The Japanese version of this CD ($50 imported! YOW) has a track on it that I've never heard of until now. Here's the scoop: It's called: "You Got Me Wrong." Thank you Bob Luke, for the info!
In February 2001 this album was reissued on CD from France's Axekiller Records (3064422), remastered plus one bonus track, the extra track from the British 12-inch vinyl "Inside Out" single, "On The Blue Side Of The Night."
Hungry , the band's second album, (Capitol; cassette: c4-96114; CD: DP79611142) was released in 1991, and it contains: Face Down In The Gutter, Don't Say No, Fire And Water, When The Night Comes Down, Off To The Sun, Feels Good, Shake Down The Walls, When I Find Love, H. H. Boogie, The Sun Also Rises In Hell, A Roll Of The Dice, Whiskey On A Heartache.
Japanese bonus track: "Highlife," which Bob Luke says is worth the $50 to import it. Both Japanese albums have the same artwork, plus obi strips. Was it released on vinyl? Anyone know?
Hungry reissue from Axe Killer (1999; 3051392), the same French label that did the import version of the live CD rereleased this with the bonus track, "Two Wrongs Can Make A Right." I picked this up at a record show. It's also available from a Terrible Ted's (a Goldmine magazine advertiser who always has the good ol' hard rock stuff) for like $17. It was a no-brainer decision for me, even though I have all the songs. My friend Julie said, "So basically you paid $17 bucks for a sticker." Yeah, ok. I guess I did. Maybe $50 for a song on a Japanese import isn't so far off after all! Completism is a baaaaad thing. At least, with XYZ, it's possible.... I hope. (I wanted to make this a little bigger so you could at least read my $17 sticker.)
Take What You Can Live, 1997, import (Axe Killer; 3025502) is available from perrisrecords.com. The song list reads like this: Maggie, (note the misspelling) Take What You Can, Come On And Love Me, What Keeps Me Lovin You, After The Rain, Inside Out, Off To The Sun, Nice Day To Die, Straight In The Night, Only Get You On The Phone, Connected To You, Slow Me Down. (These songs are so cheesy I love them. You can tell that XYZ was a young band, and these songs are a definite must for completists like I am.)
The American version of this album, (label?; T-I-R 010795) released in 1995 and with cover art consisting of a smattering of band photos, has 14 songs on it. These include: Maggie, Take What You Can, Come On And Love Me, What Keeps Me Loving You, After The Rain, Inside Out, Off To The Sun, Nice Day To Die, *****Face Down In The Gutter, When I Find Love, and unreleased demos: This Could Be The One, I Know What's On Your Mind, One Is Enough To Tango, Ready For The Rain.
I must tell you the heart attack I had when I received the domestic CD in the mail. I knew it was going to have tour photos on the cover, but nothing prepared me for my delighted shock when I saw it! A former pen pal of my good buddy Julie took the b/w photo on the right hand side (and I own a photo taken either right before or right after the one pictured on the cover) and the one in the top center was taken by my friend Crystal at the first show we saw XYZ, Oct. 23, 1991!! See?! ------------->
The domestic version is just as awesome as the import. Any serious XYZ fan needs to have both in his/her collection! The "Face Down In The Gutter" and "When I Find Love" live tracks on the domestic version are from a radio performance and are both acoustic tracks. The unreleased tracks are awesome. I seem to remember the guys playing "Ready For The Rain" at the second show I went to... but I'm not sure. The reason why I think I remember this is that it was another "rain" song and I found that funny. Or am I hallucinating? Can anyone verify if the guys were playing those songs (slated for album #3) on their 1991 or 1992 tour?
Inside Out, released in 1989, is backed by Take What You Can. The CD single and UK 12-inch single (12ENV 16) (same artwork as 45 picture sleeve) of this song have a third track, "On The Blue Side Of The Night." 7-inch vinyl catalog number: ENV16; small hole, 45 rpm.
What Keeps Me Loving You was also released, as a video, anyway. (It was the era of the power ballad.) I don't know anything about any singles released here. Can anyone tell me the B-side or supply artwork?
A fan recalls that the single was released in Canada, to whit, "Although I cannot supply artwork, I know for a fact that 'What Keeps Me Lovin' You,' the second single from XYZ's 1989 self-titled Enigma Records debut, was available in a cassette single format in Canada. I myself had purchased the cass-single of "Inside Out," the first single but did not purchase the second as the B-side was another album song. I apologize for not being able to identify the B-side, but I can describe the cover art as mostly grey-black, reminiscent of the LP mood, with just the song title in the same font that the songs on the album were printed in.... Paul" Thank you Paul!!
The U.S. Inside Out promo 12 inch vinyl (EPRO-218) contains only the one song.
The Inside Out promo CD (EPRO-231) contains only the one song.
This Metal Sampler (DPRO-79086) Hungry promo contains the following five songs: Off To The Sun, The Sun Also Rises In Hell, Two Wrongs Can Make A Right, Take What You Can (live, different from the live CD of the same name) and Nice Day To Die (live)
The promo CD for Face Down In The Gutter (DPRO-79847) is not backed with anything; it's just the one track. Apparently there is a 12-inch vinyl version of this single with two tracks (SPRO79913) and a UK version with four. I have the US version on order and am inquiring about the UK version. For a band with only two albums to their credit, there sure is a lot of stuff out there! I'm so glad I'm not a Beatles collector! I wouldn't have any money at all! Online shopping is too easy! Bad bad bad!!! ;)
Patt recently informed me that "Maggy" was in a Dolf Lundgren movie in 1990 named I Come In Peace. Being that the movie is still shown on cable, the residuals from its inclusion are still helping the guys pay the rent. :)