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There are two groups by this name. Warrant is a band from Los Angeles, California that enjoyed its greatest success in 1990 with the album ‘Cherry Pie’. Spearheaded by frontman Jani Lane, the band’s brand of was often loud, cheesy, -obsessed, and usually delivered with a mischievous sense of humor. The generally lighthearted band became known for raucous anthems (such as “Down Boys” and “Cherry Pie”) but also featured a versatility producing sentimental, melodic (such as “Bed of Roses”, “Heaven”, and “I Saw Red”).

Formed in 1984, the group endured several line-up changes and soul-searching before coalescing around vocalist Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner, guitarist Joey Allen, bassist Jerry Dixon, and drummer Steven Sweet. In January 1988, Warrant signed a contract with Columbia Records. They then released their debut album, which they titled ‘Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich’. Although coming in at the tail end of the boom, their tuneful rock brought them some critical and commercial acclaim, the album reaching the #10 slot on the Billboard 200 top albums chart.

The band’s second record, ‘Cherry Pie’, was released in March 1990, and spawned the hits “Cherry Pie”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, and “I Saw Red”. It reached the Top Ten in the United States, and went on to sell over three million copies. The group found the title song, written by the band under studio pressure with the lyrics literally composed on a pizza box, a ‘throw-away’ type tune, giving them a commercial breakthrough. Yet their other tracks showed a desire to branch out into diverse subject matter and styles.

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  • Manilla-Road

    Lani Jane was a great vocalist, rock n roll rebel, P.I.R

    11 Jul 12:20am Reply
  • Elaneandrade

    Big talk

    5 Jul 5:13pm Reply
  • LucifersPain

    i like the german speed metal and the american glam/hard rock, both are great!!! [3]

    5 Jul 4:00am Reply
  • Wizz21

    i like the german speed metal and the american glam/hard rock, both are great!!! [2]

    3 Jul 12:03pm Reply
  • MaggiePN

    E

    30 Jun 8:03pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    "Well, I was quite surprised that there is another Warrant than speed metal masters who made such classics like "Satan" and "Nuns Have No Fun". After listening to this crappy glam bullshit I have to admit that German Warrant definitely recorded better music" LMAO you were surprised that there was another band called Warrant that were Glam? Have you been living under a rock?

    29 Jun 10:06am Reply
  • ochuel

    It's funny, I was listening to Randy Blythe from Lamb of God host Liquid Metal and he was bagging on someone for listening to Warrant. For somebody who claims they never listened to Warrant, he sure knew all the words to "Cherry Pie". It takes a real man (or lady) to admit they listened to cock rock back in the day. I still rock some Warrant and Poison from time to time, a lot of fond memories there.

    16 May 1:42pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Warrant

    15 May 2:15pm Reply
  • jrs1991

    So Awesome

    6 May 2:01am Reply
  • escapethethruth

    Amazing songs

    29 Apr 12:19pm Reply
  • PIXYFALSE_

    We all know that all death-and thrash metal fans have a secret guilty pleasure for glam.

    12 Feb 11:01pm Reply
  • PonideCthulhu

    Lo mejor!

    19 Jan 3:05am Reply
  • wayrams

    <3

    7 Jan 1:14am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    i like the german speed metal and the american glam/hard rock, both are great!!!

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lord_Sterviss

    Well, I was quite surprised that there is another Warrant than speed metal masters who made such classics like "Satan" and "Nuns Have No Fun". After listening to this crappy glam bullshit I have to admit that German Warrant definitely recorded better music.

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TheHeretik

    Come on guys, let's not bicker. Lets all agree that glam metal and speed metal owns and lets unite against the common enemy.....Nirvana and Korn loving faggots!

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    US glam Warrant are not underrated. In early 90's 'Cherry Pie' was aired and played almost anywhere. However, German speed metallers Warrant are even more underrated than Exciter.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    ""The Enforcer"" is a damn sweet song

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MaggiePN

    listene to both, german warrant is not as good as american one

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • NoWowNoMore

    loooove them totally

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
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