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The Yellow and Black Attack

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Category: Glam
Year: 1984
Label: Enigma
Catalog Number: CDE-73207
Rating: 8.26 out of 10. (67 ratings)

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Michael Sweet lead vocals, guitar
Robert Sweet drums
Tim Gaines bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Oz Fox guitar, backing vocals
1.  Loud 'N Clear  
2.  From Wrong to Right  
3.  My Love I'll Always Show  
4.  You Know What to Do  
5.  Co'Mon Rock  
6.  You Won't Be Lonely  
7.  Loving You  
8.  Reason for the Season  

Existing comments about this CD

From: LiveWire   (IP unknown) Date: February 8, 2002 at 9:59
This is a really great album. Kind of short tho.
From: St. Hood   (IP unknown) Date: March 17, 2002 at 2:09
Glam isn't a type of music. Besides Glam was in the 70's. This is a Hair band. Hair isn't a music style either. This is a Metal Band! 80's Metal to be exact. This is their debut and it ROCKS HARD with HARMONIES! AWESOME! Raw sounding distortion. A must for any Metal Christian. ROCK ON! St. Hood
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: April 22, 2002 at 12:22
A very good release! Stryper shows its stripes as a Heavy Metal band, playing driving, edgy music with monster riffs (especially at the beginning of songs). Production's good, too, which pleasantly surprised me. YABA, SUC, & THWTD are the staples of my diet as a Stryper fan. This is a short disk - but, to be expected for a first release. Though it didn't break any ground musically (except in CCM), it showed they had the chops to play alongside any metal band on the West Coast.
From: Tom   (IP unknown) Date: April 27, 2002 at 6:27
If there's a better mid 80's metal song than Co'mon Rock, I don't know about it. That song alone is worth the price for this gem. This is still among Stryper's best records. (Check out Guardian's cover version of this record too. They stayed true to the original, but made it a little heavier.) You could tell by the lyrics though that they were new Christians when they wrote it because of the lyrics are just not right. But that's okay, I listen to this one for the metal, not the words.
From: MetalGeek   (IP unknown) Date: April 30, 2002 at 9:22
I still have the cassette of the first pressing of this album, with the original cover (with the missiles heading towards earth, and God's hand pointing the way...) I greatly prefer the mix on this original version than the 'remixed' one that came out a few years later wtih the different cover. If only someone would re-issue this version on CD! I loved this album so much at the time I even bought the T-shirt!
From: iaffprofireman   (IP unknown) Date: February 10, 2003 at 22:57
Probably runs a close second for this group's best album. This is a classic group to which Christian rock will be compared to for a long long time. This album is very strong and I'd recomend it to anyone!
From: James   (IP unknown) Date: February 11, 2003 at 2:29
Check out the Stryper tribute alubm, The Yellow And Black Attack Is Back. AWESOME
From: Plutarch   (IP unknown) Date: July 20, 2003 at 21:47
I thought that the lyrics lacked a certain depth and the production sound reflected the fact that this was their first album.That being said this a great christian album.Fun, fast and you could hear the potential.
From: Alejandro   (IP unknown) Date: October 29, 2003 at 3:36
Tom, could you tell me what you meant with 'the lyrics are just not right'?
From: RONALD VARGASLI   (IP unknown) Date: March 11, 2004 at 14:42
From: FOX   ( Date: April 14, 2005 at 22:23
i really like this album for a ton of reasons. first off, i love debut albums! this was a fresh band, jsut ready to rock the christian and main stream world. i lvoe the fire this album has, and the great message in the songs. yes this is a shorter album, but thats ok, not every album has to have 10 songs on it. on the FOX ROCK SCALE this album gets a strong 8.6 i still dont feel this was their best album, but a very very very good debut album. if you love hard fast metal, you have to check itout
From: Nat   ( Date: April 27, 2005 at 0:18
Great album!!!!
From: Tom   (---.) Date: October 8, 2005 at 7:59
Alejandro - lyrics like 'you'll never be lonely anymore' while sounding good, aren't true. I know very, very few Christians (none really) who don't sometimes still feel lonely. In Reason for the Season, they sing that 'every day can be a holiday' when you know Christ. Again, live the Christian life for more than a year or two and you find out this is not true. That's what I was getting at. They were new Christians, and it showed in the lyrics.
From: Greg the Egg   ( Date: January 22, 2006 at 11:41
Excellent album.True rock.
From: Waylon02   ( Date: February 27, 2011 at 21:32
This is the album that got me into Stryper back in 84. Still a killer album.

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