May 8, 2017
Episode 17: Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair (1985) - Part 2
This week's episode continues Brian and Sarah's discussion of the second Tears for Fears album, Songs from the Big Chair. The first side of this 1985 release contained several chart-topping hits, but the second side has a decidedly different feel to it, and our hosts engage in a spirited discussion of the four tracks.
Part 3: Track by Track (Continued)
As they review each song on side two, Brian and Sarah bring up such diverse topics as saxophones, harmony, laziness, Game of Thrones, a Seinfeld character, and Chicken McNuggets. An excellent video and an awful video are also discussed.
Head Over Heels
Part 4: Extra Credit
Before the album is given a final review and rating, Brian mentions the Tears for Fears song The Way You Are and asks Sarah about it. She shares the background of the song, and the two discuss its pros and cons. Brian also talks about how the band members feel about this somewhat forgotten track.
Part 5: Final Grade
Brian admitted going into this discussion that he was a big fan of the singles, but not as big a fan of the album as a whole. So after several listens in preparation for this podcast, how does Brian finally decide to rate Songs from the Big Chair? Sarah, on the other hand, was a big fan from her first listen back in 1985. So do her teenage memories and feelings for this album affect her final rating, or does she take a more objective approach?
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