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Tears for Fears turned out a small treasury of well-crafted songs during the 80's such as Mad World, Pale Shelter, Shout, Head Over Heels, and Sowing the Seeds of Love. But the tune I associate most with Tears For Fears is "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" which was brilliantly used at the end of "Real Genius".

And Muffy .. will probably be quick to point out that she now favors "Head Over Heels" and "Mad World" because of their wicked cool use in 2001's "Donnie Darko".

And I was intrigued to find out that two of the members of Tears For Fears worked on a side project called Mancrab and released a tune called "Fish For Life" on "The Karate Kid: Part II" soundtrack.

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But the real reason for this thread is find out if other Tears For Fears fans are going to try to catch them in concert this summer. I have two chances.. Atlanta is within a long weekend driving range or my brother lives in Ft. Lauderdale...

Upcoming concert dates:

Aug.12th Detroit Sound Board at Motor City Casino
Aug.13th Buffalo Canal Concert Series
Aug.14th Orilla Casino Rama
Aug.16th Boston House of Blues
Aug.17th Hampton Beach NH Hampton Beach Casino
Aug.19th New York Hammerstein Ballroom
Aug.20th Atlantic City House of Blues
Aug.21st Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre
Aug.23rd Washington DC 9:30 Club
Aug.24th Baltimore Rams Head Live
Aug.26th Atlanta
Aug.27th Charlotte NC
Aug.28th Orlando
Aug.31st Ft. Lauderdale
Sep.1st Clearwater FL
Sep.3rd Myrtle Beach
Sep.4th Norfolk VA
Sep.5th Richmond VA

Recent setlist from a Tears For Fears concert:

Mad World (Intro)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Secret World
Closest Thing to Heaven
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Call Me Mellow
Mad World
Memories Fade
Raoul and the King of Spain
Quiet Ones
Floating Down the River
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
Seven of Sundays
Billie Jean
Pale Shelter
Break it Down Again
Head Over Heels
Woman in Chains
Shout (Encore)

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I've always loved Tears for Fears and how could you not growing up when they played on MTV all the time. Sowing the Seeds of Love was my sing along groove.....I'd sit on the floor and mimic I was planting seeds to the video! ha [Smile]

But honestly yes I would mention Donnie Darko.......TFF was used brilliantly on the soundtrack.....!

If you haven't seen it watch this....
MAN I LOVE IT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWJPa0bvWnM

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quote:
But honestly yes I would mention Donnie Darko.......TFF was used brilliantly on the soundtrack.....!
It pushes one of my 'anti' buttons. I liked the film... I liked the music (obviously)... *but*, I never understood why it was set in the past - for what purpose? And I never understood why they were using songs that wouldn't have been played much at the time the movie was set. It's set in '88, we're hearing songs from '85 (or earlier), and my reaction was then and is now "pourquoi?"

I know the film is good, I know the songs are good, I know they're put together well, but it still jars to me whenever I watch it.

I actually think it's set in the past *for* the music, but that they got the years slightly wrong.

In other news: Tears for Fears rule.

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I'm with you, logan. Also, I'm slightly annoyed at the Mad World cover version, which I'm sure comes as a shock to many... /snobbery

Tears For Fears - The Hurting is one of my top 10 albums of all-time, not just the 80s, so they're ok in my book. If they would just come out and play that album top to bottom, I'd pay a fortune to see them.

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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:

Recent setlist from a Tears For Fears concert:

Mad World (Intro)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Secret World
Closest Thing to Heaven
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Call Me Mellow
Mad World
Memories Fade
Raoul and the King of Spain
Quiet Ones
Floating Down the River
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
Seven of Sundays
Billie Jean
Pale Shelter
Break it Down Again
Head Over Heels
Woman in Chains
Shout (Encore)

A bit disappointed not to see 'Watch Me Bleed' on their setlist. It is such a great and underated song.

To me Tears for Fears were the ultimate 80's band.

I also have so many fond memories to almost each and every single they brought out. But after The Seeds of Love album I sort of lost track of their music.

