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Weekly Vinyl – Psychedelic Furs

12 Sep

Psychedelic Furs
Psychedelic Furs
(1980)
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This is the
Psychedelic Furs’ first album.
Hence the original title.
Yes. That’s a sarcastic cynical comment. But have you heard this album.

Talk about nihilism.
I’m listening to “Wedding Song” right now. The chorus is “useless.”
I love this album.

This is the epitome of disenfranchisement from societal norms. Really.
The lyrics are bleak. They are black and white – like the album photography. But the black and white is not sharp but a rather muddied grey. It is a bleak societal atmosphere that is presented in this album. There is no distinct rebel yell of “no future” here.
The lyrics express an anger of societies resignation to the status-quo.
This is so relevant now.

That’s why, in the midst of these bleak lyrics and killer tunes, I have a smile from ear to ear.

Weekly Vinyl – Psychedelic Furs

8 Nov

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Forever Now
The Psychedelic Furs
(1982)
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Great band. Great album, great music.
Honestly there is not one song here that I would consider weak. A brilliant mix of pop-like tunes, good melodies and a brilliant cynical vocal that are perfectly suited the post-punk music scene.
The lyrics are biting, but are resigned to cynical observation and snarls. There is no call for revolution. The attitude is more about surviving the times. Not much has changed in the 3o-so years since the album was recorded.
It is hard for me to judge this album because I really like it. The music has aged well but it has a vibe of the 80s about it. This is a good vintage but I’m not sure how the album would be accepted by newer listeners. I have not heard saxophone playing like you will on this album in any new songs for ages.
A great album.