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The Psychedelic Furs: Come In, Sit Down And Take The Weight Off Your Cheekbones

Robert Sandall, Q, July 1991

SOME BRITISH ROCK MUSICIANS move to America to make their fortunes; others go to avoid sharing them with the Inland Revenue. Quite what the Psychedelic Furs have been doing over there, though, is something of a mystery. They decamped from the domestic post-punk community's department of noisy guitars in 1983, shed half their staff, adopted a more hummable style and have become increasingly difficult to get into perspective from this side of the Atlantic ever since.

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