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Artist: Bad Company

Title: Dangerous Age

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Bad Company Dangerous Age Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: A2 81884


Mick Ralphs guitar
Simon Kirke drums
Brian Howe vocals
Steve Price bass


1.  One Night  4:38
2.  Shake it Up  3:56
3.  No Smoke Without a Fire  4:33
4.  Bad Man  3:45
5.  Dangerous Age  3:45
6.  Dirty Boy  3:50
7.  Rock of America  3:55
8.  Something About You  4:17
9.  The Way That it Goes  3:25
10.  Love Attack  3:55
11.  Excited  4:32
Total Running Time:  44:31

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Existing comments about this CD

From: SMASH Date: February 16, 2001 at 19:55

From: José Carlos Date: February 25, 2002 at 13:24
Obra maestra, arte rock, inmenso Howe, ¡fúmatelo como sea!

From: Sean Date: May 23, 2002 at 13:19
this Album rocks like hell!!

From: Desslar Date: May 23, 2002 at 15:45
This is hard rock???? Anyway, this is probably the most rocking Bad Company release ever. It's full of fun party tunes to get one's blood pumping. Several of these songs sound pretty similar, but that's OK. It is missing the soulful bluesy feel of most Bad Co albums though.

From: Doug Date: June 14, 2002 at 23:03
Excellent effort from this version of the band. I've seen vocalist Brian Howe recently and he does tunes from this album, and still sounds as good as he ever did. "One Night," "Shake It Up," "No Smoke," "Love Attack," and the title track are the best selections.

From: Beevuss Date: September 16, 2002 at 20:50
Great tunes and production. One of the best albums of the late 1980's without question.

From: RR-Finland Date: September 4, 2003 at 7:26
Never heard this one. I bet it rocks! Great cover art! I think I´m gonna buy this someday...

From: Mallorca's rock Date: January 2, 2004 at 12:47
gran cd Hard Rock con toques sureños... destacar el trabajo de Howe... 8/10

From: pablo Date: February 7, 2004 at 18:45
Fabuloso disco de Hard Rock de corte clásico,Brian Howe lo borda

From: Big Papa K Date: June 23, 2004 at 2:27
It seems like the melodic hard rock community is the only one that appreciates the Brian Howe era. Songs like "One Night" and "No Smoke Without A Fire" are great and the whole album is pretty consistent. My favorite Bad Company album (but I have not heard too many of their albums, just a lot of hits). 7/10

From: Wotty Date: August 23, 2004 at 17:37
Solid and classy 80s Bad Company with Brian Howe on good form.To me this album was chroniclly overlooked,though it apparently gained a lot of critical acclaim.

From: Border Rat Date: October 6, 2004 at 18:52
This is one of the best BAD COMPANY cds.ROCK OF AMERICA is an absolute killer track with its addictive counterpoints.If you are not playing AIR GUITAR to this song you are either dead or deaf.Other stand out tracks are BAD MAN and the last 4 songs on the cd.I wish that BRIAN HOWE rocked like this again.

From: oliver Date: October 9, 2004 at 3:17
brian howe will never rock like that again. the reason is: terry thomas. this guy makes the difference. no one else can write that great melodic tunes (giant/foreigner). it´s a shame that he isn´t part of that business anymore.

From: Geoff Date: March 9, 2005 at 2:26
I once owned this disc. 'No smoke without a fire' is a great ballad, and to be honest this I quality AOR. I'm not the biggest straight-up AOR fan, but I have many great AOR discs... but for some reason I got rid of this. It was not that it was bad, it just didn't thrill me. Great for AOR fans though.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 9, 2005 at 7:57
Quality stuff from Bad CO ! Great AOR ! If you sold this, dear Geoff, then you're indeed no AOR fan at all ! It's your loss, mate !

From: Erik Date: March 10, 2005 at 2:19
By far my favorite BC album. I love the somewhat "rockier" edge they took here. Yeah i agree with most comments that this is quality (melodic) aor rock stuff. The vocals of Brain Howe never sounded better here and fit the rock songs like a glove IMO.So if there is anything you have to own from BC then this has 2 be your pick. Excellent album.8,9/10

From: Crathopper Date: March 10, 2005 at 10:46
Ummm... No Smoke Without A Fire a ....ballad???. Little typo there?

From: Dreamaholic Date: June 1, 2005 at 5:22
Don't get me wrong, I like this CD, but I like Holy Water and Fame and Fortune better. One Night, Shake It Up, No Smoke Without a Fire, and Dangerous Age would have to be my faves here. Well worth the eBay asking price.

From: runha Date: September 18, 2005 at 6:06
another good melodic rock effort from Bad Co...not so much use of keys here, but still a great album, this one reminds me a litle bit of the Def Leppard sound.

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 22, 2006 at 22:26
Die-Hard Paul Rodgers, & old-school Bad Company fans will no doubt view this as a piece of commercial crap. However, anybody that appreciates melodic rock with a shine will love it.

From: Melodiker Date: July 31, 2006 at 11:15
Great ! 9/10

From: juan carlos Date: August 21, 2006 at 0:25
Este Discazo ya lo comenté!! Bueno, calmaos.. Mi segundo disco favorito de los Bad Co. Obviamente con Brian Howe a la cabeza, para mi un punto mas que el tambien glorioso "Holy Water". Sus Singles "Shake It Up" y "Rock of America" sonaron con fuerza aca en Peru y son temazos con una producción A-1. "Something About You" otro Semi-balada preciosa. "The Way That It Goes" Mid-tempo grandioso. La 1,3 y 6 también están entre mis favoritas. Coros pletóricos y solos muy buenos. Grandioso. 9.5/10

From: Heavy.AOR Date: October 31, 2006 at 11:31
BRILLIANT 10/10.Very good MHR/AOR.

