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CD reissue of this 1988 album from the British Blues rockers. Dangerous Age reached #58 on the Billboard charts. 11 tracks.

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listen  2. Shake It Up 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Dangerous Age 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Dirty Boy 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Rock Of America 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Something About You 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Way That It Goes 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Love Attack 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Excited (Dangerous Age Bonus Track) 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 26, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B002WDL5OS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. Powered by Rodgers' muscular vocals and Ralphs' blues-based guitar work, Bad Company was the first group ... Read more in Amazon's Bad Company Store

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Anyone who is a classic rock fan will love it.
jerrylut2
Took a chance on this music- was'nt sure if I would like the music without Mr. Rogers!- But truly like this band-Great Music.
Nick V. Anderson
There are some really good melodic rockers, and some obvious filler tracks.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brad on May 14, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album got some decent airplay in the late 1980s on rock stations; understandable, since it fit the sound of the times with that polished, melodic guitar rock sound. Certainly not the best of that genre, but pretty decent. However, it is not at all like the Paul Rodgers-era Bad Company. Brian Howe is now on vocals, and the style is totally different.
"One Night" is a solid rocker to lead off the album that got some airplay. "Shake It Up" is generic and a marginal song. "No Smoke Without A Fire" is a fine rocking song that got a lot of airplay. The title track is catchy and a lot of fun. "Rock Of America" is a good melodic anthem. "Something About You" is a nice ballad--the only one on the album.
I do like this album and its follow-up "Holy Water" of a couple of years later. (The rest of the Brian Howe Bad Company era is marginal in my book.) Just don't expect that classic sound of the '70s but simply some decent late '80s polished rock and roll.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David J. Spuria on August 19, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The opening groove to "Shake It Up" is the tasty beginning to an amazing collection of late '80's hard rock from Mick Ralphs and Brain Howe. The new revamped Bad Company seemed like a joke at first. Their first album "Fame and Fortune" sounded so much like mid '80's Foreigner that the two were almost the same band. But something happened on Dangerous Age. The production got a little more raw. The sweet keyboards were gone. Replacing them were killer power chords masterfully played by Ralphs and sung to perfection by Howe. The combination along with some excellent hooks and some great AOR songwriting make this one of the most memorable products of the period. You may not like the idea of a Paul Rodgers-less Bad Co. hitting stride, but this is a winner. Check out "Shake It Up", "Bad Man", "That's The Way That It Goes" and the amazing "No Smoke Without A Fire". These tunes stick in your brain long after you hear them. This is also one of the most politically incorrect album covers in rock music history. Get this on CD and get the bonus track "excited". This album simply rocks!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 5, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I know I'm in the minority here, but as much as I enjoy the early Paul Rodgers albums, the late 80's/early 90's albums with Brian Howe on vocals are my favorite Bad Company releases. They were just completely slick, catchy, melodic (and yes commercial) AOR albums, and Howe's voice was perfect for that style of music. The AOR/melodic rock sound was getting its second wind (and plenty of airplay) at that time, and Howe helped Bad Company capitalize on that.

Despite the fact that Howe joined the band with 1986's Fame and Fortune, 1988's Dangerous Age is really the first Bad Company album with the new AOR sound. Gone was the bluesy, soulful sound typically associated with Bad Company. Instead the band served up ultra polished, made-for-radio commercial rock, relying on catchy melodies and Brian Howe's arena rocking voice. Now, if you hate that kind of music (and there are plenty who do), nothing I say is going to convince you otherwise. I happen to love this kind of music, and for me, Dangerous Age, Holy Water, and Here Comes Trouble are all essential albums. No Smoke Without a Fire was the hit single from this album, and the ballad Something About You should have been. The rest of the songs are hit and miss. There are some really good melodic rockers, and some obvious filler tracks.

Overall this is a solid AOR album and the start of a new age for Bad Company. The band's 1990 album Holy Water is an even better example of the new Bad Company sound.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bete Noire on October 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
We are confronted here with a very in-your-face incarnation of Bad Company that owes more to AC/DC than to the Paul Rodgers era;this album comes as a total surprise-great riffs,smokin'grooves,top notch vocals from Brian Howe:one helluva ride!
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Bad Company made a bit of a comeback on Dangerous Age. This would be vocalist Brian Howe's second album with the band and would find them back on the radio with some regularity for the first time since the `70s. While this album is a far cry from their mid-70's heyday, the sound retains a little of the grit from that era and it's not quite as glossy as future albums like Holy Water and Here Comes Trouble. This is also a great example of an album where the songs that made radio are the best tracks. "One Night" is a very good opener and has some great guitar work from Mick Ralphs. "Shake It Up" and "No Smoke Without a Fire" are strong tracks with memorable choruses that would both get a lot of airplay on AOR radio in the late `80s. After this, the album is more miss than hit as tunes like "Rock of America" and "Dirty Boy" are competent and nothing more although they show some signs of life on "The Way That It Goes" and the title track. All told, Dangerous Age isn't a really good album but the first three songs are worth downloading and save it from being mediocre.
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