The Ontario-based band Tokyo toured the province for several years before changing their name to Glass Tiger and signing with Capitol.
Debut album The Thin Red Line became a hit when "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" reached the top of the national charts in the summer of 1986. After 1988's Diamond Sun, drummer Michael Hanson quit, leaving guitarist Al Connelly, vocalist Alan Frew, bassist Wayne Parker, and keyboard player Sam Reid. Released in 1991, Simple Mission was Glass Tiger's last album except for Best of Glass Tiger: Air Time (1993). ~ John Bush