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June 4, 2020 70 min

And we are back! Back!! BACK!!! with an act very much defined by this glorious decade; Tears For Fears.

Not picked purely cos their hometown is located not 30 miles from 80sography Central. If location was the definer then this would be part 1 of 4 of Douggie Alsopp’s Banjo Ragtime Razzamataz combo from Lechlade. And it’s not (that's further down the line between Huey Lewis and The Cure*).

First up we explore the early years of Roland and Curt; the ska-inflected/infected early band, the failed singles, the breakthru single and The Hurting LP. And more besides (including b sides). Plus what is the sound that best defines Roland?

Songs included;

Mad World
Pale Shelter
The Way You Are
Marked With Death

04:37: 1980/Graduate
08:29: 1981
10:20: Suffer The Children (single)
13:40: 1982/Pale Shelter (single)
16:36: Mad World
23:43: 1983/THE HURTING
32:22: Wazzocks on fire
62:33: The Way You Are

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I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together x

* Man, if it had been Huey Lewis & The Cure I'd have paid for the front row. If only to see Huey in smudged lipstick. 

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