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Shotgun Messiah

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000008KOC
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,478 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This is swedish glam-metalband Shotgun Messiah at their finest. Mystery why they never became real big, they could play the socks of most other glam-bands of the time. Bit hard to get, so if glam-metal is your thing grab it if you can find it!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
80's metal that you want to hear!The 80's still rock on! 1 Mar. 2005
By Bass player Brad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is Shotgun Messiah at their best.This is before they sold out to the sound of the 90's.If your lookin for some 80's metal that's tough rocks and is anthem party fun, then this is your piece of sweet Cherry Pie right here.

1.Bop City(9/10)Great rockin tune.A party favorite of mine.If you like the 80's you'll love this track.

2.Don't Care Bout Nothin(8/10)Another solid metal rocker.More thrilling guitar work!

3.Shout it Out(7/10)This one was a club favorite I believe when they performed.Good tune!

4.Squeezin Teazin(8/10)Another cool metal song to blast in your car,Love the lyrics to this one!

5.The Explorer(instrumental)(9/10)This guy can shred up a storm.Nice fret work showing off that guitar talent.

6.Nowhere Fast(7/10)Great Track,really like it!

7.Dirt Talk(8/10)The bass on this one sounds suberb.Another cool tune for the record.

8.I'm your Love(9/10)The guitars and vocals are impressive on this one.

9.Nervous(10/10)Save the best for last.Want hi-octane electric guitar fury and great sing a long vocal chorus, then this is the one.The best track on here, it's worth buying the album for alone.A stunnigly fun song that's very impressive.The guitar work is out of this dimension.

Overall if you love 80's metal buy this, you won't be sorry!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent reissue of this Swedish sleaze rock debut 21 May 2011
By Justin G. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Swedish glam metal band Shotgun Messiah made their debut in 1989 with this self-titled release. The band, which was more or less Sweden’s answer to the Hollywood hair metal scene, was originally known as Kingpin and featured vocalist Zinny Zan (formerly of Easy Action) alongside bassist Tim Skold, drummer Stixx and guitarist Harry Cody.

Shotgun Messiah showed the world that the Swedish rock scene wasn’t all about the more polished melodic rock of Europe and Treat. They came in hard and sleazy, and did the Hollywood sound every bit as well as bands like Jetboy, Faster Pussycat and Pretty Boy Floyd. Their songs are utterly shallow and their lyrics are completely clichéd, but that’s part of what makes this album so much fun. With sleaze anthems like “Nowhere Fast,” “Don’t Care ‘Bout Nothin’” and “Shout it Out,” this is an ideal party rock album.

The guitar playing is the real surprise on the Shotgun Messiah debut. Beyond the simple, catchy hooks, Harry Cody could really light up some solos. Listening to him cut loose on the instrumental “The Explorer” makes you wonder how this guy didn’t end up in a power metal band. Zinny Zan’s vocals are another key part of this album’s sound, though not always in a good way, as his raw, screeching style tends to wear thin after a while. This ended up being Zan’s only album with Shotgun Messiah. Tim Skold ended up taking over vocal duties for the band’s 1991 follow-up Second Coming.

If you’re a die-hard fan of the ‘80s hard rock/glam metal/hair metal sound, especially the sleazier bands like Vain, L.A. Guns, Jetboy and the like, the Shotgun Messiah debut is a must-have album. It’s also an important chapter in the Swedish hard rock history, paving the way for bands like Hardcore Superstar and Crashdiet.

Edition Notes: After way too many years of being out of print (and fetching a hefty price tag from collectors) the Shotgun Messiah debut (as well as Second Coming) has finally been reissued by Divebomb Records. Their reissue features newly remastered audio and a booklet that’s loaded with band history, lyrics and vintage photos and press material. There are no bonus tracks, but just having this long out of print album back in fans’ hands – and sounding better than ever – is reason to celebrate. As usual, it’s limited to 1000 copies and is not available digitally.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Glam Gold 11 Oct. 2006
By Tommyleeselbow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you were into glam in the late 80's and early 90's then you'll know who this band is. I have the original album when they were called Kingpin, and that rocked, but when they moved to the States and got signed, this was a re-recording of the same material with better production, and it ROCKS!!!

Highlights for me are, "Dont care bout nuthin", "Explorer" and "Nervous", but it is still one of the top played on my itunes.

Harry K Cody's guitar work is outstanding, and the rest are no slouches.

Beg, borrow or steal but just get this album
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hard Hittin Hair Metal 7 Nov. 2003
By Jacob M. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
I'm a Hair Metal fanatic and I've been going through a lot of old Hair Metal cassettes I just bought. I went through a ton of albums and most of them sucked. I didn't have much faith in Shotgun Messiah, and then, boom, it rocked. Bop City just plain owns, the way Zinny J. San rolls his tongue to the way he just shouts it out, it all rules. Don't Care 'Bout Nothin' tells what we all feel about school, and Dirt Talk is also awesome because it's got rhythm. The rest of the album is good, but mediocre compared to those three songs.
Zinny was the man, it's too bad Shotgun Messiah got rid of him. The second album was also good, but Zinny would have been better than bassist Tim Skold taking his place.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good album 22 July 2013
By ghazanellie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am so glad I was able to purchase this CD online because I had been looking for this album for a long time and so glad I finally got it.
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