs, roughly 10 are now standards. The record's historical weight can make it hard to hear now with fresh ears, but the monumental urgency of Kurt Cobain's screams is still shocking. --Douglas Wolk ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Whats With This "Prophet" Moron?
    First off,I have to agree with the guy a couple of spaces below me, this "Prophet Gorden" or whatever his name is, should be sent to prison for abusing his son.If you read the "Prophets" review,he says he beat his kid for lisiting to Nirvana!Getting back to the album, this is on of rock/grunges best ever!Kurt Cobain(R.I.P.)was a rock genius,simply one of the best.This CD fetures the Nirvana classic "Smells Like Teen Sprit",one of their most well known songs.The rest of the album is also very,very good.So if you want a great album,by a great band,buy this!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Egomaniacal Rock Stars. Gotta love 'em.
    Kurdt & co. had just as much input in the mixing and slick-ass production as Andy Wallace and Butch Vig. But Mr. King-O'-the-Grunge Kobain still went ahead and badmouthed said producers/mixers for supposedly making Nevermind too listener-friendly. Kirrt Cawbaiyneeeie lambasted the poor guys for doing what he and his band requested, and vowed to never work with them again. Like always, Kobayne got his way, soon whined like a two-year-old once Nevermind didn't get indie recognition. Instead, it got undeserved worldwide recognition, and brought him more money than he ever deserved. Luckily, he was able to feed his drug habit with that money, and ended up with a shotgun facelift from his own doing.

    Egomaniacal Rock Stars. Gotta love 'em.

    Pearl Jam is 2nd to nobody. Not Zeppelin. Not Stones. Not Beatles. & It's a laughing stock to think Nirvana was ever in the same league as Pearl Jam, or even Alice in Chains for that matter.. both much better Seattle bands.

    Pearl Jam is not only the greatest band of the 90's, they're simply the greatest band to ever exist, & you should get down on your knees & kiss the heavens for being alive in the same time frame as them to hear their music & see them live.

    By the way, I have also heard Gouge Away by the Pixies, & I completely agree with the reviewer who said it sounds like every song Nirvana ever tried to write, in vocals & in music.

    Pearl Jam fans have nothing to be jealous about...
    At least Pearl Jam is still around & making new brilliant music.. when's Nirvana going to tour again or put out a new album?..you're calling us jealous? ... Read more

    Asin: B000003TA4
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 August, 1991)
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    Editorial Review

    Part of the '90s Seattle grunge triumvirate completed by Nirvana and Soundgarden, Pearl Jam debuted with Ten, their most accessible, least self-conscious album. Over time, PJ's rep as a politically correct band just a little too above it all to prostitute its music on MTV has nearly superseded the music. But before that, they were a simply an in-your-face, in-your-head, loud, melodic rock band. And lead singer Eddie Vedder was known for his possessed stage presence and a primal growl that sounded like it required three vocal chords. The personal, narrative singles "Alive," "Jeremy," and "Even Flow" catapulted the reluctant band into the 10-million-plus-sales division. Subsequent albums are more intricate, subtle, thematically complex, and, in many ways, better than Ten. But the band may never repeat the stampede caused by this debut. --Beth Bessmer ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good album...but not better than Nevermind
    I like Pearl Jam alot. Ten is a great album. Pearl Jam is one of the greatist rock bands in the past 25 years. I dont understand the arrgument between Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I prefer Nirvana and thats my opinion. I was reading in a magazine the other day about Pearl Jam was opening for Nirvana and Pearl Jam did "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for there last song and when thy went of Eddie said to Kurt "Remember we did it first". I almost died laughing. Ten is one of the greatist albums in the past 25 years. Pearl Jam is in the top 10 of the greatist rock bands of all time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars PEARL JAM'S 'TEN' vs. NIRVANA'S 'NEVERMIND' - the truth
    August 27th, 1991 - Pearl Jam released the revolutionary 'Ten'
    September 24th, 1991 - Nirvana released the "revolutionary" 'Nevermind'

    Another one for the ages in the classic example of one album vs. another - It's an argument to go along beside 'London Calling' vs. 'Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' - 'Pet Sounds' vs. 'Sgt. Peppers' - 'Led Zeppelin 4' vs. 'Dark Side of the Moon' etc.. etc..

