My KABAYAN and blogger friend bingbong aka. McDoc have done two great remixes of TEARS FOR FEARS songs namely "SUFFER THE CHILDREN" and "EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD" before. Since I also love these two songs, I decided to share McDoc's remixes to you too here in my little blog "The Doctor Is In" because the band will be having a concert here in MANILA on MAY 2, 2010. He posted this in his cool "Evo-XR Remixes" Blogsite last year 2009 and definitely these two Evo-XR versions are great original creations of his. Both songs were introduced here in MANILA by WXB102 back in the 80s. "SUFFER THE CHILDREN" was the first TEARS FOR FEARS composition just right after the 1981 breakup of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith's previous band "GRADUATE". This song would eventually be re-recorded for TEARS FOR FEARS smashing 1983 debut album "THE HURTING". According to ROLAND ORZABAL, the song title "SUFFER THE CHILDREN" bears a resemblance to a Biblical passage on The Book of Matthew (19:14) wherein JESUS CHRIST teaches on the innocence of children. The song reached #52 in the U.K. Singles Chart back in 1985. Caroline Orzabal provided the enchanting child voice which made a mark for those who remembers this song. I wonder how old is she right now? On the otherhand, "EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD" was the band's 9th single released in the U.K. and the 3rd single from their record breaking second album "SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR". It was also their 7th U.K. TOP 40 Chart hit which peaked at #2 in April 1985. In the U.S., the song reached #1 on both the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance Singles Sales and was the lead single from that 1985 album and gave the band their first Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit which remained there for two weeks. Wheeew!! Talking about chart success!! According to ROLAND ORZABAL, the beat of "EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD" was borrowed from another U.K.Top 40 chart hit by a SIMPLE MINDS song entitled "WATERFRONT". Actually, some Filipino artists have released their own versions of "EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD" and one of them was BAGETS and 80s Icon Raymond Lauchengco on his 2007 "FULL CIRCLE 80s" album which I already featured here on my blog last MAY 2009. Just check my "OPM" Labels for it. Btw, I'll be featuring both "THE HURTING" and "SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR" albums here in my blog so just stay tune.
So without further a do, I bring you the TEARS FOR FEARS remixes of McDoc!!
"SUFFER THE CHILDREN McDoc Evo-XR 8185 Mix" Here:
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"EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD McDoc Evo-XR Suburban Remix" Here:
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So why EVO-XR? According to McDoc, Its the EVOlution of eXtended Remixes. YUP!! He just loves listening to Extended and Remix Versions of songs. His blog showcases his unique talent of creating extended/remix versions of songs that does not have an official extended/remix versions. He also loves to create his very own extended/remix versions of his favorite songs mostly of the NEW WAVE Genre and the 80s. Well, that's the McDoc Remix style. I hope you enjoyed listening to bingbong aka. McDoc's TEARS FOR FEARS Remixes. THANKS bing for sharing these stuffs!! THANKS AGAIN guys for dropping by!!
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-DR. STIRRING RHOD