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Oh my you two! Do you both just hate Donnie Darko? Is it because it's a new movie? I know Logan is a stickler about songs and year placement (don't mention the show Do Over around him)

There was something about DD that I just loved....It doesn't nessicarly feel like an 80's movie but I always felt like it was telling a story from the 80's even down to them watching tv in the family room....I don't know? haha

When the directors cut came out there was a group of 10 of us that got together to see it at this cool indie theater and it was so much fun.....there was a lighting storm oustide after and we all set outside and disscussed the movie....just a great memory I have.

They did change the music a bit in the Directors Cut?

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quote:
Do you both just hate Donnie Darko?
I like Donnie Darko. Though I think it's become too much of a cliche. I remember when it came out nobody watched it. I bought it well before the hype had started, before it had even come out over here at the cinema (!)

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Is it because it's a new movie?
Fast heading for a decade old [Eek!]

But no, I've never disliked a film just because it's new.

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I know Logan is a stickler about songs and year placement (don't mention the show Do Over around him)
Yep, like I said; it pushes my "anti" button. I liked 'Do Over' (really) I just think it's horrendously sloppy when writers can't even get the timeline close to accurate.

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There was something about DD that I just loved....It doesn't nessicarly feel like an 80's movie but I always felt like it was telling a story from the 80's even down to them watching tv in the family room....I don't know? haha
Hey, you love what you wanna love Muff [Wink] I really liked it too (though the shine has been taken off by the number of people who "loooove" it because it's "soooo deeeeep" etc)

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When the directors cut came out there was a group of 10 of us that got together to see it at this cool indie theater and it was so much fun.....there was a lighting storm oustide after and we all set outside and disscussed the movie....just a great memory I have.
That does sound like a nice memory. By the time the Director's cut had come out the movie had become a cliche. I feel the same about Shawshank Redemption; I saw it at the theaters when it first came out, and there was no publicity. I remember telling everyone about this great movie I'd just seen (nobody cared). Gradually the film moved up the 'best ever' lists and everyone decided they loved it. I end up with mixed feelings.

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They did change the music a bit in the Directors Cut?
Did they? What to?
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Aw Logan haha I get the cliche thing for sure.....people made a big deal of it for sure "so deep" lol I liked it more for the dark humor.....Swayze and Barrymore!

The music I know for sure changed is the opening it changed from Echo and the Bunnymen's 'The Killing Moon' to INXS's 'Never Tear Us Apart'.

I love both songs!!! But 'Tear Us Apart' does fit better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4v0BBfjoBk

Back to Tears for Fears looking up their IMDB page.....'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'
has been used in numerous tv shows.

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What is the name of this movie, mabe takes place near a lake?. I only have a few details, I use to watch it when i was young. I am 26. I think it is from the 80's. It is about kids and there is an older woman, maybe a witch, but she blends in, noone really knows she is evil except for this one girl who "figures it out" The mom like takes the kids to stay with her or to that town for the weekend, and her and her brother or sister find out strange things. The main fact that really stands out is that there are TWO teenagers in the movie a boy and a girl who are like ballet dancers. Always practicing around outside. The girl is mean and the boy has blonde hair and never speaks much. They look creepy like. The end of the movie I remember the girl is on the bridge and someone says like yea see (whateverthat evil ladys name is) is not soo bad. Then the girls like " yea i guess not" Then u see or hear the old lady evilly laugh at the end. I knowww this is a bad memory of lack of details! But does anyone know what I am talking about?????????? pleasee
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vienna, you can start a new topic of your own by clicking the "iNew Topic" text down at the bottom left corner of the page.
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When I lived in Vegas I won tickets from the all 80's radio station out there to see TFF in concert. They put on a great show! There were a bunch of kids there with Donnie Darko T-Shirts on which was cool.
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quote:
Originally posted by Veronica Sawyer:
When I lived in Vegas I won tickets from the all 80's radio station out there to see TFF in concert. They put on a great show! There were a bunch of kids there with Donnie Darko T-Shirts on which was cool.

Veronica.. exactly how old is Muffy Darko?
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ha! they were all boys though [Smile]
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'The Working Hour' just came on in the car at random, and it blew my mind (again). I was in the perfect mood for it. TFF never get old.
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Valley, you're on fire these days!! Wow, TFF...they have been a staple in my iPod for the last year and I'm going to see them in concert next week!! Can't wait!!!

