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Artist: Syre

Title: It Ain't Pretty Being Easy

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Syre It Ain't Pretty Being Easy Album Cover


Category: Glam Metal

Year: 1990

Label: Red Light Records

Catalog Number: RLCD 8349


Doug Weir lead vocals
Rick Mead guitars, vocals
Jamie Constant drums
Chip Gall guitars, vocals, keyboards
Chris Caron bass, vocals


1.  Flaunt It  
2.  Say Hi to my Girlfriend  
3.  Can't Believe I'm With You  
4.  You Never Looked Back  
5.  Summertime  
6.  Friday's Smile  
7.  The Way You're Lookin' Tonight  
8.  Never Said Goodbye  
9.  In Your Eyes  
10.  Ain't Seen Nothin'  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: razzman Date: March 17, 2001 at 19:43
Partied with these guys when they played Winnipeg. Great guys, great album. Wish i could get in contact with the guys. Highly reccomend this one too!

From: Elwyn Date: June 1, 2001 at 12:03
Syre can be contacted at, syre_98@hotmail.com. They have new album available

From: Runaway Angel Date: July 4, 2001 at 19:07
This band is close to perfeccion in the sleaze glam genre! Flaunt It!: what a song!

From: hardrockhaven Date: August 18, 2001 at 20:37
These guys do deserve a lot of praise. It's such a shame they didn't make a bigger name for themselves. They blow away most of the bigger glam metal acts of the day.

From: Chip Date: January 15, 2002 at 8:27
For those interested we are still playing shows. We have a new CD available. For info contact Syre_98@hotmail.com

From: Michelle Date: January 15, 2002 at 10:39
If you are interested in seeing Syre LIVE they are playing at the BREAKBALL in Milton Ont. Feb 9 2002 If you are a real die hard you'll be there!!!!!!!! Great Bar, Great Band for a Great Time.

From: Chip Date: January 16, 2002 at 12:29
Just a revision to the last posting the bar is called The Hardball. thanks!

From: koogles Date: January 17, 2002 at 6:25
A lot of bun here, and not much burger. Still, tracks like "You Never Looked Back", "In Your Eyes" and "Never Said Goodbye" proved that Syre could cut a deadly AOR tune when they wanted to. Unfortunately, there's too much horsing around Warrant-style. A decent band with hometown ties. (I believe the lead singer now works at London Life.)

From: JOANNE Date: January 22, 2002 at 8:25
I really miss 80's Rock. It was the best music!!! I'm glad to hear there are still bars out there that still have bands from the 80's. Hi to you all.

From: Marika Date: January 22, 2002 at 9:06
Going to the Hardball on Friday!...will check it out and let you know...Guys from Syre: Remember me? Joanne's friend from Seneca College??

From: ? Date: February 9, 2002 at 19:47
backdoor and THE RU!!!

From: Michelle Date: March 22, 2002 at 20:12
Hey Chip...it would be nice if you could let us know when and where you guys are playing...also, how do we get the new CD? I'll try e-mailing again.

From: Cheryl Date: June 14, 2002 at 17:55
These guys are great and am glad to hear they are still doing there thing...Wish the boys would come back here to play just one more time...Eastgate is still open...

From: RichieRocker Date: June 26, 2002 at 10:32
Hey Chip when are you guys coming to BOSTON??

From: Doug Date: June 28, 2002 at 14:30
Hi Richie, we'd love to come to Boston but no one has ever invited us. If you know anyone who wants us tell them to drop us a line at syre_98@hotmail.com

From: donna Date: June 28, 2002 at 22:32
awsome band, great guys very sweet& friendly they know how to rock ,doug, chris,chip,rick.jamie I MISS YOU GUYS PLEASE COME BACK TO HALIFAX! For anyone who's interested I've made a web page for Syre you can view it at http://geocities.com/donnakelsie/night_vision.html bookmark it because I'll be making updates as much as possible any comments send me e-mail @ dommakelsie_@hotmail.com SYRE ROCKS!!!!!!

