Ultraphobic

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Ultraphobic
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Studio album by Warrant
Released March 7, 1995
Recorded 1994 in California
Genre Heavy metal, alternative metal
Length 43:03
Label CMC International
Producer Beau Hill
Warrant chronology
Dog Eat Dog
(1992)Dog Eat Dog1992
Ultraphobic
(1995)
The Best of Warrant
(1996)The Best of Warrant1996
Singles from Ultraphobic
  1. "Family Picnic"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Stronger Now"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Followed"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Q 3/5 stars [2]

Ultraphobic is the fourth studio album by American rock band Warrant. Released on March 7, 1995 on CMC International, after the apparent break-up of the band, the record was regarded as the band's "comeback" album. It features former Kingdom Come and Wild Horses members Rick Steier and James Kottak who came in to replace original band members Joey Allen and Steven Sweet.[3]

Musical style[edit]

Ultraphobic saw Warrant acknowledging the Grunge phenomenon with a record that openly admitted to a Seattle influence, although it was still a natural progression from the hard edged Dog Eat Dog.[4] It is vaguely similar to Danger Danger's Dawn, which was also released in 1995. In particular, the record represented an experimentation with the grunge sounds which had by this time become popular, and which, ironically, had contributed to the band's commercial demise. In songs such as "Undertow" and "Followed" the band attempted to mix pop metal sounds with the alternative stylings of Seattle bands such as Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.

Production and marketing[edit]

Warrant began recording Ultraphobic in November 1994 with producer Beau Hill. The band supported the release of the record with a national tour beginning in Dallas, Texas.

A music video was made for the first single "Family Picnic" with a strong message against family violence and for the second single "Stronger Now", which Jani Lane refers to as the best song he has ever written. "Followed" was released as the third single of the album.

Lyrics[edit]

Lyrically, the album appears to have been heavily influenced by the painful divorce which vocalist Jani Lane endured during the record's production.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Undertow (Jani Lane; Rick Steier)" - 3:12
  2. "Followed (Beau Hill; Jani Lane; Jerry Dixon)" - 3:41
  3. "Family Picnic (Beau Hill; James Kottak; Jani Lane; Jerry Dixon)" - 4:43
  4. "Sum of One (Jani Lane)" - 3:37
  5. "Chameleon (Jani Lane; Jerry Dixon; Rick Steier)" - 5:23
  6. "Crawl Space (Jani Lane; Rick Steier)" - 2:38
  7. "Live Inside of You (Erik Turner; James Kottak; Jani Lane; Rick Steier)" - 3:17
  8. "High (Jani Lane; M. Tanner; Rick Steier)" - 4:02
  9. "Ride #2 (Erik Turner; Jani Lane; Jerry Dixon)" - 5:07
  10. "Ultraphobic (James Kottak; Jani Lane; Rick Steier)" - 3:25
  11. "Stronger Now (Jani Lane)" - 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Family Picnic
  • Stronger Now
  • Followed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ultraphobic at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Warrant - Ultraphobic CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Warrant - Ultaphobic details". Sleaze Roxx. 2008. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Warrant biography". Music Might. 2009. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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