From: murat Date: August 5, 2007 at 9:32
Only the ballad 'Something About You' itself is worth getting this piece of art not to mention the rest of the album, brilliant stuff!You guys are gonna burn in hell just for makin' this song!!

From: edwithmj Date: April 20, 2009 at 15:27
Wow! I'm stunned by just how good this album is! It's literally one great song after the next and when that one;s over, another great rocker starts! Get it! Brian Howe is a great singer.

From: erik Date: September 20, 2009 at 10:23
completely in line her with edwithmj. Masterpiece. Gem after gem on this album. BC is better then ever. Rocker after rocker. Brian Howe is taking this band to another level. Blistering production by Terry Thomas. Yep one of my alltime favorite albums. Every song is a clear winner. Amazing album. 99/100

From: happy2849 Date: December 12, 2010 at 11:56
Other then some "best of" and "greatest Hits" this is the only Bad Company album I own. I personally think it is one of the best ahd roccks a little harder then others.

From: 123charpenay Date: September 19, 2013 at 13:47
bad company (brian howe period)and great white have a point in common:the purity of the sound.it s always a real pleasure to listen these bands cause we are sure that a bad production could not ruin the record.here this is the second act of brian howe in bad co.very brilliant second act, even if track 8 and 9 can be eliminate easely (very average songs).the rest is absoluty excellent very great choruses and superb riffs and guitar solo from Mick ralphs.in this time bad co have their own style like boston who have their very particular style.no bonus tracks on the japan import.

From: Doug Date: September 20, 2013 at 12:44
While I do like original Bad Co., I've always liked the Howe Bad Co. era and never appreciated how Ralphs and Kirke always dismiss it. They sold quite a few albums during that time and had great tours with Damn Yankees. This is a good album.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 20, 2013 at 17:38
You ain't kiddin', Doug. Bad Company had more success than any of their "'70's dinosaurs with a new lead singer" contemporaries had any right to expect. They weren't exactly burning up the charts with Birna Howe, but they had three top-40 singles (though none of them from this album), and like you say, played arenas with the then-redhot Damn Yankees. And while the music doesn't sound like what they did in the old days, it's nothing like the lite-rock, dentist-office crap Heart put out at the same time, for example.

From: edwithmj Date: September 20, 2013 at 20:20
Time to expand on my last comment. This is still one my favourite albums ever. The guitar work isn't very technical but the pounding rhythms more than make up for it. One Night is an explosive rocker with instantly catchy lyrics; Shake It Up starts up with a very memorable riff that still haunts me to this day (I sometimes have it stuck in my head for days); the single So Smoke Without a Fire is superb with a powerful chorus; Dangerous Age is another winner and is almost my favourite with hooks galore; Something About You is a mellow ballad with a lovely acoustic riff and emotional vocals from Howe - I like it a lot; The Way That It Goes has a lot of slide in it which works very well; Love Attack is another highlight here with perfectly blended guitars and vocals. The four other tracks are excellent too but they're my least favourite. This is my favourite BC disc with Brian Howe and in my opinion they never improved on it.

From: 123charpenay Date: September 21, 2013 at 15:15
my fav song is "dirty boy" (irresistible rhtymn), and of course with "no smoke without a fire" ,"love attack" and the super bonus track "exicted".top class hard rock.

From: MetaLWhore Date: January 24, 2014 at 11:40
The two songs are great to me of this album - Something about you and bad man. Something about you is the all time great ballad. Album cover is also very sweet. Ultimately it's a good album of bad company.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 5, 2014 at 17:56
I'll expand on MY earlier comment. This is one of those cases where the guys probably should've changed the name of the band, because the music bears no resemblance to their '70's glory days. The gritty, distinctly British blues-rock of the first two albums is replaced by slick, smooth AOR tailored to FM radio in 1988, with some light pop-metal touches that don't feel genuine. Really, being brutally honest, this is the sound of an old band making music out of their time and trying to keep up with the trends of the day. They do it well enough, which is why more people don't crucify them for the obvious sellout (old name, new singer, new sound, gimme the money!). But ultimately, all the albums with Brian Howe are full of filler, despite the two or three good songs on each. We've beat the shit out of other bands doing the same thing on this site, but some how, the AOR-lovers give Bad Co. 2.0 a pass, despite the overwhelming mediocrity of the music they made.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 5, 2014 at 18:00
One final note, Mick Ralphs's lead guitar style doesn't translate very well to the shred-happy late '80's either.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 18, 2014 at 21:04
The albums recorded with Brian Howe on vocals were just great ones!!!..."Bad Man" & "Rock Of America" are my faves...tracks 1,2,3,9 & 11 also rock the house...an album that's enjoyable to listen to...87/100

From: 123charpenay Date: September 24, 2014 at 16:33
no trace of keyboard or saxo on this second sensational record with the brilliant and excellent brian howe.here they rocks!!!pleasure guaranted with many irresistible songs.my fav bad company realise.no bonus track on the japan edition.

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