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Blue Tears 'Blue Tears' 1990 reviewed by: Psycho Sarah

Track Listing
Rockin with the radio
Crush
Blue Tears
Take this Heart
Halfway to Heaven
Innocent Kiss
Racing with the Moon
Kiss Me Goodbye
True Romance
Thunder in the Night
If Bon Jovi and Def Leppard were to combine forces, you would have Blue Tears. Blue Tears didn’t go any farther after their first album, but should have. They have immense talent and an immense fan base.

The first song on the album ‘Rockin with the Radio’ has a sound much like Bon Jovi. It's upbeat, yet has a serious meaning to it. It sends the message that you need to keep on rocking to the radio and to keep rock alive. If you ignore it, it will go away. Fans of metal don’t want their rock to die, that’s why we keep on rockin with the radio.

Another song that reminds me of the Bon Jovi influence is ‘Kiss me Goodbye’. it’s a song that is heavy on collaboration and drum work. You can hear the rock seeping out of the song, and like the song ‘you give love a bad name’ when they go into the chorus. I can almost picture them going down on their knees and head banging with their ratted hair.

‘Crush’ is a song you could hear on a Def Leppard album, if you didn’t know it was Blue Tears you were listening to, you would think it was Def Leppard. It has the same pop-rock sound as the Hysteria album and the Pyromania album.

If you listen close enough to the album you can almost feel a Firehouse sense to it as well. Blue tears is one of those bands that never really made it popular but if they would have had the success the other “glam bands” did, they would of made it just as big, if not bigger then them.

The superfluous metal songs such as Crush, and Blue tears are filled with bass and drum work, while the ballads are more reserved and you can feel more guitar and soul on those tracks. A good example of that would be Halfway to Heaven.

The whole album is a well put together work of art. You can feel the passion and the love of the music with these songs. You just want to keep listening to the album. Its one of the classic rock albums that only get better with time.


--Sarah 01.06.05
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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