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http://www.myspace.com/saintsoftheunderground

 

http://www.warriorrecords.com/saintsoftheunderground/

 

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Saints Of The Underground, created by members of mega-groups Ratt, Warrant, and Alice Cooper, will be impacting in April with their debut CD entitled, "Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner."

 

Formed by Bobby Blotzer (Ratt's drummer) and Keri Kelli (guitarist for Alice Cooper), Saints Of The Underground quickly recruited Jani Lane (Warrant vocalist) and Robbie Crane (Ratt's bassist) to fill out their roster. Separately these accomplished musicians have achieved multi-platinum successes, but together they have pooled their talents into an exciting new sound that fuses killer hooks, big guitars, and rock-n-roll attitude. "With more than six decades of combined experience, S.O.T.U. represents classic hard rock with current elements of today rock genre," said Keri Kelli.

 

The formation of Saints Of The Underground happened quite unexpectedly, as the four musicians started out playing cover tunes together for fun during off times from their respective super groups. They so enjoyed their chemistry that the band naturally evolved into a creative partnership through which original songs began to emerge. "For me, S.O.T.U. was like when a Monty Python skit stops abruptly and you hear a voice over say, 'and now for something completely different'," commented Jani Lane. "I was in a very slow and boring rut when I got a call from the guys. It really got the creative juices flowing again...and some other juices too!"

 

S.O.T.U. decided to capture an array of material entering Bobby Blotzer's Diamond Recording Studios in Texas to track drums and bass, while also overdubbing guitars and vocals at Keri Kelli's studio in California. "We were psyched to start recording together," commented Blotzer, "and we each brought something special to the songs." The result is their debut CD, "Love The Sin, Hate The Sinner," written and produced by Bobby, Keri, and Jani Lane. "We had the opportunity to mix our record with Andy Johns of [The Rolling] Stones and [Led] Zeppelin fame," said Lane. "He was an English prince and we had a blast working together."

Their debut CD has already been generating buzz from the industry featuring enough heavy grooves, hooks, and memorable melodies to satisfy even the most demanding rock-n-roll aficionados. Tracks like "Dead Man Shoes," "All In How You Wear It," "Signs Of Life," and a mesmerizing version of the Rolling Stones classic, "Moolight Mile," have this debut rocking along to a familiar yet distinctive beat that is sure to please fans, both old and new.

 

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Wow, never heard of this at all. I cannot wait to hear what they come up with!!! Jani Lane :wub: + Blotzer's one of my all-time favourite drummers.

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Listened to the samples and I'm pleasantly surprised with this one. I'll buy it!

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Finally got through this one last night. It's a very strong album overall but I've got to say the opening track and the final track are by far my favorites. And as I was listening to "Jimmy" (the last track), I kept thinking I had heard it before. It turns out Warrant does that song on the Live At Gazaris concert boot I have.

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Finally got through this one last night. It's a very strong album overall but I've got to say the opening track and the final track are by far my favorites. And as I was listening to "Jimmy" (the last track), I kept thinking I had heard it before. It turns out Warrant does that song on the Live At Gazaris concert boot I have.

 

I just read that over at Sleazeroxx in a interview with Jani that that song was a a song that Warrant used to do. He says that Kerri and Bobby wanted to record but he really didn't want to.

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Finally got through this one last night. It's a very strong album overall but I've got to say the opening track and the final track are by far my favorites. And as I was listening to "Jimmy" (the last track), I kept thinking I had heard it before. It turns out Warrant does that song on the Live At Gazaris concert boot I have.

 

I just read that over at Sleazeroxx in a interview with Jani that that song was a a song that Warrant used to do. He says that Kerri and Bobby wanted to record but he really didn't want to.

I'm glad they were able to get him to record it, it's a great song. I have a feeling Jani really doesn't want anything to do with the old hard rock sound which will probably have an effect on any new Warrant projects.

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Finally got through this one last night. It's a very strong album overall but I've got to say the opening track and the final track are by far my favorites. And as I was listening to "Jimmy" (the last track), I kept thinking I had heard it before. It turns out Warrant does that song on the Live At Gazaris concert boot I have.

 

I just read that over at Sleazeroxx in a interview with Jani that that song was a a song that Warrant used to do. He says that Kerri and Bobby wanted to record but he really didn't want to.

I'm glad they were able to get him to record it, it's a great song. I have a feeling Jani really doesn't want anything to do with the old hard rock sound which will probably have an effect on any new Warrant projects.

