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Warrant: Cherry-Pie -- Quality You Can Taste

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Warrant: Cherry-Pie -- Quality You Can Taste

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In Season

We gave it a C+

”Where is it written that musicians have to be smart?” Eric Clapton once asked. In fact, nearly 30 years after the Beatles theoretically destroyed the myth of the rock-star-as-monosyllabic-troglodyte, it’s still surprising somehow when a popular band can walk and chew gum at the same time. In that spirit, this new collection of Warrant videos, Cherry Pie — Quality You Can Taste (the songs interspersed with tour footage and backstage philosophizing) should have some appeal for both fans and nonfans; the group members come off as modestly articulate lite-metal professionals, at times bemused by the stunted adolescent worldview that defines their calling, and even capable of occasional wit (the line about thinking of baseball in the title tune/sex anthem, for example, is genuinely funny). Otherwise, of course, this tape is just what you’d expect from a best-selling Big Hair party act — i.e., a real-life emulation of 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap — but at least you get the feeling that the Warrant guys are on some level aware of that. C+