Back in 2001 John recorded a blues rock track called “Gonna Rev It Up” for the movie Hardball. Recently a compilation was put together called Big Movies, Big Music Vol. 11 was released and “Gonna Rev It Up” is featured. For the first time the song can be purchased on iTunes! Go to your iTunes store and search John Corabi, you will find “Gonna Rev It Up” along with many of the covers that John has recorded over the years.
John Corabi where are you now?!? The Scream’s debut “Let It Scream” was my first taste of John Corabi’s excellent vocals. In my opinion, “Let It Scream” was way ahead of its time. The CD was released towards the end of the hair metal era, and The Scream was unfortunately lumped in with a bunch of bands that was not nearly as good. Even when playing this CD today, I can’t really consider this hair metal, as it is so much better than that.
Every song on this disc is very good. From the killer opening cut “Outlaw”, to the rocking “Man In The Moon” to the excellent closing cut, “Catch Me if You Can”, there are plenty of songs to rock out to. Even the ballad, “Father, Mother, Son” is a stand out tune.
Listening to “Let It Scream” in 2009, it makes me wonder what would have happened if John Corabi stayed in the band, instead of joining Motley Crue. His vocals on “Let It Scream” are great. The guitar work of Bruce Bouillet is so good, it surprised me that we haven’t heard more from this guy over the years. I have to buy more of RacerX’s stuff so I can hear him play more.
Out of all of the projects and bands that John Corabi has been involved in over the years, The Scream remains my favorite out of all of them. “Let It Scream” is a CD that you should seek out if you can find it.
This disc has been re-released a couple of times and is out of print again. It is a shame as it is a great disc, and definitely worth picking up. You can still find some copies at Amazon.com & Ebay. Happy Hunting!
2. I Believe In Me
3. Man In The Moon
4. Father, Mother, Son
5. Give It Up Listen
6. Never Loved Her
7. Tell Me Why Listen
8. Loves Got A Hold On Me
9. I Don’t Cry Listen
10. Every Inch A Woman
11. You Are All I Need
12. Catch Me If You Can
The Scream is:
John Corabi – Vocals
Walt Woodward III – Drums
Bruce Bouillet – Guitars
John Alderete – Bass
Video footage from the MONSTER CIRCUS show at The Masquerade Showroom in Las Vegas, NV on December 9th is available below. The band consists of Dee Snider, Rudy Sarzo, Bruce Kulick, Tony Montana, Bobby Rock, John Corabi.
RATT & Roll returned to Cincinnati last Thursday Night. Two local acts opened this show, A Nervous Wreck, and Prizoner. I made it to Annies shortly after Prizoner started playing, so I can’t say how A Nervous Wreck’s set went, but Prizoner was on fire Thursday Night.
Prizoner’s set included covers by The Cult, AC/DC, Buckcherry, Kix, Cinderella, Puddle of Mudd, Skid Row, Tesla, Iron Maiden and a damn good cover of Motley Crue’s Saints of Los Angeles, as well as their own original tune, White Knuckle Ride. Prizoner has been a staple in the Cincinnati rock scene since the 80’s, and they did a fantastic job at getting the crowd pumped up and ready to see RATT.
Prizoner was so good that I though RATT would be a let down, after their excellent set. This was not the case tonight. Prizoner set the crowd up, and RATT tore the roof off of the club.
I have seen RATT twice in 2007, and Stephen Pearcy with his solo band in December. Each time, I thought Pearcy’s voice was a little better than the last time I saw him. His voice was damn near perfect this time around. I made a point to stand on the side of the stage where Warren DeMartini was playing. I am quite glad I did. His playing and solos were quite impressive.
Robby Crane might just be the best bass player RATT has ever had. Does this guy ever stand still during a show? His bass combined with Bobby Blotzer’s drums sounded great all night.
John Corabi played rhythm guitar and sang backup to Stephen Pearcy. I never noticed how much Corabi was singing until this show. I hope he doesn’t leave the band as it has been rumored of late. He will be greatly missed if he does quit RATT.
RATT played a pretty good selection of their hits including Tug of War, You’re In Love, Way Cool Jr., Lack of Communication, Lay It Down, Wanted Man, Back For More, a cover of Aerosmith’s Walkin’ The Dog, Nobody Rides For Free and a few other tunes that I can’t recall.
They also did an encore of Body Talk and Round & Round.
I didn’t decide to hit this show until a couple of days before. It was a great concert for a club show. I was glad I went. If I had any complaints at all, it would have wished RATT would have played longer.
Don’t miss RATT if they head your way. They have a few shows left on this tour.
I have included videos from RATT’s encore of Body Talk and Round and Below.
Check them out!
|8/10/08||Charter One Pavillion||Chicago, IL||w/ Scorpions|
|8/29/08||Rock The Bayou||Houston, TX|
It was reported on several sites last week that Jon Corabi quit RATT, and Carlos Cavazo has taken his place as the rhythm guitar player of RATT.
RATT played at the Annie’s Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday night (Concert Review coming soon) and John Corabi was still very much a vital member of RATT in this concert. He played rhythm guitar and sang back up to Stephen Pearcy.
During the concert, he didn’t look all that happy to be there, and didn’t seem to share in the energy that the rest of the band had, but he was still there.
RATT has a few more live dates in 2008, before Stephen Pearcy embarks on his solo tour in support of his new solo CD, Under My Skin.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the RATT camp once this tour concludes.
Rumor has it that the former Motley Crue front man, John Corabi has left RATT, and former Quiet Riot guitarist, Carlos Cavazo has joined the band. There has been no official word from the RATT camp yet!
The successor to Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood, the self titled album in 1994, is the only Motley Crue disc without Vince Neil on vocals. There are different stories on what happened with Vince Neil. Vince says he got fired, Nikki Sixx says he quit the band. Either way, John Corabi from The Scream joined the band, and provided the vocals for Motley Crue’s sixth studio album.
This album seemed doomed for failure from the very beginning. It was released in 1994, after the fall of hair metal, and this type of music was no longer trendy.
John Corabi’s vocals did add a new dimension to Motley Crue’s music, but it wasn’t enough to help push this disc. This record did chart at # 7 in the United States, but its stay near the top was short lived.
I recall when this album first came out, I was on the side of the fence that could not adjust to John Corabi singing with Motley Crue. Several years later, I have found this CD much more to my liking.
I enjoyed Corabi’s singing in his previous band, The Scream. Today, I enjoy his vocals with Motley Crue as well. His raspy style of vocals, puts a new spin on the Crue’s music, and helps it sound fresh.
There are several strong cuts on this record. Some of my favorite tracks are Hooligan’s Holiday, Smoke the Sky, Poison Apples, and Misundersood.
Why is this CD worth exploring again in 2008? It was a new sound of sorts for Motley Crue. Less hair metal, and more straight forward rock. Corabi is a very good singer, and their are enough good tunes on this disc worthing giving it new spins today.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Power to the Music
2. Uncle Jack
3. Hooligan’s Holiday
6. Poison Apples
8. Til Death Do Us Part
9. Welcome to the Numb
10. Smoke the Sky
11. Droppin’ Like Flies
12. Drift Away
15. Livin’ in the Know
Motley Crue is:
John Corabi – Vocals
Nikki Sixx – Bass
Mick Mars – Guitar
Tommy Lee – Drums