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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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  • PIXYFALSE_

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

    12 Feb 11:01pm Reply
  • escapethethruth

    Jani Lane's songs were like everybody's stories . That's why Warrant's music still means so much for many people in the world.

    26 Jan 1:10pm 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
  • Rubberbandman16

    Cherry Pie, 1 of the best glam albums ever

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • BierBorsti

    German Warrant > US Warrant

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Necrosathanas

    SAVE US NOW.... THE ENFORCEEEEER! Fuck the glam one.

    31 Jul 2014 Reply
  • rarderoque

    meio bosta

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Jani Lane Forever.

    7 Jul 2014 Reply
  • IranianFaggot97

    Only Speed Metal Warrant from Germany \\m/ \\m/ !

    22 May 2014 Reply
  • lulled

    After years of Warrant listening, I just recently pushed Dog Eat Dog record down my own throat for the first time. Though the songs in it aren't really bad (and some quite good actually, like The Hole In My Wall, Inside Out), the album itself is very odd. It feels like you know it's Warrant but it just doesn't sound like Warrant in many songs like Let It Rain, or Andy Warhol Was Right.

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Wizz21

    Earth to metal fags, some people don't give a shit about "true metal", we just like whatever music we like. [5]

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • michciu4

    @o0BEZ0o you can listen to thrash and glam and that doesn't kill you, you know?

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
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