Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Leatherwolf's third, final, and strongest.
Lunar Strain | United States | 04/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Street Ready is Leatherwolf's third, final, and strongest album. Street Ready is powerful all the way through and is amazing. Sadly the album had poor sales in 1989 and Leatherwolf ended up being dropped from Island Records never to be heard from again, that is until the release of the live album Wide Open in 1999. Even due to poor sales, this outdoes Leatherwolf's two first confusingly self-titled albums.
1) Wicked Ways - A perfect album opener. The opening guitar is is just beyond explaination. This is easily one of the top three songs on the album.
2) Street Ready - One of the weakest, if not the weakest, on the album. Its fast and loud. Average but not great.
3)Hideaway - The best song on the album. Melodic and great. The lyrics are amazing on this track. This one had a music video.
4)Take A Chance - Fast and Furious. Great fast track.
5)Black Knight - Superb Instrumental! Leatherwolf were amazing guitarists, and this proves it!
6)Thunder - Another one of the top 3 songs on the album. This songs just sounds mean.
7)The Way I Feel - One of the weaker tracks, but still great
8)Too Much - Fast and good
9)Lonely Road - Great tune with good lyrics. Michael Oliveieri vocals really stand out here.
10) Spirits In The Wind - Perfect album closer. Melodic and great. Entire album leaves a good impression.
Tools Of Disipline (2003 Re-Master Bonus Track) - Originally only available on the live album Wide Open. The same live version is now available as a bonus track on this release. The reason the track wasn't studio recorded was for the fact is was written after the Street Ready sessions.
Black Jack (2003 Re-Master Bonus Track) - Drum Solo by Dean "Drum Machine" Roberts. Of minor interest to fans.
Alone In The Night (Japanese Pressing Bonus Track)- Also available on the super rare Return of the Living Dead Part 2 soundtrack, this is one of Leatherwolf's best songs! Get this track wereever you can. Its great!"
Great album-oriented rock album.
Shane | USA | 10/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all I have all of leatherwolf's studio albums, so I have a good feel for their sound. Leatherwolf is a great underground 80's mellodic metal band. The way they combine their three guitars and keyboards sets them apart from other bands. Unlike their previous two self-titled albums (why they did that is beyond me), this album sounds more like arena rock. God, I wish I could've heard them play this in a huge stadium! Anyway, you can play this album from start to finish without having to skip a song. I listen to alot of 80's metal and some 90's metal and there are not too many albums you can do this with besides any Ratt or Motley Crue albums, which are in a league of their own, in my opinion. On Street Ready, there are some faster songs here as well as a couple of gems, namely the ballads: "The Way I Feel," and especially "Lonely Road." There are a couple of songs which are weaker and borderline cheezy, like Street Ready which tries to be "tuff" but isn't, and "Spirits in the Wind" which tries to be spooky or satanic but isn't. Nonetheless they aren't aweful songs if you like 80's hair metal. Taken as a whole, this album is very strong but should nonetheless appeal to any 80's metal fan."