The Damn Yankees was a super group that hit the scene around 1990 and did fairly well even though they had a late start. With band members Ted Nugent (self proclaimed), Tommy Shaw (Styx), and Jack Blades (Night Ranger), the Damn Yankees knew their way around back stage.
The Damn Yankees was actually formed in 1989. Their debut self-titled release went double platinum, and included the songs "Coming of Age" (Jake Blades on vocals), "Come Again" (Tommy Shaw on vocals), and "High Enough". The band toured with groups like Bad Company, Poison, and Jackyl. Some of you may remember the song "Don't Tread" from their 1992 release (this album went Gold). You may also remember that the Damn Yankee's tunes made it on some post 80's movie soundtracks like Gremlins 2 and Van Damme's Nowhere to Run.
By 1994, the Damn Yankees had split whilst band members worked on solo projects (or back with their old bands). Some of you may be familiar with the Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades effort they called Shaw Blades and the release of the album Hallucination. Since 1994, the Damn Yankees have re-surfaced from time to time, but at the time of this writing, no new material had been produced under the Damn Yankees band name (although some material showed up on solo projects by band members).
At the time of this writing, the Damn Yankees Discography was as follows:
- 1990: Damn Yankees
- 1992: Don't Tread