    I have opinions regarding those albums that can be bent & changed depending on my mood - What cannot be changed is my opinion of 'Ten' vs. 'Nevermind' -

    The Seattle revolution was praised for changing the music scene from hair metal, to honest rock n roll again - Nirvana getting most of this praise since they got big first, & afterwards with Pearl Jam getting big months later - In modern times, unfourtantely, the hype & legend of this scene has covered many points in reality that the music at the time was so praised for - Nirvana was thought of as revolutionary, nothing like 'Nevermind' was released before... right?


    - The Pixies. A band that combined the spirit of punk rock with basslines & drum beats wrapped around the guitars in a style not heard before.. the Pixies, while critically acclaimed, were not a well known band - Kurt Cobain, however, was one of their devoted listeners.. aswell as their biggest thief - He claimed that if it wasnt for 'Doolittle', Nevermind wouldve never been made... can't argue with the man there, he's right... 'Nevermind' is a blatant rip-off of 'Doolittle', aswell as 'Surfa Rosa'

    Nirvana basically took the exact same style of song writing & technique the Pixies invented, & made it mainstream... since the mainstream listening public is well known to be ignorant sheep, they hailed it as being "a revolutionary sound" - thereby annoying the christ out of all Pixies' lovers such as myself -

    So why did music critics acclaim 'Nevermind' then? - Guess what? THEY DIDNT - Rolling Stone magazine gave 'Nevermind' an average 3 stars for their effort ('Ten' got 4 stars)... it was only after the ignorant mainstream public loved 'Nevermind' to death, that it started becoming trendy to critically acclaim the album - It wasnt acclaimed from the beginning such as 'OK Computer' (whats that? it wasnt acclaimed because it was such a new sound? Bad argument. So was 'OK Computer' & it was acclaimed before it was released)

    Kurt was worshipped as being so "real"... guess what?

    Not really.

    the song 'Something in the Way' was reportedly written after Kurt was living under a bridge... Kurt NEVER lived under a bridge - He lied.. he was kicked out of his house when he was about to be intimate with a girl, & lived with friends for a while - Thats the true story, nothing dark, or sensitive.. just another case of the legend overshadowing the actual truth

    Here's some truth...

    the Pearl Jam song 'Release', written by Eddie Vedder, was a song he wrote about the death of his real father he never knew was his real father.. his mom never told him - This is a REAL song.. REAL emotion.. a TRUE story - not a legend, or a myth, just the truth.. also 'Alive' is based after the same story - Metaphorically believing his mom "raped" him

    Whereas Kurt seemed to keep things more self-centered in songs such as the simple-minded repetitive 'Lithium' & .. oh hell, every other song off Nevermind except 'Polly'... Eddie was writing songs reflecting the state of the world, in songs such as 'Jeremy', 'Even Flow', & 'Why Go?'

    Pearl Jam were original. No band sounded like Pearl Jam before Pearl Jam did - Sure.. Eddie had Jim Morrison type vocals, but thats as far of an influence you could hear through their music... anyone familiar with the Pixies, heard a blatant rip-off of the Pixies in Nirvana....

    Nirvana were not original. They were rip-offs. As much of rip-offs as Puddle of Mudd is to Nirvana, only Pixies were way less known - To further prove this fact, the amazon editorial review writes, 'Thousands of albums have tried to copy 'Nevermind's style" - Hey.. maybe they WERENT, maybe the bands thought of as trying to copy Neverminds style, were just ALSO heavily influenced by the Pixies

    Please listen to the song 'Gouge Away' off Doolittle (pixies) - & in that song, you'll hear every song Nirvana ever wrote summed up into one song.

    Eddie Vedder wrote songs revolving around things that actually happened to him.. way more personal songs - & when he didnt, he wrote about songs for the state of the world -

    Kurt Cobain hardly wrote about songs he actually lived - In fact, their biggest hit, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was a song Kurt wrote about having friends....

    Awww... how sweet...

    Party music.

