DANGER DANGER – Danger Danger

Danger Danger – Danger Danger (1989, Epic Records)

Track Listing:
1. “Naughty Naughty” … 4:50
2. “Under the Gun” … 4:39
3. “Saturday Nite” … 4:18
4. “Don’t Walk Away” … 4:56
5. “Bang Bang” … 3:56
6. “Rock America” … 4:54
7. “Boys Will Be Boys” … 4:58
8. “One Step from Paradise” … 4:47
9. “Feels Like Love” … 4:52
10. “Turn It On” … 3:40
11. “Live It Up” … 3:54

Ted Poley – Vocals
Andy Timmons – Guitar
Bruno Ravel – Bass
Steve West – Drums
Kasey Smith – Keyboard

Additional Musicians:
Tony “Bruno” Rey – Guitar

Produced by: Lance Quinn

I see this band get lumped into the glam and hair metal category alot, but to me, they’re  a  slick, keyboard-driven hard rock/pop act that has more in common with the AOR groups of the 70s than any of the glam acts of the 80s.

“Naughty Naughty” was the band’s biggest hit and is certainly very hair metal (just read the lyrics!), so maybe that’s why they got put into a category I personally don’t feel they belong in.

Nonetheless, as slick and light as this album is, I really enjoy it. Ted Poley is a good vocalist and I’m actually surprised this band didn’t break bigger on the mainstream as the music here (well, besides “Naughty Naughty”…)  could have easily found itself on a pop station at the time. “Don’t Walk Away”, “One Step from Paradise” and “Feels Like Love” could have made many a prom night for some young awkward 1980s couple… Or at least done well on the roller rink circuit during the “slow skates”.

Honestly, this isn’t an album you can crank up too loud, it’s incredibly cheesy and dated, but it’s a great guilty pleasure.

Highlights: “Naughty Naughty”, “Saturday Nite”, “Don’t Walk Away”, “Bang Bang”, “One Step from Paradise”, “Feels Like Love”, “Live It Up”



Posted on January 4, 2009, in Collection, Danger Danger and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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