Four forgotten 1980s bands that are still worth listening to

These four bands produced some excellent music.

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Glass Tiger

The Canadian band produced three albums between 1986 and 1991 with digressing sales. The first album, The Thin Red Line, was by far their best-selling, but that could partially be due to Glass Tiger getting some help from Bryan Adams on the song, "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)." Adams has not maintained the kind of success he had in the late 1980s and 1990s, but he was massive at the time Glass Tiger recorded their song so the bump for the group may have been somewhat artificial.

This is a shame because having Adams' involvement might have meant some music fans were thinking, "Oh! I like Bryan Adams but I am not going to listen to the rest of this random group's songs." If that was one's thought then they would have missed out on some gems.

"Someday" from their debut record has just enough cheese to be rewarding. "I Will Be There" is much more catchy than it deserves to be. "I'm Still Searching" from the band's second album, Diamond Sun, has an acoustic guitar that one will hate themselves for loving.

Glass Tiger went on hiatus for a decade after 1993 and did not make another studio album until 2018 after 1991's Simple Mission. Like with the Fine Young Cannibals, one will not have an abundance of music to delve through, but what you do hear will be worth your time.