Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Night Ranger: DoTM

I'm not really sure what possessed me to do a DoTM on this group but....

This rock band from San Francisco formed in 1982 from the ashes of a funk band called Rubicon and a hard rock band called Stereo.

Here are some Night Rangers websites:

Night Ranger Official site
Night Ranger MySpace
Night Ranger Wiki

DISCOGRAPHY

Dawn Patrol
Released in November 1982 by Boardwalk Records.
Produced by Pat Glasser.
Band lineup:
Jack Blades - bass, vocals; Jeff Watson - guitar; Brad Gillis - guitar; Alan Fitzgerald - keyboards; Kelly Keagy - drums, vocals.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and "Sing Me Away"
Charts:
#115 on the Billboard 200.

Midnight Madness
Released in October 1983 by MCA.
Produced by Pat Glasser.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9
Singles:
"You Can Still Rock in America" "Sister Christian" and "When You Close Your Eyes"
Charts:
#15 on the Billboard 200.

Seven Wishes
Released in May 1985 by MCA.
Produced by Pat Glasser.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Sentimental Street" "Four in the Morning" and "Goodbye"
Charts:
#10 on the Billboard 200.

Big Life
Released in March 1987 by MCA.
Produced by Kevin Elison, Wally Buck, David Foster, and Night Ranger.
No linup changes.
Tracks: 9
Singles:
"The Secret of My Success" and "Hearts Away"
Charts:
#28 on the Billboard 200.

Man in Motion
Released in September 1988 by MCA.
Produced by Keith Olsen and Brian Foraker.
Lineup changes:
Alan Fitzgerald left the band and was replaced on keyboards by Jesse Bradman.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"I Did It For Love" and "Dont Start Thinking I'm Alone Tonight"
Charts:
#81 on the Billboard 200.

Greatest Hits
Compilation album released in May 1989.
Tracks: 12

Live in Japan
Released in 1990.
Tracks: 12

Feeding Off the Mojo
Released in October 1995 by Drive Entertainment.
Produced by David Prater.
Lineup changes:
Jack Blades was replaced on bass and vocals by Gary Moon. Jeff Watson left the band and session guitar players were used (as well as Brad Gillis who remained with the band). Jesse Bradman was no longer in the band at this time either.
Tracks: 10

Neverland
Released in July 1997 by Columbia Records.
Produced by Ron Nevison.
Lineup changes:
This album saw the return of the original lineup of Blades, Watson, Gillis, Fitzgerald and Keagy.
Tracks: 11

Seven
Released in July 1988 by CMC.
Produced by Noel Golden.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11

20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
Compilation album released in July 2000.
Tracks: 11

Hole in the Sun
Released in April 2007 by Frontiers Records.
Produced by Night Ranger.
Lineup changes:
Fitzgerald left the band (again) and was replaced on keyboards by Michael Lardie.
Tracks: 14

Also included here is the (very short) discography of another band that Jack Blades was in, The Damn Yankees.

Damn Yankees
Released in 1990 by Warner Brothers Records.
Produced by Ron Nevison.
Band lineup:
Jack Blades - bass, vocals; Tommy Shaw (formerly of Styx) - guitar, vocals; Ted Nugent - guitar, vocals; Michael Cartellone - drums.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Come Again" "Coming of Age" "High Enough" "Runaway" and "Bad Reputation"
Charts:
#13 on the Billboard 200.

Don't Tread
Released in 1992 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ron Nevison.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Don't Tread On Me" "Mister Please" "Where You Goin Now" and "Silence is Broken"

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