- Artist: Bleeding Hearts
- Label: FnA Records
- UPC: 301652040391
- Genre: Hard Rock
- Release Date: 2023
Tampa Bays hometown heroes, Bleeding Hearts, started towards the end of 1989 and lasted until July of 1993. The Tampa scene was hot, wet, and dripping with sweat at this time with bands like Juliet, Roxx Gang, XYZ (fan Base In Florida), Y&T, Jon Olivia (Savatage), and local bands like St. Warren, Scarlet, and Secret Service.
Bleeding Hearts consisted of Band members: Archie Muise (Guitars), Dan Brice (Bass), Frank Jerome (Drums), Earl Cosmo Foote (Vocals and Acoustic Guitar).
In 1990, Bleeding Hearts did a 4 track demo that was the #1 album in Tampa beating out Metallica and Guns n Roses. In 1990, Concrete Foundations named Bleeding Hearts as one of the Top unsigned bands across the U.S. Radio airplay started picking up on stations like 98 Rock and 95 YNF.
Bleeding Hearts released Loaded Gun in 1992 and toured with Stranger in 1992; they went to Ft. Lauderdale to Agusta Georgia. Bradington, Orlando, Sarasota, Miami, Daytona, Jacksonville, Clearwater, St. Petersburg.
Some of the clubs were The Rocket Club in Tampa, ML Chasers in Clearwater, The Ritz in Tampa, and Tampa Theater. The Bleeding Hearts opened shows for Dokken, George Lynch, Warrant, Every Mothers Nightmare, The Outlaws, Cheap Trick, and Hootie & The Blowfish, to name a few. Additionally the band played a 1,500-2,000 seater opening for Savatage who were great fans of the Bleeding Hearts. The band also played Livestock 1 & 2 in front of 30,000 people.
Bleeding Hearts were amongst the best of them when it came to indulging in excessive amounts of Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll as they tried to score that coveted Recording music contract.
The Bleeding Hearts, like all other rock bands in the 90's, succumb to the new sound called grunge
Bleeding Hearts - Loaded Gun (CD) (2023 FnA Records)