Hollywood Vampires

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Hollywood Vampires
Studio album by L.A. Guns
Released June 25, 1991
Recorded Ocean Way, Hollywood, California, 1991
Genre Glam metal
Hard rock
Length 52:18
Label Polydor
Producer Michael James Jackson
L.A. Guns chronology
I Wanna Be Your Man
(1990)
Hollywood Vampires
(1991)
Holiday Foreplay
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Hollywood Vampires is the third official full-length L.A. Guns album. Released in 1991, the meticulous production gives the album a sound typical of the period — a full sound, with lots of background harmony vocals, layered guitars and additional keyboard tracks. The album starts in a more somber note with "Over the Edge", which was used in the film Point Break, but the bulk of it consists of standard hard rockers, such as "Kiss My Love Goodbye" and "My Koo Ka Choo". The band aims for the ballad hit several times, in "Crystal Eyes", "It's Over Now" and the 1950s-style "I Found You", attempting to repeat the earlier success of their major single "The Ballad of Jayne". While no track from the album topped the charts (and the band's success declined soon afterwards as their style fell out of commercial favor), Hollywood Vampires presents various shades of the band and is representative of the late 1980s/early 1990s heavy metal scene, with riff-laden songs and big choruses on every song. The Japan pressing adds the original version of "Ain't the Same" from the Cuts EP, with the addition of several saxophone solos. The original CD and cassette releases featured a 3-D photo cover and a small pair of 3-D glasses was included.

During the Hollywood Vampires tour in January 1992, drummer Steve Riley was fired and replaced by M.C. Bones.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mick Cripps, Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, Kelly Nickels & Steve Riley except where noted

  1. "Over the Edge" – 5:41
  2. "Some Lie 4 Love" – 3:34
  3. "Kiss My Love Goodbye" (L.A. Guns/Steve Diamond) – 4:42
  4. "Here It Comes" – 4:37
  5. "Crystal Eyes" – 5:54
  6. "Wild Obsession" – 4:14
  7. "Dirty Luv" – 4:29
  8. "My Koo Ka Choo" (L.A. Guns/Jim Vallance) – 4:06
  9. "It's Over Now" (L.A. Guns/Jim Vallance) – 4:10
  10. "Snake Eyes Boogie" – 2:56
  11. "I Found You" – 3:43
  12. "Big House" – 4:12
  13. "Ain't the Same" (Japanese bonus track)

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