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Artist: A.K.A

Title: Dangerous Addiction

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A.K.A Dangerous Addiction Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock /Aor

Year: 1995

Label: Unknown

Catalog Number: None


Mark Thurston keyboards, lead vocals
Kevin McCarthy bass, vocals
Tony Esposito drums, vocals
Tommy Cook guitars, vocals


1.  Whispers  
2.  Slow Down  
3.  Waiting for You  
4.  Make Me an Offer  
5.  Maryanne  
6.  Coming Back to You  
7.  Dangerous Addiction  
8.  A Night to Remember  
9.  So Far Away  
10.  Lava Lamp  
11.  Fantasy  
12.  Baby Don't Go  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: David Date: August 15, 2002 at 19:08
Any Good?

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: August 17, 2002 at 16:13
A lot better than you might think!!! Dont judge by its cover the music far serpasses any pre-expectations!!!

From: TheRipper Date: November 1, 2002 at 19:12
Anybody have this CD and want to get rid of it? I am looking to check it out. Email me at if you'd be willing to sell it to me...

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: November 1, 2002 at 23:25
Hay Ripper,Whats it worth to ya???

From: TheRipper Date: November 2, 2002 at 3:58
Hey Drag-in-Bones are you serious or are you just toyin' with me? If you want to discuss dealing this CD to me give me an Email at Thanks.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: November 29, 2002 at 23:46
My Email is out, later when things are fixed I most certianly will Email ya. So whats it worth to ya??? The reason I ask is cause it was harder than shit to get ahold of. Everyone I asked said they had no clue who "AKA" was and wanted to know if it was spelled right!!! So If your interested give me a price cause I dont usually sell my CD's. I collect them, which means I have thousands(CD's-Albums-Cassetts)!!!

From: TIM Date: December 20, 2002 at 20:10
In othe words "make you an offer you can't refuse." These guys are pretty good.

From: Delbert Date: January 31, 2003 at 3:26
This is a top quality indie that has just started getting its just deserved attention from collectors. Filled with great vocals, keys and layered sound that makes for one of the better quality AOR/Melodic rock indies out there today. If you find a copy, latch on to it and hold tight......the price is going to really go up on this one before long as more and more collectors discover this little Gem!!!!

From: TIM Date: February 1, 2003 at 4:06
Glad to see you here Delbert. I have this one coming . I've about wore my cdr out.

From: Jimbo Date: March 12, 2003 at 2:27
Tim turned me on to this band (thanks man!) and I can't get them out of my CD player. Every song (IMHO) is excellent. Why they were unable to attract a major label is beyond my comprehension. If this album had come out ten years earlier it would have been a monster. Lush ballads, driving beats, unique arrangements... And it's all wrapped up in nasty guitars and searing keys. This disc is a must for any AOR/Hard Rock fan. I only wish they had put out another.

From: TIM Date: March 17, 2003 at 1:05
Surrf has this one on Ebay.

From: TIM Date: March 23, 2003 at 23:49
Ended at $172.19 today which is a great bargain for this one.

From: Jimbo Date: March 24, 2003 at 0:20
$172.19?! Sheeezz... My CDR suddenly sounds REALLY, REALLY good.

From: TIM Date: March 24, 2003 at 0:28

From: koogles Date: March 25, 2003 at 14:02
TIM was kind enough to send me a CD-R of this bad boy and it's a great slice of American style hard rock fishing out of the same pond as Danger Danger, Trixter, Biloxi etc. I'm not sure I'd pay more than a $100 for it, but it's definitely worth throwing your wallet at.

From: Jimbo Date: March 25, 2003 at 15:28
This has been my favorite CD for about a month now. I might have to make a back-up of the CDR before it snaps in half from overuse. Anyone who hasn't heard it is missing an absolute classic.

From: MButt Date: April 6, 2003 at 20:58
Good stuff, excellent hard rock, I would recommend getting this cd!!!

From: AOR-MESSIAh Date: April 11, 2003 at 12:42
Now Re-Issued in europe.

From: mekeys Date: May 28, 2003 at 12:57
nice to hear all the comments on the cd. this is my first time to this site. the band just pulled together for a 4th of july show and then possibly to record a 2nd cd. any one interested in purchasing Dangerous Addiction can contact me at . I have them in stock. Or go to They also have it

From: test Date: October 22, 2003 at 6:10

From: Geoff Date: May 20, 2004 at 8:09
Jeezus wept! Just looking at some comments here... I picked up a copy of this one on ebay for $10.00 - no CDR or anything. I believe it may be some kind of re-issue through Metal Mayhem, but either way the CD is excellent! Great ballsy hard rock with come melodic jems, great production too. Killer CD if you ask me.

From: A Friend.. Date: July 3, 2004 at 19:22
they are playing again tomorrow night for the fourth of july..

From: AOR_Psycho Date: July 16, 2004 at 7:22
Man are you all lucky bastards, i live in such a fucked up country that i can't even think of getting one of those cd's you are talking about... i can't even find it on the net... i MUST move to the states like rite now!!

From: mekeys Date: July 16, 2004 at 12:09
Copys of this disc can be found at What country are you from ?

