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Cut the Fat - Number 6

Let's continue to Cut the Fat. Yesterday, we discussed Motley Crue's Red, White & Crue and I admitted that I think "Use It Or Lose It" is, well, fat. Some of you agreed, others didn't and basically we had an awesome discussion. Let's keep it going. Today, let's Cut the Fat from Slaughter's Stick It To Ya.

Oh I how I love Stick It To Ya. I mean, it's sort of a perfect Glam record...and Slaughter brought us "Fly to the Angels" which might be one of the best songs...ever. But, there's one dud on the band's debut. Some fat: "Loaded Gun."

"Loaded Gun" is sort of a debacle. I think it's sort of an homage to Kix in the song's structure and Mark Slaughter's phrasing, but man. I don't get it. You've got "Up All Night," "Burnin' Bridges," "Fly to the Angels, "Mad About You" and then..."Loaded Gun." 

I can't listen to "Loaded Gun" anymore because it's so evident Mark is just shredding his vocal chords for no reason. The weird talking over the track is distracting and the guitar parts are ho-hum. I think Stick It To Ya would be stronger without "Loaded Gun."

Stick It To Ya track listing:

Eye to Eye
Burnin' Bridges
Up All Night
Spend My Life
Thinking of June
She Wants More
Fly to the Angels
Mad About You
That's Not Enough
You Are the One
Gave Me Your Heart
Loaded Gun
Fly to the Angels (acoustic)
Wingin' It

Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?






Reader Comments (10)

I do happen to agrre w/ you on this one. If there is a song that is the "square peg in a round hole" Loaded Gun is it !
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdamnp78
Totally disagree. I actually like that song (especially like how it starts). IMO, if there is filler on that album, it is Thinking of June.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian C.
I agree, I would cut Loaded Gun. I also think the Wild Life album could have been cut down to 10 songs and it would have had a little more focus.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
Agreed, should of just left everything off after track #12. Would of had a nice, clean 12 track album. She Wants More is borderline FAT though. Good beat, but lame oversung chorus.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
She Wants More isn't borderline's absolute FAT. Loaded Gun can stay in my opinion, SWM is what I would take off. Ridiculous lyrics. Just not a fan.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercruefreak
'She wants more' is a huge turd.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Fly to the Angels can go away forever for me. Most of this LP can.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSMK not SMF
I always found "Mad About You" and "You Are The One" to be kind of annoying.

If you want a perfect album, I don't think you need the acoustic version of a song on the same album tacked on at the end. As good as it may be, the acoustic version of "Fly To The Angels" is redundant on the album where the original classic version appears. They should have saved it for to do a "B" Sides and Rarities package a la Motley Crue, etc...

Perfect album's don't have redundancy (unless it's the kind of redundancy that works like the entire AC/DC catalog).

You could cut this down to 10 tracks easy and then it would be near perfect.

I don't think there's enough A+ material here to declare this record "Perfect", to be honest.
August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
i cut "spend my life" and "she wants more" and "you are the one". that's some wimpy turdage.
August 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranso df
i lik the song, its a good song but i just dont think it fits on stick it to ya
September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDj

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