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Tears For Fears

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Tears For Fears: Elemental

Review by Chas de Whalley, Vox, July 1993

THEY RULED THE WORLD... they ran the world. They sowed the seeds of love... they got divorced. Quite an achievement for a duo who released ...

Tears For Fears: "We're going to weird out like you wouldn't believe!"

Interview by Chris Heath, Smash Hits, 1 January 1986

1985 was quite a year for Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal. They had a number one single and album in America and massive hits just ...

Tears For Fears: Primal Therapy Cures Mental Hurting

Interview by Laura Fissinger, Creem, October 1983

NEW YORK — Think about the reasons people give for starting bands. To get money. To get girls. To stand tall as a wimp in ...

Tears For Fears: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 24 March 1990

WOTCHA, MY name's Dave. Usually I enjoy my work as a tout, but tonight's Tears For Fears gig at the Arena is looking decidedly untasty. ...

Singles Reviewed by MARK COOPER

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 22 January 1983

THE GAP BAND 'Outstanding' (Polygram) Yet another soul concerto from The Gap Band with a monstrously hard-hitting handclap from the engine room and a vocal ...

This Is Going To Hurt: The Mad World Of Tears For Fears’ Debut LP

Retrospective and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 20 September 2013

In his 100th piece for The Quietus, Wyndham Wallace talks to five key figures behind Tears for Fears to present an epic oral history of ...

Tears For Fears: Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Live Review by Penny Kiley, Melody Maker, 10 December 1983

THE LIGHT show was the best thing about it. But then a "computerised lighting display" is something to compete with. And if Tears For Fears ...

Tears For Fears: City Hall, Sheffield

Live Review by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 24 April 1985

IT'S HALF PAST eight and Curt and Roland have these 'If it's Monday this must be Sheffield' glazed looks on their faces. Already well into ...

Tears For Fears: Talking in Riddles

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 26 November 1983

Adam Sweeting tolerates the serious posturings of TEARS FOR FEARS. ...

ABC & Tears For Fears: Compilations

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 2001

Tears For Fears: between two stools. ABC: cool disco sheen. That was then. Early Eighties pop revisited Hello! — An Introduction To ABC The Working Hour — ...

Tears for Fears: The Seeds Of Love (PolyGram) ****

Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 2 November 1989

AFTER THE release of Tears For Fears' mammoth-selling second album, Songs From the Big Chair, in 1985, an English music paper remarked, "It'll soon be ...

Tears For Fears: The Seeds Of Love

Review by Lloyd Bradley, Q, October 1989

FOUR YEARS and the best part of £1 million are ominous amounts of time and money to spend following up a huge-selling album. In this ...

Knebworth 90: The Billion Dollar Buskers

Live Review by Mat Snow, Q, August 1990

IN DAYS OF yore, the elders tell, the grassy slopes of Knebworth would resound to the pagan strains of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and ...

Tears for Fears: The Hurting (Mercury)

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 12 March 1983

THE STORY so far...Roland and Curt are two everyday morose ex Joy Division fans. Sullen, sad and ashen faced they do not feel a part ...

Tears for Fears: The Stunning, The Lovely & The Brilliant

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1985

BATH, ENGLAND – In America, people take baths; in England, they not only take them but live in them. And they pronounce them funny – ...

Tears For Fears

Interview by Johnny Black, Smash Hits, 23 December 1982

Lest you harbour any doubts as to why Tears For Fears have taken over five months to record their first album, the answer is simple. ...

Tears For Fears: The Sequel!

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, September 1989

Three years. Four producers. Nine studios. A million pounds. One album. When Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal began recording the successor to their nine million-selling ...

Tears for Fears: Fear of Finishing

Report and Interview by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, November 1989

Songs From The Big Delay: How Tears For Fears Took Four Years To Sprout The Seeds of Love ...

see also Oleta Adams


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