From: DONNA Date: June 28, 2002 at 22:36
THIS IS TO CORRECT MY E-MAIL ITS donnakelsie_@hotmail.com

From: donna Date: June 28, 2002 at 22:43
to: koogles Be nice now SYRE is a kick ass band and if you knew them you would not feel that way I met them so I know ,for me personally they are one great bunch of guys and I mean that from the heart. We are not supposed to judge people.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 28, 2002 at 23:44
Donna, Isn't Halifax in Daytona, Florida?

From: koogles Date: June 30, 2002 at 16:52
Donna: how does meeting a band change the way I feel about their music? I don't doubt for a second that Syre are super nice guys, but it doesn't (and will never) change the fact that this album, back in the day, blended in better than it stood out, IMO. I did say that 3 of the tracks were "deadly AOR" did I not?

From: donna Date: July 15, 2002 at 7:51
Sorry koogles I stand corrected when I first read your comment it seemed like you were running the guys down and I jumped to conclusions to quickly .Sorry

From: donna Date: July 15, 2002 at 7:54
Hi jason, no Halifax is in nova scotia Canada.Are you from the U.S?

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 15, 2002 at 17:47
I know that there is a Halifax Hospital just outside of Daytona, Florida. That is why I asked. I don't know if that is the name of a town in Florida or if it is just the name of the hospital, that's all........

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 15, 2002 at 17:55
One other thing, Donna. Does Canada own Switzerland?...... If you look on the Krokus/Headhunter page of this website you will know what I am talking about.

From: DONNA Date: July 17, 2002 at 23:12

From: DONNA Date: July 17, 2002 at 23:15
to jason

From: Mike Dwarf Date: July 24, 2002 at 20:57
Say Hi to my girlfriend whilst you do a choreographed spin narrowly missing the head of Smiling Doug! Next week me and Ricky get to play Paul and Brent's licks (except for the solos cuz I'm too lazy). Love you guys!!

From: Dick Fitzwell Date: August 26, 2002 at 10:36

From: koogles Date: October 22, 2002 at 10:58
These guys did a second CD you know with co-writes from the guy from Wall of Silence. It's worth checking out. It's simply called "Syre" but the guys in the band affectionately refer to it as "Pissed to the Gills". haha. Gotta see the cover to get the joke.

From: WidoMakr Date: October 24, 2002 at 21:18
Just got a copy of this in a bargain basement....Not bad at all...if this thing doesnt have 80's sound written all over it what does....good sounding rock/pop metal....Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: meow Date: November 14, 2002 at 9:35
I remember partying with these guys in the 80's. The drummer was hot!!! My friend and I had a wicked night with Jamie, we thought drummers were best known for their hands, he had the best tongue! We were way too impressed at how long he lasted with the two of us, (remember the two blondes with big tits, and pierced nipples!!??) Anyway we would love to do it again, where are you playing now! They say the second time around is better than the first. Do you still have a tongue that satisfies!!??

From: George Date: November 14, 2002 at 10:16
Hey all whats up? I was the bands lightman just wanna say hi to everyone we partied with . You guys made us have great times when we came to your town .

From: ROUGH!! Date: November 16, 2002 at 15:39
I thought these comments were for the CD!! Hey, Meow (very original)try "sluts.com" Seems more your speed.

From: ARXONTAS Date: January 11, 2003 at 12:13
Great "party rock" album.Sometimes i wish, i had a time machine and go exactly where i belong...into the gold period of music history!...Absolutely No Alternative...

From: ARXONTAS Date: January 11, 2003 at 12:16
I forgot to say how glad i am, seeing so many comments here!KEEP ROCKIN!!!

From: holly Date: February 23, 2003 at 7:39
Hey syre 13 years later and still miss seeing my favorite bar band in winnipeg.. Would love to see you tour through here again and do a great cover of seek and destroy with your soundman.

From: Scandinavia Date: June 8, 2003 at 21:07
Where can I get hold of the new album?? Found this one on CD and I thought: WOW! Why haven't I heard of this band before? Koogles is right...It's a bit Warrant sounding but still the true glam roots are very present on this album. I think there is more "partyrock" to SYRE than to Warrant...Flaunt It should have been a major hit! It's an instant classic! Rock On!!!

