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All Music Guide - Paul Henderson
Wayne Kramer scrapes the proverbial underbelly of society to remind listeners of the ever-present influence of his early work in the MC5 and validate his renewed creative tenacity with Dangerous Madness, his second solo outing. The punk/metal forefather delves into his seminal musical history and harrowing bouts with drug addiction and jail time to create another blast of authentic, streetwise hard rock. The title track launches Dangerous Madness with a hard-driving, wary observation of society's fringe, attacking talk-show culture and violence-prone extremism. Terrence Trent Darby adds a subtle hint of soul to the otherwise brutal rocker. Kramer's disdain for mainstream...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paul Henderson
Wayne Kramer scrapes the proverbial underbelly of society to remind listeners of the ever-present influence of his early work in the MC5 and validate his renewed creative tenacity with Dangerous Madness, his second solo outing. The punk/metal forefather delves into his seminal musical history and harrowing bouts with drug addiction and jail time to create another blast of authentic, streetwise hard rock. The title track launches Dangerous Madness with a hard-driving, wary observation of society's fringe, attacking talk-show culture and violence-prone extremism. Terrence Trent Darby adds a subtle hint of soul to the otherwise brutal rocker. Kramer's disdain for mainstream media is glaringly evident on "Rats of Illusion," a scathing diatribe against lowest-common-denominator news programming. Kramer's more optimistic-sounding songs are tempered with his experienced, cautionary tone. "Wild America" and "The Boys Got That Look" simultaneously embrace and warn against the wild bravado that was no doubt a driving force in his early years. "It's Never Enough" scorches through a quasi-autobiographical account of drug addiction and misplaced ambitions. Kramer's lyrical phrasing often resembles the dark-side-of-life writing of street-level author Charles Bukowski, and his manic guitar attack paints a similarly gritty mural of shady debauchery. Dangerous Madness is a hair-raising jaunt through dark but realistic subject matter, proving Kramer to be an incendiary poetic force. His self-produced sonic boom effectively recaptures the raw musical intensity of his days in the MC5 without sounding overly nostalgic. The faint of heart may not wish to partake, but those with an appetite for brutally honest, bone-crunching rock will not be disappointed. [The album was reissued in 2004 with a bonus track ("Steel Rails") and a video for "Back to Detroit" added.)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • Label: Dm Records
  • UPC: 827565001927
  • Catalog Number: 1009
  • Sales rank: 380,690

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dangerous Madness (4:12)
  2. 2 Back to Detroit (4:36)
  3. 3 Wild America (3:54)
  4. 4 Something Broken in the Promised Land (5:30)
  5. 5 Take Exit 97 (3:37)
  6. 6 God's Worst Nightmare (5:04)
  7. 7 The Boys Got That Look in Their Eyes (2:57)
  8. 8 A Dead Man's Vest (3:32)
  9. 9 It's Never Enough (3:23)
  10. 10 The Rats of Illusion (4:09)
  11. 11 Dead Movie Stars (7:02)
  12. 12 Steel Rails (10:33)
  13. 13 Back To Detroit (Bonus Video)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wayne Kramer Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Bells
Brock Avery Drums
Brett Gurewitz Vocals
Terence Trent D'Arby Vocals
David McMurray Tenor Saxophone
Chad Smith Drums
Scott Thunes Bass
Tad Schumacher Bass
Technical Credits
Kramer Composer
Mick Farren Composer
Wayne Kramer Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Sally Browder Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Mike Wolf Engineer
Jesse Fischer Art Direction
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