Producer: Mike Shipley
Band Members: Kip Winger (Vocals,Bass)/Reb Beach (Guitars)/Rod Morgenstein (Drums)
Favorite Single: Down Incognito (It's the only one to my knowledge)
Favorite Album Cut: Junkyard Dog (Tears On Stone)
Most Likely To Skip: None
This week we have a repost from Classic Rock Revisited. Winger's "Pull" was released in 1993 and to me, although I already liked the band, was a dramatic improvement in songwriting. It showed tremendous maturity compared to their sophomore release (In The Heart Of The Young). It was also heavier than their previous work (Junkyard Dog brings Metallica to mind for me). Despite all of this, it pretty much tanked, reaching no higher than #83 on the charts. This is a shame, because I think it's the best album the band has released, although I like all five albums and Karma and IV are pretty close to this in my opinion.
The only song I remember hearing on the radio is "Down Incognito". It's a good song, but probably my least favorite on the album. I love the heavieness of the guitars and Kip's vocals. Definitely his best vocals. I can't say enough that there isn't one bad song on the album. All killer, no filler as far as I'm concerned. There is a bonus track on the Japanese release (Hell To Pay). I don't have that version, but it was released on their greatest hits compilation, so I'll include it here. I think it's a very cool song, and it includes one of my all-time favorite lyrics "payback's a bitch/and the bitch is back".
It's still available and quite cheap. You can get it used from Amazon Marketplace for $1.29 plus shipping (a little over 4 dollars total). Despite the fact that I don't care for the artwork, it's a very worthy album for anyone's collection.
2. Down Incognito
3. Spell I'm Under
4. In My Veins
5. Junkyard Dog (Tears On Stone)
6. The Lucky One
7. In For The Kill
8. No Man's Land
9. Like A Ritual
10. Who's The One
11. Hell To Pay (Japanese Bonus Track)
I dont own any Winger, and am on the fence with this one. I like them, they are definttely skilled and write some catchy tunes, but I just don't hear anything special or purchaseable. Its just an OK band and an OK release. It did make for nice background music while I finished up some reporting for work though...
I agree with RJHog on this one. Not a bad song at all, and a bunch of killer tunes!!
What's wrong with Scott???? (just kidding you!!)) There is no such thing as a "wrong opinion" when it comes to music (except this time...Wah-ha-ha-ha)
I'm with Dave M here, but not really because Winger was to poppy. I would say too "crappy". It was never "my kind" of rock they played. I was especially annoyed by the lead-singer. The first track sounds very much like a bad Def Leppard-song from Adrenalize, yeah well, MOST of the songs sounds like bad DL-tracks or bad Pretty Maids-tracks. It's definetly thumbs down from me. Not one good song at all!!!