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Collections: The Psychedelic Furs

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Download links and information about Collections: The Psychedelic Furs by The Psychedelic Furs. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 44:53 minutes.

Artist: The Psychedelic Furs
Release date: 1980
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 44:53
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Ghost In You 4:20
2. Heaven 3:26
3. Pretty In Pink (Remastered) 3:59
4. Love My Way 3:34
5. Heartbeat 5:18
6. Dumb Waiters (Remastered) 5:06
7. Sister Europe (Remastered) 5:40
8. My Time 4:28
9. Heartbreak Beat 5:15
10. All That Money Wants 3:47

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Emerging from the incipient post-punk London scene with a healthy fascination for late-'70s Bowie (and in turn, for his own attraction to Krautrock), the then-sextet kicked up a slightly monochromatic but still attractive storm on their debut. Richard Butler's Thin-White-Duke-after-smoking vocal rasp has a surprising appeal, serving up a wry, slightly detached series of lyrics on life. The members of the core band, meanwhile, had clearly honed their chops well on-stage; Ashton's lead guitar work avoids both wankery and simplicity in favor of a balanced, artistic power. Production mainly comes from Steve Lillywhite, who smartly steers away from the soon-to-be-clich├ęd touches he would bring to U2's early work. "India" is a good example; it has a brooding, quiet beginning with strange telegraphic signals and turns into a brawling rocker without sounding like the Edge or Larry Mullins going off. The record comes off as serious without being self-consciously deep, occasional toe-dipping into humorous aside ("We Love You" has Butler idly listing off things he loves, sometimes with appropriate if sarcastically delivered song quotes: "I'm in love with Frank Sinatra...fly me to the moon..."). "Imitation of Christ" is the most frazzled, with lyrics detailing someone else metaphorically nailing himself up over a light but still strange guitar line. "Wedding Song" is amusingly prescient as one of the first "white rockers go hip-hop" numbers of its kind, along with Blondie's "Rapture," though its inspiration could equally be dub. Ely lays down a pounding funk beat while Butler breaks into a midsong rap no better or worse than most such efforts of the time.