Tag: Tears for Fears

Vintage Video: Tears For Fears, ‘In My Mind’s Eye’ — watch out-of-print 1984 concert film

Vintage Video: Tears For Fears, ‘In My Mind’s Eye’ — watch out-of-print 1984 concert film

For this week’s Vintage Video, we again look to rescue a classic-period concert film from VHS obscurity, this time presenting, in full, the out-of-print Tears For Fears home video “In My Mind’s Eye: Live at Hammersmith Odeon,” a concert filmed in London in December 1983 and released in 1984.

The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, Ride, Public Image Ltd., Men at Work’s Greg Ham, Devo, Squeeze, Paul Weller, The English Beat, Ultravox, The Primitives, Translator and much more.

Tears For Fears to warm up for Asian tour with California, Las Vegas concerts

Tears For Fears to warm up for Asian tour with California, Las Vegas concerts

Tears For Fears will embark on a late-summer tour of the Far East — hitting Japan, the Philippines and South Korea — but not before playing a small string of warm-up shows in Las Vegas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Costa Mesa, Calif., and possibly San Diego, the band’s Curt Smith reveals on a recent music-industry podcast.

New releases: The Fall, R.E.M., Wall of Voodoo, Cabaret Voltaire, Curt Smith

New releases: The Fall, R.E.M., Wall of Voodoo, Cabaret Voltaire, Curt Smith

This week’s new releases include ‘Ersatz G.B.,’ the 29th studio album from The Fall, plus new best-ofs from R.E.M. (‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage’) and Wall of Voodoo (‘Lost Weekend’), and expanded reissue of Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘Johnny YesNo’ soundtrack and Curt Smith’s solo effort ‘Mayfield.’

Tears For Fears sets short West Coast tour this September; Latin America concerts in works

Tears For Fears sets short West Coast tour this September; Latin America concerts in works

Tears For Fears are hitting the road again this September with a short run of clubs, wineries and casinos in California and Nevada — with the possibility of concerts in Mexico and South America also on the horizon.

Video: Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith on ‘Psych’

Video: Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith on ‘Psych’

Given the number of ’80s riffs that make it into the scripts of USA’s mystery/comedy ‘Psych,’ it comes as no surprise to see Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith doing a cameo (as himself) on last week’s episode.

Contest: Win copy of ‘Retro:Active 7 — Rare & Remixed,’ with Tears For Fears, OMD, a-ha

Contest: Win copy of ‘Retro:Active 7 — Rare & Remixed,’ with Tears For Fears, OMD, a-ha

Thanks to the folks at Canada’s HushMusic, we’ve got copies of the forthcoming ‘Retro:Active 7 — Rare & Remixed’ compilation CD to give away to three lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers. The new installment features mixes of songs by Echo & The Bunnymen, Tears For Fears, OMD and a-ha.

Milestones: Tears For Fears’ Roland Orzabal is 49 today; watch ‘Head Over Heels’ live in ’83

Milestones: Tears For Fears’ Roland Orzabal is 49 today; watch ‘Head Over Heels’ live in ’83

Today we commemorate Tears For Fears co-founder Roland Orzabal’s 49th birthday with this choice 1983 clip of the band performing ‘Head Over Heels’ sandwiched between two halves of ‘Broken’ (the latter of which, at that point, had been released as ‘We Are Broken’ on the B-side of ‘Pale Shelter’).

New releases: Killing Joke and Freebass EPs, single from Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith

New releases: Killing Joke and Freebass EPs, single from Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith

This week’s new releases include a pair of EPs from Killing Joke and the Peter Hook-led Freebass that already were issued online earlier this year, plus a new digital single from Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith.

Video: The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’ covered by Superchunk for A.V. Club’s ‘Undercover’

Video: The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’ covered by Superchunk for A.V. Club’s ‘Undercover’

This week’s installment of the A.V. Club’s series ‘Undercover: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small Room’ features indie rockers Superchunk tearing through a cover of The Cure’s classic 1985 single ‘Inbetween Days.’

Video: Wedding Present’s ‘My Favourite Dress’ covered by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump

Video: Wedding Present’s ‘My Favourite Dress’ covered by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump

This week on the A.V. Club’s ‘Undercover’ series, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump goes solo-acoustic to offer his take on The Wedding Present’s 1987 single ‘My Favourite Dress.’

Video: The Smiths’ ‘A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours’ covered by Coheed & Cambria

For the latest installment of the A.V. Club’s weekly web series “Undercover: 25 Bands, 25 Cover Songs, 1 Small Room,” prog-metal outfit Coheed & Cambria stripped down to an acoustic duo and performed a tender cover of The Smiths’ ‘A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours,’ which opens 1987’s ‘Strangeways, Here We Come.’

Video: The Wedding Present covers the Rolling Stones’ ’19th Nervous Breakdown’

Video: The Wedding Present covers the Rolling Stones’ ’19th Nervous Breakdown’

This week’s installment of the A.V. Club’s Undercover series finds The Wedding Present delivering a great, fuzzed-out take on The Rolling Stones classic ’19th Nervous Breakdown.’

Video: Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’ covered by Maritime for the A.V. Club

Video: Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’ covered by Maritime for the A.V. Club

Promise Ring offshoot Maritime covers the Depeche Mode classic ‘Enjoy the Silence,’ with a keytar no less, for the A.V. Club’s ‘Undercover’ series.