Permanent Record Podcast
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Join hosts Brian and Sarah (and the occasional special guest!) as they discuss classic albums of the 1970s and 1980s - albums which have earned a permanent spot of honor in our record collections!
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Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) Part 1
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Episode 16: Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) Part 1 After a break to celebrate Brian's birthday, our hosts are back and ready to discuss an iconic 80s album by the British band Tears for Fears. Songs from the Big Chair was released in 1985 and produced several international hits, as well as some memorable videos. Part 1: Background Sarah fills us in on the band's main members, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, and the work they did together leading up to the formation of Tears for Fears. The band's first album, The Hurting, is discussed briefly, and then the focus shifts to the recording and release of the second album, Songs from the Big Chair. Part 2: Personal History In a rare role reversal, Sarah actually owned a real copy of this cassette, but Brian did not. Did he own the album in any form, and if so, did he play it? You may be as surprised as Sarah was to learn the answer. Part 3: Track by Track Brian and Sarah go over each of the four tracks on the first side. Each of them have some pretty strong opinions about the songs, but how much do they agree with each other, especially when it comes to the second track? They also discuss how Roland tended to be very unenthusiastic about what became the band's biggest hits. Shout The Working Hour Everybody Wants to Rule the World Mothers Talk See the videos we discuss here: Shout Everybody Wants To Rule The World Mothers Talk (Version 1) Mothers Talk (Version 2) Read more at http://permanentrecordpodcast.com/