In the 1986/87 era, bands like Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard laid the groundwork for the wave of hair metal bands that would crop up in the next few years, until grunge killed it off around 1992.
At first, close sounding bands like Whitesnake and Poison dominated the charts alongside them. In the 1988-91 era, though, the amount of power ballads and less heavy hit rockers increased, as did many good, but second-rate bands which may have only had a few memorable songs.
Unfortunately come 1989, Danger Danger got lumped in with that category. At first, I can see why. Many of the songs do sound the same, it's pop and not very heavy at all (for metal standards). However, that said, I also think the wrong songs got picked as singles, as many of the non-hits are actually WAY stronger.
1. Naughty, Naughty -- The leadoff medium synth hard rocker is good but a bit generic of this style. Loud but not threatening guitars, dirty lyrics about a 'naughty' girl. They were probably playing it safe by releasing this as a single.
2. Under the Gun -- This fun but midly serious tune is far better. Starting out a little dark and becoming an uptempo pop/hard rocker.
3. Saurday Nite -- Hard rocker about partying and cruisin'. Lyrics are very typical of this style, and sounds like a heavier version of a 1985 Loverboy album track, coincidentally called "Friday Night." I guess they moved it up a day after a few years.
4. Don't Walk Away -- A keyboard heavy slightly uptempo power ballad about telling a girl to not 'walk away' and give their love another shot. Even though this kind of song has also been done a million times by these bands, this is superior to many of them.
5. Bang Bang -- These guys sure seem to like double titles! If I recall, this may also have been a minor hit. A less heavy rocker, now about one of the guys catching his girl cheating. Sequence-wise, it might sound wrong coming after the previous song, but no matter, it's still great fun.
6. Rock America -- Extremely anthemic and keyboard driven fun tune. Though the "I wanna rock/don't try to stop me"-theme has been done to death, they sure do it good! A little soft to even be pop/metal. In fact, the opening vocals remind me of Mr. Mister's "Kyrie!" But I like that song too, so I'm not complaining. The rest sounds like Night Ranger.
7. Boys Will Be Boys -- Yet another lite metal tune similar in theme to the previous song, but much less better this time around. Not bad, just less catchy.
8. One Step From Paradise -- The softer power ballad. Nice, romantic tune about falling in love. Similar to "Don't Walk Away" but a bit happier.
9. Feels Like Love -- Mid tempo poppy soft metal tune which is another in the line of shoulda been hits. Not very deep, but has a nice sound to it and very sing-a-long.
10. Turn it On -- An energetic, 'in-love' song which is fairly catchy. If Survivor was a big hair band, I can visualise "Is This Love" sounding like this.
11. Live it Up -- The quality dips a bit for the closing track. The pace is a little slower, but it's still hard rock, with the self-explanatory title.
In short, there's a few songs that aren't as good, and to the casual listener, it might be hard to tell some of them apart. However, I think the problem with the lack of success is that the vocals sound tailored for a big hair metal band, whereas it seems that this material would've done better sung in a typical pop/hard rock style such as Loverboy.
Also, if this had come out 5 or 10 years earlier, it could've been huge, especially on AOR radio. It actually sounds like it could've come from 1983 or so - resembling more of a Loverboy, Survivor and Aldo Nova sound. However, arriving toward the end of the hair metal craze, having more generic vocals, as well as a couple too many tracks sadly sealed this album (and band's) fate as being in the Slaughter/Trixter category.