Damn Yankees

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Although the term "supergroup" doesn't quite apply to the Damn Yankees, they did manage to rekindle the spirit of 1970s and '80s rock with each of their talents, at least to some extent. Damn Yankees took the unblemished, radio rock ballad "High Enough" to its deserving number three spot on the singles chart, with its power stemming from the oily melody and the made-to-order guitar playing of Ted Nugent. Both Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger's Jack Blades give "High Enough" an even quantity of lushness and might, which helped the album itself climb to number 13 and gain platinum status. "Coming of Age" is the album's second-best track, which has the band rocking out without ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Although the term "supergroup" doesn't quite apply to the Damn Yankees, they did manage to rekindle the spirit of 1970s and '80s rock with each of their talents, at least to some extent. Damn Yankees took the unblemished, radio rock ballad "High Enough" to its deserving number three spot on the singles chart, with its power stemming from the oily melody and the made-to-order guitar playing of Ted Nugent. Both Tommy Shaw and Night Ranger's Jack Blades give "High Enough" an even quantity of lushness and might, which helped the album itself climb to number 13 and gain platinum status. "Coming of Age" is the album's second-best track, which has the band rocking out without going over the edge and sounding too contrived. The rest of the album finds the group reliving their glory days, which is to be expected, and tracks like "Runaway" and "Come Again" come through as avid little rockers. Only "Piledriver" and "Rock City" sound silly and pushed, most likely influenced by Nugent himself. As the 1990s approached, the slick sound of guitar rock may have been dwindling, but Damn Yankees do a fine job at keeping it alive at least for a little while. By the time their next album was released, the decade had no room for their brand of arena rock, which sounded more passé than ever before, despite a decent sounding single which kicked it off.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227992804
  • Catalog Number: 26159
  • Sales rank: 9,422

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Coming of Age (4:20)
  2. 2 Bad Reputation (4:30)
  3. 3 Runaway (4:04)
  4. 4 High Enough (4:45)
  5. 5 Damn Yankees (4:39)
  6. 6 Come Again (5:40)
  7. 7 Mystified (4:15)
  8. 8 Rock City (4:27)
  9. 9 Tell Me How You Want It (4:35)
  10. 10 Piledriver (4:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Damn Yankees Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Ted Nugent Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Tommy Shaw Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jack Blades Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Michael Cartellone Drums, Group Member
Sarah Carter Cello
Richard Centalonza Multiple Reeds
David Chase Conductor
Katherine Easter French Horn
Lawrence Feldman Multiple Reeds
Ian Finkle Percussion
Steve Freeman Keyboards
Gerald Tarack Violin
Steve Guttman Trumpet
Clifton Hardison Percussion
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Kenneth Hitchcock Multiple Reeds
Jeanne Ingram Violin
B.J. Johnson Violin
Dale Kirkland Trombone
Jesse Levy Cello
Ray Marchica Drums
Charles McCracken Cello
William Meade Multiple Reeds
David Niwa Violin
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Alan Pasqua Hammond Organ
Marion Pinhiero Violin
Ron Raffio Bass
Roger Rosenberg Multiple Reeds
Jack Schatz Trombone
Marti Sweet Violin
Nancy Wolfe Multiple Reeds
Ann Yarbrough French Horn
Neverleave Bros. Background Vocals
Umfante Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Douglas Besterman Arranger
Jimmie Haskell Arranger, String Arrangements
William Meade Contributor
Ron Nevison Producer, Engineer
James Nichols Engineer
James Raitt Arranger
Tommy Shepard Producer
Kim Champagne Art Direction
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Damn Yankees

    Another CD that brought back memories. Classic rock.

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