The fact that this album is out-of-print is rather depressing. In a perfect world, where album sales are based on quality, this album would have gone multi-platinum. But at least you can buy it used.
Izzy Stradlin’s debut “Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Houds” is simply one of rock’s great unknown treasures. Stradlin created an “Exile On Main Street” for the 90s, yet few people have ever heard it.
Stradlin was the most underrated member of Guns N’ Roses. Slash had the killer solos, Axl has the charisma, but Stradlin, along with Rose, was the great songwriter. Some of Stradlin’s best work was written after he left Guns N’ Roses. What you get with “Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Hounds” is basically a Rolling Stones/Faces sounding album for the early 90s.
Stradlin’s influence in GN’R can be heard on such songs as “Double Talkin’ Jive,” “Dust N’ Bones,” and “14 Years.” If you liked those songs, this album is for you.
This album is all killer and no filler. If you haven’t heard this album yet, do yourself a favor and order a copy.