Offered for sale is a rare non-record club issue of the 1990 self-titled debut LP by Damn Yankees.
About this copy: This copy of Damn Yankees is an original U.S. copy, and it’s the rarer stock version that was sold in record stores, rather than the more common record club issue.
The cover is VG+, with wear at the edges and corners and faint ring wear.
The disc is VG+ on side 1, with a few sleeve scuffs. Side 2 is M-.
A nice copy of an album that’s quite hard to find.
Background: Damn Yankees seemed like an obvious success, with members from Styx and Night Ranger as well as guitarist Ted Nugent, but 8 record companies reportedly turned the band down before Warner Brothers gave them a contract.
It paid off; their debut album reached #13 on the U.S. charts and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
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. 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.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1990|