Let’s don’t mince words here folk’s. The Scream released Let It Scream back in 1991, and that was it.
The term “One and Done” applies right here! The Scream came out with one stellar debut that packed an absolute punch to the noggin blending all things cool in the hard rock sphere!
The Scream featured former Racer X members Bruce Bouillet (guitar) and Juan Alderete (bass), and former Shark Island member Walt Woodard III (drums).
On vocals …wait for it! Here’s Johnnny! The one and only Mr. John Corabi!
Now The Scream was the album that those two funny rock guys Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee had heard and than pooched John from The Scream to join Motley Crue after the Crue gave Vinnie Neal his walking papers in early 1992!
Somewhere Back In Time..
But let’s rewind here back for a minute to 1991 and these guys put out such a wicked album that even today (June 2019) this album does not sound dated whatsoever! That is one of the best things I can add to this review. But as we all know it’s all about timing and due to the shift in musical tastes (Take a bow Grunge!) The Scream suffered because of it!
I recall reading about these guys perhaps in RIP Magazine or maybe Metal Edge, but I never bit as around that time frame mid 80’s to the early ’90s there was so much hard rock floating about that somethings I couldn’t keep up with.
Basically, I would read about a band and think ‘I gotta check these guys out’ and then over time I would forget about it!
Unfortunately, The Scream was one of those bands until,
Corabi left The Scream and joined Motley Crue and recorded with Motley what I would consider one of the Top 3 albums Crue had ever recorded!
So with the self-titled Crue album hitting the streets in March of 1994 and really hearing for the first time Corbai on Lead Vocals which blew me away as John had that great raspy rock voice basically Rod Stewart on steroids while gargling razor blades!
So with John in the Crue Ranks It was time to get a copy of that album by his former band.
One problem though…
I couldn’t find it anywhere. It disappeared off the market. Perhaps I could have ordered it through a record shop but I never ever did that kind of thing so the I once again I forgot about this release.
Fast forward to the present!
Then a few days back I was flipping through my latest issue of Rock Candy Magazine and not only do they release a cool mag but they also reissue and release a ton of artists from yesteryear and one of those bands in there add was Let It Scream.
Hmmm, so I drifted over to iTunes and there it was for $9! Not only that but it was the Rock Candy reissue title with 5 bonus live tracks!
|2. I Believe in Me|
|3. Man in the Moon|
|4. Father, Mother, Son|
|5. Give It Up|
|6. Never Loved Her Anyway|
|7. Tell Me Why|
|8. Loves Got a Hold on Me|
|9. I Don’t Care|
|10. Every Inch a Woman|
|11. You Are All I Need|
|12. Catch Me If You Can|
|13. Young and Dumb|
|14. Outlaw (Live 1992)|
|15. Give It Up (Live 1992)|
|16. I Believe in Me (Live 1992)|
|17. Father, Mother, Son (Live 1992)|
|18. Catch Me If You Can (Live 1992)|
|19. Lick and a Promise (Live 1992)|