This week we’re joined by Jason McMaster to discuss the making of the 1989 self-titled debut from Dangerous Toys! As per usua with our Albums Unleashed episodes, we dig into many facets of this album as well as the circumstances around it.
In this long-form discussion, Jason gives us the origin story of Dangerous Toys including how changes with his serious gig with progressive thrash band Watchtower would lead to him to moonlight with cover bands. One of these cover bands would turn into Dangerous Toys. The story behind how, basically, a party gig would turn into a major label band is pretty incredible. The chain of events, circumstances, and connections that would lead the band to being signed will surprise you.
Additionally, Jason discusses the making of several songs on the album including ‘Scared,’ ‘Sportin’ a Woody,’ ‘Feels Like a Hammer,’ ‘Queen of the Nile’ and more as well as what the studio environment was like with legendary producer Max Norman.
Other interesting topics covered include the backstory of Bill Z. Bub, the band’s mascot, hanging out on the Sunset Strip during the area’s heyday, album photography done with Mark Weiss, a special promo jack-in-the-box item story that’s crazy in and of itself and much more!
If you love Dangerous Toys, this episode is a MUST-LISTEN! We thank Jason McMaster for being such a great guest with so many great stories!
Be sure to check out Jason and co-host “Metal” Dave Glessner on the Talk Louder podcast as well! It’s a great show!
We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed Dangerous Toys with Jason McMaster and SHARE with a friend!
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