Thursday, October 30, 2014

Songoftheday 10/30/14 - Following the footsteps of a funeral pyre, you were paid not to listen now your house is on fire...


Tears For Fears - "Mothers Talk"
from the album Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
Billboard Hot 100 peak; #27 (two weeks)
Weeks in the Top-40: 6

Today's Song of the Day comes from the British new wave band Tears For Fears, whose second album Songs From The Big Chair had already produced a pair of #1 pop hits in America with "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Shout", along with a top-3 follow-up with "Head Over Heels". The fourth release from the project in the U.S. was actually the first single put out in their native England, "Mothers Talk", went to #14 on the UK chart in 1984. On its release in America, the song was completely re-done by the group and produced by big-sound guru Bob Clearmountain (Bryan Adams and such)....


"Mothers Talk" became Tears For Fears' fourth top-40 pop hit in May of 1986. The song also nicked the Canadian chart at #87.

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Here's the original video from their album version when it was released in England in '84...


...which was redone in a version directed by Nigel Dick...


...and finally from their 1984 tour...


Up tomorrow: Scotsmen recount every little one of her words.

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