    Whereas Kurt insulted hair metal bands, he also cited hair metal leaders such as 'Van Halen' as huge influences...(anyone else notice that people who bought 'Nevermind' also bought 'Appetite for Destruction'?

    - In the end...

    Pearl Jam were always a more honest, & revolutionary sounding band than Nirvana... Kurts death overshadowed this, & he became a legend with fables told about him... theres no fables about Pearl Jam (except their name).. theyre just a true band.. & often times, non-fiction is much more amazing than fiction.. Pearl Jam vs. Nirvana is a case of this


    1) Pearl Jam's 'Rearviewmirror'
    2) The Pixies' 'Wave of Mutilation'

    Kurt hated Pearl Jam's music? Well guess what Kurt - Black Francis of the Pixies, your biggest idol, hated YOUR music as I read in Blender magazine recently (& why not? it was just a watered down version of the music his band already made before)

    FACT: Kurt called MTV behind the scenes, & told them to play more Nirvana music videos

    FACT: Pearl Jam quit making MTV music videos

    & people think Nirvana was so rebelious? ha..

    In closing, I'd like to say anyone who connects with 'Nevermind' more than 'Ten' (even if is more popular) - & anyone who connects with "songs about friends" more than the epic Pearl Jam's 'Black' - Is about as rebelious & has as much emotional depth as a bottle cap.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best album of 1991
    And yes you read that correctly, NOT Nevermind, which certainly has its place in music history but not nearly as good as Ten. But as far as debuts go, perhaps one of the best ever. Right up there with Appetite For Destruction and Definatley Maybe. Eddie Vedder captivates right from the beginning with his dark often brooding lyrics with a voice that could NEVER be duplicated no matter how many people try to copy it(Scott Stapp, i'm looking at you) but for me, the best song on this album is hands down "Alive", truly a piece of rock n' roll greatness with Vedder growling more passionate than ever, with incredible lyrics to boot "Son ohh she said, have i got a little story for you, what you thought was your daddy, was nothing but a...while you were sitting home alone at age 13, your real daddy was dyin', sorry you didn't see him, but i'm glad we talked" truly amazing with an excellent chorus. Best CD of 1991, a must own. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000027RL
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Grunge    3. Hard Rock    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. United States of America   


    My Own Prison
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 August, 1997)
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    It took a few years, but the "Seattle sound" migrated south. In 1997 Creed emerged from the sunny state of Florida wielding dark and dulcet postgrunge tones. Their 10-cut debut, My Own Prison, has became a surprising success by filling a niche for needy teen gloom-rockers. Singer Scott Stapp has the soulful and rich Eddie Vedder inflections down pat, but despite Creed's slightly hackneyed approach, My Own Prison is full of strong, memorable, tuneful songs (and numerous solid singles) coupled with compelling and dark emotions. Titles such as "Illusion," "Unforgiven," "What's This Life For," and "Torn" clearly peg Creed as dour introverts. But despite lyrics such as "Their souls are lost / Because they could never find / What's this life for," Creed is musically tight and dynamic, drawing on melodies that are often moving and uplifting... in a depressing sort of way, of course. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Heavy --- inspirational --- clean and enjoyable = Creed

    So its been awhile since anyone has actually reviewed this or bought this CD for that matter (guessing), but I'll let you know how I feel about Creed's very first CD "My own Prison." I bought this CD around 2003 and I have to say I was completely moved by all the songs I've heard (via on the radio) and the songs I've never heard. There is so much good that can be said about My own Prison that I'm not sure I can find the words to explain.

    Scott Stapp is my favorite singer for Creed, my mom called him a Pearl Jam Imitator (at some degree I agree with her) but at least he doesn't completely try to steal off that great band by giving his voice a sort of edge that I've never heard in Pearl Jam. I have yet to purchase the other two CDs: "Human Clay" and "Weathered" but I guess I'll settle for the greatest hits. I was paitently awaiting CREED's next release, So you can say I was disappointed to hear that the latest CD "One Day remains" is not under the name of CREED but Alterbridge a--- shadow of a once great Christian band. Not to mention that they got rid of the lead singer replacing him with a guy who reminds me the drug-additic singer that was formerly the lead singer in Stone Temple pilots (now the singer for Velvet revolver -- not doing any better for that band) and the replacement guitarist for Jack Black's band in the movie "School of rock."

