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Mane Attraction was the fourth studio album by the hard rock band White Lion. It was released in 1991 by Atlantic Records, and reached #61 on The Billboard 200


After two years of writing and recording, White Lion released Mane Attraction in the spring of 1991. More of a “”back to basics”” album, centering on strong hooks and melodic hard rock, the album was received well by the fans. Unfortunately, the album failed to reach the top 20 like the last two albums. It received little or no airplay due to the recent Grunge explosion and subsequent backlash on all things “”hair metal””. The album also contained White Lion only instrumental song, “”Blue Monday””, a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, who had died while the band was writing for the album.
Greg D’Angelo and James Lomenzo left the band soon after the album release, citing “”musical differences””, but White Lion carried on with bassist Tommy “”T-Bone”” Caradonna and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Y&T) . After briefly touring in support of Mane Attraction, Tramp and Bratta decided to call it a day in September 1991.
Released: April 2, 1991
Recorded: 1990-91
Genre: Glam metal, hard rock
Length: 63:45
Label: Atlantic
Producer: Richie Zito

Track listing:

“”Lights and Thunder”” – 8:10

“”Broken Heart”” – 4:09
“”Leave Me Alone”” – 4:26

“”Love Don’t Come Easy”” – 4:11

“”You’re All I Need”” – 4:29
“”It Over”” – 5:19
“”Warsong”” – 6:59
“”She Got Everything”” – 6:56
“”Till Death Do Us Part”” – 5:33
“”Out with the Boys”” – 4:35
“”Blue Monday”” – 4:23
“”Farewell to You”” – 4:22
All songs written by Bratta/Tramp

White Lion-Mane Attraction-Vito Bratta Solos

and members:
Mike Tramp – vocals
Vito Bratta – guitars
James Lomenzo – bass
Greg D’Angelo – drums

“”Lights and Thunder””/””She Got Everything””
“”Broken Heart ’91″”/””Leave Me Alone””
“”Love Don’t Come Easy””
“”Out with the Boys””

5.0 out of 5 stars Mane Attraction, the band (unfortunately!) last record released on Atlantic in 1991. After Big Game, the band songwriting duo Vito and Mike locked themselves up for a whole year and started writing the album. Because Big Game was released at a time when the band was really tired of having toured non-stop for over a year, and the band was severely criticised by critics, they took a year off and wrote Mane Attraction with full concentration. They shut their ears to their label about writing ‘hit songs’ to be released as singles and even wrote the heavy “”Lights & Thunder”” out of spite as an opening track. “”Lights & Thunder”” clocked in at over 8+ minutes with a long and beautiful instrumental section from guitarist Vito Bratta with Tramp lyrics on social events as opposed to happy party songs. This was followed by “”Warsong”” inspired by the Gulf War and depicting a veteran return to his home town from war. Both songs were extremely heavy compared to the songs in WL back catalogue with dark lyrics, sharp guitar solos and fat bass lines. Rumour has it that Vito used a drum machine writing this album and drummer Greg D’Angelo, who at the time was on bad terms with the band, barely recorded his parts.

Shortly after the release of the album bassist Lomenzo and drummer D’Angelo left the band to be replaced by Tony Caradonna (Alice Cooper, Lita Ford) and Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, Megadeth). The band played Europe and America with new members handling the rhythm section.

The biggest difference of Mane Attraction and the first three WL albums is that the songs on this album are more focused, more fortright, and the production is relatively more polished due to new producer Richie Zito. The re-recorded version of “”Broken Heart”” (which was the first song Vito and Mike ever wrote) sounds absolutely terrific especially when the solo kicks in. It impossible not to tell how much Vito has progressed as a guitarist since 1984 Fight To Survive.

“”Blue Monday”” is one of the best instrumental songs that I’ve ever heard, played in memory of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, who happened to be one of Vito favourite guitarists. The melodic section after the bluesy intro still gives me chills after all these years. “”Out with the Boys”” lyrically deals with losing a loved one and has a sad vibe to it without getting too cheesy, and “”Leave Me Alone”” is about the generation gap between parents and children and features one of D’Angelo best drumming ever. “”Till Death Do Us Part”” and “”You’re All I Need”” are the power ballads on the record by many chosen as their wedding songs, especially the former.

“”Farewell To You”” closes the album with its meaningful lyrics bringing to mind if Vito and Mike knew that Mane Attraction was going to be their last album together.

After the break-up of the band, everyone went their own way. Vocalist Mike Tramp went to form a new band called Freak of Nature releasing two studio albums plus a CD of out takes before the band disbanded. He then started doing solo albums and has released three records along with a Remembering White Lion album without the original WL members.

Guitarist and main songwriter Vito Bratta played on CPR (Coven, Pitrelli, Reilly) in 1992 along with other guitar virtuosos such as Steve Morse and Zakk Wylde, and tried to form a new band remaining on Atlantic Records. But as the grunge wave came, his project never got off the ground.

