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Psychedelic Furs

Country London, UK
Years active 1977-1991, 2000-present
Genre(s) Alternative, New Wave, Post-Punk
Label(s) Columbia
Members John Ashton (guitars)
Richard Butler (vocals)
Tim Butler (bass guitar)
Vince Ely (1978-1982, 1988-1990, drums)
Duncan Kilburn (1978-1981, saxophone)
Roger Morris (1978-1981, guitars)

The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. Image File history File links Psychedelic_furs. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation) and Defining London (below). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in American, Australian, British, Canadian and European popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... John Ashton born 22 February 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre and became an actor. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... Richard Butler (born on 5 June 1956, in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England) is lead singer othe Psychedelic Furs, which he formed in 1977 along with his brother Tim Butler and guitarist John Ashton. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Tim Butler (born December 7, 1960, England) is the bass player and joint founder of the Psychedelic Furs and the youngest of three brothers. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...

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Biography

The Psychedelic Furs came together in England's burgeoning punk scene of 1977, and initially consisted of Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass guitar), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), and Roger Morris (guitars). By 1979, this line up had expanded to a sextet with the addition of Vince Ely on drums and John Ashton on guitar. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my [birth]right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked... Richard Butler (born on 5 June 1956, in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England) is lead singer othe Psychedelic Furs, which he formed in 1977 along with his brother Tim Butler and guitarist John Ashton. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Tim Butler (born December 7, 1960, England) is the bass player and joint founder of the Psychedelic Furs and the youngest of three brothers. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... John Ashton born 22 February 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre and became an actor. ...


Punk had dismissed psychedelic rock and was adamantly opposed to it. The Furs embraced punk's more liberating elements, but discarded such limitations and also embraced psychedelic rock. The outcome was a combination of droning guitars and sax, rhythm section in the deep end of the pool, and raspy biting vocals with a slightly more pop feel than punk, becoming progressively more pop and less punk with successive albums until 1989's Book of Days, which saw a return to the earlier style. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include everything from Acid Rock and Flower Power music to Hard Rock. ... Psychedelic music draws its inspiration from the experience of mind-altering drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, ecstasy and especially LSD. Characteristic features of the style include modal melodies, lengthy instrumental solos, esoteric lyrics and trippy special effects such as reversed, distorted, delayed and/or phased sounds. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ...


The Furs' initial self-titled album from 1980 featured a fairly heavy David Bowie influence, and was a top 20 hit in the UK. The US version of the album was resequenced, but failed to have a substantial commercial impact. David Bowie (born David Robert Hayward-Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English rock singer, musician and actor. ...


Behind the production of Steve Lillywhite, famous for its big drum sound, the Furs broke into the U.S. market with the 1981 release Talk Talk Talk, which made the lower rungs of the US album charts. In the UK, the album was a solid hit which spun off two charting singles, "Dumb Waiters" and the original version of "Pretty in Pink". This latter song served as inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes film of the same name, and was re-recorded for the soundtrack. Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known British music producer. ... John Hughes (born February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan) is a noted American film director, producer and writer, responsible for some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Pretty in Pink is a 1986 film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high school. ... The Pretty in Pink soundtrack album was released in 1986 for the movie Pretty in Pink, a film about teenage love and social cliques in a 1980s American high school. ...


In 1982, the band (now a four-piece consisting of Ashton, Ely and the Butler brothers) moved permanently to New York state, where they recorded the album Forever Now with producer Todd Rundgren. This album contained "Love My Way", a hit in both the US and the UK. Ely left the band after this release, though he would return for the 1988 single "All That Money Wants" and the 1989 album Book of Days. Todd Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer born in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Rundgren began his career in Woodys Truck Stop, a locally popular Philadelphia electric blues band on the model of the Paul Butterfield Band, which...


The Furs' 1984 release Mirror Moves was produced by Keith Forsey, and featured the songs "The Ghost in You" and "Heaven". By this time, the band had became somewhat of a staple on US college and progressive rock radio stations. As well, they were flirting with mainstream success, fairly consistently placing singles in the mid-range of the pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Then in 1986 came the re-recorded version of "Pretty in Pink", which became their biggest hit to that time in the US (reaching #41), and their biggest-ever UK hit (hitting #18). 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


But all was not well. Richard Butler later claimed that the success of "Pretty in Pink" caused the band to be pressured into entering the studio to record a follow-up release before they were ready. The result was Midnight to Midnight, an album which Butler characterized as "hollow, vapid and weak". A more overtly commercial effort than the Furs had ever recorded before, the Chris Kimsey-produced album featured the single "Heartbreak Beat", their highest-charting US hit, peaking at #26. Chris Kimsey is a record producer and musician most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones Undercover and Steel Wheels albums. ...


