I watched the documentary on the the making of Songs from the big chair last night. Oleta Adams was fantastic doing a live version of this.
What a fantastic album that was
Yes but not as good as the first one which in my humble opinion was a classic. Interesting programme though came away realising just how technically excellent the production was. I lost a little bit of love with Tears for fears when I saw them at the Victoria Hall because they'd just made it seriously big and had the look of two men who didn't want to be there. Last night I had some sympathy with them as there seemed to be issues raised back from that time about them being front of stage which at the time was a necessary evil.
So difficult to pick a track from The Hurting but this is a particular favourite.
What are the main challenges facing the new government? You mean apart from a total lack of political nous and knowledge of the real world? The central problem is the lack of true radicalism. When this country was great, we didn't have the welfare state, a National Health Service or free education. What we did have was an empire, no income tax and a fucking big navy. You don't need a PhD to work it out, do you?
I'd been going out with my (then) girlfriend for about 18 months when we went to see Peter Gabriel at Earls Court in 1987 ... a couple of hours before the gig (ah we were so in love ) Dee asked me to marry her (I said yes) and like a couple of giggling kids (which we were at the time) we bought a cheap engagement ring on Oxford Street, pledged our devotion to each other and headed off to one of the greatest gigs ever.
33 years later, we're still together (I've just turned 54) and we're still going to gigs as much as we've ever done, and blimey, what a gig, all those years ago, it actually was ...