The Psychedelic Furs are an English New Wave/psych band from London that released six albums on CBS between 1980 and 1989, followed by a seventh on EastWest/Columbia in 1991.
Members: Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Roger Morris (guitar, 1978-81), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone, 1978-81), John Aston (guitar, 1978-91), Vince Ely (drums, 1978-91), Ann Sheldon (cello, 1982), Mars Williams (saxophone, 1984-present), Roger O’Donnell (keyboards, 1986-87)
The Psychedelic Furs released their second album, Talk Talk Talk, in June 1981 with Lillywhite retained as producer. It features 10 songs, including the fan favorites
The Furs’ lineup was trimmed to a four-piece by the 1982 departures of Morris and Kilburn. The band’s third album, Forever Now, was issued that September. It features 10 originals, including
Ely left the band in 1983 and the Furs entered the studio with producer Keith Forsey (Generation X, Billy Idol, Icehouse, Nina Hagen), who became their de facto drummer for the resulting Mirror Moves, released in 1984. The four songs that comprise side one were all issued as singles: “Heaven,” “The Ghost in You,” “Here Come the Cowboys,” “Heartbeat.” Side two contains five songs, including and the fan-favorite
Midnight to Midnight, was recorded at Berlin’s Hansa Tonstudio and New York’s Bearsville Studios and released in February 1987. The original LP release contains nine songs, including
The World Outside, their last album for 29 years. During the ensuing decade, the Butler’s recorded as Love Spit Love. The Furs regrouped in 2000 as a live concern and released their eighth studio album, Made of Rain, in 2020.
- The Psychedelic Furs (1980)
- Talk Talk Talk (1981)
- Forever Now (1982)
- Mirror Moves (1984)
- Midnight to Midnight (1987)
- Book of Days (1989)
- World Outside (1991)
- Discogs: The Psychedelic Furs
- English P Albums Directory (page 6)
- The Psychedelic Furs (official site)
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