Manage episode 247046237 series 2373979
All of these different factors almost certainly played into the commercial disappointment and critical failure of 1995's Raoul & The Kings Of Spain, the second album from Tears For Fears after Curt Smith's departure. Intended to be an introspective reflection on Roland Orzabal's own Spanish heritage, Raoul was instead dismissed as overly pretentious at best and boring at worst. Tears For Fears would not release a follow-up for nearly a decade afterwards. (After Smith's return to the project)
Is Raoul & The Kings Of Spain truly worthy of the derision it endured? Lilz and Patrick aim to find that out on the latest Jukebox Zeroes. They're joined by returning guest Phil Fleming of WMFO radio program On The Town With Mikey Dee to listen track-by-track and find some solace in Orzabal's bizarre metaphors.
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