Mr. Big (Mr. Big album)

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Mr. Big
Studio album by Mr. Big
Released June 20, 1989
Genre Glam metal
Length 46:54
Label Atlantic
Producer Kevin Elson
Mr. Big chronology
Mr. Big
(1989)
Lean Into It
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Mr. Big is the self-titled debut album by the American hard rock supergroup Mr. Big. Produced by Kevin Elson and Val Garay, the album proved a partial commercial success, reaching the 46th slot on the Billboard 200 chart. Lead-off single "Addicted to that Rush", featuring the band's aggressive guitar and bass playing, also brought the group some mainstream attention, reaching the #39 slot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[1]

Several of the songs from the album became live staples of the band. They've since been included in various live albums. The group followed up the album with Lean Into It in 1991, which represented a critical breakthrough.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Addicted to That Rush" (Paul Gilbert/Billy Sheehan/Pat Torpey) – 4:46
  2. "Wind Me Up" (Eric Martin/Gilbert/Torpey) – 4:11
  3. "Merciless" (Gilbert/Martin/Torpey) – 3:57
  4. "Had Enough" (Sheehan) – 4:57
  5. "Blame It on My Youth" (Gilbert/Martin/Sheehan) – 4:14
  6. "Take a Walk" (Gilbert/Martin/Sheehan) – 3:57
  7. "Big Love" (Martin) – 4:49
  8. "How Can You Do What You Do" (Jonathan Cain/Martin) – 3:58
  9. "Anything for You" (Gilbert/Martin/Sheehan) – 4:37
  10. "Rock & Roll Over" (Martin) – 3:50
  11. "30 Days in the Hole" (Steve Marriott) – 4:12
  12. "Merciless" (demo)*
  13. "How Can You Do What You Do" (demo)*
    • * Expanded & Remastered bonus tracks

Track 11 was originally recorded by British rock band Humble Pie on the 1972 album Smokin'.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Mixing – Kevin Elson
  • Engineer – Kevin Elson
  • Additional engineering – Tom Size and Wally Buck

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 46

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Addicted to That Rush" Mainstream Rock Tracks 39

300,000 copies were sold, according to Musician Magazine interview with Mr. Big-1990.

External links[edit]

  1. Heavy Harmonies page

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review