TUESDAY BLUE - Shibumi (1988)
Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
Mike Ryan -Vocals Dave
Ralph Lindheim -Bass
Roland Drumatix -Drums ( http://www.notbreathing.com/drum.html)
Liam Darcy -Drums
Liam Darcy -Drums
Tom Jones - Keyboards
Ray Fean - Drums
Producer - David Richards (also produced: Roger Taylor,Jimmy Nail,Chris Rea,Queen,Iggy Pop etc.)
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
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"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!!"
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)
"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."
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
I uploaded again 4 instrumental samples on the player,please help me to id!!
one more req ,if you have HONEY TONGUE - Nude Nudes (1992) please send me ! I need this for one of the next uploads.Thanks
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)