Blue Tears
The Innocent Ones

Release date: April 21st 2006
AOR Heaven

Provided by:
Germusica Promotion

Melodic Rock

Rating: 87/100
Cover artwork rating:
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: March 12th 2006

Blue Tears began as a cover band in 1983 during their high school days playing lots of Van Halen, Queen, Def Leppard and more. They released their self titled debut album in 1990. A couple of years later they were once again ready to go into the studio to record a new album, but that didn’t happen, and they broke up around 1993.

But now Blue Tears are back with a new album called “The Innocent Ones”, featuring Gregg Fulkerson (vocals and guitars), Bryan Wolski (bass) and Robert Street (drums).

The music here is a very pleasant surprise. It reminds me very much of Bon Jovi, a bit of Bryan Adams and Def Leppard… but I actually find Blue Tears better. 14 songs with inspired guitar passages infused with superb melodies this album deserve the attention of every Melodic Rock Fan out there.

I prefer my music heavier, but once in a while a Melodic Rock album will do just fine when I need a break from all that head banging.

Gregg Fulkerson voice is pure gold. His voice suits the songs fantastic and he effortlessly glides through this album on every track. It doesn't matter, if you take serious Melodic Rockers like, “Run for Your Life”, “In Your Dreams”, and “Money to Burn” or great ballads like, “The Innocent Ones” or “Save Yourself”, the compositions sound mature and very memorable.

This is one of those Melodic Rock albums, which you put into the player and just enjoy, when you need to relax for a while. Try it.