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Released: May 1986

Rating: 3.500 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: rock > British

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Get It While You Can (O’Connor) [3:49]
  2. You Mix Me Up [3:19]
  3. Average [4:16]
  4. House on Fire [4:19]
  5. Hanging from the Wreckage [3:36]
  6. Heart Full of Soul (Gouldman) [3:50]
  7. Asylum [4:46]
  8. Strange Land [4:47]
  9. Trouble [5:37]
Songs written by Dreja/McCarty/Samwell-Smith unless indicated otherwise.


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 177
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • none

Notes: After a 1983 live gig, original Yardbirds’ members Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, and Paul “Sam” Samwell-Smith got together with vocalist John Fiddler and recorded two albums as Box of Frogs. The two albums (this one and debut album Box of Frogs) have since been paired together on CD reissue.

Strange Land
Box of Frogs
“Box of Frogs' two albums, Box of Frogs and Strange Land, were reissued on a single disc by Renaissance Records in 1996. Both albums are rather uneven and a little undistinguished, yet they may appeal to fans of mainstream AOR hard rock from the early '80s. For Yardbirds fans, this is essentially a curiosity, since it doesn't have the spark, sound or style of the Yardbirds, despite featuring Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith” (Erlewine).

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Previous Box of Frogs’ Album: Box of Frogs (1984) David Bowie’s DMDB page Next Yardbirds’ Album: Birdland (2003)

Last updated March 29, 2008.