Babylon A.D. (album)

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Babylon A.D.
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1989
RecordedOcean Way Studios, Cherokee Studios and Summa Recorders, Los Angeles
TMF Stusios, New York City
Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California
GenreHard rock, glam metal
ProducerSimon Hanhart
Babylon A.D. chronology
Babylon A.D.
Nothing Sacred
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Babylon A.D. is the debut album by the American hard rock band of the same name, released in 1989. It contains the metal hits "Bang Go The Bells", "Hammer Swings Down" and "The Kid Goes Wild" which was also featured in the film RoboCop 2. In the music video for "The Kid Goes Wild", Robo-Cop is featured targeting the band, much like in the video for the Guns N' Roses song "You Could Be Mine", in which the Terminator is targeting Guns N' Roses.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bang Go the Bells" (Derek Davis, Ron Freschi, Robb Reid) - 4:15
  2. "Hammer Swings Down" (Davis, Jack Ponti) - 3:27
  3. "Caught Up in the Crossfire" (Davis, Ponti) - 3:33
  4. "Desperate" (Davis, Ponti) - 5:23
  5. "The Kid Goes Wild" (Davis, Ponti, Vic Pepe) - 4:52
  6. "Shot o' Love" (Davis) - 5:47
  7. "Maryanne" (Davis, Ponti) - 3:41
  8. "Back in Babylon" (Davis, John Matthews, Jamey Pacheco) (4:10)
  9. "Sweet Temptation" (Davis, Freschi) - 3:40)
  10. "Sally Danced" (Davis) - 5:53


Band members
  • Derek Davis - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dan De La Rosa - guitars
  • Ron Freschi - guitars, backing vocals
  • Robb Reid - bass, backing vocals
  • Jamey Pacheco - drums
Additional musicians
  • John Matthews - guitars
  • Jimmy Wood - harmonica
  • Sam Kinison - vocals on "The Kid Goes Wild"
  • Simon Hanhart - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Clark Germain, Eric Rudd, Julie Last, Scott Ralston, Guy Snider, Thom Roberts, Micajah Ryan, Chris Fuhrman - assistant engineers
  • Chris Bellman - mastering
  • Hugh Syme - art direction
  • John Scarpati - photography


Album - Billboard (North America)[2]

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 88


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Babylon A.D. Babylon A.D." Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ "Babylon A.D. Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-24.