(1980) Bad For Business

Jules & The Polar Bears

... read moreDeemed not commercially viable and a bit on the weird side by the powers that be at Columbia Records in 1980, Bad for Business, the third album from Jules and the Polar Bears, remained in the Columbia vaults for 16 years before being issued in 1996. Bad for Business still seems somewhat quirky after...

40′:19″ 13 Songs

1
Jules & The Polar Bears
In Love With The Ballet
3:43
2
Jules & The Polar Bears
Only A Motion
3:27
3
Jules & The Polar Bears
Over And Over
3:45
4
Jules & The Polar Bears
Problems
3:13
5
Jules & The Polar Bears
Peg (Round)
0:45
6
Jules & The Polar Bears
Round Peg
2:43
7
Jules & The Polar Bears
All Day Moods
3:38
8
Jules & The Polar Bears
Painting In The Rain
2:05
9
Jules & The Polar Bears
When The World Looks Old
2:57
10
Jules & The Polar Bears
It's A Shame
3:37
11
Jules & The Polar Bears
Why Fight
2:55
12
Jules & The Polar Bears
It's In Love (That You Do What You Do)
3:15
13
Jules & The Polar Bears
Waiting Is What The Wanting Is
4:16
Released 01 March 1980, ℗ 1996 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Review

Deemed not commercially viable and a bit on the weird side by the powers that be at Columbia Records in 1980, Bad for Business, the third album from Jules and the Polar Bears, remained in the Columbia vaults for 16 years before being issued in 1996. Bad for Business still seems somewhat quirky after all these years, although not really much more than its predecessor Fenetiks, with which it shares a similar sound thanks to Stephen Hague's keyboards. The real treat in Columbia's decision to release the record is its batch of hook-laden tunes and the frenetic spurts of lyrics from Jules Shear. Songs such as the driving pop of "In Love With the Ballet" and the sweet but edgy "Only a Motion" show Shear to be in fine form on Bad for Business. This is a chance to further discover a terrific songwriter and one of the criminally overlooked bands of the late '70s. ~ Brett Hartenbach