Songs From The Big Chair Album Cover – This is the 35th anniversary of Tears For Fears’ second studio album, Songs From The Big Chair, which was first released on February 25, 1985.
Like all of us music lovers, I was shaped by the songs and albums that were on endless loop in my bedroom growing up. Because of the remote control, he escaped to the worlds painted by the strip of day. Lyrics that have become the embodiment of the emotions and constant confusion of youth enter the timeless line of the album.
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It was like a revelation to me. Tears For Fears is my older brother’s band. He was the driving force and early inspiration in many of my musical passions introducing me to KISS, Cheap Trick, Devo, The Police and Depeche Mode when I was afraid of double figures. With the advantages of four years, we have established a connection between these artists. But as he lived through those more independent teenage years, those moments began to fade.
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Soon he was listening to The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, Skinny Puppy and New Order, while I was getting U2, Simple Minds, Prince and Michael Jackson and a lot of bad pop stuff. I can remember
It’s played in our house, and you can’t escape the singles on the airwaves, but the impact on the whole album wasn’t hit until a few years later, when in 1989.
He was energetic musically and very energetic in production, his ancestors felt growing and dangerous. If you just stare at the album cover, it maps the progression (or in my case, the regression). From the stark, almost surreal details of The Hurting, to the framed, black-and-white images
Connected to me in a very unique way. Every note played seemed to be heard, and every line of words seemed to swallow up my life.
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A record company wanted another album, and the band gave them more weight for another release. the powerful “O Le Ala Oe” (Anione? Anione?) followed by the rapid release of the pre-album hit single “Talatala a Tina” six months before the album. Fortunately, the group decided to take the necessary time to create an album that would suit their needs, including a re-recording of “Mother’s Talk”.
From the opening track “Alaga” filled with quasi-primal scream therapy to the song as a call to protest, Tears For Fears grew out of it. Two
A close study, “Scream” is to broaden the focus. Accompanied by the inspired beat of “When The Levee Breaks”, the track descends into a lush mix of chimes, beats and riffs. With a chorus-cum-mantra, the song turns from low bass to a guitar solo that gives way to its joy. With each passing beat, the song expands, gathering more melodies and adding instruments and synth sounds to live drums and guitars.
Simply put, power is united in the way “Alaga” is sung. You are invited to go from being a listener to being active. With his first album cut at 6:32, it’s well paced and the song is allowed to breathe and transition from its heavy industrial beat to a comfortable level. But now it can be understood that “A’ei” will hit, in an already full field, if there was a lot of pressure on his production.
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The same goes for the rest of the collection of songs on the album. With each act, Tears for Fears prove themselves to be more than their synthetic pop repertoire and elevate their offerings beyond their mid-’80s range.
Songs like “The Working Hour,” with its late-night lament, refer to the menial business of the music industry, as Orzabal reflects on his hours in the room: “This is the working hour / We are paid by those who learn from . own mistakes” to recall the urgent opening of “Tina’s Speech”. Complementing their sound with live piano, saxophone, guitar and drums, Tears For Fears offers an expanded sound. The production, courtesy of Chris Hughes, is spacious and In addition to their touring musicians (drums, Manny Elias and keyboard, Ian Stanley), the songs develop deeper and more extensive with less success and overall sound.
With Hughes and Stanley still around to share and express ideas, Orzabal is more interested in his writing and planning. Striking a good balance of collaboration and contribution, he plays to his strengths, as does Curt Smith.
This is confirmed by the enthusiastic “Everybody wants to rule the world”. Featuring backbeats and drum beats, the song is a reflection of her desire to focus more on pop music. On first listen, the shimmering guitar line, sing-song nature of the hook and bright production belies the dark content of the lyrics. A fight against greed, lust for power and cold war politics, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is a happy song you sing in the midst of destruction, “hold hands as they fall down the walls”. In the time of pop music. -meta, I can also mention the success of “Scream,” cut, and the enthusiasm that came with its release with the insult “So sad we almost made it / So sad they ruined it.”
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In a way that perhaps softens the content of the lyrics, Orzabal gives Smith lead vocal duties that add a sense of innocence and swagger to the story; lines like “holding hands as the walls fall” suddenly have a tender edge, a sense of living through whatever the world throws at you, if you’re together.
“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” will be a global hit, and in a prophecy-fulfilling twist, it will be the song that truly rules the world, helping the band achieve the success they’ve been looking for
If “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” is Struggle Tears at its peak, “Mother’s Speech” is its antithesis. After his recapture, everything turns around. It opens with a string sample from Barry Manilow (a great act himself) and commercial-driven announcements like his constant, “Mother Talk,” Cold War-era mayhem and the threat of nuclear annihilation. Based on the 1982 graphic novel
By Raymond Briggs, “Mother’s Talk” is an almost romantic tale of a life threatened by a mushroom cloud mixed with the typical teenage experience of the pressures of growing up. Lines originally written about nuclear annihilation are played today as comments on the climate change that lies ahead: “Some of us are afraid / others don’t talk about it / But when the weather starts to burn / then you know you’re in trouble.” With a cacophony drawing in into the track, the song creates weight and a sense of relentless excitement. But in each round of answers, there is purpose and hope as the phrase “We can do it” is heard.
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As a way to close out side A, “Mother’s Speech” features Tears for Fears front and center. It’s a harrowing exploration of the soundscape and hallmarks of their new path.
In contrast, the B-side opens with “I Believe,” a soulful arrangement, soaring piano notes, soothing melodies, jazzy strumming, and Orzabal’s searching voice. It’s a raw and honest song in the style of singer-songwriter Robert Wyatt (mentioned in the liner notes and on the B-side of Wyatt’s single “Sea Song”. A song that made sense “I Believe”. comfort and warmth and seems to be destined for late night listening sessions and endless singing.
“Broken” brings the focus back to powerful, rocky tracks. Without Smith and Orzabal’s affinity for Arthur Janov’s “Primal Scream” references, the song was still a clear nod to the idea of ”If you show a boy I’ll show him you’re a man” and the pain of adolescence. and growing up. There’s even a beat sampler built with the signature tune of “Head Over Heels,” and two of the four songs share the last line, “A little boy mad at a boy / time flies.” There was a kind of comfort in admitting that life is imperfect, that we can stop “trusting that everything will be okay” and that we are despite our parents’ good intentions—or in some cases as a direct result of their actions. all broken. Life is not perfect. confused. But there are moments of truth and beauty within.
This tune matches the “love song”, “Head Over Heels” on the album. I put “love song” in inverted commas because, as Orzabal admits, “it gets a little messy at the end.” Surprisingly, the only song on the album written by the duo, “Head Over Heels” takes a yin-yang approach