It’s your typical ’80s rock (think INXS, The Alarm, etc.), but it’s a damn catchy tune, and I’d be a lying scamp if I said I didn’t like me some ’80s rock sometimes.
Originally a five-piece formed in Melbourne in 1985, Australian rock band Boom Crash Opera, like many before them, got their grounding from the pub rock circuit. Their striking debut blended the muscular rock of “Listen Like Thieves”-period INXS with an almost English melodic richness not dissimilar to Tears for Fears. Power vocalist Dale Ryder was backed by trademark chant style vocals from the other bandmembers, including group co-founders and writing partners guitarist/bassist Richard Pleasance and guitarist Peter Farnan (credited also as executive producers), alongside producer Alex Sadkin, who tragically died shortly after he finished working on the band’s 1987 self-titled debut…[read more]
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