    I think its a shame that they're still using the trademark sound of Creed (which fooled me into thinking it was CREED when I first heard it, but the name and the singer quickly changed my mind with a fury that I did not feel since I watched the "Tomb Raider" movies.) with a bad singer in the lead, but enough of that.

    Creed's songs, I enjoyed very much. Some of my favorite songs were the following: 1). Torn - 4). Pity For A Dime -8). Sister - 2). Ode - 5). In America- 7). Unforgiven (save for one part in the song where Scott Stapp sings the verse that sounds as though he's saying "No more raping innocents,") -9). What's this life for? (this is a very moving song with a message I understand completely) are my absolute favorite tracks on the this CD and are on the top of my favorite Christian Rock music favorites. Tracks3). My own Prison - 6). Illusion - 10). One, are as moving as the others but they aren't my favorites. Which is not to implicate that they are bad, they're just missing the kind of energy the other tracks seem to possess. But all in all Creed's first CD is probably the best and strangely third favorite of their CDs. -----[a 5 out of 5]

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Start from an AWESOME BAND
    OK for starters I LOVE CREED! Ok now that being said I say this album is good and that I love the guitars performed by Mark are awesome. Some of there best songs come from this cd such as One, Torn, My Own Prison, Pity for a Dime, and my all time fav What's This Life For? Overall this cd is really good and Its there first cd so Scott does sound alittle weird just a tad bit. But as the band progresses his voice sounds alot better and so does everything else. Check this one out definately and YOU GOTTA CHECK OUT THERE NEXT ONE!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is a Prison Worth Being In...For The Most Part
    My Own Prison certainly has its weaknesses, but the general high quality of the songs on this album make it worth the money for most people. Here is a list of the tracks and my impressions of them:

    1.) Torn (10/10): An absolutely brilliant song that clocks in at just over 6 minutes. It's certainly a refreshing entry into a somewhat boring rock world.

    2.) Ode (8/10): Ode is a very fast-paced song with some fun verse and bridge guitar. The entire song is based on a very quick scale that guitarist Mark Tremonti plays at differing tones, and it works very well.

    3.) My Own Prison (8/10): One of Creed's singles off of this album, this track is good, but somewhat boring during the verses.

    4.) Pity for a Dime (8/10): Another very good song, with a sweet set of solos during the bridge. The song is also refreshing long, like much of the album.

    5.) In America (6/10): The chorus isn't very good, and the lyrics are only marginally interesting.

    6.) Illusion (3/10): Illusion simply doesn't measure up to the previous brilliance in this album. The chorus is horrible, the verses are boring, and the bridge is just painful to listen to.

    7.) Unforgiven (7/10): This song gets back to the good stuff. The bridge is excellent, and the lyrics are back up to snuff.

    8.) Sister (6/10): Sister is OK, but hardly what I was expecting based on the good introduction. The chorus is boring and the lyrics don't really say anything at all.

    9.) What's This Life For (9/10): Admittedly a very light-hearted, buttery little song, but the verse guitar is really good, and the chorus and ending are quite good displays for lead singer Scott Stapp's vocal talents.

    10.) One (10/10): Wow, what an ending. One will simply blow you away with its chorus and deceptively deep lyrics. It really saves the album from falling into the 2-3 range.

    The main weaknesseses of this album lie in the relatively disappointing middle tracks, the lack of quality of which is especially surprising given the excellence in the beginning of the album. The lyrics also might turn some off because they aren't really what you would expect from a rock CD. This isn't necessarily bad, but be forewarned.

    Prison's stregnths lie in the individual and collective talents of the band itself. Stapp's voice is unique and he can hit notes well. Brian Marshall's bass is well-done, and Scott Phillips drums his heart out on every song. Mark Tremonti's guitar embodies what is so great about the better tracks on the album. The combination of good solos and smarter-than-your-average-bear songwriting sets Creed apart from the mold, and the icing on the cake is the fact that most of the songs on the album beat the 4 minute mark. Musical excellence for such a period of time deserves to be recognized, especially in today's somewhat brain-dead rock world.

