THE SCREAMING JETS Tear Of Thought (Warner Music) Fantastic Australian Hard Rock tape. 15 songs….
The Screaming Jets returned in 1992 with their second full-length album. Their most successful release (going double platinum in Australia and producing five singles), Tear of Thought established them as stars rather than just another pub rock band. Musically, the disc continues in the vein of hard rock established by their debut, although this time the band experiments with some new musical direction, including the jazz-influenced “”Helping Hand”” and a faithful cover of the Boys Next Door classic, “”Shivers.”” With enough raw power to delight fans and enough experimentation to keep critics happy, Tear of Thought was an enjoyable, but ultimately disposable, example of Australian hard rock.
5.0 out of 5 stars still sounds awesome,
The album starts as all should with a juggernaut of a song, that manages to pump you up so you feel like you can take on the world, or drive really fast. The rest of the album doesn’t let up. There are some sublime touches such as Helping Hand which is Jazz number injected with some Hard Rock Big Band moments. This album is absolutely awesome. I played to a great friend of mine and he asked when it was made ‘cos he’d never heard of The Screaming Jets. I asked him when he thought… well, recently, but how come I’ve not heard it. They’re like the Foo Fighters and Metallica rolled into one. When I told him 1992 and released 1993, he spat his drink out!! If you like rock, buy this, if you like The Screaming Jets, buy this, just buy this!!
1. Dream On
2. Here I Go
3. Meet Anybody
4. Helping Hand
5. Living in England
7. Best of You
10. Fix the Feeble
11. Sick & Tired
The Screaming Jets: Dave Gleeson (vocals), Grant Walmsley, Richard Lara (guitars), Paul Woseen (bass), Brad Heaney (drums).
Editorial review: Excellent – …while making the most of hard rock necessary obnoxiousness, Screaming Jets infuse a degree of knowingness that make the whole package listenable….most tracks are solidly riff-driven…. refreshing…