Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Rapid Tears were 'Canada's Heavy Assault', a five man heavy metal band who formed in 1977 in Toronto, Ontario. They released their first album, 'Honestly' with two different covers, on Chameleon Records CR-575. That album created an overwhelming wave on the European front. Rapid Tears followed up two years later, in 1984 with the four track EP 'Cry for Mercy' on Chameleon Records CR 737. Rapid Tears were featured on City TV's The New Music. MJM, Michael J Miller. Founder of "RAPID TEARS"! The band disbanded shortly thereafter.
Chameleon Records was a small independent label that was operated by Carlene Osborne, at 28b Howden Rd, in Toronto, Ontario. They were a self-contained organization dedicated to exposing and promoting Canadian talent. Besides the 2 Rapid Tears releases, they also released Honey Novick and Chris Henderson on WRC1-930; Honey Novick and Friends-Fortune Baby on CR-777; Music for Subways: Toronto's subway musicians in the studio on OM-233; The Circuit-ST LP on CR-555; Neon 7" on CR0757; Instructions 7" on CR-355; Cold War 7" on CR-532; and No Pedestrians comp LP on CR-535; Pale Blue 7" on CR 001.