Album: Adios Amigos!
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I’ll admit: after Dee Dee left, I pretty much stopped paying attention. I don’t think the two things really had anything to do with each other, but outside of the singles, I had no use for 1989’s Brain Drain, and I probably got 1992’s Mondo Bizarro at Ragin’, I can’t remember a fucking thing about it. To the point where I didn’t realize that Dee Dee kept writing for the band even after CJ took over the bass duties.
And so I completely ignored their covers album, 1993’s Acid Eaters — which I stuck in the rotation earlier this year and realized that I made the right decision — but actually kinda enjoyed their first official American live album, 1991’s Loco Live!, because the sturdy tracklist was filled with songs that are essentially unbreakable electric versions of campfire singalongs. But of course, Loco Live! was made redundant by the official U.S. release of It’s Alive in 1995.
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