Damn Yankees (album)

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Damn Yankees
Studio album by Damn Yankees
Released February 22, 1990
Recorded A&M Studios, Hollywood, and Can-Am Studios, Tarzana, California, 1989-90
Genre Hard rock, AOR
Length 45:46
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Ron Nevison
Damn Yankees chronology
Damn Yankees
(1990)
Don't Tread
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Damn Yankees was the eponymous debut album by the American hard rock supergroup Damn Yankees. It is also notable for being the album that revived the popular career of guitarist Ted Nugent. It went double platinum, and featured such chart topping hits as "High Enough", "Damn Yankees", and "Coming of Age".

Music[edit]

The first single, "Coming Of Age" a traditional guitar-driven song, gained heavy airplay on rock radio, reaching no.60 on the main chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jack Blades, Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw

  1. "Coming of Age" – 4:21
  2. "Bad Reputation" – 4:29
  3. "Runaway" – 4:02
  4. "High Enough" – 4:43
  5. "Damn Yankees" – 4:37
  6. "Come Again" – 5:38
  7. "Mystified" – 4:14
  8. "Rock City" – 4:28
  9. "Tell Me How You Want It" – 4:32
  10. "Piledriver" – 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Steve Freeman - keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua - Hammond organ
  • Neverleave Brothers - backing vocals
  • B.J. Ingram, David Niwa, Marion Pinhiero, Marti Sweet, Gerlad Tarack - violins
  • Sarah Carter, Jesse Levy, Charles McCracken - cellos
  • Ron Raffio - bass
  • Danny Cahn, Steve Guttman - trumpets
  • Richard Centalonza, Lawrence Feldman, William Meade, Roger Rosenberg, Nancy Wolfe - reeds
  • Dale Kirkland, Keith O'Quinn, Jack Schatz- trombones
  • Katharine Easter, Ann Yarbrough - French horns
  • Ian Finkle, Clfton Hardison - percussion
  • Ray Marchica - drums

Production[edit]

  • Ron Nevison - producer, engineer
  • Tommy Shepard - producer
  • James Nichols - engineer
  • John Aguto, Ed Goodreau, Bill Kennedy, Jeff Poe, Toby Wright - assistant engineers

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[4]

Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 13

Singles - Billboard (North America)[5]

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Come Again" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
"Coming of Age" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
The Billboard Hot 100 60
"High Enough" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
The Billboard Hot 100 3
"Runaway" Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
1991 "Bad Reputation" Mainstream Rock Tracks 31
"Come Again" The Billboard Hot 100 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Damn Yankees Damn Yankees review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees". Sputnikmusic. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  3. ^ Sterling Whitaker The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx 2006 p.226 "Warner Brothers released Damn Yankees in early 1990, and the first single, a straight-ahead guitar-driven rocker titled "Coming Of Age", scored heavy airplay on rock radio, while crossing over into mainstream radio just enough to find its way ..."
  4. ^ "Damn Yankees Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Damn Yankees Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 

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