Having gone to high school in the eighties, this is one of the most influential hard rock albums of the decade. This album was responsible for me buying a destroyer guitar. Personally, this album is more raw and more powerful than Pyromania. Pyromania is a great album, but written more for the radio. High n Dry is just pure power from a bunch of young guys with a hunger to make it. Trust me, buy this CD, play it in your car stereo, turn it up to 10 and drive on the highway!!!