Joni Gives Royal Nod To Blue Peter

Joni Gives Royal Nod To Blue Peter

Jonathan Gross - The Toronto Sun

Joni Mitchell didn't say whether she had popped into the Head Space Saturday night just to put a little money on the Maple Leafs, but her presence lent the warm buzz of celebrity to Blue Peter's album release party.

"No pictures please. I'm trying to keep a low profile," pleaded Mitchell, in town taking advantage of her citizenship to act in a feature film. "I like the band, though!"

Ready Records Press Release 1983

Ready Records Press Release 1983

Produced by Englishman Steve Nye, (XTC, JAPAN) , BLUE PETER's second album, FALLING (LR034) marked an important progression for the band, establishing their new line-up, (with keyboardist Jason Sniderman and drummer Owen Tennyson), as a hook heavy power-pop outfit.

At the same time FALLING's hit dance single, Don't Walk Past" and its inventive video, entrenched BLUE PETER's aggressive beat in the clubs. The video also gained the band entry to the important American arena, airing on WARNER AMEX's MTV and charting top 10 at L.A. video hot-spot, REVOLVER.

Blue Peter Could Be a Bit Neater

Blue Peter Could Be a Bit Neater

Edmonton

The first thing that strikes you about Toronto's Blue Peter is that they're a lot of fun to listen to.

The second thing that hits you is that it all sounds a little familiar - sort of like Roxy Music.

But trailblazers are hard to find in the new music mode, and if dancin's on your mind, this Eastern Canadian fivesome definitely has a persuasive, foot-fidgeting quality.

The group - which plays the Mayfield tonight and the Highway tomorrow through Saturday - casts its shadow with the romantic, lanky figure of singer Paul Humphrey.

Blue Peter Taking Off

Blue Peter Taking Off

The Windsor Star

Blue Peter performs at Ambassador Auditorium, University of Windsor, Thursday April Sat at 8 p.m.
By Ted Shaw
Star Entertainment Writer

It took five years but the Toronto rock band, Blue Peter, finally "got its foot in the door" of commercial success in 1983.

With the release of a four-song dance record aimed at the nation's feet, Blue Peter started to get wide recognition.

The Lexicon: 'All Through The Night' Review

The Lexicon: 'All Through The Night' Review

Blue Peter: All Through The Night (Greatest Hits)
If anything distinctive  can be said musically for the year of 1997, it was the year of remembering. For some strange reason the music of the 1980's made a comeback when songs that were hard to find resurfaced in 80s compilations (Choose 80s, Made in the Eighties and Retro Night). Eighties compilations also resurfaced in movie soundtracks: (Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Grosse Pointe Blank).