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Psychedelic Furs: Feels Like The Furs Time

Interview by John Mendelsohn, Creem, January 1982

IN 1977, DURING the so-called Summer of hate, yet another refugee from a London art college got fed up with silk-screening "advertising crap" and resolved ...

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Psychedelic Furs: The Flowers Of Evil Are In Full Bloom...

Profile and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, July 1979

"We're in love with beautiful chaos, we're love with flowers..." ...

Iggy Pop/Psychedelic Furs: Friars, Aylesbury

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 9 February 1980

THREE BANDS shaped up as good value but that wasn't all. There was an unannounced surprise star guest – all the way from Vegas let's ...

Psychedelic Furs: The Furs Cut Is The Deepest

Report and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, March 1980

"I HATE supporting other bands it sucks." Butler Rep, singer with The Psychedelic Furs, is reflecting on the last few days, which have seen one ...

Psychedelic Furs: The Psychedelic Furs (CBS 84084)***¾

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 1 March 1980

So fur so good ...

Psychedelic Furs: Rock Garden, Middlesbrough

Live Review by Ian Ravendale, Sounds, 5 April 1980

A bad trip, man ...

The Psychedelic Furs: The Psychedelic Furs

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, December 1980

THE AFFINITY BETWEEN bands of the golden Age of Psychedelia and the current rash of art-progs is fairly obvious: both possess a nauseating need to ...

Psychedelic Furs: Sugar Cubes For The New Depression

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, February 1982

RICHARD BUTLER, the Psychedelic Furs, chain-smoking vocalist, often sounds like an extremely angry man or record. ...

Psychedelic Furs: Forever Now (CBS)

Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, 25 September 1982

ONCE UPON a time, the Psychedelic Furs were everyone's epitome of the vulgarity and pretence of rock music. ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Sugar Cubes For The New Depression

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, February 1983

RICHARD BUTLER, the Psychedelic Furs' chain-smoking vocalist, often sounds like an extremely angry man on record. Some people have compared his raspy voice to a ...

Psychedelic Furs: The Ritz, New York NY

Live Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, March 1983

RICHARD BUTLER stalks to his microphone, a vision in beige. While the other six Psychedelic Furs take their places decked out in the standard postpunk ...

Malice Through The Looking Glass: Psychedelic Furs: Mirror Moves (CBS)

Review by Jane Solanas, New Musical Express, 19 May 1984

THE RETURN of the underdogs. Castigated, laughed at… they flew to New York, where Butler quit drinking, attacked the museli bowl and kissed his girlfriend. ...

Reel American: Keith Forsey's Disco Snarl

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, November 1985

From Donna Summer to Billy Idol, from Psy-Furs to Simple Minds, the union of style and raunch. ...

The Psychedelic Furs: The Butler Did It

Interview by Mark Dery, Winner, November 1986

THERE'S A scene in David Cronenburg's The Fly where a baboon gets zapped, beamed from Point A to Point B, and reassembled as simian upsidedown ...

Excess: Sex, Drugs and the Vanity of the Psychedelic Furs

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, i-D, April 1987

Disowning the past, re-writing the course of furry rock and roll history is Richard Butler's forte. All his psychedelic back-press seems to be about the ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Acceptable Weirdness From Furs

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, June 1987

JOHN ASHTON, guitarist for the Psychedelic Furs, addresses the key issue head on: "What's selling out? What's being a pop band? You can accuse Eurythmics ...

The Psychedelic Furs: All Of This And Nothing (CBS 4611104/CD) ****

Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 6 August 1988

CHEEKBONES JUTTING, skin pallid, voice abrading, this is rock hewn from the demi-monde, a realm where a draw on a cig should always be meticulously ...

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

Interview by 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 ...

The iJamming! Interview! Richard Butler

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, August 2001

LAST SUMMER I was asked by Sony Legacy to write sleeve notes for re-issues of the first three Psychedelic Furs albums, along with a newly-recorded ...

The Psychedelic Furs: The Psychedelic Furs/Talk Talk Talk/Forever Now

Retrospective by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 12 July 2002

I see the future and it will be the Psychedelic Furs. ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2009

IT'S PERHAPS FITTING that a curious, intriguing band whose career was jinxed by ifs and buts should have their second, arguably defining album later hijacked ...

All Of This And Nothing: The Psychedelic Furs On Talk Talk Talk

Retrospective and Interview by Alex Ogg, The Quietus, 20 October 2010

The Psychedelic Furs return to the UK in late October to play their second album, Talk Talk Talk, in its entirety. Alex Ogg spoke to ...


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