Apr 29, 2017
Episode 16: Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) Part 1
After a break to celebrate Brian's birthday, our hosts are back and ready to discuss an iconic 80s album by the British band Tears for Fears. Songs from the Big Chair was released in 1985 and produced several international hits, as well as some memorable videos.
Part 1: Background
Sarah fills us in on the band's main members, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, and the work they did together leading up to the formation of Tears for Fears. The band's first album, The Hurting, is discussed briefly, and then the focus shifts to the recording and release of the second album, Songs from the Big Chair.
Part 2: Personal History
In a rare role reversal, Sarah actually owned a real copy of this cassette, but Brian did not. Did he own the album in any form, and if so, did he play it? You may be as surprised as Sarah was to learn the answer.
Part 3: Track by Track
Brian and Sarah go over each of the four tracks on the first side. Each of them have some pretty strong opinions about the songs, but how much do they agree with each other, especially when it comes to the second track? They also discuss how Roland tended to be very unenthusiastic about what became the band's biggest hits.
The Working Hour
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
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