Here’s a band you probably haven’t heard in awhile—but with a mere two hit singles in 1986, Canadian pop/rock outfit Glass Tiger at one time epitomized the sound of 80’s New Wave.
Admittedly better-known in their home country than the U.S., this band managed to break Billboard’s Top 10 with two singles from their debut album The Thin Red Line. The highest charting (and probably the most memorable) was “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”; the other hit, “Someday,” is my personal favorite from the band, so I’ve posted it below.
Glass Tiger went on to release two more platinum-selling records in Canada, but never saw the same chart success in the States as their debut album received. After taking a 10-year break starting 1993, the band re-formed, and is still officially in business, mainly focusing on select live show dates. There has not been an album of original material from the band since the early 1990s.
The video below is a perfect picture of 80’s fashion, from the mullets to the oversized clothing. Reminisce and enjoy!