Drummer Greg D’Angelo played with LA Blues Authority and on a Motorhead album and finally became a sound engineer. Bassist Lomenzo career continued as he joined Zakk Wylde band Pride & Glory and then former Guns N’ Roses axeman Slash Snakepit. He also contributed to Tramp debut solo album Capricorn in 1997 and toured with David Lee Roth recently.

White Lion was a great band and terribly underrated compared to their contemporaries. Vito Bratta is easily the most overlooked songwriter/guitarist of the 80. It no wonder he so bitter with the music industry; I hope to see him return one day, even though it looks unlikely at this time.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Fitting Farewell Album from White Lion,
This album surprised me. It White Lion, but at a much different level. They are more than just a riff and rock pop metal band that their first two albums showed that they were (though their second album “”Pride”” is by far, I think, their best overall work).
The opener “”Lights and Thunder”” is a good song with rips and riffs throughout, and a very rapid beat. Great song. The remake of a song they released on their “”Fight To Survive”” album called “”Broken Heart”” is symbolic of the sound you’ll hear throughout the album: and that is a more mature, more sophisticated sound than their previous works. Tracks three and four keep the fast beat alive, but oddly do a nice job to set the stage for the beautiful power ballad “”You’re All I Need.”” The following song, “”It Over”” is a great transition song to go from the guitar-ridden ballad to track 7, “”Warsong,”” in which the bassist James Lomenzo gets a chance to really strut his stuff.

Moving on from the drum- and bass-heavy “”Warsong,”” the album introduces us to three songs that remind a fan of White Lion “”Big Game”” album. They seem to flow so well in transition from one to another that they ALMOST sound like one long song with three different parts– but just almost. The listener will easily be able to distinguish, and will probably wonder why there aren’t more of that style of song on the album.

“”Blue Monday”” is a nice instrumental, dedicated to Stevie Ray Vaughn, and a nice break to the ears from the four hard tracks that precede it. But it also gears you up for the final track “”Farewell To You,”” which is a nice, rockin’ closing track and has a melancholy “”farewell”” tone just beneath the surface. “”Farewell To You”” lyrics are explicitly about a romance that ended for the singer, but I can’t help but wonder if he wrote the lyrics as an official goodbye to the FANS, and not so much his girlfriend.

For me, I caught an overall sense of bitter-sweet, slightly-melancholy emotion in this album from start to finish, and the strong theme of “”goodbye”” seems to permeate the entire album. Even the track titles reflect this.

Another thing a Lion fan will catch from this album is not only a mix of “”Pride”” and “”Big Game,”” but a true sense of what White Lion sounded like live in their heyday.

I’ve enjoyed this album so many times over that all I can say is that I do not believe you’ll be disappointed with the twelve bucks spent on this album– and then you’ll want their other stuff!

White Lion: Gone, but most certainly not forgotten.

5.0 out of 5 stars vito bratta is a genius,
what can i say besides vito is an under-rated genius. just listen to blue Monday and you’ll see what i mean. come back vito we all miss you!!!!!!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Final Masterpiece of HR/HM
I’ve been interested in Modern Rock/Electronix more than HR/HM, because I’m too young to belong to the generation of Heavy Metal in the 1980. Well, a few years ago I accidentally listened to “”Main Attraction”” CD. When I listened to the song “”Love Don’t Come Easy”” at first, I was so surprised of the compelling pop sense.
As a matter of fact, I used to get a little stereotype that “”LA Metal or the other sorts of Metal stuff is all …[junk]””. But this album is not clumsy or cheap but absolutely riveting. This album is full of the gorgeous and introspective Hard Rock numbers(especially “”Broken Heart”” “”Till Death to Us Part””, “”Farewell to You”” are super awesome!).

Even though “”Main Attraction”” was wrapped up with a commercial disappointment, I think this is the best album of White Lion.

5.0 out of 5 stars Rock melody at its best!!!!,
I grew up listening to White Lion and especially this album. Even today this album conjures up brilliant visions and deep emotions. I guess the difference between those who adore White Lion and those who don’t boils down to whether you feel their music. No doubt, they were not the best band around in the 80. But, they made some beautiful music and that counts! Very few of the o called’ great bands left such a lasting impression or had the feel of White Lion melodies.
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite CD,
I used this CD for my wedding with the song till death do us part. It the best wedding song
5.0 out of 5 stars White Lion Best Album
MANE ATTRACTION, White Lion final studio album, is also its best. Most of the songs are top-drawer, and the highlights are better than the best songs on their previous albums. Many are about starting over in the aftermath of difficult times, even if it means leaving behind what you once held dear. The fact that lead singer Mike Tramp, unlike many of the so-called “”hair band”” singers, advocates sanctions against Indonesia in retaliation for that country trumped-up drug-smuggling conviction of a young Australian tourist makes this CD a great purchase for both your ears AND your conscience.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best,
White Lion is simply one of the best groups, that crossed and rocked over this planet. Mane Attraction is for me the best album they ever released. Full of emotions, the ideal CD for a moment of relaxation, and a dinner with your partner.
5.0 out of 5 stars great last cd from the band!,
these songs are more about relationships than the other albums yet it really shows the smart lyrics and music put forth from vito and mike! An album with more relationship stuff between man and woman yet also between the band members. There last album is perhaps there strongest. I’m still waiting guys! I suggest that you pick it up!
5.0 out of 5 stars Leaving With A Bang!,
This was the last White Lion cd! It really is too bad that they aren’t around anymore! But this cd most definitely is one hell of a way to go out rockin’! I myself think this is their best cd they made! With songs like:””Lights & Thunder””, “”Broken Heart””, & of course “”Farwell To You””! This is the best cd to get besides “”The Best Of White Lion””! Worth buying!!!!!!!


