Friday, February 16, 2007


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Per Gavin's recommendation, here's TROUBLE's self-titled 1990 release. This was the band's first release on Rick Rubin's Def American label, and thusly the first Rubin-produced TROUBLE album. In my humble opinion, this is not TROUBLE's best work, but it certainly has its merits. For starters, the band's overall sound obviously benefited greatly from Rubin's production. Say what you will about the man, but he knows how to get the best possible sound from a band or artist while still maintaining their distinct identity. The guitars sound HUGE without drowning out the vocals - which wasn't always the case on TROUBLE's earlier recordings. Still, I feel like the writing and production all came together two years later on Manic Frustration. This is a solid album, though, and an essential part of TROUBLE's discography.

1. At the End of My Daze
2. The Wolf
3. Psychotic Reaction
4. A Sinner's Fame
5. The Misery Shows (Act II)
6. R.I.P.
7. Black Shapes of Doom
8. Heaven on My Mind
9. E.N.D.
10. All Is Forgiven



Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Been lookin' for a digital copy of this for a LONG time. Had the cassette in the early 90's & wore it out. It's all warbly/garbly now :-(

Cheers & great blog, bro!

Anonymous said...

fantasic guitars (heavy + plus those caracteristic harmonies), wagners outstanding vocals & rick rubin production , these guy should have been huge - timo

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