Part four of our Heavy Metal Amer­ica spot­light intro­duces Razor Baby...

Razor Baby was a stu­dio pro­ject put together by Bob and Richie Stef­fan in Los Angeles  which fea­tured a num­ber of  rock and metal celebrit­ies con­trib­ut­ing to the album released on Heavy Metal Amer­ica in 1988.  This personnel included:

Kevin Dubrow (Quiet Riot)
Jonathan Valen (Les Dia­mond)
Brent Young (Ori­ginal Queensryche singer)
Henry Small (Prism/John Entwhistles The Rock)
Mark Adams (John Entwhistles The Rock)
Pat Tor­pey (Ted Nugent/Mr Big)

A Razor Baby band bio from the HMRchives (By Leggy/Larchmont in 1988)  details the following:

Razor Baby is Bob Steffan's vis­ion. Finally, after years of play­ing with, and com­prom­ising unto other people's music, Bob Stef­fan has taken the bull by its hard rock­ing horns, and the res­ult is his first album, 'Too Hot To Handle'.

Bob Stef­fan was the founder mem­ber of the highly respec­ted, pion­eer L.A rock group Satyr - which included Mott The Hopple singer Nigel Limey and future Quiet Riot and Guif­fria bass player Chuck Wright - then he took over from legend Randy Rhoades when Randy left Quiet Riot to join Ozzy.

All the songs  and all the gui­tars in Razor Baby are the work of Stef­fan and his human stick-insect brother Richard. The stel­lar cast of mus­cians and sing­ers on 'Too Hot To Handle' includes Henry Small, the singer with Who vet­eran 'John Entwhistles The Rock', and the former Mr Quiet Riot him­self - Kevin Dubrow.

Rather like the San Fernando Val­ley, Cali­for­nia, where Razor Baby comes from - their music is hot. And sleazy.

'Too Hot To Handle' was pro­duced by Chris Minto (Ted Nugent/Armoured Saint) and Allen McDou­gall (Spen­cer Davis Group). And from that album we have a nice little catchy tune called'Danger'. Just listen to that very 80s chorus! ;-)