DANGEROUS TOYS – Dangerous Toys

Dangerous Toys – Dangerous Toys (1989, Columbia Records)

1. “Teas’n, Pleas’n” … 3:11
2. “Scared” … 4:03
3. “Bones in the Gutter” … 3:26
4. “Take Me Drunk” … 3:56
5. “Feels Like a Hammer” … 4:10
6. “Sport’n a Woody” … 3:28
7. “Queen of the Nile” … 3:27
8. “Outlaw” … 3:21
9. “Here Comes Trouble” … 3:21
10. “Ten Boots (Stompin’)” … 3:12
11. “That Dog” … 3:29

Jason McMaster – Lead Vocals
Danny Aaron – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Scott Dalhover – Guitar
Mike Watson – Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mark Geary – Drums

Produced by: Max Norman

Another online grab of mine from years back. I had heard so many good things about Dangerous Toys years before even picking this up, but it was one of those albums where I kept putting it off or would find something else to order instead.

Well, despite the freaky tribute to Killer Klowns from Outer Space, this is a great release and it definitely deserved the gold status it achieved. Jason McMaster sounds very much like Axl Rose at times and it’s fitting, because the Texas-based Dangerous Toys have a ‘Guns ‘N Roses or L.A. Guns meets Southern rock’ vibe going. Don’t get me wrong, this is no Appetite for Destruction, but it’s a great blend of the South, sleaze and glam.

Supposedly, guitarist Danny Aaron did not play on the album and had actually left the band before recording even began. He is still credited and pictured though, so maybe Dangerous Toys knows a bit more about the situation than any gossipers would.

Metal band Shadows Fall did a cover of “Teas’n, Pleas’n” for the Japanese pressing of their album The War Within.

Highlights: “Teas’n, Pleas’n”, “Feels Like a Hammer”, “Sport’n a Woody”, “Queen of the Nile”, “Outlaw”



Posted on August 10, 2009, in Dangerous Toys and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. This is one of those albums I bought when it first came out without knowing anything about the band…just because the cover caught my eye in the record store.
    I think they have a cool sound.

    (Did you know that Jason McMaster was in a KISS tribute band called “SSIK“?)

  2. This is a great album! This came out in ’89, my junior year in high school and we played the hell out of this record at the parking lot parties and in the car. ‘Scared’ was the big radio single but I always preferred ‘Queen Of The Nile’ as my favorite. I heard this whole album so much back in the day that, if I put it on right now, I could sing every word and air guitar every solo except for the last two songs. I just don’t remember them all that much.

    Pick up HELLACIOUS ACRES (1991), its very good too. Great album covers BTW!

    Heavy Metal Addiction

  3. McMaster plays guitar in my Motorhead tribute band. He’s an awesome and talented musician. Check out his band Broken Teeth. They kick ass.

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