Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol Colored Vinyl LP
Night Ranger Dawn Patrol Colored Vinyl LP
The group's origin can be traced to Rubicon, a pop/funk group led by Jerry Martini, who gained fame as a member of Sly and the Family Stone. After Rubicon's demise in 1979, bassist Jack Blades formed a hard rock trio with two other Rubicon members, drummer Kelly Keagy and guitarist Brad Gillis. Performing under the name Stereo, the threesome added keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald, a former member of Montrose, in 1980.
Fitzgerald soon recommended enlisting a second virtuoso guitarist, so Jeff Watson, who led his own band in Northern California, was added to the group. As Stereo, the band played small clubs in San Francisco in 1980, such as the Palms in the Tenderloin. By late that year, the band name was changed to "Ranger" and were opening for acts such as Sammy Hagar.
Dawn Patrol is the debut studio album by Night Ranger released in 1982. "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", the first single had a music video that entered heavy rotation on MTV, reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. The second single, "Sing Me Away" reached #54 on Billboard's Hot 100 and at #39 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks.
Night Ranger Dawn Patrol Track Listing:
1. Don't Tell Me You Love Me Sing Me Away
2. At Night She Sleeps
3. Call My Name
4. Eddie's Comin' Out Tonight
5. Can't Find Me a Thrill
6. Young Girl in Love
7. Play Rough
9. Night Ranger
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