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Tears for Fears – Woman in Chains

Tears for Fears released “Woman in chains” on November 6, 1989, a couple of months after “Sowing the seeds of love“, and therefore it was one of the last hits of the 80s. But in some sense it was really the last hit of the decade,

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From the Beatles to the Iron Lady

Tears for Fears – Sowing the seeds of love

Tears For fears found an incredible success in 1984 and 85, with their milestone album “Songs from the Big Chair”, which feature absolute pearls of the 80s, like “Shout” or “Everybody wants to rule the world”. After four years in silence (and many many tours) Tears for Fears show up again in August 1989 with a very strong hit,

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Women’s Day

It’s Women’s Day, the International Women’s Day, and I want to share with you a song that I heard today on the radio, with the fantastic voice of Oleta Adams and Phil Collins playing drums. I mean, when Phil played drums, you could recognize him even if you didn’t know!

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The motorway song

Dear friend dinosaurs, 30 years ago the charts included a “song from the Big Chair”, Tears for Fears’ masterpiece. Fantastic song, the ideal “motorway song”: the beautiful but regular songs that lift you up when you drive in the nothing for hundreds of miles. And actually I had a whole “Motorway cassette”: a compilation with all such songs,

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The Big Chair

Believe it or not, I’ve been wondering for 30 years which is the big chair. Since February 1985. That is, when Tears for Fears released “Songs from the Big Chair”. An absolute masterpiece.

Those one track minds
They took you for a working boy
Kiss them goodbye,

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