Mad World - TFF or GJ?

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by PHArchivist, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Random topic...

    But my kids are watching an episode of Psych with one of the main guys from Tears For Fears as a guest. In the background he is strumming a guitar and doing a medly of TFF songes, one of which was Mad World.

    Though I was a product of the 80's (High School Grad 1986), I'd never heard the song before until I watched Donnie Darko last year.

    So my first experience with Mad World was Gary Jules soothing yet almost haunting version.

    Later I heard the TFF original version and was like, WTF...!?

    Needless to say I like Jules version much better, and felt it was a far better "fit" for the song.

    What do you think?

    Tears For Fears

    Gary Jules
  2. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Sr Member

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    I agree, the GJ version seems "deeper" than the original, especially considering the overall tone of the lyrics.

    Kinda sad, too, I'm a Tears for Fears fan.
  3. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Gary Jules all the way.
  4. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Gary Jules....makes me cry when i'm drunk.

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  5. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Never heard of Gary Jules or his version.
    I'll stick with the original.

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