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Thursday, May 05, 2011

#66 of CFNY's Best 87 of 87, Psychedelic Furs, Midnight to Midnight

From Dave Thompson's All Music Guide's review of "Heartbreak Beat":
"Taken from 1987's Midnight to Midnight album, "Heartbreak Beat" was a skillful distillation of everything America liked about the Psychedelic Furs' past work -- the danceability of "Heartbeat," the melodic élan of "Love My Way," the visceral thump of "President Gas."

I always found Richard Butler's enunciation of "Heartbreak Beat" very Peter Garrett-esque. Maybe that's just me.

This is my favorite Psychedelic Furs song.

Useless trivia: The Butlers' post-Psychedelic Furs band, Love Spit Love, covered the Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?" That cover would be the theme song for one of my mother's favorite shows, Charmed.