Sunday, August 14, 2011

Warrant: DoTM

This discography of the moment is in memory of former Warrant singer Jani Lane. Jani (whose real name was John Oswald) was born in Ohio in 1964 and died a couple of days ago on August 11, 2011 in California.

The band Warrant, is a glam metal band from California that formed in Los Angeles in 1984.

DISCOGRAPHY

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
Released in January 1989 by Columbia Records.
Produced by Beau Hill.
Band lineup:
Jani Lane - vocals; Joey Allen - guitar; Erik Turner - guitar; Jerry Dixon - bass; Steven Sweet - drums.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Heaven" "Down Boys" "Big Talk" and "Sometimes She Cries"
Charts:
Reached #10 on the US Billboard 200.

Cherry Pie
Released in September 1990 by Columbia.
Produced by Beau Hill.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Cherry Pie" "I Saw Red" "Blind Faith" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Charts:
Reached #7 on the US Billboard 200.

Dog Eat Dog
Released in August 1992 by Columbia.
Produced by Michael Wagener.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Machine Gun" "The Bitter Pill" and "Hole in My Wall"
Charts:
Reached #25 on the US Billboard 200.

Ultraphobic
Released in March 1995 by CMC International.
Produced by Beau Hill.
Lineup changes:
Rick Steier replaced Joey Allen on guitar; James Kottak replaced Steve Sweet on drums; Dave White was added on keyboards.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Family Picnic" "Stronger Now" and "Followed"

The Best of Warrant
Compilation album released in April 1996 by Sony Records.
Tracks: 16 (includes a cover of the Queen song "We Will Rock You")

Belly to Belly
Released in October 1996 by CMC.
Produced by Jerry Dixon, Jani Lane, Stefan Neary, Rick Steier and Erik Turner.
Lineup changes:
Bobby Born replaced James Kottak on drums. Dave White was dropped.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"A.Y.M." "Feels Good" and "Indian Giver"

Warrant Live 86-97
Live album released in July 1997 by Sanctuary Records.
Tracks: 16

Greatest and Latest
Released in 1999 by Deadline Records.
Produced by Warrant.
Band lineup:
Jani Lane - vocals, drums on some; Jerry Dixon - bass; Rick Steier - guitar; Erik Turner - guitar; Danny Wagner - keyboards; Bobby Borg - drums.
Tracks: 16
This album consists primarily of previously released material that was re-recorded. It also consists of 3 previously un-released songs.

Under the Influence
Released in June 2001 by Perris Records.
Produced by Matt Thorne and Warrant.
Lineup changes:
Rick Steier was replaced on guitar by Billy Morris; Bobby Born was replaced on drums by Mike Fasano; Danny Wagner was replaced on keyboards by Mike Morris.
Tracks: 11
This album consists primarily of cover songs of bands such as Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Nazareth, Queen, Cheap Trick, David Bowie, and AC/DC (among others) and also contains 2 new original tracks.

Then and Now
Compilation/live album released in May 2004 by Sanctuary.
Produced by Warrant, Beau Hill and Shay Baby.
Tracks: 12

Born Again
Released in 2006 by Deadline/Cleopatra Records.
Produced by Pat Regan.
Band lineup:
Jaime St James - vocals; Joey Allen - guitar; Erik Turner - guitar; Jerry Dixon - bass; Steve Sweet - drums.
Tracks: 12

Rockaholic
Released in May 2011 by Frontiers Records.
Produced by Keith Olsen.
Lineup changes:
Jaime St James was replaced on vocals by Robert Mason.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Life's A Song"

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