Damn Yankees (album)

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Damn Yankees
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 22, 1990
Recorded1989-90
StudioA&M Studios, Hollywood, and Can-Am Studios, Tarzana, California
GenreHard rock, glam metal
Length45:46
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRon Nevison
Damn Yankees chronology
Damn Yankees
(1990)
Don't Tread
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock3.5/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal3/10[3]

Damn Yankees was the self titled debut album by the American hard rock supergroup Damn Yankees. It was certified double platinum in the US[4] and featured such chart topping hits as "High Enough", "Come Again", 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 US Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5]

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]

Production[edit]

  • Ron Nevison – producer, engineer
  • Pre–production at Soundscape Studios, New York, Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati and Blades Ranch, Sonoma County, California
  • Tucker Williamson, Franck Derner – assistance at Blades Ranch
  • John Aguto, Ed Goodreau, Bill Kennedy – assistant engineers at A&M Studios
  • Toby Wright, Jeff Poe – assistant engineers at Can-Am Recorders
  • John Kalodner – A&R

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1994 2x Platinum (+ 2,000,000)[4]
Canada CRIA 1991 Gold (+ 50,000)[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Fielder, Hugh (February 2015). "Damn Yankees: Damn Yankees". Classic Rock. No. 206. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  4. ^ a b "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database: Search for Damn Yankees". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Withaker, Sterling (March 8, 2007). The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx. Booksurge Publishing. p. 226. ISBN 978-1419653537. 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...
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 52, No. 6, June 23, 1990". Library and Archives Canada. June 23, 1990. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Damn Yankees Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Damn Yankees Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 52, No. 2, May 26, 1990". Library and Archives Canada. May 26, 1990. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Damn Yankees Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 53, No. 7, January 19, 1991". Library and Archives Canada. January 19, 1991. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Damn Yankees - High Enough (Song)". charts.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  13. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  14. ^ "Damn Yankees Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Damn Yankees". Music Canada. Retrieved June 3, 2018.

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