|All Artists: Blue Tears|
Title: Blue Tears
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 6/12/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076732641316, 076732641347, 076732641323
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I am amazed
Laura Hall | Nashville, TN United States | 06/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I did a search for Blue Tears just for fun, because my father, Bryan Hall, was the guitarist in that band years ago. I really didn't expect anything to show up, since they seem to be somewhat of a scratch on the wall of Rock N Roll (I blame MCA). I know I'm a band members daughter, but I truly believe that this is a really great album for that particular time and genre. I'm only 16, but I know my music history. I was raised to know it. If it helps, I don't even particularly like or listen to this music. I'll admit, I don't believe I've ever heard the unreleased tracks or demos. I play in rock bands, and I do like some older music, but the "glam rock" thing was never my thing. I guess I'm not old enough to really understand that "glam rock" time period.
Right now, Mike Spears and my dad, Bryan Hall, are making another album under a new name, Mayday Ground. The last EP they made was under the name Sunny & 72. I think they sold it at shows and made copies for friends and family, but they aren't signed, so they can't exactly sell them nationally. Mike Spears was also most recently writing with Billy Falcon (who writes for Bon Jovi). I haven't heard much about Gregg Fulkerson or his album, and I'm not sure when this Mayday Ground record will be finished. But if you're looking for some good "glam" 80's rock 'n roll, I highly reccommend this."
A Great Rock Band that should have been huge!
James B. French | 01/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is amazing to me how sometimes a record label can drop the ball and not promote certain bands that have truly great potential. Blue Tears was defenitely one of those bands. I understand that the music scene changed in the early nineties for the grunge thing but I still believe the mid and late 80's had the best rock music. So many bands never had the chance to really shine due to the change in the music industry. If this album had been released when Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Poison, RATT etc. were at their prime they would have become a household name. Yeah, I think they were that good! Every time I let somebody here this album they are surprised that they didn't make it big. They finally released 2 follow up albums that were shelved and a new one is in the works. If you like the sound of the late 80's rock and want to hear something that should have been check this out!!!!! Also check out the their very cool website at http://www.bluetearsmusic.com/"
Never quite made it, but they deserved to
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 07/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Tears was another in a long list of hard rock/hair metal bands that got lost in the shuffle during the late 80's and early 90's. For some reason, MCA Records seemed to sign this kind of band left and right, release one album, fail to promote it, and then cut them loose. A lot of bands fell by the wayside as a result. Some were really good and some were merely average. Blue Tears definitely falls into the first category.
The sound on the band's 1990 self-titled debut was equal parts Bon Jovi and Night Ranger. They may not have been the most original band on the block, playing the kind of slick melodic AOR that was so popular at the time, but Blue Tears played it very well. Each song on the album is well written, though they don't stray very far from the standard AOR love songs. Perhaps the band was too clean for their own good. Bands like Poison and Warrant were milking the whole "bad boys with a soft side" approach to great success. Blue Tears weren't bad boys with a soft side. They came across as nice guys making safe music. Then again, Journey and Bad English were never seen as bad boys, and they did just fine. This is a band that really should have been a big hit at the time, but for whatever reason went largely unnoticed. The good news is that the band resurfaced earlier this year with a new album - their first in over 15 years!
Overall, Blue Tears is a great album from start to finish. Good vocals, good melodies, good songs. It's a can't-miss pick for anyone who enjoys the classic AOR/melodic rock sound."