Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Night Ranger - Down Patrol (1982)

Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad "Sister Christian", which peaked at #5 in June 1984.

After their success waned in the late 1980s, the band split up in 1989 and its members pursued other musical endeavours including group and solo efforts. Several members released an album without original singer/bassist Jack Blades in 1995, but the band soon re-united to release two new albums in the latter half of the decade. Despite the departure of original keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald and guitarist Jeff Watson, the band has continued to tour and remains very popular in Asian countries, especially Japan.

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Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol (1982)
The debut album by Night Ranger released in 1982. The band was named Ranger during the recording of the album. The first issues of the album were printed and ready to be shipped when it was discovered that there was a country band from California with the same name. The band decided to name themselves Night Ranger after the song that Blades had written for the album. The record company destroyed the copies with the band name Ranger.

Tracks: (download for study)
01. Don’t Tell Me You Love Me (Jack Blades) – 4:19
02. Sing Me Away (Kelly Keagy & Jack Blades) – 4:09
03. At Night She Sleeps (Kelly Keagy & Jack Blades) – 4:08
04. Call My Name (Jack Blades) – 3:42
05. Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight (Jack Blades) – 4:26
06. Can’t Find Me A Thrill (Jack Blades) – 3:19
07. Young Girl In Love (Kelly Keagy & Jack Blades) – 3:32
08. Play Rough (Jack Blades) – 4:14
09. Penny (Jack Blades) – 3:47
10. Night Ranger (Jack Blades) – 4:22