Wild in the Streets (Helix album)

Wild in the Streets was the sixth album by the rock band Helix, released in 1987.

Wild in the Streets
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1987
StudioThe Manor, Oxfordshire, England Phase One Studios Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre
Length39:24
LabelCapitol
ProducerMike Stone, Neil Kernon
Helix chronology
Long Way to Heaven
(1985)
Wild in the Streets
(1987)
Over 60 Minutes With...
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

The album went gold in the band's native Canada,[2] but only managed a disappointing #179 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.[3] The band would lose their U.S. deal with Capitol Records soon after.[4]

The power ballad "Dream On" is a cover of a 1982 song by Nazareth. "She's Too Tough" was written in 1985 by Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott. Def Leppard's version of the song was intended at one time to be on their Hysteria album, but it was never released until 1993's "Heaven Is" single, and later 1993's Retro Active album.

The original Canadian cassette issue of this album came in a glow-in-the-dark cassette shell.

Track listing

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  1. "Wild in the Streets" (Paul Hackman / Ray Lyell) –3:42
  2. "Never Gonna Stop the Rock" (Chris Overland / Steve Overland) – 4:36
  3. "Dream On" (Billy Rankin / Manny Charlton) – 3:43
  4. "What Ya Bringin' to the Party" (Paul Hackman / Ray Lyell) – 4:02
  5. "High Voltage Kicks" (Paul Hackman / Brian Vollmer) – 4:19
  6. "Give 'Em Hell" (Paul Hackman / Brian Vollmer) – 3:36
  7. "Shot Full of Love" (Brian Vollmer) – 4:27
  8. "Love Hungry Eyes" (Paul Hackman / Brian Vollmer) – 4:00
  9. "She's Too Tough" (Joe Elliott) – 3:29
  10. "Kiss It Goodbye" (Brian Vollmer) – 3:27

Personal

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Band members

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  • Brian Vollmer – lead vocals
  • Brent "Doctor" Doerner – guitars, backing vocals
  • Paul Hackman – guitars, backing vocals
  • Daryl Gray – bass, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Greg "Fritz" Hinz – drums, backing vocals

Additional personal

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  • Don Airey, Sam Reid – additional keyboards
  • Mickey Curry, Brian Doerner, Matthew Frenette – additional drums

Production

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  • Produced at Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Mike Stone – Engineer, mixing at Town House, London, England
  • Ed Stone – Producer (all tracks), Engineer, Pre-producer
  • Neil Kernon – Producer (tracks 1, 6)
  • Lorraine Francis, Nick Blundell, Bill Kennedy – assistant engineers
  • Ken Heague – tour manager
  • Eric Gillespie, Jacqueline Barlow, Shelley Taylor, Sue Bradford, Tim O'Donnell, Neil Warnock, Vinny Cinquemani, Bill Elson and William Seip – management

Singles

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  • Wild in the Streets
  • Dream On

Charts

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Chart (1987) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[5] 27
US Billboard 200[6] 179

Certifications

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Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[7] Gold 50,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

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  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Planet Helix history 1987 Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Billboard.com
  4. ^ Planet Helix history 1988 Archived 2007-12-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0880". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Helix Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Helix – Wild in the Streets". Music Canada.