Friday, June 26, 2015

"Dreamin' Is Easy" by Steel Breeze

Song#:  1307
Date:  01/15/1983
Debut:  80
Peak:  30
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Steel Breeze's first single, "You Don't Want Me Anymore," was an immediate success reaching #16 on the pop chart. They grabbed one more Top 30 entry with this second single from their self-titled debut album. This should have set them up for further success, but the band ended up losing their record deal and basically split. They regrouped (with personnel changes) and would independently issues four more albums, but nothing would come close to their successful debut. This single would be their last to reach the pop chart.

ReduxReview:  This song is not as good as "You Don't Want Me Anymore," but it is a worthy follow-up. It has catchy new wave feel to it with a chorus that almost sounds like it could be a theme from an 80s TV sitcom. It's a shame that it all kind of fell apart for them. At least they were able to get out a fun debut album full of good songs.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Apparently, the band got their name from a Pink Floyd song. In the track "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," from their 1975 album "Wish You Were Here," there is the line "You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze." That last little bit of the line was captured for the band's name.


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