7-89304 Midnight Blue
Produced by Pat Moran and Lou Gramm
Released on January 1987
US CHART POSITION #5 (charted Jan. 30, 1987 for 20 weeks)
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7-89304 wo. picture sleeve
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L ife is either cherry red or midnight blue. Or a series of unconnected and meaningless events that we rationalize after the fact and file away into neat little folders like DESTINY and DESIRE. In 1987, turning on the rock dial was a little like touching a hot stove; it could be something cool or (yee-ouch!) something like “Midnight Blue.” This song sucks the great ambivalent balzac in the sky for any number of reasons (crappy drum beat, talking during your own song, howling for love like Bryan Adams after a shot of tequila). Most distressing is the message. What starts out as a song about a young man claiming his own independence (okay, I’m with you so far) devolves into the usual “Baby, I’m a bad boy but you’re the one good thing in my life and I’ll love you forever” panty-loosening piffle. If you’ve ever been in a relationship where this was “your song,” go directly to jail, do not pass Go, and for heaven’s sake take off those cherry red glasses (even if it was the best three minutes of your life). The B side is “Chain of Love,” also from Lou’s debut effort, Ready Or Not. Neither song differs from its elpee version, since you can’t edit per...fec (cough).

TRACK LISTING

  1. MIDNIGHT BLUE    (Lou Gramm/Bruce Turgon)    3:54
  2. CHAIN OF LOVE    (Lou Gramm/Bruce Turgon)    3:58

    12-inch single listing
  3. MIDNIGHT BLUE (EXTENDED REMIX)
  4. MIDNIGHT BLUE
  5. CHAIN OF LOVE

    Atlantic Oldies 7-inch single
  6. MIDNIGHT BLUE
  7. READY OR NOT

CREDITS

Pat Moran -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/AUS'L January 1987 Atlantic 7" 7-89304 picture sleeve
US 1987 Atlantic 12PRO PR996 feat. A on both sides
UK 1987 Atlantic 7" A9304 picture sleeve
UK 1987 Atlantic 12/12BLU A9304T/X avail. in ltd. ed. blue vinyl
CAN/GER 1987 Atlantic 7" 78 93047 picture sleeve
JPN 1987 Atlantic 7" P-2234 picture sleeve
US   Atlantic Oldies 7" 7-84953  

 

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