From: Gavin Date: October 29, 2003 at 21:15
Great Band! Great Songs! Great Live show! Should have been huge...what gives?

From: longhairjoe Date: November 29, 2003 at 15:59
syre rocks and the boys are still playing together,jan 2004 in cambridge ont,at the fiddlers green,be there because these guys still put on a great show.

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From: Dan Date: December 31, 200 19:04
Whats the date of the Fiddler's Green sho

From: Date: January @D20 at 908

From: Chip Date: March 26, 2004 at 21:15
Nice to see there is still interest in Syre. Check out mver band The Time Jus web site aw.theHunkies.com Check out the new CD if you can find one!

From: Chip Date: June 6, 2004 at 11:21
Who could forget the Zoo! We had many a good party there. All of the guys are doing well. Cheers, Chip (Syre)

From: BoomChyld Date: June 21, 2004 at 1:17
Awesome. Good to hear from you Chip. Long time no talk. Whats the status on the new album? Is it available to buy? Let us know!

From: Scott Date: July 6, 2004 at 17:04
Great CD from a great bunch of guys! We used to catch these guys everytime they played the Eastgate In SSM,Ont. If any Syre guys read this..we were the "crazy" Americans that were always up front and occasionally getting on stage and singing with you. Great times! BTW I work @ a radio station and do a specialty show called "The Hair Scare"...and I always play "Say Hi" with a big grin! Take care..Scott Cook

From: Scott Date: July 6, 2004 at 17:10
Great CD from a great bunch of guys! We used to catch these guys everytime they played the Eastgate In SSM,Ont. If any Syre guys read this..we were the "crazy" Americans that were always up front and occasionally getting on stage and singing with you. Great times! BTW I work @ a radio station and do a specialty show called "The Hair Scare"...and I always play "Say Hi" with a big grin! Take care..Scott Cook

From: wyldeangel Date: July 11, 2004 at 23:04
Hey guys! I was just surfing and found info about the band. This is Shannon, I used to be roomates with Marilyn, her sister Ellen and she used to have you guys over for supper whenever you were her in Owen Sound. Remember partying with you guys at the Company Inn. Anyways great to know you're still around!!!!!

From: Chip Date: July 17, 2004 at 9:35
The second CD is not avilable in stores and were printed in limited copies. I'll see if any of the guys have some left overs and post their e-mails if they want to part with the remaining copies. Great to here from everyone!

From: Chuck Date: July 19, 2004 at 1:45
Hey Chip! I saw Rick "at home" today. He said you guys may be back playin' in Toronto before too long. I'll be there! BTW - You're not gettin' my copy! Chuck

From: Scott Date: August 12, 2004 at 17:22
Sorry about the double post :0)

From: Doug Date: August 13, 2004 at 9:25
Hi Scott, thanks for spinning our tunes on your radio show! Hope all's well in the Sault! Thanks and hi to everyone posting here. Cheers

From: Geoff Date: September 20, 2004 at 18:48
The album title is awesome, I like song titles like 'Say Hi to my Girlfriend', and there are some cool track like the commercial gem that is 'You Never Looked Back', the cool groove of 'Summertime', the pretty decent 'The Way You're Lookin' Tonight' and I forget it off the top of my head but I think I recall 'Never Said Goodbye'... but the album belongs to the killer melodic gem, 'In Your Eyes'. Worth it alone. A lot of fillers on this CD, but it's good stuff.

