So we’ll piss off the neighbours
In the place that feels the tears
The place to lose your fears
Yeah, reckless behavior
A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw
In the bed all day, bed all day, bed all day
Fucking in and fighting on
It’s our paradise and it’s our war zone
On this day in music history: February 25, 1992 - “Little Earthquakes”, the solo debut album by Tori Amos is released. Produced by Tori Amos, Eric Rosse, Davitt Sigerson, and Ian Stanley, it is recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, CA, SquawkBox Studios, in Los Angeles, CA, and Strawberry Studios in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK from Mid 1990 - Late 1991. A few years after an unsuccessful stint as the frontwoman for the synthpop band Y Kant Tori Read, Atlantic Records gives the songwriter and musician the opportunity to record her first solo project after hearing a ten song demo she has recorded in the interim. The new album is recorded in three phases, initial sessions take place with producer Davitt Sigerson (The Bangles), then at Rosse’s home studio in Los Angeles, and final sessions with former Tears For Fears keyboardist Ian Stanley in London. Much of the material on the album is autobiographical, focusing on Amos religious upbringing, self discovery, sex, bad relationships, childhood and early adult traumas including the harrowing “Me And A Gun” which depicts her own experience of being sexually assaulted. Bolstered by the tracks “Silent All These Years”, and “Crucify”, it is warmly received by Modern Rock radio. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2015 as a double disc deluxe edition, with the second disc featuring eighteen additional bonus tracks. “Little Earthquakes” peaks at number fifty four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
1. Be Prepared The Lion King / 2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears / 3. Murder! Murder! Jeckyll and Hyde / 4. Alive Jeckyll and Hyde / 4. Bad Boy Good Man Tape Five / 5. The Headless Waltz Voltaire / 6. Girl Anachronism The Dresden Dolls / 7. I Can’t Decide Scissor Sisters / 8. Crazy = Genius Panic at the Disco / 9. Don’t You Dare Forget the Sun Get Scared / 10. S&M Rhianna / 11. Problem Natalia Kills / 12. Hit and Run LOLO
Today in Tears for Fears history: February 25th 1985:Tears for Fears release their second album, Songs From The Big Chair, which to date is still their most successful album, going 3x Platinum in United Kingdom, 5x Platinum in America and 7x Platinum in Canada.
The album produced 5 singles including Mothers Talk, Shout, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Head Over Heels, and I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording).
Due to the success of the album, the band did a world tour tour entitled The Leonard Apple World Tour ‘85 which spanned from February 1985 until November 1985. Their last show of the tour was played at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
Tears for Fears also released Scenes From The Big Chair which has clips from live performances from Massey Hall in Toronto, music videos for all the singles, and the filming of the video for Head Over Heels.