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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 metal was often loud, cheesy, sex-obsessed, and usually delivered with a mischievous sense of humor. The generally lighthearted band became known for raucous party anthems with thinly-veiled references to sex (such as “[track artist]Down Boys” and “Cherry Pie”) but also featured a versatility producing sentimental, melodic (such as “Bed of Roses”, “Heaven”, “Sometimes She Cries”, 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 3 million copies. While 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, their other tracks showed a desire to branch out into diverse subject matter and styles.

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  • rarderoque

    meio bosta

    17 Jul 2:14am Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Jani Lane Forever.

    7 Jul 11:56pm Reply
  • IranianFaggot97

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

    22 May 1:27pm 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 3:02am 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 10:49pm Reply
  • michciu4

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

    17 Feb 12:57pm Reply
  • Aerienn

    Cherry Pie in Bad Grandpa totally kills it

    5 Feb 8:59pm Reply
  • TenshiGeraku

    Uhh, my tags are mixed between the german one and the american one.

    26 Jan 4:14pm Reply
  • AllenwearsDC

    http://www.last.fm/group/Holli+Would

    15 Jan 9:21pm Reply
  • Eduardovh1

    Earth to metal fags, some people don't give a shit about "true metal", we just like whatever music we like. [4]

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • cauldronborn86

    where is german Warrant ???

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Punkrocker00

    This is NOT gay, its GLAM!!!

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    New album, please!

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • rick-roll

    rainmaker

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KsushaIgorevich

    Cherry Pie ♥

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    Forget the singles for a sec, let's hear for the kickass album tracks-- "Bed Of Roses"!

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • GrandalG

    Earth to metal fags, some people don't give a shit about "true metal", we just like whatever music we like. [3]

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Strange that there is not a tag 'glam' or 'poser' Tag here. Their music is clearly Glam rock/metal, and their image too. On the other hand, I am not familiar with the other German speed metal band (yet).

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • coa11

    RIP Jani, 2 years gone, hope you're rockin' up there !

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • EzeAris

    Earth to metal fags, some people don't give a shit about "true metal", we just like whatever music we like. [2]

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
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