In The Studio: Tears For Fears’ “Songs From The Big Chair”

In Summer 1985, Tears For Fears displaced Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” Phil Collins’ “No Jacket Required,” and Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms” at the top of the US sales chart with only their second effort, “Songs from the Big Chair.” While the two individuals’ names, Roland Orzabal and my guest here Curt Smith who then and now comprise Tears for Fears, may indeed be the stuff of ’80s Trivia Night down at your local pub, the songs “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head Over Heels,” and the #1 “Shout” on the ten million-plus seller give no indication of becoming comical any time soon, unless you count laughing all the way to the bank.