Mr. Big (Mr. Big album)

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Mr. Big
Mr Big Self-Titled.jpg
Studio album by Mr. Big
Released June 20, 1989
Studio Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 46:54
Label Atlantic
Producer Kevin Elson
Mr. Big chronology
Mr. Big
Lean into It
(1991)Lean into It1991
Singles from Mr. Big
  1. "Addicted to That Rush" / "Blame It on My Youth"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 6/10[2]

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 No. 39 slot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[3] 300,000 copies were sold, according to a Musician magazine interview with Mr. Big in 1990.[citation needed]

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

The song "30 Days in the Hole" was originally recorded by British rock band Humble Pie on the 1972 album Smokin'.

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

1998 Japanese Remastered Edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Merciless" (demo) - 3:57
  2. "How Can You Do What You Do" (demo) - 4:02


Mr. Big


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200[4] 46

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Addicted to That Rush" Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 39


  1. ^ Gioffre, Daniel. "Mr. Big - Mr. Big review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 236. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Big - Mr. Big Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Mr. Big - Mr. Big Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-27.