Ted Poley will always be known as 'the
original voice of Danger Danger', but he did actually begin his
career as the drummer in legendary New Jersey progressive rock band
Prophet, before he joined Danger Danger and became a household name
in 'hair metal'.
'Smile' is his second solo-album within a year and
a good follow up to last years 'Collateral Damage', and just like it
was the case on his debut solo-album where Pete Lesperance (Harem
Scarem) helped him out, he has hired one of the best in the genre to
handle the guitars on this album: JK Northrup (King Kobra, Northrup/Shortino).
The result is an album packed with very easy recognizable hooklines
and amazing guitar work.
This is classic melodic rock for good and for bad,
it'll surely not do you any harm to listen to, but it won't knock
you off your feet either, some of the songs are simply too cheesy,
too dull or too simple for my liking, and it never manages to get me
really thrilled. But if you are into the genre and is on the lookout
for a solid injection of American rock with some awesome guitar
work, catchy songs and a Ted Poley in top shape then get this