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June 07, 2012

6. The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs [1980]



While they would go on to enjoy commercial elevation and much bigger hair, let’s think on The Psychedelic Furs thusly: lean, hungry and, quite frankly, thrilling. UK indie-kids swooned to Richard Butler’s rakish rasp and collective pulsing, throbbing post-punk drone. By the time US college radio got it, the game was sadly up.





  Oddi wrth y brawd

6 comments:

Y Brawd said...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/00hscn

Duck said...

Wait a second, I myself played this record on US college radio when I was a US college student. Great disc.

Y Brawd said...

For sure, you were a groovy early adopter... :-)

dchughes62 said...

A classic - having heard the single "We Love You", I have fond memories of a friend who lived in a bedsit, but had a great stereo, playing this album - the opening minute or so with the fiddling, scratch sounds before the band kicks in gave me a visceral thrill then, and still resonates now. Subsequent albums still good, but veering more to conventional, stadium rock, although some stand out tunes. Oh how success spoils!

Y Brawd said...

resonating.....

chocoa said...

I saw them in KC 1981--the B brothers were fighting, boys really.
seemed a little Roxy music-ish at the time, with that sax player.
Good they are back on tour--that r.Butler's art work sucks.