    If you want something fresh in your next rock album, Creed's debut album could be just what you're looking for. While there are certainly quite a few bad tracks on the album, the good songs simply outweigh the weak ones, and that is what makes My Own Prison worthwhile. ... Read more

    Asin: B000005B4T
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Beware of Dog
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 September, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bow WOW 2000
    I remember this album when I was in the 8th grade. I love this album and played it out and loud. His upbeat tracks will have people bopping their heads and bouncing from beginning to end. One listen to this album and this boy let everyone knew that there was a new dog in town. This album has been certified 3x Platinum. Remember,this was 2000-2001.

    1-0 out of 5 stars HOW CAN U CALL THIS RAP?
    I was just reading other reviews of this and the people who gave this 5 stars is either KrayZ or just dumb. I listen to real rap and this is just pop rap for little kids, who also like crap like Nelly. Anyway I must of been high cause I bought this (?????) when I was 11 or something in 2001 or whenever It came out I think I used to like it but now I say F*CK DIS it aint rap it just garbage you should use as a frisbee, so F*CK BOW WOW AND F*CK DA RECORD COMPANY DAT MADE THIS!

    1-0 out of 5 stars OMG Bow Wow is such a loozer!!!!!!!!!!!
    He thinks he can beat the ish out of tha best rappas in teh world Chingy, 50 Cent & Lil Romeo when theyre have MUCH more talant & emooootion as this gay dud. Besides, he's in leauge with tha "best" that I say WORST rappas eva!!!!!! Need I say ANY good complimentzzz?!!! ... Read more

    Asin: B00004YC1Y
    Sales Rank: 46250
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rap & Hip-Hop   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (15 April, 1994)
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    Call them the Nine Inch Nails of punk. Like NIN, the Offspring preserve the essential ingredients of their chosen genre--guitars grinding out three chords, shouted vocals, and plenty of vitriol--and layer them over a melodic base that packs considerable popular appeal. The singles from Smash, the Offspring's breakthrough album, still receive considerable radio airplay: "Gotta Get Away," "Come Out and Play," and "Self Esteem."With these and Smash's 11 other tracks, the band chronicles the adolescent experience with clarity and surprisingly incisive wit. That pretty much describes all of their albums, but this is the one to get. It's got more shape than their earlier material and isn't as disturbingly poppy as their more recent recordings; it's the perfect blend of riffs and rage. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars prety cool
    1.time to relax 7/10 funny!
    2.nitro[youth energy]9/10 great guitar playing
    3.bad habit 10/10 also good guitar and bad words
    4.gotta get away 4/10 to much drums
    5.genocide 8/10 amazing guitar and drums
    6.something to believe in 2/10 anoying and gets stuck in your head
    7.come out and play 11/10 to good for words
    8.self esteem 8/10 o.k.
    9.it'll be a long time 0/10 uh,oh
    10.killboy power head 9/10 rock on!!
    11.what happend to you? -1/100 acustic guitar?
    12.so alone 200/100 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    13.not the one 5/10 hmmmmmmmmmm
    14.smash 6/10 to,to

    4-0 out of 5 stars prety cool
    1.time to relax 7/10 funny!
    2.nitro[youth energy]9/10 great guitar playing
    3.bad habit 10/10 also good guitar and bad words
    4.gotta get away 4/10 to much drums
    5.genocide 8/10 amazing guitar and drums
    6.something to believe in 2/10 anoying and gets stuck in your head
    7.come out and play 11/10 t00 good for words
    8.self esteem 8/10 o.k.
    9.it'll be a long time 0/10 uh,oh
    10.killboy power head 9/10 rock on!!
    11.what happend to you? -1/100 acustic guitar?
    12.so alone 200/100 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!
    13.not the one 5/10 hmmmmmmmmmm
    14.smash 6/10 to,to

    5-0 out of 5 stars Purely awesome....
    !Heather's teenage son!

