Love/Hate - Wasted in America - 12" Vinyl LP Album

For the promotion of the album "Wasted in America", Jizzy Pearl used himself in a legendary publicity stunt to help album sales. This stunt, with the help of a few others, included Jizzy successfully erecting a cross on the Hollywood Sign and positioned himself on it. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


High Resolution Photo Love/Hate Wasted in America

Album Description:

In the world of rock history, few bands have captured the essence of raw emotion, unapologetic rebellion, and the dichotomy of love and hate quite like Love/Hate. Their second studio album, "Wasted in America", released as a 12" vinyl LP, stands as a testament to the band's ability to channel their tumultuous experiences into a powerhouse of musical expression.

A Legendary Publicity Stunt

Rock 'n' roll is known for its larger-than-life personalities and daring antics, and Jizzy Pearl, the charismatic frontman of Love/Hate, proved to be no exception. In an audacious move to boost album sales and etch his band's name into rock history, Pearl orchestrated a jaw-dropping publicity stunt. With the help of a few intrepid collaborators, he managed to erect a cross on the iconic Hollywood Sign, positioning himself atop it. This audacious act not only garnered media attention but also encapsulated the rebellious spirit that Love/Hate's music epitomized.

A Glimpse Inside: Original Custom Inner Sleeve

A true collector's gem, the "Wasted in America" vinyl LP comes complete with its original custom inner sleeve. This inner sleeve is a visual time capsule, providing fans with album details, stunning visuals, and a glimpse into the minds of the band members. It's a tangible connection to an era when album artwork was as much a part of the experience as the music itself.

Complete Lyrics: A Window into Emotion

One of the defining features of "Wasted in America" is the inclusion of the complete lyrics to all its songs. Love/Hate's lyrics are a rollercoaster of emotion, often reflecting the highs and lows of life, love, and society. The decision to provide fans with the complete lyrics on the vinyl sleeve invites listeners to explore the depths of the band's artistic expression. It's a unique opportunity to engage with the music on a profoundly personal level, connecting with the words that resonate most.

The Creative Minds Behind the Album

"Produced by John Jansen" - These words hold weight in the music industry, signifying a guiding force that shapes the sonic landscape of an album. John Jansen's involvement in "Wasted in America" contributed to its distinctive sound, capturing the raw energy and unrefined passion that Love/Hate was known for.

The album's recording locations further enrich its narrative. From the electric atmosphere of the Power Station in New York City to the creative confines of the House of Music in West Orange, New Jersey, the album's sonic journey was carefully crafted in spaces that have witnessed the evolution of music history.

The band members themselves form the beating heart of this rock opus:

- Jizzy Pearl's vocals are a force to be reckoned with, capturing the essence of the album's emotional spectrum. His later ventures with L.A. Guns and Ratt only underscore his enduring impact on the rock scene.

- Jon E. Love's guitar work is a cornerstone of Love/Hate's sound, infusing each track with both fiery aggression and melodic finesse.

- Skid (Rose) lays down the basslines that anchor the album's rhythm, contributing to the raw energy that courses through its veins.

- Joey Gold's drums provide the heartbeat of "Wasted in America", driving the music forward with an undeniable sense of urgency.

Music Genre:

  American Hard Rock Heavy Metal Music

Album Production Information:

  Produced by John Jansen
Recorded at the Power Station, New York City and House of Music, West Orange, NJ.

Record Label Information:

  Sony CBS 469453 / 01-469453-20 / LC 0162

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by Love/Hate.

Media Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

  1992 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Love/Hate Wasted in America
    Love/Hate's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Vocals: Jizzy Pearl (left to lead L.A. Guns and then Ratt)
  • Guitar: Jon E. Love
  • Bass: Skid (Rose)
  • Drums: Joey Gold

Track Listing of: Love/Hate Wasted in America
    The Song/tracks on "Wasted in America " are:
  • Wasted in America
  • Spit
  • Miss America
  • Cream
  • Yucca Man
  • Happy Hour

    Side Two:
  • Tranquilizer
  • Time's Up
  • Don't Fuck With Me
  • Don't Be Afraid
  • Social Sidewinder
  • Evil Twin
Album cover photos of : Love/Hate Wasted in America

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Photo of Album's Inner Sleeve  
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