From: AOR_Psycho Date: July 17, 2004 at 5:48
fucking Croatia

From: sebastian Date: July 19, 2004 at 20:46
hej,AOR_psycho-ne mogu vjerovat da vidim ovdje nekog iz hrvatske, dolazim na ovaj site već 2 godine i jako mi je drago da konačno vidim da i u hrvatskoj ima još onih koji vole ovu muziku! zovem se sebastian i iz labina sam-otkuda si ti? koja te mjuza najviše zanima-ja i frend iz pule ti imamo većinom sve ove nove AOR grupe, imamo dosta toga. pogotovo frend jer ja sam više u hard/glam điru(motley crue,tesla,shotgun messiah,babylon a.d.,roxx...) ako ovo pročitaš javi se!

From: Roisin Dubh Date: October 26, 2004 at 13:36
Got this on ebay when I read comments on here. First thing I thought when I heard it was "shit, when did fm reform" The bulk of the tracks wouldn't have been out of place on any FM album (that's meant as a compliment). Well structured polished rock that gets better as the album goes on, the start sounded very 80's (no probs with that)more modern towards the end. Highlight has to be the stunning "Lava Lamp" only weak track for me was "Whispers" tried too hard, didn't work. Excellent album tho

From: z4roxx Date: December 11, 2004 at 10:12

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 16, 2005 at 19:45
Extrańa banda, viendo tantos buenos comentarios, quede decepcionado, pensaba que hacian un buen Hard/AOR pero no tienen un camino definido desde hard rock hasta combinaciones extrańas, a la banda le falta algo "Magia" que haga que a la primera te atrape, solo unos temas se salvan Never Gonna Let You Escape, Maryanne, So Far Away y por ahi Dangerous Addiction, si tienes estos temas olvidate del resto. Y como vuelvo a observar, los chicos de habla Inglesa como que le faltan Gustos.

From: Sergio Date: April 6, 2005 at 14:21
Rafo: salvo el primer tema, que es escaso de melodia, el resto es muy bueno, aunque no totalmente accesible. Ese tema, MAKE ME AN OFFER es espectacular, tanto el puente como el estribillo y la entrada funky. Y que decir de las dos baladas, WAITING FOR YOU y BABY DON´T GO, no te parecen de REO SPEEDWAGON ?. No es AOR, es hard rock con toques melódicos y me encantan ( como CITA y RAINE ).

From: figgy Date: October 22, 2005 at 7:04
When I first listened to this I wasn't impressed,but it grew on me after a while.Pretty good melodies.I thought it could be better produced to give a a little cleaner sound.not bad over all though.

From: steena Date: February 3, 2006 at 19:36
AKA is an incredible band. I have this cd and several video's of the band performing live.

From: metalguf Date: March 13, 2006 at 10:00
This guys are pretty good!! They have a wonderful AOR style. Songs like " Waiting for you" and Maryanne rocks big time!! Buy or die!!!

From: Mustaine_TW Date: November 10, 2006 at 10:12
Anyone know where can I buy this record?

From: z4roxx Date: November 15, 2006 at 13:09
Aka did press again this cd on 2003/4 if I well remember.I think it’s already rare also the re-issue even if it’s very poor and simple.I would like to find the original 1995 edition,one of my faves from the States!

From: Dr. Feelgood Date: February 22, 2008 at 5:27
This is one killer cd!! After the decent first track, each song except for the last one is brilliant, with awesome melodies that have you singing along in no time. Mark Thurston's unique vocals complement the music perfectly, and the guitarwork is great. Highlights include "Slow Down", "Lava Lamp" and "Make Me An Offer", with the latter being my favourite. However, barring the opening and closing tracks, all the others are simply superb!

From: Nhodson Date: March 1, 2008 at 16:35
I don't think you will believe me, but the guitarist for this band, Tommy Cook, gives me guitar lessons. He is REALLY good.

From: z4roxx Date: June 22, 2008 at 8:57
Eehh girapolli trova il cd originale e z4roxx ha le pustole perchč questo č troppo capolavoro e non si puň tenere la ristampa poco brava....

From: poser forever Date: June 4, 2009 at 17:40
Great melodic us hard rock with some prog elements. Great musicianship and a fantastic voice. Super melodic and groovy tracks like "Make Me An Offer" and "Waiting For You".Simply a masterpiece!! I would say A Dangerous Addiction. Nuff said!

From: kevlesaka Date: October 10, 2010 at 15:07
Hey! These guys are back together and have a website ( and FB page! cds, merch, pics, live vids, contact info. These guys are an awesome band!

From: darkline2003 Date: December 16, 2010 at 10:39
This CD is nothing special, pretty average music at best. I'd give it a 5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 2, 2011 at 21:34
Mixed comments above wich i entirely respect but IMHO this cd has something to offer...the problem is that with so many AOR/Melodic Hard Rock this one could pass without any notice...for me it is remarkable the year it was release (1995) that year was the "fever" of the grunge thing that killed all types of metal bands and basically buried AOR(which was worst)..."Slow Down" is a catchy song with a very good chorus,"Waiting For You" is a killer ballad,"Maryanne" & "Dangerous Addiction" both probably the best songs in here,catchy AOR sounds to our ears & "Lava Lamp" rocks well...give it a try,maybe not the best album ever but surely it gives us good songs backed up with a very melodic singer(Mark Thurston)....enjoyable...89/100

From: kamd Date: April 20, 2011 at 20:15
I like the songs called "Waiting for You " and "Maryanne" WFY is wonderful

From: bighooks Date: March 26, 2015 at 17:36
This is one of the best indies ever! Great songs and the production is also very good. Superb!

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