A band that just never seemed to peak ... well, I guess that could describe a bunch of bands. But, was there another band as hot as Tears for Fears in the mid 1980's? They just seemed to have that "it" sound ... like we'd be hearing a lot more from them. Sad that they couldn't get along (and their solo stuff, for the most part, was uninspiring).
Now that we're smack dab in the middle of the summer, a song that reminds me of this time of year is their uber-hit "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." The opening screams summer-time ... almost like something you'd hear in a Beach Boys song. The title of the song itself gives you what the song is about - a quote from Curt Smith (a band member) - "The concept is quite serious – it's about everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes."
But for some reason, I don't get misery out of this song. Maybe it's because it was played at the end of Real Genius (by the way, if you've never seen this movie, I don't know if I can be friends with you). Maybe, it's because ... well, it came out in the summer-time, and when I was growing up, I LOVED the summer (who didn't?).
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