Chart Position #65
01. Teas’n Pleas’n
03. Bones In The Gutter
04. Take Me Drunk
05. Feels Like A Hammer
06. Sport’n A Woody
07. Queen Of The Nile
09. Here Comes Trouble
10. Ten Boots (Stompin’)
11. That Dog
Jason McMaster – vocals
Scott Dalhover – guitar
Danny Aaron – guitar and vocals
Mike Watson – bass and vocals
Mark Geary – drums
Paula Salvatore – background vocals (5)
Waste ‘O’ Skin Choir – gang vocals
Produced, engineered and mixed by Max Norman.
When this record originally came out back in 1989, Dangerous Toys were seen as one of the few hair-metal bands trying to do things differently.
Sure some songs, like “Sport’n a Woody” and “Ten Boots (Stompin’)”, sound totally dated today, but others still sound as strong as they did twenty years ago. In my opinion, “Scared” is one of the best hair-metal songs of the whole genre and “Feels Like A Hammer” is one of the stronger ballads that had ever been recorded up to that point.
While the band’s shtick seems laughable now, they were hip as shit when they came out, and fortunately a lot of the band’s songwriting is able to stand up to the years. When people look back on hair-metal in about fifty years, they’ll look back at Dangerous Toys self-titled debut and say, “Wow, now those guys were different.” Listening to certain songs on the record will take people back and that’s what these guys should be remembered for.
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Reviewed by Pete Crigler for Sleaze Roxx, May 2009.