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Idle Cure
Tough Love



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 9 tracks
Street Date: 1988


Idle Cure had parted ways with guitarist Chuck King, who left to co-form the band Shout. The writing, timbre, and even album title reflect the paradigm shift in musical direction. Tough Love was a much darker, somber, and more reflective offering.

Additionally, the band had been moved by their experiences with an evangelical mission in Europe, and the material herein is very much indicative. With all this going on, Idle Cure's ability to grow musically and spiritually is nothing short of remarkable. While this sophomore project is not as fresh as their initial album, it nevertheless provides the seeds and insight for the next splendid release, Second Avenue. A great band undergoing great growth.

Song highlights include "Frontline," So Many Faces," and "Hungry Hearts."

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 5/5/09, written by William R. Shay for Jesusfreakhideout.com



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For 80's Christian rock, Idle Cure was tops in creating hooky, memorable melodies and lyrics that are extremely dated today, but are a highlight of the genre and time in which they were created. Fans of the 80's light metal and arena rock would do well to dig up a copy of Idle Cure's Tough Love. There really isn't a weak spot among the 9 tracks on Tough Love. - 1/11/11, John DiBiase of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

 


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Frontline Records
. Album length: 9 tracks: 34 minutes, 57 seconds
. Street Date: 1988
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Just Believe It (3:53)
  2. Barter Mercy (4:22)
  3. Frontline (4:09)
  4. So Many Faces (3:40)
  5. Hungry Hearts (4:05)
  6. One For The Money (3:31)
  7. How Long (3:58)
  8. Runnin' (4:03)
  9. Draw The Line (3:20)
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