Well, he better rock live! I have second row, dead center for the 2nd show if the reunited Warrant!

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Finally got through this one last night. It's a very strong album overall but I've got to say the opening track and the final track are by far my favorites. And as I was listening to "Jimmy" (the last track), I kept thinking I had heard it before. It turns out Warrant does that song on the Live At Gazaris concert boot I have.

 

I just read that over at Sleazeroxx in a interview with Jani that that song was a a song that Warrant used to do. He says that Kerri and Bobby wanted to record but he really didn't want to.

I'm glad they were able to get him to record it, it's a great song. I have a feeling Jani really doesn't want anything to do with the old hard rock sound which will probably have an effect on any new Warrant projects.

Well, he better rock live! I have second row, dead center for the 2nd show if the reunited Warrant!

Where at? Anywhere close to me? I'd love to see them again with Jani!

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Finally got through this one last night. It's a very strong album overall but I've got to say the opening track and the final track are by far my favorites. And as I was listening to "Jimmy" (the last track), I kept thinking I had heard it before. It turns out Warrant does that song on the Live At Gazaris concert boot I have.

 

I just read that over at Sleazeroxx in a interview with Jani that that song was a a song that Warrant used to do. He says that Kerri and Bobby wanted to record but he really didn't want to.

I'm glad they were able to get him to record it, it's a great song. I have a feeling Jani really doesn't want anything to do with the old hard rock sound which will probably have an effect on any new Warrant projects.

Well, he better rock live! I have second row, dead center for the 2nd show if the reunited Warrant!

Where at? Anywhere close to me? I'd love to see them again with Jani!

Walker MN. Northern Lights Casino. Come on down Rick!

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i just ordred this one. looks great. what a supagroup!

It is really a supergroup, or just 3/5 of the current line-up of Ratt with Jani Lane on vocals? :)

 

Either way, this is really great. I thought 'Good times' was awful... a real momentum killer, but aside from that the rest was great. Even the two covers, 'American girl' and 'Moonlight mile' were strong. A few songs sound like they could have come off Jani Lane's 'Back down to one' album (particularly 'Signs of life'), but that's not a bad thing. 'All in how you wear it' sounds very much like early Warrant but my favourite song off the disc, by far, is the killer 'Bruised'. What a track. Overall, loved the whole thing... except 'Good times'. Great stuff.

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I just posted this in the first spin impression thread:

 

Saints of the Underground-Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner

 

After hearing samples I wasn't to sure about this one but someone was cool enough to let me hear the whole cd and after one full listen I loved it so much I just ordered it. It's shameful that a Major Label isn't releasing this cd. This cd should be in every major retailer including Best Buy, Walmart and Target and there are quite a few songs that would not be out of place on radio today. "Signs of Life" has major potential to be a massive hit on Rock Radio as does "Tomorrow Never Comes". There's also many others that have possible top 40 potential like "Dead Mans Shoes", "Bruised" and maybe even the Tom Petty cover "American Girl", which could go nicely on a movie soundtrack. Big props to Jani, Kerri, Bobby and Robbie for coming up with a collection of songs that should appeal to both 80's rock fans and Modern Rock fans. In a perfect world this would sell two million copies, but in reality will probably sell 10,000 if they're lucky, either way every Melodic Rock fan should own this cd so if you don't go to cdbaby.com and order it it's only $11.99 which is a steal IMO.

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I just posted this in the first spin impression thread:

 

Saints of the Underground-Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner

 

After hearing samples I wasn't to sure about this one but someone was cool enough to let me hear the whole cd and after one full listen I loved it so much I just ordered it. It's shameful that a Major Label isn't releasing this cd. This cd should be in every major retailer including Best Buy, Walmart and Target and there are quite a few songs that would not be out of place on radio today. "Signs of Life" has major potential to be a massive hit on Rock Radio as does "Tomorrow Never Comes". There's also many others that have possible top 40 potential like "Dead Mans Shoes", "Bruised" and maybe even the Tom Petty cover "American Girl", which could go nicely on a movie soundtrack. Big props to Jani, Kerri, Bobby and Robbie for coming up with a collection of songs that should appeal to both 80's rock fans and Modern Rock fans. In a perfect world this would sell two million copies, but in reality will probably sell 10,000 if they're lucky, either way every Melodic Rock fan should own this cd so if you don't go to cdbaby.com and order it it's only $11.99 which is a steal IMO.

 

 

I am loving it too!

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