Ted Poley feels Danger Danger didn’t have as long of a run as people might think
Danger Danger and Tokyo Motor Fist frontman Ted Poley was recently interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast.
On the current status of Danger Danger, Poley indicated (as transcribed by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast): “You never know, it would be a surprise even to me. I have a red Danger Danger phone in my house, if it lights up, I know that means there’s a trip to Japan coming! We are laying low, doing our own things. I know if something good comes along, the guys will ring the hotline.”
In terms of Danger Danger‘s debut album, which was released back in June 1989 and the oversaturated metal market that year, Poley opined: “It’s never too much. I wish it was like that today. It was great. We came out right at the end, right about a quarter to grunge. We had 15 minutes left and we never got to the ballad. That separates us from the Warrant’s and the Firehouse’s. Those guys are platinum and I pretty much mow their lawns. The ballad never came out and the label thought it was time to grow goatees and put a flannel on. The label tossed us out right before it was time to get the fabulous gifts and prizes. We didn’t have as long of a run as people think. If we could have got out a year earlier, it could have been even more fabulous than what it turned out to be. No complaints, thanks to everyone because I still get to live out my dream!”
You can listen to the interview with Ted Poley on the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below:
Danger Danger‘s “Naughty Naughty” video: