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The Psychedelic Furs

Made Of Rain

    Highly influential post punk stars, The Psychedelic Furs release their new album, their first in nearly 30 years. From its exhilarating opening bars, Made Of Rain - sounds like The Psychedelic Furs and them alone. It’s a joy to hear again, fresher than ever. Their peerless permutations of art, aggression and ambience drive the dynamics, and it’s always been this originality which has set them apart, a cut above. The album was produced by Richard Fortus, whilst mixing duties were handled by Tim Palmer (David Bowie, U2, Robert Plant). 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: From the outset, this absolutely sounds like a Psychedelic Furs album and after 30 years of not recording, that's quite an achievement. Walls of distortion and chorused guitar solos all behind Butler's instantly recognisable vocals.

    TRACK LISTING

    The Boy That Invented Rock & Roll
    Don’t Believe
    You’ll Be Mine
    Wrong Train
    This’ll Never Be Like Love
    Ash Wednesday
    Come All Ye Faithful
    No-One
    Tiny Hands
    Hide The Medicine
    Turn Your Back On Me
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    The Psychedelic Furs

    Talk Talk Talk - 2018 Reissue

      "This time working solely with Steve Lillywhite, the Furs introduce a brighter, poppier side to their underground rock edge, with smashing results throughout. The group produces some powerful songs, even more rough-edged than before. Especially striking is "Dumb Waiters," with its queasy, slow-paced arrangement that allows both Kilburn's sax and Ashton's guitar to go wild. However, the six still create some undeniable pop classics. Most well-known is the lead track, "Pretty in Pink," inspiration for the iconic John Hughes film years later and re-recorded as a result. The original is still where to go, though, with Butler's catchy description of a romantically unsure woman matched by a killer band performance. Similarly lighter numbers on the record call to mind a rockier version of Roxy Music's output in later years: elegant, romantic angst given a slightly rougher edge in both music and vocals. "She Is Mine" is especially fine as a gently swinging number with some of Butler's best, quietly ruminative lyrics. Straight-up anthems abound as well, the best being the amazing "Into You Like a Train," which mixes the blunt desire of the title with a sparkling Ashton guitar line and a fast rhythm punch. Talk Talk Talk ends on another high with "All of This and Nothing." A soft, acoustic guitar-sax-rhythm combination introduces the song, then fades away for the main section to begin; Butler details bits and pieces from a lost relationship over a sharp full-band performance, and a final drum smash leads into a reprise of the start -- a fine way to end a fine record." All Music.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1:
      1. Dumb Waiters - The Psychedelic Furs / James Brown
      2. Pretty In Pink
      3. I Wanna Sleep With You
      4. No Tears
      5. Mr. Jones

      Side 2:
      1. Into You Like A Train
      2. It Goes On
      3. So Run Down
      4. All Of This And Nothing
      5. She Is Mine


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