5.0 out of 5 stars The Best White Lion Album,
This is by far the best WL album. Almost every song is like a Greatest Hit. Lights and Thunder, Broken Heart, Love Don’t Come Easy, You’re All I Need, It Over, Warsong, She Got Everything, Till Death Do Us Part, and Farewell To You are incredible. And the other 3 aren’t bad either!
5.0 out of 5 stars White Lion farewell, and man do I miss them,
White Lion released Mane Attraction in 1991, and considering the changing landscape of music, these guys recorded an absolutely amazing record for the year. Some fans of the band may not be very keen on Mane Attraction, but for my money, it a fine send-off for an amazing band.

We all know the story by now. In 1991, grunge was on the rise, and our favorite music was vastly becoming extinct in most circles. With this knowledge, White Lion went into the studio to record what was to become their last record with the original line-up of the band. I’m sure when Mane Attraction dropped in 91, most people expected something in the vein of Pride. However, what they got was something completely different. This album veers a tiny bit away from the traditional hair metal formula of the day, the songs are more meaningful and socially aware than previous efforts, and that saying something considering White Lion history. The entire album is off the rails, but if I had to pick, Farewell To You, Lights And Thunder, Broken Heart and Love Don’t Come Easy are my favorites.

This is quite simply another awesome output from White Lion. These guys are criminally underrated, and honestly they should be remembered as one of the decades best, not just another hair band, gone bad.

5.0 out of 5 stars White Lion Mane Attraction,
I think that this is an excellent CD by the band White Lion to have in your collection,I’m a big fan of the band from the beginning,all the songs sound really cool the album is worth having in your collection.

5.0 out of 5 stars White Lion Rules!,
“”Mane Attraction”” was released in 1991 and it was their final studio release before calling it quits. The material continues with the melodic hard rock/pop metal of the previous recording but with much better sound production. This group is notable for having a stable line-up throughout their career: Mike Tramp on vocals, underrated guitarist Vitto Bratta, James Lomenzo on bass, and Greg D’Angelo on drums. All songs were written by the Tramp/Bratta team. There not a single weak moment to be found!
An eight-minute epic composition called “”Thunder And Lightning”” opens this set. It is filled with strong hooks, memorable chorus/verse and good riffing. “”Broken Heart”” is another highlight with lyrics about how divorce affects children. It has an awesome melodic solo from Bratta and killer rhythm guitar. I liked the slightly funky “”Leave Me Alone”” and the other epic anti-war tune “”Warsong”” that comes complete with dual bass drumming, some mean riffs in the verse/chorus but in the middle it switches into ballad mode with yet another brilliant solo from Bratta that gives off a Brian May/Queen vibe.
Let not forget the incredible catchy ballads: “”You’re All I Need”” has some marvellous arpeggios from Bratta on the acoustic guitar while in “”Till Death Do Us Apart”” (the more complex of the two with an excellent bridge) the band mixes the usual guitars with some piano accompaniment for stellar results.
“”She Got Everything”” is a pure hard rock number taken at a slow pace with the usual riffing plus a seemingly Eddie Van Halen inspired short instrumental at the end similar in feel to Van Halen “”Spanish Fly”” or “”Cathedral””. Also of note is the tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan called “”Blue Monday”” (instrumental) who died at the time the band was recording the material. Bratta plays some bluesy licks with plenty of melody as well. Excellent! Keyboards are used to great effect on the mid-tempo “”It Over”” but one of my favorites is track number ten: “”Out With The Boys””; a pop-metal number with an excellent chorus. Lyrically it is similar to Thin Lizzy “”The Boys Are Back In Town”” talking about hanging out on the streets and having a blast with a nostalgic/melancholic overtone. Finishing off the LP comes the appropriately titled “”Farewell To You””, a song dedicated to the fans and as the title suggests, it the band saying goodbye to you. Great conclusion, too bad the band had to part ways!

For fans of melodic hard rock/pop-metal this album is highly recommended! Vitto Bratta is such an underrated guitarist!

5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT WORK FROM DUDES,
Another excellent work from tramp/bratta. This is the best album of white lion.Too sad that they’re not together anymore.

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