Tear of Thought

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Tear of Thought
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1992
RecordedGotham Audio, 1992
GenreRock, pub rock
ProducerSteve James
The Screaming Jets chronology
Living in England
Tear of Thought
The Screaming Jets
Alternative cover
European cover
Singles from Tear of Thought
  1. "Think"
    Released: August 1992
  2. "Shivers"
    Released: January 1993
  3. "Here I Go"
    Released: July 1993
  4. "Helping Hand"
    Released: December 1993
  5. "Tunnel"
    Released: August 1994

Tear of Thought is the second studio album released by the Australian rock band The Screaming Jets. The album was released in October 1992 and peaked at number 3 in June 1994.


Jonathan Lewis of AllMusic gave the album 3 out 5 saying; "The Screaming Jets returned in 1992 with their second full-length album. Tear of Thought established them as stars rather than just another pub rock band. Musically, the disc continues in the vein of hard rock established by their debut, although this time the band experiments with some new musical direction, including the jazz-influenced "Helping Hand" and a faithful cover of the Boys Next Door classic, "Shivers." With enough raw power to delight fans and enough experimentation to keep critics happy, Tear of Thought was an enjoyable, but ultimately disposable, example of Australian hard rock music."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Woseen, except where noted

1."Dream On" 4:56
2."Here I Go" 4:39
3."Meet Anybody"Grant Walmsley3:22
5."Night Child" 3:59
6."Helping Hand" 4:50
8."Living in England"Walmsley2:19
9."Think" 4:48
10."Best of You" 4:10
11."Rich Bitch" 2:38
12."Tunnel"Dave Gleeson, Richard Lara4:38
13."Hard Drugs"Bryce/Walmsley3:03
14."Sick and Tired" 3:35
15."Shivers"Rowland Howard4:26

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Tear of Thought debuted at number 20 in Australia in November 1992 and peaked at number 3 in June 1994.

Chart (1992–94) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Australian Albums Chart[3] 44
Australian Artist Albums Chart 8


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[4] Platinum 70,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  • Dave Gleeson – vocals
  • Richard Lara – guitar
  • Grant Walmsley – guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Woseen - bass guitar
  • Brad Heaney - drums


  1. ^ "The Screaming Jets - Tear of Through (review)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Screaming Jets – Tear of Thought". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Albums 1994". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 244.