March 17, 2022

Boom Crash Opera - These Here Are Crazy Times (1989)

*U.S. first pressing. 
Contains 10 tracks total. 
A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: Australia
Genre: Pop Rock
Label Number: 9 26160-2

© 1989-1990 Giant/Warner Bros. Records
Boom Crash Opera's most successful album, These Here Are Crazy Times was an album of slick, commercial pop.

As in previous outings, lead singer Dale Ryder's effortless (although somewhat limited) vocal delivery and Richard Pleasance's skillful guitar work helped disguise the fact that underneath the catchy melodies and slick production, there wasn't a lot of substance to Boom Crash Opera's music. While the band experimented to a certain extent with different musical styles on this album, (most notably in the almost-blues of "End Up Where I Started" and "Mountain of Strength"), it was their stock radio-friendly pop songs at which they excelled. The highlight of this set is the genuinely memorable "Dancing in the Storm," and the song became one of four hit singles to be released from the album -- the others being "Onion Skin" (which reached the Australian Top Ten, and also Billboard's Modern Rock Top Five), "The Best Thing" and "Get Out of the House." This album made Boom Crash Opera stars (for a brief period, at least), and while it contained a number of good songs, its lasting impact on the Australian music scene was negligible.

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