Dangerous Toys (album)

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Dangerous Toys
Dangerous Toys self-titled.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 9, 1989
RecordedSeptember–November 1988
StudioSound City Studios, Van Nuys, California
GenreGlam metal, Southern rock[1]
Length39:02
LabelColumbia
ProducerMax Norman
Dangerous Toys chronology
Dangerous Toys
(1989)
Hellacious Acres
(1991)
Singles from Dangerous Toys
  1. "Teas'n Pleas'n"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Scared"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Sportin' a Woody"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock6/10 stars[2]
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[3]

Dangerous Toys is the debut album by Texas hard rock band Dangerous Toys, released in 1989. It includes the singles "Teas'n Pleas'n" and "Scared," the former covered by Shadows Fall on Fallout from the War, the latter a tribute to Alice Cooper. "Sportin' a Woody" was also released as a single to promote the album.[4]

Although second guitarist Danny Aaron is pictured on the album's back cover and credited for playing, he does not play on the album. Tim Trembley left Dangerous Toys before the recording sessions began, leaving Scott Dalhover their only guitarist, who played all guitar parts on the album. This was the only time (until their last album to date, The R*tist 4*merly Known as Dangerous Toys) that the band had recorded together as a four-piece.

Dangerous Toys remains the band's best-selling album, having been certified gold by the RIAA in 1994,[5] and receiving their highest chart position in the United States at number 65.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Dangerous Toys.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Teas'n, Pleas'n"Jason McMaster, Tim Trembley3:12
2."Scared"McMaster4:02
3."Bones in the Gutter"McMaster3:25
4."Take Me Drunk"McMaster3:56
5."Feels Like a Hammer"McMaster4:11
6."Sport'n a Woody"McMaster3:28
7."Queen of the Nile"McMaster3:27
8."Outlaw"McMaster, Trembley3:20
9."Here Comes Trouble"McMaster3:20
10."Ten Boots (Stompin')"Mike Watson3:11
11."That Dog"McMaster3:27

Personnel[edit]

Dangerous Toys[edit]

  • Jason McMaster - vocals
  • Danny Aaron - guitar, backing vocals (credited, but did not play)
  • Scott Dalhover - guitar
  • Mike Watson - bass, backing vocals
  • Mark Geary - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Paula Salvatore - backing vocals on "Feels Like a Hammer"

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 (USA)[6] 65

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1994 Gold (+ 500,000)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zimmermann, Curtis. "Dangerous Toys - Dangerous Toys review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ Elliott, Paul (February 2010). "Dangerous Toys - Dangerous Toys/Hellacious Acres". Classic Rock. No. 141. pp. 92–93.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  4. ^ "Dangerous Toys Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". riaa.com. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Dangerous Toys - Dangerous Toys Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-19.