The guy I'm going with reignited my love of TFF when I realized we were both fans the first time we went out! He actually just surprised me with their DVD, Scenes From The Big Chair. It's a documentary that was done in 1985 at the height of their success. It was originally released in 1986 on VHS and featured all their videos & some live performances but when it was released on DVD in 2005, they added a concert from Santa Barbara in 1990 to the end. Nice!!!

After TFF split up, Curt Smith worked with a new band called Mayfield. I was able to get their cd from Amazon, however, I am not yet too familiar with it. I also purchased his solo album Halfway Pleased and I love it! Although, some may tire of his falsetto after a while, I more than enjoy the beautiful, melodic and somewhat moody feeling behind many of the tracks.

I also picked up TFF's last album, Everybody Loves A Happy Ending! Some standout songs include "Who You Are," "Call Me Mellow" and "Size of Sorrow."

Additionally, I have to agree with Muffy about the usage of "Head Over Heels" in Donnie Darko. Couldn't be more perfect! Hell, I think I bought the DD Blu-Ray for that scene alone!! LOL!!

In closing, I will leave you all with a link to one of the best live performances I've seen of the band...dear God, if I could jump into this video, I would...Curt is beyond smokin' hot and the bass line around the 2:40 mark is enough to put me in a trance. Mmmm! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjqFaSz62QI

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quote:
Originally posted by Muffy Tepperman:
'Everybody Wants to Rule the World'
has been used in numerous tv shows.

End credits for "Real Genius" leaps unerringly to my mind.......
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quote:
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End credits for "Real Genius" leaps unerringly to my mind.......

That immediately pops into my head every time I hear it too
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I always think of popcorn when I hear it for some odd reason..

The concert tour starts on Thursday 8/12.. Myrtle Beach on 9/3 sounds "Shag"!

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quote:
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The concert tour starts on Thursday 8/12.. Myrtle Beach on 9/3 sounds "Shag"!

"This was our last weekend together, and we didn't feel like going to Fort Sumter and touring goddamn colonial homes. We wanted to go to the beach and meet boys and go to wild parties and dance."

Hey, Valley? Beevo? [Wink]

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Cindy .. it's okay to admit that you had the hots for Buzz and his Bevo! btw, my friends and I would always do a summer trip to Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head when we were in high school.
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I saw Tears For Fears back in 1986 or 1987 in NYC. I remember we stayed up all night so we could be first in line to buy tickets. After the concert the trains had stopped running, back to NJ, so we had to talk a bus that dropped us off about 5 miles from my friend's house and we had to walk all the way because he wouldn't call his parent's to come pick us up.
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So I have a question for all you concert goers. Has TFF ever done any cover songs at a concert you've attended? I ask this because, I know they did an amazing version of Radiohead's 'Creep' back in the mid-nineties, and now they are covering Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' on their current tour.
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Hey guys, I just wanted to share a few pics from the TFF concert that I went to in NYC two weeks ago!! It was incredible!! The venue was perfect! The Hammerstein Ballroom certainly has a charm.

Curt & Roland looked and sounded great but I will say, it was very loud. We were in the front row on the right hand side in front of the speakers and the drums and bass were so powerful that I could feel the hair on my head moving...yikes!

The did all the hits! Hearing the opening beats to "Mad World" was pure ear candy! I was transported back to the 80's instantaneously!! "Pale Shelter" was religious! I can't even put into words how amazing it was to hear that song live and the audience's energy during the performance was palpable!!

They did a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" which was totally unexpected and seemed to go over well but another standout moment for me was when Curt did a song from his solo album, "Seven of Sundays." It was beautiful, heartfelt and endearing. Ahhh...truly a moment!

I'm a TFF fan for life. I'm so grateful I got to see them this time around cause the first time, we were only ten and it was but a dream to see them in concert!! However, I'm learning that some dreams do come true, you just have to wait 25 years to see it happen!! [Smile]

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that's cool cindi...nice pics)
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