Create account Log in

Some Tough City


Download links and information about Some Tough City by Tony Carey. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 46:43 minutes.

Artist: Tony Carey
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 46:43
Buy on iTunes $7.59
Buy on Amazon $6.99
Buy on Amazon $17.27


No. Title Length
1. A Fine, Fine Day 4:25
2. A Lonely Life 4:53
3. Eddie Goes Underground 4:14
4. The First Day of Summer 3:45
5. Reachout 3:13
6. Say It's All Over 4:03
7. Tinseltown 4:50
8. Hungry 4:31
9. I Can Stop the World 3:23
10. Some Tough City 4:41
11. She Can Bring Me Love 4:45



Former Rainbow keyboardist and Planet P vocalist Tony Carey became a solo star in Germany. The California native had some U.S. success in 1984 with Some Tough City. It yielded two Top 40 hits in "A Fine Fine Day" and "The First Day of Summer." Carey plays virtually every note except for drums, the guitar solos, and a couple of saxophone breaks. His keyboard work in particular is tasteful, efficient, and melodic. Some Tough City is a strong effort. It's a loose concept album and the songs are individual stories about the struggle of down-and-out people trying — and often failing — to make better lives for themselves in big cities like New York and Los Angeles. "A Fine Fine Day" is a majestic rocker with a powerful chorus; the lyrics about mysterious Uncle Sonny's troubles are cleverly vague. "A Lonely Life" seems to profile a drug dealer and junkie, although a pimp and prostitute are possibilities. "Eddie Goes Underground" is an infectious rocker with disturbing lyrics about a statutory rapist on the run from the law. "The First Day of Summer" is deceptive in its bright sound because the song is about two runaway delinquents; the narrator is left behind to work as a hotel dish washer when his friend steals their car and leaves. The high-energy song "Tinseltown" tells how Hollywood eats up dreamers who want to be stars. "I Can Stop the World" is a ballad, but it's not wimpy. "Some Tough City" addresses poverty in the United States. The more traditional ballad "She Can Bring Me Love" is a Springsteen-esque tale of a young working-class couple relying on their love to get through hard times.