The 2003 three-track Hanoi Rocks EP A Day Late, a Dollar Short is comprised of a track from the group's full-length from a year prior (Twelve Shots on the Rocks), as well as two outtakes ("Bad News" and "Moonlite Dance"), and even the video clip for the EP's title track. Unlike the raw sounds of their earlier classics, the three tracks here catch the Michael Monroe/Andy McCoy-led Hanoi lineup attempting to create melodic/mainstream-sounding hits. Which is what the group was seemingly always against -- playing it safe. Thankfully, their next studio album, 2007's Street Poetry, would see the group return to their trademark raw and rocking style.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato