February 17, 2015

30 years ago today, Tears For Fears' Songs from the Big Chair

There are plenty of milestones in life, and lots of them seem designed to make us feel old. The thought that an album from your youth has hit a significant milestone like 10 or 20 years old does the trick. Here's an example of a classic album turning 30.

Tears for Fears made it into the world's consciousness with great tunes like "Mad World", "Change", and "Pale Shelter" from their 1983 début The Hurting. Their next album, Songs from the Big Chair, came out 30 years ago - in 1985 - and propelled them even further.

Here are a couple of personal highlights from this milestone album.

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

"Mothers Talk"

"Shout" was the big, big hit, but as I recall, it got so overplayed back then that it pretty much drove me nuts.

"Head Over Heels"

Pic from Facebook.