Tears For Fears Artist Bio and Lyrics
Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith met as teenagers in Bath, England and formed a band know as graduate. The soon-to-be members of Tears for Fears would release a single album in 1980 as Graduate which would be moderately successful in Holland and Spain but just graze the bottom of the top 100 in England.
By 1981 however, Orzabal and Smith left Graduate and founded a band called The History of Headaches, which would soon change to Tears for Fears. The two original members planned to surround themselves with musicians to help them complete their image of a perfect new age band.
Dave Bates would find Tears for Fears and sign them to Phonogram Records in 1981. They would get their first taste of real mainstream success in 1983 with their third single, “Mad World.” They released their first full-length album, The Hurting in 1983. At this point Orzabal and Smith welcomed Ian Stanley on keyboards and Manny Elias on drums as full time band mates on this and the following album.
Tears for Fears’ second album would flee from the mainstream pop lyrics. The band instead, turned to global politics as the focus of their song writing. Songs From the Big Chair hit the world in 1985 and would prove a smash hit, reaching multiple-platinum level sales in the United States and also abroad. The album would feature some of the bands most memorable hits, such as “Shout,” “Head over Heels,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and “I Believe.”
Tears for Fears would release a moderately successful third album, The Seeds of Love. Following the album though, the band would begin the break-up process. Several members would branch off to solo careers and others would leave and attempt to vanish from the spotlight altogether.
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tears for fears
i love their song suffer the children and watch me bleed and start of the brakdown. i have a tff poster orig never opened from 83. and iv'e had a major crush on roland orzabal for 4 years now
#1 - nicole - 07/25/2007 - 18:43
tears for fears
they are a really great band and i love their songs and favorite one is Everybody Wants To Rule The World
#2 - bobbie sue - 01/20/2009 - 09:21
tears for fears
the greatest band of the tym.favourite songs are everybody wants to rule the world and head over heels.i get the shivers and overwhelmed listenin to the songs
#3 - annabella - 06/18/2009 - 05:14
Tears for Fears TfF TFF
ive been into the tears since the age of 6..with alot of bad childhood problems and pain just starting at that time..just before i turned 6 my family moved from bath to the north of england..i get beatings often from my falther and have sufferd childhood pain all my life.. now i am 15..still get treat bad..still got a bad childhood..but these songs...mainly the hurting album..get me by..ialso have had a massive crush on curt smith for 8 years.. (i discoverd a tears music video playing in a shop window..)
#4 - Zeldaartist - 08/11/2009 - 04:08
I luv their song everybody wants to rule the world!But I wonder if they are gay their is nothing wrong with that but they seem that way?
#5 - MabeyBabey - 10/12/2009 - 22:02
Best band ever
I discovered them about a year ago, so I would've been 13, nearly 14. And here I am a week from my 15th birthday. We were pulling into the garage listening to Sirius 80's on 8 when suddenly "Shout" came on the radio. My mom says "Oh yeah, they used to play this at clubs all the time." and she cranked it up. And I literally sat there in stunned silence because I thought it sounded so good. I'd never heard anything like it in my life. I bought "Shout" a few days later, and was pending on buying the rest of the album. I thought it was a mistake, but I did buy it. And now it's my all-time favorite album. I became obsessed- I bought a poster which hangs next to my desk (it's an orig. from '85) that promoted Songs from the Big Chair. I was scared again to get into the rest of their music, wondering if it would be as good. And it was. Some tracks on The Hurting I don't like as much, but it's a great album. I need to buy the rest of the albums but they sound good to me so far. Roland is my absolute favorite. Love him to pieces. I promised myself I'd name one of my sons after him because he's just been such an impact on my life- the first vocalist I actually cried to I thought he sounded so beautiful, the first musician I found was very deep and thoughtful... I love Curt too, but he just didn't touch me like Roland did. They're both fantastic looking men. I bought another poster a while ago with Roland in a bright blue shirt and Curt in a yellow one- I still need to frame it. I will listen to their music to the day I die and never stop loving them, no matter who gives me a hard time about it. Long live the boys from Bath!
#6 - KPM - 05/03/2010 - 00:36
Best band ever
And no, they're not gay. Curt is married to his second wife with two young daughters, Diva and Wilder. He currently lives in LA. Roland has been married to his wife Caroline since the early 80's (82 or 83 I think) and they have two sons, Raoul and Pascal.
#7 - KPM - 05/03/2010 - 00:39
80's Band Bio biography and videos.