RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

Danger Danger – Danger Danger
Rock Candy Records
www.rockcandyrecords.com

Rating: B-

Danger Danger was one of a ton of hair metal bands that were out in the late 1980s trying to follow in the footsteps of multi-platinum artists like Bon Jovi and Skid Row.  By 1989, when the band released this recording, their debut album, the market was pretty saturated with similar offerings and a little thing called ‘grunge’ was lurking just around the corner.  It seemed spandex and hair spray were about to become a thing of the past, but few, certainly not the members of this band, were concerned about the future.  Nope... they were just rocking out, trying to come up with pop-rock cool tunes that would get them some hot chicks and hopefully free dope as well as some cash.  Most of the last tier of hair metal was nothing more than opportunistic leaches sucking off the teat of the willing record company that figured any band with a hot shit guitarist and a singer that looks more like a woman than a man can be an MTV pop hit. 

Danger Danger got a record deal. Truth be told, they were not too bad.  Lyrically, they were kinda silly, but musically, their tunes were fun.  The members of the band were not your typical trying-to-ride-a-fad-to-success, as they had been around the block and worked with many successful acts of the day outside of the band.  When they finally received the opportunity to be next big thing from Jersey (before Danger Danger, both Bon Jovi and Skid Row were from the same state) they took it to heart.  The first single was a hit and it is easy to hear why.  The groove of “Naughty, Naughty” had the lyrical silliness that made drunken sorority girls panty’s wet.  That song, as well as pretty much every song on the album, actually rocks. 

 Unlike many of their peers, Danger Danger seemed to know how to actually play their instruments, and the result was a band that had it all going on… at least for a while; then came Nirvana. 

This Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition has been fully remastered and includes five bonus tracks, a 12 page full color booklet,  a new interview,  a 3,000 word essay and enhanced artwork with rare photos.

TRACK LISTING:
1. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY
2. UNDER THE GUN
3. SATURDAY NITE
4. DON’T WALK AWAY
5. BANG BANG
6. ROCK AMERICA
7. BOYS WILL BE BOYS
8. ONE STEP FROM PARADISE
9. FEELS LIKE LOVE
10. TURN IT ON
11. LIVE IT UP

BONUS TRACKS LIVE 1990
11. BOYS WILL BE BOYS
12. BANG BANG
13. GROOVE OR DIE (instrumental)
14. NAUGHTY NAUGHTY
15. ROCK ‘N ROLL HOOCHIE KOO

By Jeb Wright

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