10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1989 debut album went largely ignored because it got lost in the shadow of hair metal. Yet the sonic sucker punches fly fast and hard: “Hollywood” ranks as the era’s best rock ode to Tinseltown, “Hot Rod” mashes ’70s glam with ’50s rockabilly, and the proletariat weeper “Working Man” coulda been Skynyrd. There’s a hard-luck charmer (“Life Sentence”) and a rowdy Lone Star state shout-out (“Texas”), while “Can’t Hold Back” shows where Buckcherry learned their tricks. Junkyard rose from the denim-and-tattoo school of junky riffs, a near-deserted place on the Sunset Strip where Southern rock, white-boy blooze, and Johnny Thunders all brawled.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1989 debut album went largely ignored because it got lost in the shadow of hair metal. Yet the sonic sucker punches fly fast and hard: “Hollywood” ranks as the era’s best rock ode to Tinseltown, “Hot Rod” mashes ’70s glam with ’50s rockabilly, and the proletariat weeper “Working Man” coulda been Skynyrd. There’s a hard-luck charmer (“Life Sentence”) and a rowdy Lone Star state shout-out (“Texas”), while “Can’t Hold Back” shows where Buckcherry learned their tricks. Junkyard rose from the denim-and-tattoo school of junky riffs, a near-deserted place on the Sunset Strip where Southern rock, white-boy blooze, and Johnny Thunders all brawled.

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About Junkyard

Junkyard came out of the streets of LA trying to survive and make a name for themselves in the late '80s. Some of the members came from some well-known punk and hardcore bands (including The Necros, Dag Nasty, and Minor Threat), but as Junkyard they are one of the better-known bands out now. ~ John Book

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1987

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