In my never-ending quest to see all my favorite 80's bands in concert, I headed over to Seattle this morning so my sister and I could see The Psychedelic Furs playing at the Showbox SoDo. The Furs were responsible for transitioning me out of my "punk" phase, and led me to a life-long love of the new wave music scene which has lasted until this day.
As expected, the show was phenomenal, even though they didn't play my favorite song (Until She Comes) and the Showbox SoDo is not one of my least favorite venues. Still, with 30+ years of material to draw from, Richard Butler tore through their setlist with an energy and enthusiasm that was contagious, and belied his 54 years...
Probably best-known for their hit Pretty in Pink, The Furs have a fantastic catalog of music that's well-worth checking out if that's the only song you know them by. Their 2001 "Greatest Hits" album is a good place to start (iTunes Link), and at $7.99 for 17 tracks, it's quite a bargain.
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I would LOVE to see them sometime. Wonder if they’ll come to Atlanta…at a night I can actually go?
“The Ghost In You” was always my favorite by them.
How cool is that? That they still were good! Yay!
Love My Way is my fave.
Awesome you got to see them live. I saw The Psych Furs last September here in SLC and was happy to have finally seen them live. Also got to meet Richard Butler and band for 15 mins after the show (no cameras were allowed, which bummed me out, but I got my ticket signed by them). I did see Love Spit Love a few times during the Furs hiatus.
Love My Way is easily my fav Furs song (shout out to Kevin).
For an extensive collection set, pick up “Should God Forget”, which is a great 2 CD set of their songs.