Artist : Danger Danger
Album : Revolve
Source : CD
Year : 2009
Genre : Arena/Glam/Melodic Rock
Encoder : Unknown
Codec : LAME 3.97
Bitrate : 256K/s 44100Hz Stereo
ID3-Tag : ID3v2.3
Ripped By : NMR
1. That's What I'm Talking About (4:19)
2. Ghost Of Love (4:52)
3. Killin' Love (5:27)
4. Hearts On The Highway (4:19)
5. Fugitive (4:02)
6. Keep On Keepin' On (4:55)
7. Rocket To Your Heart (4:38)
8. Fu$ (4:53)
9. Beautiful Regret (4:40)
10. Never Give Up (4:45)
11. Dirty Mind (3:49)
Total Playing Time: 50:42 (min:sec)
Total Size : 94.2 MB (98,751,548 bytes)
Danger Danger Revolve
Review by: Jere
It s almost hard to believe but with 2009 now upon us Danger Danger is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut and in that amount of time the band has been through a variety of changes. Perhaps the most noticeable was in lead singers, back in the early 90s, as Ted Poley was substituted with Paul Laine. The band would explore some interesting directions tapping into the alternative/grunge scene on 1995 s Dawn. Throughout the last 12 years Danger Danger has released material sporadically with 1997 s Four The Hardway and 2000 s Return of the Great Gildersleeves but through it all one crucial element was missing from the equation namely the vocalist that originally brought Danger Danger s music to a whole new level. 2001 would be another turning point in the band s career as a deal was struck with Epic Records to release a two disc version of the unreleased album by the name of Cockroach (which featured both the Ted Poley version and the Paul Laine version of the album). Next up would be a collection of rarities and live tracks released in 2003 and then a year later came the departure of Laine. It was only a natural choice for Poley to return to the fold and over the last five years Danger Danger has remained pretty dormant besides some touring here and there. Perhaps it s symbolic for these guys to release a new studio album 20 years after delivering radio staples like Naughty Naughty and Bang Bang. With any band that has been around for a little over two decades there will come the question of whether or not they ve managed to age like a fine wine or if they might be living as a shadow of their former selves.
Revolve is an album that is comprised of two key components which in turn make the album work on several different levels. The first most notably being that this is a Danger Danger album for a modern age, right from the opening riff of That s What I m Talking About guitarist Rob Marcello lays down a nice thick contemporary riff that dominates the entire song. As the rest of the album takes form the band makes sure to drop a lot of classic hints and there are songs like Ghost of Love and Killin Love that would have had no problem fitting on to Screw It! or Cockroach. Between the very contagious harmonies and some well crafted songwriting lies a Danger Danger album not afraid to bare it all for all those of us who still clinging to a deep passion for stadium rock. It might have taken Danger Danger a while to a new album out to fans yet for the most part it s an action packed thrill ride that doesn t slow down even when rounding a turn and quite honestly when it all comes down to it that is all fans want from a band of this caliber.
As a whole Revolve is a very rock-solid effort in nearly every quality listeners can ask for. For the most part a majority of the songs are polished to a glossy shine and even though there are some clich s thrown in what really makes the finished product sparkle is one of the finest productions that I ve heard for an independent release. If someone were to go back and listen to Danger Danger s debut or Screw It! and then immediately listen to Revolve I don t think one would be able to tell the difference between the productions (unless they were a stickler for details). Ted Poley is the man of the hour stepping up his performances on this disc he sings the hell out of this new material hitting numerous high notes without putting any real strain on his vocal chords. Rob Marcello makes his studio debut on Revolve and even though Andy Timmons is still greatly missed Rob attacks the songs head on without any fear or remorse and after a couple listens it s apparent that Marcello has done his homework and then some.
Nothing too out of place considering that even though there were a few songs that didn t really capture my attention in ways that the standout tracks did Danger Danger put nearly every raw emotion they could muster into the performance aspect of Revolve. One could say that this is an album that evolves with every spin and the way in which Danger Danger crafted this opus it s extremely difficult to pick out the flaws (yes they can be found but there is a 99.99% possibility you ll be having too much fun to notice them).
Rockers Killin Love, That s What I m Talkin About, FU$