Thursday, November 15, 2007

TUESDAY BLUE - Shibumi (1988)


"I remember it well they were a great band should have made it. The scene in Limerick in the 80s was brilliant."

Country:
Ireland
City:
Limerick
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock


Original Members:
Mike Ryan -Vocals Dave
Keary -Guitar
Ralph Lindheim -Bass
Roland Drumatix -Drums
( http://www.notbreathing.com/drum.html)
Liam Darcy -Drums
Barry Warner-keyboards

Later:
Liam Darcy -Drums
Tom Jones - Keyboards
Ray Fean - Drums

Credits:
Producer - David Richards (also produced: Roger Taylor,Jimmy Nail,Chris Rea,Queen,Iggy Pop etc.)


VIDEO:
"Tunnel Vision"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1MetyHkgW4


Tracklist:

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 Your World


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/70205436/shibumi_192_kbs.rar.html

"Tuesday Blue likes to think big. It seems as if everything on the group's 1988 album, Shibumi, is amplified: guitars loom like towering skyscrapers, drums pound with the ferocity of falling metal, and vocalist Michael Ryan bellows like an angry giant. There's little subtlety on Shibumi; unfortunately, there aren't many hooks, either. The first track, "Tunnel Vision," encapsulates Tuesday Blue's strengths. On that track thumping percussion and quivering basslines set the tone for Ryan's mountainous voice. When he roars, "Ooooooh/all I know is I'm hungry," he truly lets it rip, stretching his vocal cords like a rubber band. It's an indelible moment, one that will have listeners yearning for another song with similar impact. "Love Me Simple," with its lush synths and blistering riffs, comes close, but overall Shibumi doesn't fully utilize the group's talents. The band is unable to find the line between excess and restraint; in addition, the lyrics are mined with embarrassing clichés like "why can't I have my cake and eat it" and "our love is as fresh as the morning time air." U2's Adam Clayton is thanked in the liner notes, and the influence of U2, as well as the Fixx, Cactus World News, Big Country, and A House, can be detected throughout the LP. Judging from "Tunnel Vision" and "Love Me Simple," Shibumi could've been far better." ~ Michael Sutton, All Music Guide

"THIS TUESDAY BLUE CD TITLED "SHIBUMI" WAS RELEASED IN 1988 BY EMI MANHATTAN AND IS OUT OF PRINT!! THIS EXCELLENT BAND REMINDS ME OF A MIX OF BLVD., IT BITES, TIME GALLERY, ASIA, QUEEN AND FROZEN GHOST. I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EXCELLENT MELODIC ROCK/AOR CD WITH GREAT PRODUCTION, AWESOME SONGS, SUPERB VOCALS, ROCKIN' GUITARS WITH SMOKIN' & TASTY SOLO's, VERY COOL KEYBOARDS AND ALL AROUND TOP NOTCH MUSICIANSHIP!! AN ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE FOR ANY MELODIC ROCK/AOR FAN!!"
Saltyka's favourite is : "Tell The Boys", "Love Me Simple" and the beautiful "Something Wrong With The World"
When i listen to Tuesday Blue ,i always listen to The Outfield too ,so they are together on my playlist:)


Biography-i tried to collect everything about them,here is the little result:

Tuesday Blue was formed in 1983 in Limerick ,Ireland,Disbanded in 1990.
Their first single The 7" single - A: Tunnel Vision/B: Tell The Boys released in 1986. This was followed by a 4 tracks promo Lp and their only album in 1988. They have released a CD too called "Waiting for the Magic " (Cut And Dry Records, 2002) with previously unreleased tracks.


The original drummer was Liam Darcy, who plays with 'The News' around Limerick. although, having said that, the absolute original drummer was a Roland 'Drumatix', a quirky drum machine.(http://lba.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=17)

" they did a re-union gig about 18 months ago here in town at the warehouse.

Singer Mike Ryan still performs live under the name Bone,

Bassist Ralph Lindheim still lives and works in the Limerick area I believe (IT/Graphic design I think) and was playing bass with local country-rocker Joe Brown last time I saw him -as was guitarist

Dave Keary who has also toured with River Dance. Ray Fean has played as a session drummer for god knows who at this stage -most prolifically with Donal Lunny and River Dance.

Keyboard player Tom Jones is back in Shannon where I believe he rents, services and distributes vending machines. Rock'n'Roll!!!"
(http://foot.ie/forums/archive/index.php/t-25442.html)

"sounded like the cult with a chummy lyrics and relatively techie sound on their "love me simple" song. cold low voice too."

"Yes I have heard of the band. In fact i knew Ray Fenn the drummer really well as he was a close friend of my dads. he introduced me to play the drums. He played for a band prior to TB called The Emerald. They played Thin Lizzy tracks. Man they were good. I have been lucky to have heard them live on many an occasion."

"i have listen to this band in the eighties, love me simple and tunnel vision are my two favorite."

(http://killdevilhill.com/alternativesuckschat/read.php?f=85&i=55&t=55)

" U2 bassist Adam Clayton championed the cause of Limerick band, Tuesday Blue."

"Limerick band Tuesday Blue who are just back from a tour of Russia, are joining forces with The Stunning and Too Much for the White Man for a gig in Gort next week. This promises to be a great gig, as Tuesday Blue have got great live reviews.." (October 22, 1989)
(http://www.emigrant.ie/article.asp?iCategoryID=200&iArticleID=34182)


More info:
http://irishrock.org/ipnw/t.html


I ask you:

If you are from Limerick and have any info about Tuesday Blue or have any material as photo ,review etc.
send me please!!

Other is ,im looking for these irish bands (info/music) starting with "T" :

They Do It With Mirrors / Those Nervous Animals / Time Machine / Toasted Heretic / Tokyo Olympics / Too Much For The Whiteman / Toy With Rhythm / The Train Walkers / Tripper Humane / True Colours

Please,please !!!:)


I uploaded again 4 instrumental samples on the player,please help me to id!!

Thanks!

ps:

one more req ,if you have HONEY TONGUE - Nude Nudes (1992) please send me ! I need this for one of the next uploads.Thanks

ps 2:

If you are from Japan and have anything from Dick Lee,message me please!
I have only these : Orientalism (1991) /The Year Of The Monkey (1993)/Secret Island (1995)/Transit Lounge (1999)
Thanks

12 Comments:

Anonymous haywire said...

Good one, Salty!!! At least better than that All Music Guide reviewer made it sound. You really know how to dig out those 80's obscurities. Thanx very, very much for this one.
Cheers and long may you blog!
Haywire

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks friend!:)

cheers
salty

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great band great album wish it were rereleased thanks for all the info

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Blogger iMADEtheBBC said...

Hello. My band 'Cat Magic' opened for Tuesday Blue at a gig in Dublin's Project Arts Center in early 1987. The lads were very cool.

Bumped into the singer from the band in 1990 when we were both doing auditions/screen tests for the Committments movie.

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Blogger johnoregan said...

Theres a bit more to the Tuesday Blue story. I know many of the people in the band personally and can trace their roots back to 1981. I am from Limerick as they all are. If you want to talk to me about it please send an email to me at jor32@hotmail.com with any questions and I can fill in the blanks. Regards John O'Regan.

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