Continuing on my journey through the @tearsforfearsmusic back catalogue, and today it's the classic - and may I say epic? - Songs From The Big Chair. I've heard amazing things about this album for many years, and my first thoughts are that it is every bit as amazing as I'd been led to believe... and quite a progression from #thehurting
Big sounds, big songs, big emotions. Yeah, lots going on here and lots to love - the intricacies of the layering of instruments and voices on a number of the tracks is mind-blowing. I'm going to have to get this on vinyl 😎🤓 They're one of those rare bands who really use the bass guitar to sing and give body to the sound rather than just to give a beat (most noticeable on one of my all-time favourite tracks Head Over Heels). #tearsforfears#tearsforfearsfan#songsfromthebigchair
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112174 February, 2020
Shout... 🎶Shout... 🎶
Let it all out... 🎶🎤🎹🎬
It's always important to question the things we're doing and encourage people not to do things without actually questioning them because that's just the way things go in society.
Je pense que c'est très important de toujours se questionner sur ce que nous faisons et d'encourager les gens de ne pas faire les choses juste parce que cela est dicté par notre société
1. Probably not, but okay. Challenge accepted. From https://www.axs.com/5-things-you-didn-t-know-about-tears-for-fears-117455, by William Panky
2. What, it isn't normal for a fifteen year old girl to request every Art Janov title ILL could get for her summer reading? Doesn't *everyone* go through that phase? I love that the name of the band I chose as my favorite at fourteen could be interpreted as a reference to somatic experiencing, which had yet to be established. (Are Roland and Curt familiar with the work of Peter Levine?) I sourced emotional support through my media, especially my big ole #neurodivergentaffinity for music, and TFF IS MADE OF TRAUMA NERDS! Thank God for trauma nerds who get record deals! My favorite part of this article is in this section, because I *did* learn that when Roland and Curt met Janov (of course I knew that!), the good doctor suggested Tears for Fears make a musical advocating for the primal scream modality. According to the piece at Quietus, Janov penned lyrics. And let's be honest, here: I would have scripts, programs, video cassettes, bootleg DVDs and bookmarks to whatever I could find on every streaming service for all productions resulting from this idea, but damn. You've got access to the genius who invented a song deemed too dark for the SID & NANCY soundtrack RIGHT THERE. I say "epic rock opera intermittently illustrated by Gerald Scarfe centering around a touring musician's physiological collapse in a hotel room in a foreign country as the consolidation of a lifetime of unresolved trauma" or go home. No, wait.