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My Vintage: Toyah Talks Tears For Fears

March 28th, 2012

Toyah’s 10th song choice from My Vintage, ‘Mad World’. “I don’t think I’m alone in making the mistake I made with this song when I asked a member of REM when they released ‘Mad World’. They very kindly pointed out it was Tears For Fears.

When the film Donnie Darko came out, which I sat through. It’s a pretty hard film to sit through, and then ‘Mad World’ came up at the end, and it was so potent and powerful. Suddenly that song was everywhere, and it had relevance and meaning…”

• Read the full transcript of the reasons for this song choice here.

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