Leader of the Banned

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All Music Guide - Bret Adams
Sam Kinison's third album, 1990s Leader of the Banned, was the comedian's last before dying two years later in a car crash. The first half of the album features a half-hour of standup comedy recorded at Bally's in Las Vegas, NV. "Jerry's Bastard Kid" offers a few chuckles when Kinison brings out Doug Bady, a member of his "Outlaws of Comedy" entourage, to criticize Jerry Lewis' annual MDA telethons for their lack of results. "Casual Users of Terrorism" offers a few tantalizing political remarks. On "Phone Call from Hell," Kinison supposedly places a real call to berate an audience member's unfaithful ex-girlfriend. For the second half of Banned, Kinison, who thought of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Adams
Sam Kinison's third album, 1990s Leader of the Banned, was the comedian's last before dying two years later in a car crash. The first half of the album features a half-hour of standup comedy recorded at Bally's in Las Vegas, NV. "Jerry's Bastard Kid" offers a few chuckles when Kinison brings out Doug Bady, a member of his "Outlaws of Comedy" entourage, to criticize Jerry Lewis' annual MDA telethons for their lack of results. "Casual Users of Terrorism" offers a few tantalizing political remarks. On "Phone Call from Hell," Kinison supposedly places a real call to berate an audience member's unfaithful ex-girlfriend. For the second half of Banned, Kinison, who thought of himself as a "rock & roll comic" -- he had some success in 1988 with a novelty version of the Troggs' "Wild Thing" -- took this perception to extremes with his own hair metal versions of Cheap Trick's "Gonna Raise Hell," Mountain's "Mississippi Queen," the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb," and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell." He sings all four songs. Kinison alters the lyrics of "Mississippi Queen" and turns it into a novelty number, but the other three are "serious" covers. Many of Kinison's rock star pals perform on these remakes, including Eddie Money, House of Lords' Lanny Cordola and Chuck Wright, Mountain's Leslie West, Poison's C.C. DeVille, Bon Jovi's David Bryan, Quiet Riot and Whitesnake's Rudy Sarzo, Dweezil Zappa, Guns N' Roses' Slash, Dio's Jimmy Bain, and Cinderella's Fred Coury.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992607322
  • Catalog Number: 26073

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sam Kinison Primary Artist, Vocals
Eddie Money Background Vocals
Dweezil Zappa Guitar
Jimmy Bain Bass
Michael Baird Drums
David Bryan Piano
Kim Bullard Keyboards, Background Vocals
Lanny Cordola Guitar, Background Vocals
Jody Cortez Drums
Fred Coury Drums
David Cumming Background Vocals
Gary Falcone Background Vocals
Tommy Funderburk Background Vocals
Joe Pizzulo Background Vocals
Robert Sarzo Guitar
Rudy Sarzo Bass
Slash Guitar
Billy Trudell Background Vocals
Leslie West Bass, Guitar
Harald Wiik Background Vocals
Richie Wise Background Vocals
Richie Zito Background Vocals
C.C. DeVille Guitar
Vinnie Ludovico Drums
Chuck Wright Background Vocals
Randy Jackson Bass
Tony Clark-Stewart Bagpipes
Bobby Leigh Background Vocals
Michael Fiore Background Vocals
Swerre Wiik Background Vocals
Robert Irving Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Sam Kinison Producer
Mick Jagger Composer
Bon Scott Composer
Phil Kafeel Producer
Phil Kaffel Producer, Engineer
Bill Kennedy Engineer
Jay Lean Engineer
Darin Prindle Engineer
Brian Reeves Engineer
Keith Richards Composer
Sabrina Souiri Producer
Julian Stoll Engineer
Angus Young Composer
Malcolm Young Composer
Richie Zito Producer
Chad Munsey Engineer
Randy Wine Engineer
Squeak Engineer
Jim Mitchell Engineer
Tony Clark-Stewart Contributor
Allen Abramson Engineer
Johnny Lee Art Direction
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