However, the Furs were dissatisfied with their new slickly commercial direction, and subsequently returned to a rawer sound with "All That Money Wants", a 1988 track especially recorded for a 'best-of' collection. 1989's Book of Days and 1991's World Outside were similarly more 'old school' in approach. As a result, from 1988 on The Furs' chart success was almost solely confined to Billboard's newly-established US Modern Rock chart, but the band's rabid cult following ensured that they had three #1 hits on this chart between 1988 and 1991.


The band splintered in the early 1990s, with the Butler brothers going on to found Love Spit Love. After spending the last half of the 1990s apart, Butler, Butler and Ashton reformed the Psychedelic Furs in 2000, and toured occasionally. The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Australia's own Mandy Kane has recently covered the Furs' smash "Love My Way" and it's featured as a bonus track on iTunes for his new EP, Murder in the Daylight out April 8 in Australia, and April 4 on iTunes Australia. // Early career He started playing in high school rock bands but wanted to pursue a music career more seriously than his bandmates. ... iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, developed by Apple Computer, for playing and organizing digital music and video files. ...

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Discography

  • Psychedelic Furs 1980 Columbia (US #140)
  • Talk Talk Talk 1981 Columbia (US #89)
  • Forever Now 1982 Columbia (US #44)
  • Mirror Moves 1984 Columbia (US #43)
  • Midnight to Midnight 1987 Columbia (US #29)
  • All of This and Nothing (compilation) 1988 Columbia (US #102)
  • Book of Days 1989 Columbia (US #138)
  • World Outside 1991 Columbia (US #140)
  • Here Came the Psychedelic Furs: B Sides and Lost Grooves (compilation) 1994 Sony
  • In the Pink (compilation) 1996 Sony Special Products
  • Should God Forget: A Retrospective (compilation) 1997 Sony
  • Radio 1 Sessions 1999 Strange Fruit
  • Greatest Hits (compilation) 2001 Sony
  • Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live 2001 Sony
  • Superhits (compilation) 2003 Sony

See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... Forever Now is an album by The Psychedelic Furs. ... See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 27 - singer Michael Jacksons hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia; Epic; and American Recordings. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
UK Singles Chart US Hot 100 US Mainstream Rock US Modern Rock Φ
1979 "We Love You" - - - The Psychedelic Furs
1980 "Sister Europe" - - - The Psychedelic Furs
1980 "Mr. Jones" (single version) - - - Later re-recorded for Talk Talk Talk.
April 1981 "Dumb Waiters" #59 - - Talk Talk Talk
June 1981 "Pretty in Pink" (original version) #43 - - Talk Talk Talk
July 1982 "Love My Way" #42 #44 #30 Forever Now
1982 "Run and Run" - - - Forever Now
March 1984 "Heaven" #29 - - Mirror Moves
June 1984 "The Ghost in You" #68 #59 #25 Mirror Moves
1984 "Here Come Cowboys" - - - Mirror Moves
1986 "Pretty in Pink" (re-recording) #18 #41 - Pretty in Pink Soundtrack
1986 "Angels Don't Cry" - - - Midnight to Midnight
1987 "Heartbreak Beat" - #26 #11 Midnight to Midnight
1987 "Shock" - - - Midnight to Midnight
1988 "All That Money Wants" #75 - - #1 (3 weeks) All of This and Nothing
1989 "Should God Forget" - - - #8 Book of Days
1989 "House" - - - #1 (3 weeks) Book of Days
1991 "Until She Comes" - - - #1 (2 weeks) World Outside
1991 "Don't Be a Girl" - - - #13 World Outside

Φ Note: Billboard's US Modern Rock chart was established in 1988 The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 27 - singer Michael Jacksons hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 27 - singer Michael Jacksons hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 27 - singer Michael Jacksons hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ...


External links

  • Burned Down Days Psychedelic Furs fansite
  • Sony Music: Psychedelic Furs
  • All Music Guide: Psychedelic Furs

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