Dangerous Toys released their self-titled debut album on Columbia
records in 1989, their raw southern rock and metal served as an
immediate attack on glam metal's reign on MTV and rock radio.
Their two hit singles, "Teas'n, Pleas'n" and "Scared," gained
the band a rabid following and helped the album go gold.
Dangerous Toys was founded in Texas in 1987 by vocalist Jason
McMaster along with guitarists Scott Dalhover and Danny Aaron,
bassist Mark Geary, and drummer Mike Watson. They released the
follow up to Dangerous Toys, Hellacious Acres, in 1991, and while
the album sold reasonably well, it didn't match the groups initial
success. After getting dropped from Columbia, the original lineup
slowly began to dwindle. Danny Aaron left before their third album,
Pissed. Mike Watson left before recording The R'tist 4'merly Known
As Dangerous Toys in 1995. Although the band officially broke
up in the late '90s, they released a live album in 1999 and occasionally
reunite for a few shows. — Curtis Zimmermann