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Just got around to rating the LA Guns discography over the last few days and just thought I'd post it here for reference, and open the doors for anyone else who might want to offer their version. Here's the correct version;

 

1. Cocked & Loaded - 83
2. Hollywood Vampires - 76
3. Tales From The Strip - 76
4. Waking The Dead - 75
5. Vicious Circle - 75
6. L.A. Guns - 73
7. Hollywood Forever
8. Man In The Moon - 66
9. Shrinking Violet - 29
10. American Hardcore - 5
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I'd rank 'em like this....

 

Hollywood Vampires - Far and away my fave!
Cocked and Loaded
LA Guns
Waking the Dead - One of the best efforts from an old "hair band" in the last 10-15 years
Tales From the Strip
Hollywood Forever
Man in the Moon
Wasted - Only 6 songs featuring Steel Panther's vocalist, but I dig it
Vicious Circle
Shrinking Violet - not terrible, just didn't really sound like LA Guns
American Hardcore - Probably one of the ten worst CDs in my collection
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Cocked & Loaded

L.A.Guns (just holds a special place to me)

Hollywood Vampires

Vicious Circle

Tales From The Strip

Waking The Dead

Man In The Moon

 

The rest you can keep

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Stupidly I forgot 'Hollywood Forever;'

 

1. Cocked & Loaded - 83
2. Hollywood Vampires - 76
3. Tales From The Strip - 76
4. Waking The Dead - 75
5. Vicious Circle - 75
6. L.A. Guns - 73
7. Hollywood Forever - 72
8. Man In The Moon - 66
9. Shrinking Violet - 29
10. American Hardcore - 5
As for the debut, I have tried over many years but the album still just doesn't do that much for me. It's solid, but definitely not one of my faves.
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Mine:

 

1. Cocked & Loaded - 85
2. LA Guns - 82
3. Tales From The Strip - 78
4. Hollywood Vampires - 75
5. Waking The Dead - 73
6. Man In The Moon - 72
7. Vicious Circle - 70
8. Wasted - 68
9. Hollywood Forever - 60
10. Shrinking Violet - 55
11. American Hardcore - 0

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I think LA GUNS debut deserved a higher place, love that album

# 2 for me

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Yeah probably #2 for me too, but haven't touch that album again, but I think the first three should be in the top rating followed by 'Tales From The Strip' and then 'Waking The Dead', the rest you can just forget :D

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Interesting.

 

The S/T is the ONLY LA Guns release for me. Something about that vibe and they are so GREASY. :)

 

Cocked And Loaded had a handful of acceptable songs and then throughout the years a whole mess of onesy twosey's for acceptable tunes. Could probably make an album of the "good" songs and keep the catalog to 2, maybe 3 releases...

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Interesting.

 

The S/T is the ONLY LA Guns release for me. Something about that vibe and they are so GREASY. :)

 

Cocked And Loaded had a handful of acceptable songs and then throughout the years a whole mess of onesy twosey's for acceptable tunes. Could probably make an album of the "good" songs and keep the catalog to 2, maybe 3 releases...

 

What he said ... the debut is a killer album ... :)

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No way does C&L deserve those scores. Its riddled with filler. Half good half average.

 

The debut is sleazy and raw and their best imo.

 

'C&L' riddled with filler?? I think your CDs are labelled wrong, mate. That sounds like the debut. My version of 'C&L' actually doesn't have any filers at all. Let me know if you want to borrow it some time.

 

And sorry, Russ, but 'Shrinking Violet' was lucky to get 29%. It is an absolute piece of shit.

 

I really want to hear the 'Wasted' EP. I don't think I've ever even heard it...

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No way does C&L deserve those scores. Its riddled with filler. Half good half average.

 

The debut is sleazy and raw and their best imo.

'C&L' riddled with filler?? I think your CDs are labelled wrong, mate. That sounds like the debut. My version of 'C&L' actually doesn't have any filers at all. Let me know if you want to borrow it some time.

