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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS - Live in 1980



“WE LIVE IN THE SOAP COMMERCIAL, WE ARE ALL A LIE. LISTEN TO THIS, LISTEN TO THIS.”
There are some albums that when you start playing it you can’t stop listening to it, you’ve got to hear it all the way through without interruption. The Psychedelic Furs debut is one of those records, a classic post-punk record, the sound of Beautiful Chaos, released in 1980, a time so rich in music from anarcho punk to the Oi bands through to Two Tone, and not forgetting the old hands such as Thunders, The Clash and Nikki Sudden. The 80’s has got to be the most diverse decade in musical terms. Politically it was a Thatcherite nightmare where the seeds for the society we see around us now were sown; selfish greedy and individualistic. I’ve got side tracked…..where was I….The Psychedelic Furs….classic….oh yeah, and the CD Re-Release with bonus tracks is even better, and this here live recording aint to bad either, it finds them In Derby on 7th June 1980 on their Land Summer Daze tour, a haunting atmospheric and completely compelling listen. Respect to the original uploader of this aural artifact!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Always nice to find some Furs. Thanks!

Here's the same year in Chicago. It's a radio broadcast so quality is blazing.

http://gothic-addiction.blogspot.com/2011/07/bootleg-psychedelic-furs-live-at-tuts.html

Brian

Nazz Nomad said...

When they toured the USA in 80 or 81 , me and my buddy went to see them in NYC- hey- it was the "Psychedelic Furs"- so we ate a bunch of magic mushrooms- washing them down with Oreo cookies to kill the taste.
- we were walking around outside the show and just as the mushrooms kicked in- we walk right into Johnny Ramone- who lived in the neighborhood- We were HUGE (still am of course) Ramones freaks and started chatting him up- asking him all sorts of stuff- about recording, about filming rock n roll high school, etc
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All of this was going on as the mushrooms were taking hold and poor Johnny had to put up with two crazy teenagers jawing his ear off. He was actually very gracious and put up with our insanity for awhile. He finally escaped our pysilocybin clutches and we went on our way- of course, ten minutes later, we bump into him again! The look on his face was priceless!

I also remember the Psych Furs very clearly- at one point I passed out due to dehydration!

Good times!!!!!!

Nazz Nomad said...

When they toured the USA in 80 or 81 , me and my buddy went to see them in NYC- hey- it was the "Psychedelic Furs"- so we ate a bunch of magic mushrooms- washing them down with Oreo cookies to kill the taste.
- we were walking around outside the show and just as the mushrooms kicked in- we walk right into Johnny Ramone- who lived in the neighborhood- We were HUGE (still am of course) Ramones freaks and started chatting him up- asking him all sorts of stuff- about recording, about filming rock n roll high school, etc
.
All of this was going on as the mushrooms were taking hold and poor Johnny had to put up with two crazy teenagers jawing his ear off. He was actually very gracious and put up with our insanity for awhile. He finally escaped our pysilocybin clutches and we went on our way- of course, ten minutes later, we bump into him again! The look on his face was priceless!

I also remember the Psych Furs very clearly- at one point I passed out due to dehydration!

Good times!!!!!!