Friday, May 2, 2014

Musical Interlude: High Enough (1990)

As the 90's began, a couple of "supergroups" formed, but found fame to be fleeting, despite the pedigrees of the personnel involved.

One of those groups was Damn Yankees, which featured Ted Nugent, Jack Blades (Night Ranger), & Tommy Shaw (Styx), with newcomer Michael Cardellone on drums. Cardellone would later join Lynyrd Skynyrd, presumably based on his work with Damn Yankees.

The self-titled debut CD on Warner Bros. Reocrds produced a couple of hits, including "High Enough", but one wonders what the point was to the storyline in the video have any correlation to the song. A drifter and his girlfriend are on a robbery spree until caught. Nugent inexplicably is doing a guitar solo right in the middle of a police shootout, and doesn't get hurt.

The video ends with the girl taking the last mile, having been sentenced to death. In another odd quirk, Nugent doubles as the priest. Go figure.

Rhino Records now holds the rights to the Damn Yankees catalogue, and so the video comes from their channel.


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