The album stands apart in the band's discography, being a lot more experimental, improvisational and intentionally less accessible than their other work. It consists of eighteen mostly short tracks. Instead of conventional lyrics, singer Linder Sterling provides a selection of cries, yells, laughter and spoken interludes (including diary records of Reichian therapy), and one very short track sung a capella. The music seems to be deliberately kicking against the slick pop that dominated charts at the time. The LP has been described by guitarist Ian Devine as a therapeutic exercise, and by Linder as a "personal exorcism".
Currently, Danger Came Smiling is available on CD as a double-issue with the Ludus' 1981 EP Pickpocket. The compilation, Pickpocket/Danger Came Smiling, is available from the label Les Temps Modernes.
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