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by Warrant
Dog Eat Dog by Warrant
Released: Aug 1992
Label: Columbia
Sensing loud rock's '90s direction, Warrant leapt into eccentric heaviness on this 1992 set. Still, none of it sounds especially "grunge." The dystopian nuclear sci-fi of "April 2031" is more Sabbath-meets-Bowie, "The Hole in My Wall" all curdling Zep swing and talkbox paranoia. "Inside Out"'s speedy sleaze imbibes '70s Nugent; "Hollywood" rides a Jane's Addiction "Been Caught Stealing" groove. Much of the rest is basically early '80s Sammy Hagar muscle-rock, but weirdness like the kiddie chorus in celebrity assassination nightmare "Andy Warhol Was Right" would've been way out of Sam's league.
CHUCK EDDY