Danger Danger

Screw It!

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Talk about releasing an album at the wrong time. In late 1991, it seemed like rock audiences worldwide had finally thrown up their hands in disgust with the fourth-rate hair metal bands that MTV and radio were pushing on the public, and in response, welcomed the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden with open arms. As a result, several hair metal bands that just a year or two earlier seemed like "the next big thing" within their genre were suddenly rendered obsolete -- including Danger Danger, who issued their sophomore effort, Screw It!, in October of 1991. Everything that a rock band could have done to seem like a total and utter anomaly was in place -- a sexist album cover (a buxom blonde riding in the lap of a huge biker-gorilla) and such oh-so-poetic song titles as "Slipped Her the Big One" and "Horny S.O.B" (not to mention the album's double-entendre title). Yes, folks, there's very little in the originality department here (they even steal a song title from Van Halen, with "Everybody Wants Some"), while the music overall appears to have been constructed in hopes of pleasing both the mainstream pop audience and hair-sprayed headbangers. As evidenced by releases like Screw It!, Kurt Cobain and company thankfully helped pull the plug on hair metal at exactly the right time.

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