A budget-priced, 10-track collection of favorites from Damn Yankees. All original recordings.
2.Coming Of Age
3.Where You Goin' Now
4.Don't Tread On Me
6.Fifteen Minutes Of Fame
Damn Yankees: Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitar); Jack Blades (vocals, bass guitar); Ted Nugent (guitar); Michael Cartellone (drums).
Like Volltron, Damn Yankees were formed from the best parts of other classic rock bands: Tommy Shaw via Styx, Jack Blades from Night Ranger and Motor City madman, avid outdoorsman, VH1 reality show star, and all-around friend of the GOP Ted Nugent wielding his mighty axe to make the group complete. However, it was a side project that was short-lived over the span of two albums. So putting together a compilation of their greatest hits seems to be a bit strange, as they really only had two major chart toppers to speak of: the power ballad "High Enough" and the equally schmaltzy "Where You Goin' Now." Nevertheless, the group also had a rocking side to them that most people were not aware of, and High Enough definitely brings the best of the bunch to the forefront. And though the group was swallowed whole by the Seattle explosion of the early '90s, this might be a good (and economically sensible) place to start rediscovering one of hair metal's last great stands of the late '80s and early '90s. ~ Rob Theakston