Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Falling in love with Roland and Curt all over again...

Do you recognize the faces above? Any child of the 80's or music lover would know that it's Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears back when they were young, fresh, and absolutely gorgeous! (Don't you just love Roland's hair? >grin<)

Tears for Fears is definitely one of those bands that made such a huge impact on myself. From the first time I heard of them through the song "Mad World", I've been hooked, line and sinker! They were synth pop at their best and their voices were just heaven sent. Lyrical geniuses, excellent dancers (Roland anyway... just see the "Mad World" and "Change" video :p), and gifted guitarists... it was sad that they broke up the way they did, but at the same time I'm happy that they patched things up and released "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" a few months ago.

My most favourite Tears for Fears song would have to be "Pale Shelter"...

How can I be sure?
When your intrusion is my illusion
How can I be sure
When all the time you changed my mind
I asked for more and more
How can I be sure
When you don't give me love
You gave me Pale shelter
You don't give me love
You give me cold hands
And I can't operate on this failure
When all I want to be is
Completely in command...

Didn't I say lyrical geniuses? Told you so...

I just bought the DVD "Tears Roll Down Greatest Hits '82-'92". Now I can watch Roland's totally un-choreographed shimmy over and over again!!! I've been trying to copy it... and Arnie has been laughing his arse off, the git! Just because HE can do it... >grumble, grumble<

For those who are curious as to why my partner Arnie can do a "Roland Orzabal shimmy", unlike myself he is a genuine "child of the 80's". He is 36 years old and was a teenager when Tears for Fears were in their prime. I, on the other hand, was 5 years old when I first heard "Mad World"!


At 9:22 am, Blogger eLf ideas said...

Tears for Fears? Of course, oh how I love Roland's "new wave" dance in "Mad World"'s as well as "The Way You Are"'s videos. The hands!

At 12:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was born in the early 90's so i didnt have a 1st hand experience of 80's music but I have SOOO much appreciation for it, even more so than the music of my generation. Tears for Fears is one of my favourite bands and even though my friends criticiseme for my "absurd" taste in music, they do not dare to listen to New wave nor synth-pop despite they know that artists such as kanye West did not initially used it on his tracks. My favourite song is definitely Everybody Wants to Rule the World then Women in Chains :)


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