No Place for Disgrace

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No Place for Disgrace
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Studio album by Flotsam and Jetsam
Released May 20, 1988
Recorded December 1987 - February 1988
Genre Thrash metal, speed metal
Length 54:29
Label Elektra (US)
Producer Bill Metoyer, Flotsam and Jetsam
Flotsam and Jetsam chronology
Doomsday for the Deceiver
(1986)
No Place for Disgrace
(1988)
When the Storm Comes Down
(1990)

No Place for Disgrace is the second album by American thrash metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, released in 1988. This marked the band's first album release through a major label, Elektra Records, and was also their first album with the bass guitarist Troy Gregory, who had replaced Jason Newsted when the latter left the band in 1986 to join Metallica.[1] The album received some notice for its cover of an Elton John song, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting",[2] and upon its release charted on Billboard at 143.[3] The band re-recorded the album in 2014 under the title No Place For Disgrace 2014.

Album title[edit]

According to former Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Michael Spencer, who briefly replaced Newsted, Flotsam and Jetsam's then-A&R rep Michael Alago, wanted the album to be called Blessing in Disguise. However, when Spencer left the band just prior to the recording sessions, Flotsam and Jetsam went with their own choice, and Metal Church (who was also on Elektra at the time) ended up with Blessing in Disguise as the title of their third album, which would be released in February 1989, nine months after No Place for Disgrace.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Place for Disgrace" - 6:13 (Michael Gilbert, Jason Newsted, Kelly Smith, Eric AK Knutson, Ed Carlson)
  2. "Dreams of Death" - 5:39 (Gilbert, Smith, Knutson, Carlson, Michael Spencer)
  3. "N.E. Terror" - 5:57 (Gilbert, Newsted, Eric Braverman, Smith, Knutson, Carlson)
  4. "Escape from Within" - 6:47 (Gilbert, Braverman, Smith, Knutson, Carlson, Spencer)
  5. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" - 3:52 (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
  6. "Hard on You" - 4:50 (Gilbert, Smith, Knutson, Carlson, Spencer)
  7. "I Live You Die" - 5:49 (Gilbert, Newsted, Smith, Knutson, Carlson )
  8. "Misguided Fortune" - 5:41(Gilbert, Smith, Troy Gregory, Knutson, Carlson)
  9. "P.A.A.B." - 5:32 (Gilbert, Braverman, Smith, Knutson, Carlson)
  10. "The Jones" - 4:07 (Instrumental),(Gilbert, Smith, Knutson, Carlson)

Credits[edit]

Reception[edit]

AllMusic gave the album four stars, commenting that it "basically repeats the formula of their debut but benefits from a cleaner yet still-in-your face production job. "[6] A staff member for About.com praised the album in a 2011 review, citing the song N.E. Terror as a highlight as it was "packed with jaw-dropping trade-off guitar solos, including a lead bass break that would make Newsted proud."[7]

Re-release[edit]

On February 14, 2014 the band re-released the album with Tory Edwards on violin and mandolin, stating that they had received many requests to remix the record.[8] The band had experienced difficulties in obtaining the master tapes of the 1988 album and as such, decided to re-record the album.[8] Of the decision, the band commented that "The aim was not really to change but to enhance it with the opportunity with the use of new tools. We have the time available as well, and it just seemed like a no-brainer."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, Volume 54. Gale. 2005. p. 80. ISBN 0787680672. 
  2. ^ McPadden, Mike (2012). If You Like Metallica... Backbeat Books. ISBN 1617130389. 
  3. ^ "Flotsam & Jetsam chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ No Place For Disgrace (Preproduction) (liner notes). Flotsam and Jetsam. 3in1 Music Publishing. 2001. 
  5. ^ Ramirez, Carlos. "Rediscovered Steel – 'No Place For Disgrace' by Flotsam & Jetsam". NoiseCreep. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "No Place for Disgrace (review)". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Chad Bowar, Dan Marsicano. "Retro Recommendation: Flotsam and Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace". About.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c "FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Release Re-Recorded Version Of 'No Place For Disgrace' In February". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 18 February 2014.