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!