    Well, seeing as The Offspring are my favorite band and I've only heard parts of this album, I bought it to add to my little Offspring collection.This can't compare to Ixnay on the Hombre, but it's still REALLY enjoyable.Dexter's vocals have a higher pitch on Ixnay for some odd reason (probably was recorded differently) but other than that this and Ixnay are similar, Ixnay is more enjoyable.These are my personal favorite songs on the album:

    Come Out And Play
    Catchy lyrics and interesting guitar notes make this song the best one on the album.I can listen to it over and over again without getting tired of it.

    Bad Habit
    A song about road rage.It's got some pretty funny lyrics, and it kind of reminds me of my brother when he's on the road.For fans of fast-paced punky songs.Great!

    What Happened To You
    Catchy, short and poppy and it has a similar beat to Don't Pick It Up on Ixnay.It's a very enjoyable song when you are in a good mood.I suggest this one highly.

    Self Esteem
    This song is just...wow.Great lyrics, great guitar...great everything.

    So, this is an overall great album and it's very worth the money I paid for it.GET IT IF YOU ARE AN OFFSPRING FAN! ... Read more

    Asin: B000001IPL
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Hard Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Punk Revival    6. Punk-Pop    7. Rock   


    Devil Without A Cause
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (18 August, 1998)
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    It's fitting that the Kid Rock revival got started when the Beastie Boys featured him in their Grand Royal magazine--and not because the kid from Detroit shares their skin tone. Rock has often been compared with the early Beasties--the boys of "Fight for Your Right to Party" and "Brass Monkey," the boys no one ever thought would grow up. With lines like "I ain't straight outta Compton, I'm straight out the trailer" and "I started an escort service--for all the right reasons," it's obvious that Kid Rock doesn't aim to follow suit. But that's no hindrance to Devil--backed by the funky metal band Twisted Brown Trucker and special guests like blues vets Robert Bradley and Thronetta Davis, Rock is hosting one hell of an interesting party. Ultimately, Rock's party is great, schlocky fun, equal parts old Beasties and Sebastian Bach--making Devil a guilty pleasure, the Starship Troopers of hip-hop. --Randy Silver ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars Cowboy? Hahahahaha!
    This is just another commecial piece of sh**! This is awful! "Cowboy" is a terrible song! This is awful! This guy makes me laugh!

    1-0 out of 5 stars You can't be thirteen forever, I suppose...
    Hello, my name is Eggplant, and I was once a Kid Rock fan. It has been four years, eleven months, and eleven days since I last listened to this "album", and it has been four years, seven months, and fourteen days since I sold it on ebay. I admit, when I first got the CD, I was so excited about the gesture on the CD itself! I loved Kid Rock's immature bleatings about his ego, until one day, something happened...

    I turned fourteen.

    Thankfully, I grew up and out of the Kid-Rock-and-Limp-Bizkit-in-the-CD-Walkman-baggy-jeans-and-wallet-chain-wearing-skater-wannabe phase, and discovered bands with talent, like Pantera, Slayer, Fear Factory, et cetera. I realized that this album is just damn stupid, and not worth having, listening to, or even being anywhere near. Okay, I admit "Only God Knows Why" is actually okay, and might justify the one star Amazon forces me to give it, but otherwise... geez, someone's got some insecurity issues! (And not just me!) Anyway, Kid Rock is thankfully pretty much done, and we can put this fad in the past and move on. But I sometimes shudder over what might be over the horizon...

    "Devil Without A Cause?" If a cause requires talent, than yeah, Kid Rock is indeed without a cause.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Take a chill pill
    This is not the beatles "white album" Its fun humor rock. Its a new category look for it a the record store. Anyways have a good time with it. Love it or leave it. But, take it for what its worth....sittin behind the garage smokin a blunt...If thats your deal you might enjoy this album. If you sit at a deskpushing pens all day....stick with the elevator music.. ... Read more

    Asin: B000009ED0
    Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Hardcore Rap    3. Heavy Metal    4. Hip-Hop    5. Pop    6. Rap-Metal    7. Rap-Rock    8. Rock    9. Underground Rap   


