The Psychedelic Furs
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The Psychedlic Furs? Really? Who gives a damn?
Posted by Bruno on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 00:51am
Yeah who gives a damn what a guy named "Bruno" thinks. Seriously, was your mom mean or what?
Posted by Starr on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 12:26pm
The best EVER. Period!
Posted by Sean on Thursday, 11.15.07 @ 23:41pm
I am just sorry that they allowed one of their songs be used as an inspiration and title to a Molly Ringwald film. Their music was excellent and I have a feeling that if that film and video were never made, then the Furs would be looked at differently.
Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 16:31pm
Liam...any listening suggestions on this group? Outside of the stuff that was mainstream, I didn't hear a lot from them. I noticed that the list of contemporaries includes bands you have mentioned...
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 14:43pm
I haven't listened to the Psychedelic Furs in ages...I can't remember which albums were good and which weren't. The "All of This and Nothing" compilation is well-worth getting - that much I can remember.
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 15:02pm
Okay...that compilation is on Rhapsody...I'll give it a listen. On thing that I just thought of...I could never understand why there was an MTV...and an MTV U.K.! The playlists were different, but not a lot (in my case, just enough it seems). I could never understand the seperation.
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 15:12pm
Hey Terry, check out this site:
Posted by mel on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 15:55pm
Thanks for the info., mel!
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 16:06pm
I am so glad to see the Furs being brought into the conversation. For my money, "Talk Talk" (1981)was their best album, but they released quite a few which were excellent. That being said, upon their re-recording of "Pretty in Pink" for the John Hughes movie of the same name in 1986, IMO, Richard Butler was becoming a bit full of himself. Although he had always been the focal point of the band, he seemed to be morphing into another Diana Ross type diva by the release of "Midnight to Midnight" (1987). This was their highest charting LP. By this time, I was fully expecting the name of the band to change to Richard Butler and the Furs. Although it was more of a (return to ones roots) lp, I thought "Book of Days" (1989) had way too much filler on it. They only released one more studio album after this in 1991 "World Outside". I own them all and I am proud to say that it is all on vinyl.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 19:26pm
Dameon...just listened to an compilation called "All Of This And Nothing"...immediately put it into my Rhapsody library. I pretty much liked everything on it. I'll listen to the albums you mentioned, too.
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 19:40pm
You have to get the "Talk Talk" recording. Excellent music.
Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 03.6.08 @ 12:23pm
Definitely one of the more distinctive New Wave (if you wish) acts in the 1980's. If you had to choose a commercial act from this genre I can't perceive too many groups getting in ahead of them. This of course is when & if the voting committee get's it's act together regarding 80's New Wave.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 08.2.08 @ 15:59pm
One of my favorite bands of all time, (I have seen them live nearly 20 times), but alas, the Hall does not await them. If they ever were to get selected, I would drop everything to go to the ceremony though.
Posted by mike on Wednesday, 09.17.08 @ 18:13pm
Posted by JesseG on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 00:01am
Really solid band. Not sure if they have enough going for them overall to make them stand head and shoulders above the rest of their post-punk/New Wave contemporaries though.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 06:14am
Saw the band in Lexington the other night. Was not familiar with them before show. Knew the bassist brother was now living in Kentucky, but that was about it (he met & married a girl from Casey County).
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 09.27.11 @ 14:26pm
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