|All Artists: Mentors|
Title: Up the Dose
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 11/24/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Up the Dose
Genres: Pop, Metal
1997 reissue on Maximum Metal of the metal trio's 1986 albumfor their own Mentor label with the original cover art andand four bonus tracks: 'Kings Of Sleaze', 'Service Me Or BeSmacked', 'All Women Are Insane' & 'Split The... more »
1997 reissue on Maximum Metal of the metal trio's 1986 albumfor their own Mentor label with the original cover art andand four bonus tracks: 'Kings Of Sleaze', 'Service Me Or BeSmacked', 'All Women Are Insane' & 'Split The Square'. 14tracks total.
Did He Really Just Say What I Think He Said..........?????
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 05/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first head about the Mentors when reading a review of "Up the Dose" in a metal magazine called RIP. The reviewer was tearing into the disk, saying it was the audial equivilant of listening to someone belch repeatedly. My curiousity was piqued so I ran out immediately and picked up a copy. After one listen to the entire disk my sides hurt so much because I was laughing so hard. The Mentors are definately not for everyone. El Duce and company are the metal equivalant of South Park. You will be listening to "On The Rag" and asking yourself "Did he really just say that?!" The Mentors are, crude, rude, crass, sexist...and actually a pretty good band. When you first hear El Duce's vocals, the garage-band quality sound, you will be wondering why you threw your money away, but if you hang with it, you will see that it works. I can't explain it, but the Mentors and their sound are addictive. I can't state this enough though, if you are offended easily don't buy this album. The subject matter gets pretty raw on most of the songs found here, and unless you are equipped with a good sense of humor spend your dough elsewhere."
The Digital Age of Duce
William H Wheeler Jr. | VA United States | 02/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can remember the scene vividly from my younger days: The day I first laid eyes on The Mentors' record, 'Up The Dose.' Mind yo, this scene was back in the day when the term 'Album Art' actually meant something, and UTD didn't disappoint. What this album cover had was every young man's dream! Women they wanted, and men they wanted to be! I still find myself waking up at night after dreaming of 'Red Lingere Woman' and staring longingly into the darkness of night wondering where she could be.As for the music, you could set this album as the virtual soundtrack to live your life by! Such classics as the success inspiring 'Secretary Hump' and 'Couch Test Casting' have driven many to successes that they may have otherwise missed, not having motivation.El Duce, Sickie Wifebeater, and Dr. Heathen Scum don't stop at inspiring future professinals, heavens no! They continue on to tackle issues of women's rights and sexual equality with masterpieces including 'S.F.C.C.' and 'On the Rag.' The boys even further push the envelope by dealing with sexuality and its effect on society, much before it was a 'buzz' issue. Check out 'Heterosexuals Have the Right to Rock' to see what I mean!Now with the advancements in technology, 'Up the Dose' has been reissued on CD, and with extra new tracks! While the small case format won't satisfy my attraction to 'Red Lingere Woman' the disc's sonic fidelity and true to life replication of the true Mentors sound is worth the price of admission and then some!Do yourself a favor, and improve your life today! Get Duce'd!"