Monday, April 26, 2021

"I'm Still Searching" by Glass Tiger

Song#:  3475
Date:  04/09/1988
Debut:  67
Peak:  31
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  This Canadian band's 1986 debut album, The Thin Red Line, would be a gold seller here in the US thanks to a pair of Top 10 hits including the #2 "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)." It led to them receiving a Grammy nod for Best New Artist. As soon as they could, the band went back into the studio for a second time with producer Jim Vallance (of Bryan Adams fame) to record a follow-up. They would emerge with Diamond Sun and this first single introduced the new set. In Canada, the song was an instant hit that reached #2. In the US, it didn't do that well. The tune got to #12 at Rock, but over on the Pop chart it stalled just outside of the Top 30. The title track would provide them with another Top 10 at home, but it failed to chart in the US. With those results, the LP halted at a low #82 in the US. This single would be the band's last to reach a US chart.

ReduxReview:  While this song wasn't co-written by Vallance like their previous two hits, it seems like the band picked up some writing tips from him and Bryan Adams as it kind of sounds like something Adams and Vallance might have composed/produced. The quick-paced rocker was a good song, but wasn't nearly as catchy or memorable as their two US Top 10s. It was a better fit for rock radio and indeed it became their highest peaking song on the Rock chart. For Pop, it just didn't play as well and its Top 40 showing was really the best it was going to do.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  In 1991, Glass Tiger would release their third album, Simple Mission. It would do well for them in Canada getting to #11. It contained four Top 10 hits. Oddly, the last three of those all peaked at #8. Most likely due to the performance of their previous LP, the new set was not released in the US. After a hits collection came out in '93, the band would go on hiatus. It would turn into an extended ten-year break. Finally in 2003, the band got back together and started touring again. However, they would not release any new recordings until 2018. For their fourth album 31, the band re-recorded several of their hits to celebrate their thirty-plus years of success. An EP of new material titled 33 would come out the following year. A holiday album was then released in 2020. With the exception of their drummer, the band had maintained the same lineup since their formation in 1983.


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