The 5th From Belew’s Pop Outlet
The Bears created two fantastic, 60s-inspired pop LPs in 1987/1988 (The Bears, Rise And Shine), before Adrian Belew, sideman to the stars, re-joined his band of record (those Crimson guys). In the intervening years, The Bears’ buzz began to grow as their out-of-print releases garnered big bucks on Ebay. The Bears took the cue and reformed in 2001 for new studio and live CDs (Car Caught Fire, Live). Not surprising, the commercial reaction to The Bears some 13 years later was pretty much the same… general disinterest. But, some bands never say die. EUREKA! is the group’s 2007 self-released return – an older, more refined pop blast that may lack the hyper-enthusiasm of the 80s incarnation, but still manages to retain their relentlessly catchy appeal – full of Revolver‘s Indian accents, gymnastic bass lines and skewed harmonies. No… it’s not the same as the old days. It couldn’t be. But, The Bears are still a refreshingly thoughtful escape from the music of the new millennium. Thanks to the Infinite Fool for the re-up.
We Never Close
Keep Your Own Counsel
Idiot in the Sky
Comin‘ Round the Mountain