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Tuesday Blue - 1988 Shibumi



ARTIST: Tuesday Blue
ALBUM: Shibumi
LABEL: EMI/Manhattan
SERIAL: CDP-7-46980-2
YEAR: 1988

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Mike Ryan - vocals * Dave Keary - guitars * Ralph Lindheim - bass * Barry Warner - keyboards * Liam Darcy - drums * Roland Drumatix - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Tunnel Vision * 02 Tell The Boys * 03 Love Me Simple * 04 Between Smiles And Tears * 05 Open Your Eyes * 06 Cut And Dry * 07 I Believe In You * 08 Escape The Escape * 09 Something Wrong With Our World


Background
Here's an Irish band that seemed to have slipped under the radar during 1988. They are called Tuesday Blue and are a recent find to GLORY-DAZE from the vaults of yesteryear. The band must've done something right - to be signed by the rather large EMI/Manhattan label. Not bad for a bunch of home boys from Limerick. Musically, it's quite glossy, with a transatlantic comparison to the likes of Frozen Ghost, Glass Tiger and Boulevard. However, if you were distinctly Irish and had no knowledge of such bands, then an apt comparison would be to fellow Irish melodic rockers The Fountainhead who were also pressing their claims around about the same time, and Silent Running. Coming in to run the cutter for production duties was David Richards, who has also produced the likes of Roger Taylor, Chris Rea and Queen.


The Songs
The band's best known moment comes more or less straight away with the opening 'Tunnel Vision'. the album version sounds far superior to the version that was released for video - and one you can see on You Tube. It's quite a brash song, with upfront percussion, parping synths all over the place, and Michael Ryan's impassioned vocal. 'Love Me Simple' is another highlight - with its pulsing delivery and highly melodic strains. 'Open Your Eyes' is similar, with a Fountainhead like quality about it. 'I Believe In You' is very hi-tech, which for Tuesday Blue is stepping slightly outside their comfort zone. In the same zone is 'Cut And Dry' which fans of Boulevard might be interested in hearing. The album contains a couple of ballads too: 'Between Smiles And Tears' and the smooth backwash of 'Something Wrong With Your World'.


In Summary
Traditional Irish rock fans, along with followers of alt-rock may have been looking for something here with Tuesday Blue. Certainly the lead track with its big booming sound might've suggested more along the lines of U2 and Big Country, but that fact that 'Shimbumi' ended up being more homogenized will probably have disappointed those two camps. However, AORsters and melodic rockers more than make up for the disappointment. The band only released the one album, but have reunited for the odd reunion gig back in their beloved Limerick. Investigate with the knowledge that though Tuesday Blue are plainly an Irish band, their music sits comfortably within the confines of AOR/melodic rock.


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#1 | gdazegod on December 22 2007 23:08:27
Seems this band had a sense humor too. The second drummer (if you haven't already worked it out) is in fact a drum machine! Very clever.
#2 | Eric on December 22 2007 23:40:00
You know, I have seen this record numerous times and passed over purchasing it due to the 4AD/ Cocteau Twins inspired cover thinking it was another dream pop album. How wrong was I? Thanks for the tip George!Thumbs Up
#3 | Jez on December 23 2007 15:52:33
Brilliant disc, and one I have enjoyed for many years now. Especially enjoy the two opening cuts, but the remainder of the album is excellent as well. Nice addition.
#4 | airborne on September 12 2012 20:34:57
Yeah. Superb stuff. I like this type of singing.
 
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