This is TSOL's third full length album, but the first with this lineup. This album bring forward a new singer, Joe Wood (Jack's brother-in-law) and new drummer. They left a lot of the early punk sound behind and became more of a modern Doors like band. On this LP they were still getting some of the kinks out, so its not perfect.
Between this and the follow-up "Revenge", you have a pretty nice set of songs. After Revenge, they became more involved in the LA Rock scene than the Punk Rock scene. With that came a change in sound and lyrical content, which influenced and paved the way for other hair/glam band -- Poison, Great White, et al -- but left a lot of their original fan base behind.
This CD contains some rare stuff. There is "Suppose they give war" from the first Flipside compilation and some out takes from the recording session. The song "Road of Gold", which would later surface on "Hit and Run", is more primitive here, but still quite good.
If you saw TSOL on the warp tour or have the LP "Dance with me", this is NOT the same band. That band is the original lineup reformed (minus Todd Barnes, RIP.) They are both good bands, just different.
Of interest older fans may be the whereabouts of Joe Wood. He is currently an artist in Long Beach. He also occasionally plays with his band Joe Wood and the Lonely Ones. Their CD "The Lonely Ones" is a very good blues-rock number, with some catchy tracks. Check out his website: [...]