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WHAT WAS THE BEST DEBUT FROM 1989  

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This is a tough one. 1989 was the year I got into hard rock music. There are so many on this list that I could never part with. Before anyone says what about this band and what about that album, I can only list 20 and I only listed the albums that to me anyway got the most attention in America. Unfortunately I had to leave off Little Ceasar, Bonham, Banshee, and many others.

 

For me this comes down to Vain, Skid Row, Badlands, and XYZ.

 

My choice has to be Vain- No Respect

with Skid Row a very very very close second

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oh man........Tora Tora, Danger Danger, Babylon AD, XYZ or Skid Row.......

 

 

Gotta go Skids......tough choices though....

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Fuck, that's a tough one dude...

 

Went with Badlands, but Tora Tora, Vain, XYZ, Blue Murder, Extreme, Skid Row and Shotgun Messiah all get honorable mention as far as I'm concerned. :drink:

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D2 for me. Skid Row the only other competitor to that amazing album.

 

I'll just go and rank em all since I like most of em and know all of em :)

 

1. DANGER DANGER- DANGER DANGER

2. SKID ROW- SKID ROW

3. SIGNAL- LOUD AND CLEAR

4. XYZ- XYZ

5. BABYLON A.D.- BABYLON A.D.

6. GIANT- LAST OF THE RUNAWAYS

7. EXTREME- EXTREME

8. VAIN- NO RESPECT

9. SHOTGUN MESSIAH- SHOTGUN MESSIAH

10. BADLANDS- BADLANDS

11. BAD ENGLISH- BAD ENGLISH

12. PRETTY BOY FLOYD- LEATHER BOYS W/ ELECTRIC TOYS

13. JUNKYARD- JUNKYARD

14. BLUE MURDER- BLUE MURDER

15. TORRA TORRA- SUPRISE ATTACK

16. TANGIER- FOUR WINDS

17. ENUFF Z' NUFF- ENUFF Z' NUFF

18. MR. BIG- MR. BIG

19. DANGEROUS TOYS- DANGEROUS TOYS

20. BANG TANGO- PSYCHO CAFE

 

although now that I think of it, I'd have liked to see on this list Pink Cream 69 - S/T, Lillian Axe - Love and War, Leatherwolf - Street Ready, Treat - Organized Crime, Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood and Diving For Pearls - S/T. 1989 was definately one of the best years ever, if not the best.

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D2 for me. Skid Row the only other competitor to that amazing album.

 

I'll just go and rank em all since I like most of em and know all of em :)

 

1. DANGER DANGER- DANGER DANGER

2. SKID ROW- SKID ROW

3. SIGNAL- LOUD AND CLEAR

4. XYZ- XYZ

5. BABYLON A.D.- BABYLON A.D.

6. GIANT- LAST OF THE RUNAWAYS

7. EXTREME- EXTREME

8. VAIN- NO RESPECT

9. SHOTGUN MESSIAH- SHOTGUN MESSIAH

10. BADLANDS- BADLANDS

11. BAD ENGLISH- BAD ENGLISH

12. PRETTY BOY FLOYD- LEATHER BOYS W/ ELECTRIC TOYS

13. JUNKYARD- JUNKYARD

14. BLUE MURDER- BLUE MURDER

15. TORRA TORRA- SUPRISE ATTACK

16. TANGIER- FOUR WINDS

17. ENUFF Z' NUFF- ENUFF Z' NUFF

18. MR. BIG- MR. BIG

19. DANGEROUS TOYS- DANGEROUS TOYS

20. BANG TANGO- PSYCHO CAFE

 

although now that I think of it, I'd have liked to see on this list Pink Cream 69 - S/T, Lillian Axe - Love and War, Leatherwolf - Street Ready, Treat - Organized Crime, Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood and Diving For Pearls - S/T. 1989 was definately one of the best years ever, if not the best.

 

 

This is for debut albums only. So that would rule out Motley, Leatherwolf, and Lillian Axe. As far as PC 69 goes you can only put 20 on the poll and I think there were at least 30 worth including so it was tough which ones to cut :doh:

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Wow, now that's a hard one. For me Danger Danger and Vain are about equal but I went D2 today - but my top 7 were all contenders... and aside from the last 3 I love all these discs... or at least like them a lot. :)

 

Here's my top 20 in order:

 

1. DANGER DANGER- DANGER DANGER

2. VAIN- NO RESPECT

3. SKID ROW- SKID ROW

4. BAD ENGLISH- BAD ENGLISH

5. XYZ- XYZ

6. SHOTGUN MESSIAH- SHOTGUN MESSIAH

7. PRETTY BOY FLOYD- LEATHER BOYS W/ ELECTRIC TOYS

8. GIANT- LAST OF THE RUNAWAYS

9. SIGNAL- LOUD AND CLEAR

10. BABYLON A.D.- BABYLON A.D.

 

11. ENUFF Z' NUFF- ENUFF Z' NUFF

12. BLUE MURDER- BLUE MURDER

13. TORRA TORRA- SUPRISE ATTACK

14. MR. BIG- MR. BIG

15. DANGEROUS TOYS- DANGEROUS TOYS

16. EXTREME- EXTREME

17. BANG TANGO- PSYCHO CAFE

18. TANGIER- FOUR WINDS

19. BADLANDS- BADLANDS

20. JUNKYARD- JUNKYARD

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:) Tough call but I had to go with Babylon A.D. here... Skid Row would be a close second but after the 10 millionth airing of "I Remember You" and/or "18 And Life" on MTV, radio, VH1 Classic, etc. I hardly ever want to listen to that CD again
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Kinda strange, I like the Vain release the best... but voted for Bad English. Silly...maybe, Stupid... maybe... just think the Band English release stands the test of time better.

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My choice would have been Strangeways - Walk In The Fire, but of the ones listed

 

Giant - Last Of The Runaways - (which in my original list was a healthy 3rd) Superb album.

 

Honorable mentions to D2, Bad English & Signal not too far behind!!!

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