Steel Breeze was a
solid California rock band that looked a bit more hair
metal edgy than was the reality of their music. The band
was essentially a power pop, guitar-oriented rock band
that also threw in some new wave synthesizer. They named
themselves after lyrics in the Pink Floyd song "Shine On
You Crazy Diamond".
Steel Breeze was one trash can away from
missing the big time, as a producer named Kim Fowley was
listening to a stack of 1200 demo tapes that had nearly
been tossed out. The search was ultimately for a
band like Journey, and Steel Breeze fit the bill.
After landing a record deal with RCA, Steel Breeze
debuted in 1982 with a
The band became an early favorite on MTV, and their song "You Don't Want Me
Anymore" peaked at no. 16 on the Billboard charts.
Another single from this album, "Dreamin' is Easy", also
made the top 40, ultimately charting at no. 30.
In 1983, with a new
vocalist, Steel Breeze released their second album,
Heart on the Line, which was not a huge success.
They would go onto to release three more albums before
ultimately splitting up, all with different line-ups.
They were never able to regain their popularity of the
early 1980's. The Steel Breeze Discography is as
follows:1982: Steel Breeze
1983: Heart on the Line
1989: Cry Thunder
1991: Still Warrior
1994: Peace of Mind