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Cool Lil Numbers….Warrant/Indian Giver

Warrant the band were driving down  the streets  of Hollywood And Vine in there Ferrari  around early 1992 when they collided  head on by a Mack Truck driven by Nirvana!

Thats the tale of the early  1990s Warrant but guess what they dug in there high heels and lost some members but sludged on and released the pretty decent Ultraphobic album in 1996.

A few years later I ended up buying there live album Warrant 1986-1997 and since i always dug live releases I was onboard! I was surprised as it featured all there hits and yada yada but one song I had not heard which was a bonafide classic to me anyways was Indian Giver.

Indian Giver was from the  Belly To Belly album(which to this day I have never heard. If anyone has and wants to share a review of that album ,link it in the comments!)

Indian Giver is a slow stomper almost like Jani Lane(RIP) and Crew were dabbling in some Alice In Chains at the time and decided to mix it with there glammy jammy past and hey for this track it cooks! Check out once the song ramps up into the prechorus and Boom the chorus just kicks!

Jani Lane I’m sure wrote this tune solo like he did for the whole Warrant catalog so kudos to him he could write a decent rock track(Uncle Toms Cabin,Mr Rainmaker and the whole Dog Eat Dog album) but of course like so many others he was caught in the corporate suit and tie world so it’s unfortuante that some people remember  him for some of that sappy syrupy power ballad goulash that was bestowed upon us!(Heaven and I Saw Red)

Never the less crank the video posted ….y’all will know what I’m talking about!

 

 

 

Cool Lil Numbers….Warrant/Mr Rainmaker

Hahahaha….Yep it has to be done here at Arena Rock! Snicker amongst yourselves,giggle if Ya have to but I tell Ya man Warrant of course got pasted for the Cherry Pie song but the album of the same name had some good songs on it  that no one talks about! Well guess what Arena Rock Faithful….time to face the facts Jani Lane(RIP) could write a decent rock track Mr Rainmaker was one of em!

Warrant sold tons of records from about 1989 thru to 1992 and good on em man and many of you may laugh now about it  but you along with me  bought this stuff!

SO, HA!

Jani and his cohorts Steven Sweet/Joey Allen/Erick Turner and Jerry Dixon were I remember back in the day hammered in the press as the guitars supposedly on the debut  Warrant (Dirty Rocking Filthy Stinking Rich /1988)were played by a studio guy as Turner and Allen weren’t cutting the mustard in the studio so to speak! I even held it againest them myself and It took me forever to buy the debut. It sounded 80s especially the drums and stuff plus the ballad Heaven Geezus could you guys make it more obvious for a hit! So yeah I tuned my senses elsewhere…

But in 1990 the band made it known  hey our two guitar players are on here. They even had there producer vouch for them so fair enough so I bought Cherry Pie and once you get past the Fruity opening track there’s some good tunes…Uncle Toms Cabin/Love In Stereo and of course Mr Rainmaker! Of course Warrant had to have fodder on Cherry Pie like I Saw Red but whatever….

Mr Rainmaker starts off and man it’s a damn catchy tune! The verse is good and the chorus is good early 90s hard rock! Let’s call a spade a spade here folks! If it wasn’t for Jani Lane these other guys well they wouldn’t have become rockstars as Lane was the main everything in this band(singer/songwriter). Too bad the vices got to Lane..

If you want to listen further check out Dog Eat Dog Warrants third release which is there best but by than the backlash began.