The Ocean Blue is an American band formed in 1986 in Hershey and originally composed of David Schelzel, Steve Lau, Bobby Mittan and Rob Minning.
It will take the group 3 years and 1989 to see their first single "Between something and nothing" released, but for a first single, it is a real success as they say. The single is a hit and shattering the career of the group. Single which will be taken from the album "The ocean blue" which was released the same year.
New success a year later in 1990 with the single "Drifting falling" still taken from the same album.
Success confirmed and amplified in 1991 with the release of the album "Cerulean", album which will remain as the best opus of the group and from which will be extracted 3 top hits which are "Ballerina out of control", "Cerulean" in 1991 and "Mercury" in 1992.
New album "Beneath the rhythm & sound" in 1993, album with notorious success also even if slightly less. Album from which the top hit “Sublime” will be extracted.
Top hit which will already be the last. The group will release other titles thereafter but the level of success encountered will decrease irreparably from year to year ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Between something and nothing 1989
Vanity fair 1990
Drifting, falling 1990
Ballerina out of control 1991
Don’t believe everything you ear 1993
Peace of mind 1994
Whenever you're around 1996
1989 ... first title and already, first success. A group with particularly early maturity and above all with obvious talent !
1990 ... a quality sequel but which will struggle to achieve the same success as the previous title. Nothing to worry about when you see what is looming on the horizon ...
1990 ... an astonishing style for a band from across the Atlantic. Usually, we found this sound rather across the Channel. In any case, it works !
1991 ... the group already achieved consecration with this title. In just a few years, the group has become one of the sure values of the moment and does not intend to stop there, that's clear. HU-GE !
1991 ... a discography which will not remain as the most bloated of the decade but of more than certain quality. Each title released is a real success !
1992 ... a single-title year, but with them, that doesn't mean a lack of inspiration. It just means that they take their time ...
1993 ... new top hit. The group obtains here its direct ticket for posterity thanks to a constant talent and especially an inspiration at the height !
1993 ... then, the unscrewing. Incredible reversal of the situation which sees the group completely disappear from the Charts. But what happened...??
1994 ... and yet, the group does not demerit, far from it. How can the tastes of the public change so much and especially so quickly ? Good question...
1996 ... the group continues on its way without worrying about the result, or at least the lack of results in the Charts. A desire to move forward that we can only salute !
1997 ... unfortunately, at some point, you have to realize that there is no point in continuing under these conditions. This title will be the last of the decade and will seal almost definitively the fate of this group with the most respectable course !
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