Not Fakin' It

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Not Fakin' It
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1989 (1989-09)[1]
RecordedAtlantic Studios in New York City
GenreHard rock, glam metal
ProducerMichael Monroe, Michael Frondelli
Michael Monroe chronology
Nights Are So Long
Not Fakin' It
Peace of Mind
Singles from Not Fakin' It
  1. "Dead, Jail or Rock 'N' Roll" / "Shakedown"
    Released: 1989[3]
  2. "Man with No Eyes"
    Released: 1989[4]
  3. "She's No Angel" / "Not Fakin' It"
    Released: 1989[5]
  4. "While You Were Looking at Me" / "Love Is Thicker than Blood"
    Released: 1990[6]
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Not Fakin' It is the second studio album by Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe, released in September 1989 through PolyGram; a remastered edition was reissued through Lemon Recordings in 2003.[7] The album is Monroe's most commercially successful solo release to date, reaching No. 14 on the Finnish albums chart,[8] No. 161 on the U.S. Billboard 200,[9] and being certified gold in Japan.[8] The music video for "Dead, Jail or Rock 'N' Roll" featured Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose and received substantial rotation on MTV; it was later covered by the band Warrant for their 2002 album Under the Influence. The track "Angel" is a re-recording of the song "She's No Angel" which had appeared on Monroe's previous album, Nights Are So Long.

Track listing[edit]

1."Dead, Jail or Rock 'N' Roll"Michael Monroe, Little Steven, Nasty Suicide4:31
2."While You Were Looking at Me"Steven4:03
3."She's No Angel" (Heavy Metal Kids cover)Gary Holton, Monroe, Stiv Bators3:52
4."All Night with the Lights On"Monroe, Phil Grande, Danny Lewis3:52
5."Not Fakin' It" (Nazareth cover)Dan McCafferty, Manny Charlton, Pete Agnew, Darrell Sweet3:52
6."Shakedown"Monroe, Grande3:13
7."Man with No Eyes"Monroe, Grande3:58
8."Love Is Thicker than Blood"Monroe, Martin Briley4:14
9."Smoke Screen"Monroe, Steven, Suicide4:05
10."Thrill Me"Monroe, Grande3:27
Total length:39:07


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Finnish albums chart 14[8]
Billboard 200 161[9]


  1. ^ a b Ginsberg, Geoff. "Not Fakin' It - Michael Monroe". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  2. ^ Not Fakin' It (CD edition "Mercury 838 627-2").
  3. ^ "Michael Monroe - Dead, Jail Or Rock'N'Roll (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  4. ^ "Michael Monroe - Man With No Eyes (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  5. ^ "Michael Monroe – She's No Angel". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  6. ^ "Michael Monroe – While You Were Looking At Me". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  7. ^ "Not Fakin It - Michael Monroe". Cherry Red Records. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  8. ^ a b c Väntänen, Ari. "Michael Monroe". Like Kustannus. 2011. ISBN 978-952-01-0528-0.
  9. ^ a b "Not Fakin' It - Michael Monroe | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-03-14.