Sunday, May 30, 2010

Retro Weekend Rewind | Tears For Fears





Between the ages of 12 and 13 I was "head over heels" (sorry I couldn't resist) for this British band, Tears for Fears. Before you can comment that you don't remember them, it's most likely because you were born after 1985.

  • Tears for Fears was started by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith in the early 1980s. 
  • Singer Curt Smith tweets, follow him here!
  • Tears for Fears albums I loved were: The Hurting, Songs from the Big Chair and The Seeds of Love
  • Micheal Andrews and Gary Jules did an acoustic cover of "Mad World" which was included on the Donnie Darko soundtrack. 
  • Tears for Fears are currently touring, I'd love to catch them at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey but decent seats are pricey and being unemployed, I just can't justify it. I miss the days of writing concert reviews and getting free tickets, backstage access and promotional CDs.



31 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

Love them!

TS Hendrik said...

Thanks to my sisters I grew up on their music. I love them still.

Also, thanks for the comment you left. That was very sweet of you.

Joe Cap said...

Yes, I know them!
(Raising my hand).
I didn't know they were still around.

Heather Taylor said...

My Mom loved Tears for Fears and raised me on their music! Still love listening to them!

Pat Tillett said...

Love them! Always liked "mad world" a ton. Last year I was lucky enough to hear Adam Lambert do that song live twice. it was amazing...

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I LOVED Tears for Fears too! It's really good stuff.

Thanks for your sweet, supportive comment on my cat post.

Hugs,
Robyn

Powdered Toast Man said...

I have heard of Tears for Fears before but I wasn't sure what they sang. I do know Head over Heels and I like it.

I love Donnie Darko and the Mad World song!!

Tracie said...

Love them. Although their music takes me back to my awkward decade.

Steve said...

One of my favorite 80's groups!
There on my ipod!

Copyboy said...

Everybody wants to rule the world is closing song to the best movie ever – REAL GENIUS!

LaraAnn said...

I enjoy their music too. Mad World is my fav. They were supposed to be at the PNC center in 2005 with Hall&Oates but someone else was. I would think that The Pet Shop Boys and Tears For Fears would make a better pair to tour. Likewise - seeing them at The Wellmont is just not in my budget.

Lindsey said...

My sister had this record and she used to play it for me ALL the time. I was a youngin in love!
Still makes me smile when I hear it.
I might need to put it on my iPod now.
Thanks!

The Empress said...

I love introducing this age of music to my teen age sons.

They really like the pop sound of it and the clear lyrics.

I think they're tired of all the "in your face" music that's theirs now.

MoonDoggie said...

I've never seen this video clip before. I really like the dramatic introduction (it's dramatic to me).

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I love Tears for Fears!

Kitty Moore said...

I loved them! 'Everybody wants to rule the world' was my favourite!

Joann Mannix said...

When I need a lift, I put "Break It Down, Again" on my iPod. that guitar intro is just brilliance.

blueviolet said...

I just about died when I saw this on your blog. That was my very first CD!!

We used to try to shape our mouths like that one guy while we sang the song. You know what I'm talking about?

Detector said...

I really like that song Head Over Heels. Katy Perry's cover of it is so awesome.

Just Lisa said...

I vaguely remember them... I think I was introduced to them through the movie Real Genius.

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Christiejolu said...

Wow I forgot about these guys...Aren't they the guys who sang that song Shout?

Crazy Brunette said...

Damnit bitch!

I don't remember them... 1983.

I've heard of them though. Couldn't name anything they've sang... but I'm damn awesome anyway.

nikki said...

I was, sadly, born well before 1985 and am very familiar with Tears for Fears. In our house, it was all Tears for Fears vs. Duran Duran. Usually DD won out. I was the only TfF fan.

Krista said...

Brings me back to just after high school. *sigh* Loved them. Thompson Twins were my fave, though!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

I love Tears for Fears!!!! Have you seen the literal video? It's fantastic....

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6342db2270/head-over-heels-literal-video-version-from-dustfilms

MiMi said...

I like Tears for Fears!
But I have to listen with my eyes closed...they're really funny looking to me. LOL

Marlene said...

I've got "Everybody wants to rule the world" in my head now. Loved that song.

Lady Hill said...

i love them!!

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Surly Scott said...

Love that album. Yes, I said album!

Tara said...

they're playing at the wellmont again in august....you should go! we can meet for dinner, and you know, meet! hahaha

Jerry said...

I LOVED Tears For Fears in high school and would listen to The Hurting and Songs From the Big Chair again and again on vinyl with head phones on. They were the first concert (1988/9?) that I went to and, sorry to say this, they were horrible live. At that point they were a studio band. I have not seen them since, so I am not sure if that has changed since then. Still love the albums, though!

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