Runaway Brides

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Runaway Brides
Studio album by Brides of Destruction
Released September 13, 2005
Recorded February 2005-Summer 2005
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 53:44
Label Shrapnel
Producer Tracii Guns, Andy Johns
Brides of Destruction chronology
Here Come the Brides
(2004)
Runaway Brides
(2005)

Runaway Brides is the second and final studio album by Brides of Destruction released via Shrapnel Records on September 13, 2005. Nikki Sixx left the band to rejoin Mötley Crüe in January 2005 for a reunion tour supporting a greatest hits compilation but still has writing credits on the album. Amen bassist Scott Sorry was chosen as his replacement. Ginger of The Wildhearts joined as second guitarist but soon left not before contributing writing to four album tracks.

Background and recording[edit]

After Brides founder, Nikki Sixx, left the band to rejoin Mötley Crüe for a reunion tour[1] the Brides were expected to go on hiatus, however co-founder Tracii Guns decided to continue without Sixx[2] bringing in former Amen bassist Scott Sorry as his replacement.[3] Tracii then added Ginger of The Wildhearts to the band as the second guitarist.[4] The band then started writing new material for the album but soon after, Ginger departed the Brides stating he couldn't focus on the band:

Andy Johns, who had previously worked with Tracii on the L.A. Guns album Waking the Dead, was brought in to produce the album,[6] which at this point was titled 13 Acres,[7] but eventually Johns left the project, citing unspecified differences with the band, with the rest of the album being produced by Tracii.[8][9] The band chose White Trash as their first single with the video using footage sent in from fans stating that "the video footage they are looking for should feature the "trailer-park, white-trash look", or be along the lines of the Jackass videos. If you like NASCAR, trailers, wrestling or anything else in that realm and you caught it on video, the band want it."[10] Album track Dimes in Heaven was written as a tribute to recently deceased Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell.[11] The album, now titled Runaway Brides after being suggested to Tracii by Nikki Sixx,[12] was initially to be released with Sanctuary, the band signed a new deal with Shrapnel Records, with the album given a release of September 13 in Europe and September 27 in the US.[13]

Release[edit]

Upon release, Runaway Brides failed to match its predecessor and did not chart as well as first single White Trash. The band toured the US in support of the album with Adema, featuring former Brides drummer Kris Kohls, and Trashlight Vision[14] and also Europe with support from Tigertailz.[15][16] It was during this time that Scott Sorry departed and was replaced by guitar/bass tech Jeremy Guns and Dazzle Rebel of Red Star Rebels for the shows. Despite assurances, it looked likely that the Brides were to split up, with Tracii joining Quiet Riot, a move that was to be short lived after he parted ways less than a month later.[17][18]

Tracii announced he was to perform a 'Best Of" tour with former L.A. Guns members Paul Black on vocals, Nickey Alexander on drums and former Brides live member Jeremy Guns rounding up the lineup on bass. With The Tracii Guns Band touring, the Brides were put on indefinite hiatus in 2006.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[19]
Sputnikmusic (2.1/5)[20]
Metal-Temple 3/5 stars[21]
Pyro Music (6.2/10)[22]

Reviews for the album were fairly positive with Allmusic again given giving a Brides album a 3.5/5 rating stating "What you get is an album that follows the direction of the debut – raw, in your face, guitar-riff rock, with lyrics that usually focus on the darker side of life, as evidenced by the Motörhead-esque "Dead Man's Ruin" and the Guns N' Roses-esque "White Trash.".[23] Metal-Temple gave the album 3 out of 5 stars saying "There is more than one style the bands trying to present. I saw Sleaze Metal in this album, I witnessed a tension for a Monster Magnet "vibe", I assumed Grunge was taking its toll at some point. Not to forget, Guns N' Roses lurks somewhere in there also..."[24]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composers Length
1 "Aunt Biente" Tracii Guns 1:08
2 "Lords of the Mind" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry 4:21
3 "Deadman's Ruin" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry 3:00
4 "Criminal" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Nikki Sixx 4:11
5 "This Time Around" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Nikki Sixx 4:01
6 "White Trash" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Ginger 3:45
7 "Brothers" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry 3:26
8 "Never Say Never" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Ginger 5:13
9 "Blown Away" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Nikki Sixx 2:55
10 "Porcelain Queen" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry 4:22
11 "White Horse" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry 3:13
12 "Tunnel of Love" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Ginger 4:38
13 "Dimes in Heaven" Tracii Guns, London LeGrand, Scot Coogan, Scott Sorry, Ginger 5:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Carry On Without NIKKI SIXX – Dec. 14, 2004". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Find New Bassist – Jan. 1, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "It's Official: THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER Is BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's New Guitarist – Jan. 23, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "GINGER Explains Departure From BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION – Mar. 11, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: New Album To Be Produced By ANDY JOHNS – Feb. 13, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Name New Album? – Feb. 17, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "L.A. GUNS Singer Says TRACII GUNS 'Can't Keep A Lineup Together For More Than A Week' – Apr. 12, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: New Album To Be Mastered This Weekend – May 18, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Shoot Video For New Single 'White Trash' – June 15, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Frontman Discusses DIMEBAG Tribute Track 'Dimes In Heaven' – Aug. 11, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Guitarist: 'We Are Very Proud NIKKI SIXX Was In This Band' – June 6, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Sign With SHRAPNEL RECORDS – July 18, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  14. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, ADEMA, TRASHLIGHT VISION To Team Up For U.S. Tour – July 19, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  15. ^ "BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: European Tour Dates Announced – Nov. 10, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  16. ^ "TIGERTAILZ Confirmed For Sweden's GLAMFEST '06 – Nov. 9, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ "QUIET RIOT: Guitarist TRACII GUNS Joins The Fold – Dec. 16, 2005". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  18. ^ "QUIET RIOT Part Ways With Guitarist TRACII GUNS – Jan. 13, 2006". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  19. ^ Allmusic review
  20. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  21. ^ Metal-Temple review[dead link]
  22. ^ "Pyro Music review". Pyromusic.net. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  23. ^ allmusic ((( Runaway Brides > Overview)))
  24. ^ (Metal-Temple.com) Brides Of Destruction – Runaway Brides (Review)[dead link]