Warrant - Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich - CD
Digitally remastered edition. Features 16 page full-color booklet, 4000 word essay about the making of the album with new interview, enhanced artwork and unseen photos.
As one of the main movers and shakers of the Los Angeles Sunset Strip rock scene during the late 80s, Warrant made a huge impact at every level, helping to define not only a musical movement but also establishing a commercial breakthrough that astounded the naysayers. It was a golden time for not only the music of the era but also Warant directly, whose presence on MTV was virtually permanent.
Like most bands, the formation of Warrant mutated through a number of line ups, but it eventually settled to feature vocalist Jani Lane, an appointment that ignited the band's creativity and placed them on the path to gold and glory. But it wasn't an easy ride, with a number of setbacks frustrating progress, including a brief encounter with the Prince's Paisley Park organization which bankrolled a demo that then received a number of rejections from most record labels.
Eventually however, with the help of major management, the band signed to Columbia Records and commenced their rise to stardom. Originally issued in January 1989, the album was produced by Beau Hill (RATT, KIX, Winger etc) and set in motion a rapid rise to fame, which came as little surprise to those who had been following the band from the sidelines. The compelling production, trademark riffs and Lane's superb vocals elevated the songs to another level.