Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
JS 1 vs. JS 1000
The quality of Joe's self titled album was beside the point. *At the time of it's release, rock was mired in the dark gloom that was the corpse of grunge and post-alternative sissy-boys. *Oasis and their ilk ruled the charts and I was hoping for someone to make expressive, technically beautiful music, and in that respect, the self-titled album completely let me down. *I personally saw that as a step back for Joe. *Like he was scared to put an album like Extremist out in that musical climate, so he backed down and turned down, just as all the other unplugged acts were doing. *In retrospect, S&R is not a horrible album, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who was impressed with it as a follow up to Passion and Warfare.
Kevan, I like the guitar SOLOS on 5150, but it turned out later that those had been complete long before most of the songs were written. *One day, I'd love to hear the original versions of Good Enough and 5150 and Summer Nights that Dave recorded with Ed in '83. *Sammy just ruins it for me.