In a musicians entire career, theres always one band that stands out above all others. A band that contains more chemistry, talent, and hooks than all the rest, and for the members of Blind Date, this was that ultimate band.Formed in Austin, Tx. in 1988, Blind Date began writing songs, recording and performing in Texas. In 1988 & 1989 they were voted best metal/progressive band in San Antonio. Lead singer Buster Grant lived in San Antonio, Tx and the rest of the band in Austin. Being based out of two cities enlarged their fan base, and they rapidly became a top draw in Austin and San Antonio venues.
At the end of 1989 they recorded with engineer John Viehweg who is credited for recording the demo that signed Dangerous Toys to Columbia Records. By the beginning of 1990, all 3 tracks from Blind Date's demo began receiving spins on local radio stations throughout Texas. The band earned a huge street buzz, and became the supporting act for many major-label US touring bands including: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Vixen, Helix, Saigon Kick, Lynch Mob, Dangerous Toys, and Pariah.
In 1990 Blind Date was featured in Metal Edge magazine and received hundreds of fan letters from all around the world! They also as official south by southwest (SXSW) showcasing artist in 1990 and 1991. Texas Beat magazine voted Blind Date as the most sign-able band to perform SXSW. Blind Date earned features in the San Antonio Express News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Study Breaks magazine, and was the focus of a television news segment from San Antonio’s KMOL Channel 04 on the 1991 SXSW music conference. The band was showcasing and in talks with several major labels until they parted ways in April of 1992.
The songwriting on this record captures a spirit and innocence in the world that has long sense changed. Blind Date enjoyed a special time in music where musicianship and social decadence were the anthem of Americas young rock music fans worldwide. Blind Date performed in front of thousands, and had the time of their lives doing it!. We hope you enjoy the one and only Blind Date full-length CD.
The completion of this record has been a long time in the making. It has paved the way for reuniting old friendships as well as creating new opportunities for Blind Date in the future. The passion will never die, it will always fuel the soul, long live rock and roll!