 

And sorry, Russ, but 'Shrinking Violet' was lucky to get 29%. It is an absolute piece of shit.

 

I really want to hear the 'Wasted' EP. I don't think I've ever even heard it...

Ill post my rating of this when back off hols as i listened to it a few times when rating 1989.

 

Really surprised me as i remembered loving the album but it really is carried by 3 or 4 great songs.

 

Quite a few average tracks and its too long.

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1 - Cocked and loaded

2 - S/T

3 - Hollywood vampires

4 - Vicious circle

5 - Cuts EP

6 - Wasted EP

7 - Waking the dead

8 - Man in the moon

9 - Hollywood forever

10 - Tales from the strip

 

American Hardcore, Shrinking violet and Black list I like to pretend do not exist

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Can anyone post me a definitive best of? I've owned the first few CDs and was underwhelmed with the exception of a few tracks. Way too inconsistent and a bit second rate.

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Can anyone post me a definitive best of? I've owned the first few CDs and was underwhelmed with the exception of a few tracks. Way too inconsistent and a bit second rate.

Agree with that statement completely. I recall liking Cocked N' Loaded the best but overall felt this band was overrated. However I would be keen to give them another try based on what I'm reading and would also be interested to see what people rate as their best 5 or 10 songs.

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My favourite songs, in order;

 

1. Over the Edge (Hollywood Vampires)
2. Crystal Eyes (Hollywood Vampires)
3. Never Enough (Cocked & Loaded)
4. The Ballad of Jayne (Cocked & Loaded)
5. Rip and Tear (Cocked & Loaded)
6. Dirty Black Night (Hollywood Forever)
7. Vampire (Tales From The Strip)
8. You Better Not Love Me (Hollywood Forever)
9. I Wanna Be Your Man (Cocked & Loaded)
10. Slap in the Face (Cocked & Loaded)
11. Kiss of Death (Vicious Circle)
12. Sleazy Come Easy Go (Cocked & Loaded)
13. It's Over Now (Hollywood Vampires)
14. It Don't Mean Nothing (Tales From The Strip)
15. Sweet Mystery (Hollywood Forever)
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My favourite songs, in order;

 

1. Over the Edge (Hollywood Vampires)

2. Crystal Eyes (Hollywood Vampires)

 

3. Never Enough (Cocked & Loaded)

4. The Ballad of Jayne (Cocked & Loaded)

5. Rip and Tear (Cocked & Loaded)

6. Dirty Black Night (Hollywood Forever)

7. Vampire (Tales From The Strip)

8. You Better Not Love Me (Hollywood Forever)

 

9. I Wanna Be Your Man (Cocked & Loaded)

10. Slap in the Face (Cocked & Loaded)

 

11. Kiss of Death (Vicious Circle)

12. Sleazy Come Easy Go (Cocked & Loaded)

13. It's Over Now (Hollywood Vampires)

14. It Don't Mean Nothing (Tales From The Strip)

15. Sweet Mystery (Hollywood Forever)

Thanks Geoff, I'll check them out.

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My favourite songs, in order;

 

1. Over the Edge (Hollywood Vampires)

2. Crystal Eyes (Hollywood Vampires)

 

3. Never Enough (Cocked & Loaded)

4. The Ballad of Jayne (Cocked & Loaded)

5. Rip and Tear (Cocked & Loaded)

6. Dirty Black Night (Hollywood Forever)

7. Vampire (Tales From The Strip)

8. You Better Not Love Me (Hollywood Forever)

 

9. I Wanna Be Your Man (Cocked & Loaded)

10. Slap in the Face (Cocked & Loaded)

 

11. Kiss of Death (Vicious Circle)

12. Sleazy Come Easy Go (Cocked & Loaded)

13. It's Over Now (Hollywood Vampires)

14. It Don't Mean Nothing (Tales From The Strip)

15. Sweet Mystery (Hollywood Forever)

Thanks Geoff, I'll check them out.

Ballad of Jayne & Sleazy Come are 2 of those weak tracks i am talking about - rated 7 & 6/10 respectively

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