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Cocked & Loaded
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: L.A. GUNS Title: COCKED & LOADED Street Release Date: 08/22/1989
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Media Type: CD
Artist: L.A. GUNS
Title: COCKED & LOADED
Street Release Date: 08/22/1989
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80s metal classic
Daniel Maltzman | Arlington, MA, USA | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The LA Guns sophomore album "Cocked & Loaded" (1989) pretty much picks up where the self-titled debut (1988) left off. The LA Guns offer another top-notch collection of sleazy sunset-strip rock n' roll. Only compared to the debut, "Cocked & Loaded" is smoother, less rough-around-the edges. Perhaps aware as excellent as their debut album was, they knew that it lacked "the hit." The LA Guns try not to repeat the same mistake this time around, with super infectious, would-be radio-staples such as "Never Enough" and "The Baled of Jayne."
Although the album did go platinum, it has never quite received the praise or recognition that it deserved. "Cocked & Loaded" stands right besides the best offerings from Motley Crue, Skid Row, or Poison as one of the best pop-metal albums from the late 80s.
If you are into 80s metal and want to check out the LA Guns, this album and the debut are the best places to start.
Raunch and Roll at its sleazy finest
David Susnjara | 01/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Los Angeles' other top Guns resurfaced with a screaming vengeance on their sophomore effort COCKED AND LOADED, an album that was more of a continuation than a follow-up to the band's classic 1988 debut. Whereas some hard rock bands experimented in different musical styles album to album, the guys in L.A. Guns were very comfortable playing their brand of slightly blues-tinged very sleazy and raunchy rock and roll. And you know what? More power to them. Why fix something that isn't broken?
Down and dirty rockers such as "Sex Action," "No Mercy," "Electris Gypsy" and "One More Reason" helped establish a strong base for L.A. Guns the first time out. The exact kind of songs are thankfully all over COCKED AND LOADED. "Never Enough," "Malaria" and "Sleazy Come Easy Go" pick you up by the face and smash you to the wall. And there's one of the best power ballads of the time period in "The Ballad Of Jane," an ode to yesteryear's Jane Mansfield.
"Malaria," particularly, is a rather interesting rocker. The band use the plague as a modern day metaphor for venereal disease. How sweet, eh? Sings the incomparable king of sleaze Phil Lewis: "Is this the final curtain/ I don't believe what's happening/ She hides behind a veil of tears/ Plays upon my darkest fears/ Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeee's -- give or take a few eeeeeeeee' -- malaria!" The wild lyrics and some biting guitar work from Tracii Guns and slaughterhouse drumming from Steven Riley make "Malaria" the most intense song on this album.
Quite simply, L.A. Guns is a band that rocks full force and offers no excuses for doing so. Man, I miss this sleazy brand of beer-drenched, chick-grabbing, kick ass slutty rock and roll."
Sex and Sleaze from the Hollywood Vampires
David Susnjara | 11/03/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was a major hard rock fan at the time of this album's release, eighteen and full of attitude. I was heading off to college that fall, and where I was going was not known for it's tolerances on many things- I was a Black girl listening to Poison, Queensryche and Led Zeppelin, heading for a school where most people thought that Bon Jovi was an Italian dish. I remember the first song from the album I heard was 'Rip and Tear', a barroom brawl of a song. Then, of course there was the haunting 'Ballad of Jayne', which still moves the hardest of rock fans. But the best parts of the album were never singles- case in point, 'Never Enough', a plain hard rock song with a chorus that hooks you instantly, and 'Malaria' , a six-minute sonic ballast that engulfs you. The rest of the album is straightforward rock-and-roll, even on the bonus song 'I Wanna Be Your Man' -wonderfully tongue in cheek lyrics. They may have been compared to their fellow Hollywood minions, accused of being sexist (in a cartoonish way, I think) and comparisions to these groups are there, but this album proves that they were far more honest about sex and sin on this second album than on the first one- and thank God for that."