June 11, 2008

Bedtime Music: Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love

OK, so I was listening to Tears for Fears' Sowing the Seeds of Love on the train home tonight, and I decided to include it for my Bedtime Music. I love this song. (Apparently a lot of other people do too. Funny that. ;) )

It's said (in Wikipedia) that StSoL "is notable for being an intentional pastiche of The Beatles", and certainly there are a lot of Beatles-ish/Monty Python-ish elements to the video. But musically, I've always thought that StSoL was more in the vein of Paul McCartney & Wings'
Band on the Run. Band on the Run is written in a three-part structure, and StSoL is not only a multi-part "musical collage," but I think it perfected this genre. Anyway, enough of my analysis. Watch the video!

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