    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (29 September, 1992)
    list price: $11.98 -- our price: $7.99
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    Alice in Chains were initially tagged with the "grunge" moniker, when in fact their haunting, ponderous sound was far closer to the progressive rock of Queensryche. Their second album, Dirt, is a moody, portentous affair, filled with occasionally inspired riffing from guitarist Jerry Cantrell and hair-tossed wailing from singer Layne Staley. Perhaps the band got lumped in with Generation X because their lyrics focused upon depression, death, and drugs. Certainly, titles such as "Down in a Hole," "Junkhead," and "Hate to Feel" didn't leave much room for doubt as to Cantrell's perspective. The quartet did have a slightly lighter, almost poppy side to them, though, as "God Smack" and "Hate to Feel" indicate. Ultimately, Dirt is classic angst rock. --Everett True ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars No one should be without
    This is AIC's masterpiece album, 1992's Dirt, one of the finest hard rock albums that i have EVER had the pleasure of hearing. Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell capture their mood perfectly on this recording that sometimes it can be difficult just to absorb it all...ok not really, it just rocks to hard NOT to listen to it all, it contains Rooster afterall, my pick for THE song of the 90's, a beautiful ode to Cantrells Vietnam vet father, Cantrell captures the mood and frustration that a soldier would be feeling wrapped up in a 6 minute hard rock classic.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE of vision, a must have for your collection!
    Dirt is Alice in Chains' major artistic statement and the closest they ever came to recording a flat-out masterpiece. It's a primal, sickening howl from the depths of Layne Staley's heroin addiction, and one of the most harrowing concept albums ever recorded. Not every song on Dirt is explicitly about heroin, but Jerry Cantrell's solo-written contributions (nearly half the album) effectively maintain the thematic coherence - nearly every song is imbued with the morbidity, self-disgust, and/or resignation of a self-aware yet powerless addict.

    Cantrell's technically limited but inventive guitar work is by turns explosive, textured, and queasily disorienting, keeping the listener off balance with atonal riffs and off-kilter time signatures. Staley's stark confessional lyrics are similarly effective, and consistently miserable. Sometimes he's just numb and apathetic, totally desensitized to the outside world; sometimes his self-justifications betray a shockingly casual amorality; his moments of self-recognition are permeated by despair and suicidal self-loathing. Even given its subject matter, Dirt is monstrously bleak, closely resembling the cracked, haunted landscape of its cover art.

    The album holds out little hope for its protagonists (aside from the much-needed survival story of "Rooster," a tribute to Cantrell's Vietnam-vet father), but in the end, it's redeemed by the honesty of its self-revelation and the sharp focus of its music.A great album of rock/metal/industrial/grunge and whatever else you listen to, this thing has it all in a giant dreamscape of technical vision.

    1. Them Bones
    2. Dam That River
    3. Rain When I Die
    4. Down in a Hole
    5. Sickman
    6. Rooster
    7. Junkhead
    8. Dirt
    9. God Smack
    10. Iron Gland
    11. Hate to Feel
    12. Angry Chair
    13. Would?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Layne Staley is missed
    Easily one of the best albums of the 90's, as once again heroin destroys another brilliant musical mind, Layne Staley is missed 1967-2002 ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Grunge    4. Hard Rock    5. Heavy Metal    6. Pop    7. Rock   


    Dude Ranch
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (17 June, 1997)
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    Terrific sales of their independent Cheshire Cat got Blink-182 signed to a major label (MCA) for 1997's Dude Ranch, which led to radio hits ("Dammit," "Josie") and platinum sales. No "sell-out" on the band's part, though, as Dude Ranch simply features another infectious collection of snotty vocals, punchy rhythms, vivid lyrics, and aggressive chords. San Diego producer Mark Trombino shines some of the scuffed edges, but this is still good ol' Blink at its sunny, effervescent best. Nice "emocore" spoof here ("Emo"), plus an odd knack for crafting bass-lines that recall--seriously!--New Order, and vocal harmonies that owe debts to the Beach Boys. --Mark Woodlief ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Dude Ranch
    This is a great cd I didn't know Blink 182 tell my sister told me about them. the best trak on the cd is Enthused I think It's funny.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dude Ranch
    This is a great cd I didn't know Blink 182 tell my sister told me about them. the best trak on the cd is Degenerate I think It's funny.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD
    People will say that this isnt punk rock, and while it may not be, who cares? Everyone has different musical taste, and just because you dont like it doesnt mean other people cant. Whatever Blink-182 is (music genre-wise), I love all of their music. Now on to the review. Great song-writing, Great instruments, Great vocals (Tom can get kind of annoying after a while...). Overall great CD: Stand out tracks: Pathetic, Dammit, Waggy, Untitled, Apple Shampoo, Emo, Josie, and A New Hope. ... Read more

