Boom Crash Opera – These Are Crazy Times [1989]

PhotobucketCOUNTRY: Australia          STYLE: AOR/Pop/Rock

RATING: 84/100

Dale Ryder – Lead Vocals, Greg O’Connor – keyboards,guitar, Peter Farnan – Guitar,bass,keyboards,vocals, Richard Pleasance – Guitar,bass,vocals, Peter ‘Maz’ Maslen – Drums,vocals

1. Onion Skin, 2. Talk About It, 3. Best Thing, 4. Piece Of The Pie, 5. Get Out Of The House, 6. Mountain Of Strength, 7. Dancing In The Storm, 8. Forever, 9. Axe To Grind, 10. Where There’s A Will

Originally a five-piece formed in Melbourne in 1985, Australian rock band Boom Crash Opera, like many bands before them, got their grounding from the pub rock circuit. The main guys in Boom Crash Opera had previously been in the band The Serious Young Insects.

Power vocalist Dale Ryder was backed by trademark chant style vocals from the other band members, including group co-founders and writing partners guitarist/bassist Richard Pleasance and guitarist Peter Farnan (credited also as executive producers), alongside producer Alex Sadkin, who tragically died shortly after he finished working on the band’s 1987 self-titled debut. Keyboardist Greg O’Connor and drummer Peter Maslen completed the bands first lineup.

Following on from the success of their debut in 1989 they released the top 10 single “Onion Skin” from what would become their most successful album These Here Are Crazy Times (produced by Pete Smith and Richard Pleasance, mixed by Nick Launay). These Here Are Crazy Times spent more than 12 months in the Australian National Top 40 and achieved double platinum sales. “Onion Skin” was followed by the top 20 singles “Get Out Of The House”, “Best Thing”, “Dancing In The Storm” and “Talk About It”.


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