From: Kenda Date: January 5, 2005 at 11:03
Hi,I used to work at the Crazy Horse in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. I always looked forward to seeing you guys. (Especially Chris). Not much happening in Dartmouth's little corner of the rock world. If Chip or Doug read this tell Chris I was asking about him..Kenda

From: Angel Date: January 10, 2005 at 22:27
Cool you guys are still around ! Sharon and me used to come from Guelph to visit you where ever you were playing... LOL! (Well I was coming to see your soundman), First time at the GasWorks in Toronto have some photos of ya guys...! . Heard Sharon split up with Rick...well those were fun times! If your interested in the photos can email them to ya Take Care

From: Doug Date: January 12, 2005 at 13:56
Hi Angel, nice to hear from you. You can send emails to syre_98@hotmail.com would love to see some pictures. Kenda, I'll pass the "Hi" on to Chris. Thanks Geoff, In your eyes was always one of my favorites as well. Cheers everyone and thanks for the notes! Doug (Syre)

From: longhairjoe Date: April 12, 2005 at 4:09
doug or chip,dudes,its time for you guys to play alive show all the guys and girls in hamiltion are waiting since the hardball for you guys to play together again,anything up for this summer,let us know.

From: Jelloh Date: November 14, 2005 at 23:32
WOW! I just came across a cassette by Syre - It Aint Pretty Being Easy...memories i tell ya. You guys always rocked the place down at the InnTowner, Thunder Bay, Ontario...saw ya whenever ya came in. Great group of guys, easy to get along with and always havin a blast. I am no longer there myself, now in Vancouver, BC but i remember you well enough. Now i must go get this tape put on CD so i can listen to ya again...great songs guys...thanks for the good times! Les

From: headbanger4life Date: November 29, 2005 at 4:51
This is total 80's party rock. Koogles is right though. Is does seem to blend in the sea of this genre. It has some good tracks, but nothing jumps out at me. I'm not saying it's bad. I do like it but it just didn't stand out compared to some of the other bands fighting their way to a record deal.

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: January 18, 2006 at 13:58
This would have been better with a different producer,as it is,it sounds like a Warrant wannabee.....

From: Chip Date: January 18, 2006 at 20:23
Still amazed at how many people rememeber us. Thanks for all of the comments ...good and bad. By the way I am recording a solo CD set for release in early 2006. Check out details at www.thechipgallband.com CYA!

From: Chip Date: February 4, 2006 at 8:40
For those interested Syre will be playing a free 20th Anniversary show in Woodstock, Ontario at the Moose Hall on May 6th 2006. Doors open at 8:00pm sharp. For info e-mail syre@rogers.com. Hope to see you all there!

From: syre2 Date: March 3, 2006 at 15:41
Hi Everyone, if your interested in all kinds of Syre merchandise visit ; www.cafepress.com/syre1 www.cafepress.com/syre2

From: KISSLady Date: December 11, 2006 at 13:25
OMG, I can't believe I found this band! I remember 'Say Hi To My Girlfriend' had some play on HTZ in St. Catharines in the early 90s, but after that I never heard another thing from them...OFF TO SEARCH SOMEWHERE ONLINE FOR THE CD!!!!! Whooohooooo!!!!!!!!!

From: Leykis101 Date: March 9, 2012 at 11:55
I bought this CD back when I was in 8th grade and I would hear the song Flaunt It on the radio hear in Utah, it seemed like I ordered it the day after I heard it from a local record shop, and it took them something like 4 months to finally get the actual cd to the store, I couldnt believe it took that long to get a disc, that at the time was a new release, and not really a totally incompetant record label, i still never understood it, but cd is filled with lead off track Flaunt It, You Never Said Goodbye, Summertime, and the song that exposes Syre as more then just an untalented flash in the pan hair band, In Your Eyes, cant figure out why radio played Flaunt It, and Not In Your Eyes, that song shows Syre has the ability, and talent to write and perform a solid, credible, Melodic/AOR track, and that song is worth getting the disc in itself, pick it up if you can find it.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 1, 2012 at 20:47
Great Canadian band!!!..how the hell didn't they hit the big time???!!! ...anyway,plenty of catchy glammy songs plus a couple of AORish ones in the shape of "Never Said Goodbye" & "In Your Eyes" that happen to be my fave ones!!! ...tracks 1,2,4 & 7 are also goodie ones...good songs,good vocalist,good visual...what went wrong???...89/100

From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:44
Demon Doll Records reissued this in 2016. Completely remastered! Sounds phenomenal! www.demondollrecords.com

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