    Asin: B000002P6G
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Punk Revival    5. Punk-Pop    6. Rock   


    The History of Rock
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (30 May, 2000)
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    The History of Rock arrives as the sort of superstardom-celebrating release that can buy a hot-selling artist time. (Think, say, G N' R Lies.) After 8 million (and counting) sales of 1998's Devil Without a Cause, the trailer-rockin' rapper is out to remind the world that it hardly started there. Mostly drawn, and often retooled, from his out-of-print Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, these tracks display a "funky country hick" already on point with his knowing, hardheaded combo of old-school beats and classic-rock guitars. An "American Bad Ass" for sure, but also an artist who could come only from America, Kid Rock brings the noise--not to mention the bread and the circus. --Rickey Wright ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars From a TRUE Kid Rock fan to another
    You see some Kid Rock haters bash this cd and other cd's of his,but don't be fooled by crude criticism that lays withing the Feminem fans and such... This cd is cool,NOT his best by any means,but still a very cool cd... The intro really sets off the power and energy to the first song which happens to be my all time favorite,American Badass,which if you bought this cd just for one kick rearing song alone,would be well worth the purchase by itself... A couple of the songs like *uck you blind are a bit harsh and the lyrics are a bit repetitive,but you will find that even though,as a whole,the cd itself might not be as great as his others,I would still by this cd over ANY Metallica cd that some of these wankers try to downplay his music too...Kid Rock has a wide deversity of musical talent,that allows him to dwelve into Rap, Rock, Country, SUCCESSFULLY,which the hard core metal bands will never able to do... My rating is about 8-10,

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Kid Rock Album. May Only Apply for Fans.
    A lot of people don't like this album, but i'm a big Kid Rock fan so I loved it. This might have something to do with me liking it and other people not liking it. This album is quite literally "The History of Rock". Well, Kid Rock anyway. It's an anthology of his older stuff with some newer stuff here and there. Some of its rap and some of its rock, but pretty much all of it is good. His older raps flow together great and I truly think this is one of Rocks best. Here are the tracks:
    American Bada$$: Great song. Rockin' beat. One of Kid Rocks best.
    Prodigal Son: Terrific lyrics. Really good song.
    Paid: A rap song. Kid sounds a lot different. This song is allright.
    Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp: Awesome song. The lyrics are great and funny. They flow together so well. Terrific.
    Dark & Grey: Great lyrics. A mix of rock and rap. Very cool song.
    3 Sheets to the Wind: This song is an older Kid Rock song. It's kind of cool to see how much his style has changed.
    Abortion: This song is allright. The guitar is really good.
    I Wanna Go Back: Very cool rap song. The rhymes in this one flow so well and it sounds so naturaly as if he put no thought in.
    F**k That: This is a f**kin awesome song. Great chorus.
    F**k You Blind: This song is pretty cool. The lyrics are kinda stupid, but other than that...
    Born 2 B A Hick: This song is hilarious.
    My Oedipus Complex: Shows a lot of aggression. Really good though.
    Really good album. A-

    5-0 out of 5 stars Kid Rock Is Incredible, Go to His Concerts; Listen & Watch
    Kid Rock is a fabulous musician and singer.His band is equally wonderful.I have all his music, and I listened to 9 hours as I traveled from my home in Florida back to Maryland.You have missed out if you have not seen his concerts.He includes the audience, and he is awesome.You will feel alive and will love every second of both his music and his CD's.Go see him, and then listen to him, and he is undescribable.He is fabulous and can play any instrument, and go from blues to hard rocking.He can move that body.He is a must see!!!Listen to him, as well!!I am no child and his concerts were attended by tons ofbaby boomers and Harley riders!! ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rap-Rock    6. Rock   


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