Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/06J93pgtDCUw6bsAQINhCs
Also available for purchase on iTunes.
I revisited this seminal 1985 work by one of the decade’s defining bands, Tears for Fears.
The songs have taken on a whole new layer of depth of meaning for me, especially with
where I am right now, the knowledge I’m gaining, and the newfound awareness I’ve
Since this is a drumming site, I should put in a word or two about the drumming…….AND
the drum programming. In my opinion, this is a textbook example of when excellent
live drumming (courtesy of one Mr. Manny Elias) meets excellent drum programming
to create a rich rhythmic tapestry. The sounds are dated, yes, but I think the rhythmic
creativity has never been topped since.
Give this album a spin……or as we say in today’s parlance…a stream….
My recommended tracks:
- Everybody Wants To Rule The World (for the uninitiated drummers, see if you can figure out how this shuffle groove goes. Your ears might trick you…)
- Broken / Head Over Heels
- I Believe