The Psychedelic Furs is an English group formed in London in 1977 and originally composed of brothers Richard and Tim Butler, Duncan Kilburn, Paul Wilson and Roger Morris. Group which is particularly noted at its beginnings in the punk movement, movement which literally dominates the English musical world at the end of the 1970s.
They released their first single "We love you" in 1979, a single which had some success… but paradoxically across the Atlantic.
The group released their eponymous debut album a year later in 1980, an album with significant success this time on both sides of the Atlantic. In particular thanks to the title “Sister Europe”. The success was confirmed the following year when the album "Talk talk talk" was released in 1981, confirming the group's rise to power.
The start of global recognition came in 1982 with the release of the album "Forever now", an album that hit the nail on the head and produced the flagship single "Love my way". Single which literally explodes the notoriety of the group.
The great adventure continued in 1983 with the release of the album "Mirror moves", an album from which one of their biggest hits, "Heaven", was extracted. But also and above all, "The ghost in you", which offered them a new notorious success at the planetary level a year later in 1984.
But it was 3 years later, in 1987, that the group achieved consecration with the album "Midnight to midnight", album which remains to this day their biggest success in the Charts, in particular thanks to the enormous single " Heartbreak beat ”.
An enormous success which will unfortunately be the last because all the albums and singles which will be released subsequently will not experience the success of the previous opus.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
We love you 1979
Sister Europe 1980
Dumb waiters 1981
Love my way 1982
Run and run 1983
The ghost in you 1984
Pretty in pink 1986
Heartbreak beat 1987
Angels don't cry 1987
All that money wants 1988
Should god forget 1989
Until she comes 1991
Don't be a girl 1991
1979 ... first title and first success for the group. Certainly minor but the group is already talking about him and that's the main thing
1980 ... a quality sequel which shows that this group has real talent. We suspect that at some point, all this will end up paying off ...
1981 ... little change compared to the previous year, hence an equivalent level of success. There is still a little work for the group to hope to reach the big league, that's clear ...
1982 ... the ticket to the big league, here it is ! The group signs here one of its most emblematic titles, a title which gives them their first global success and propels them One Shot into the limelight. HU-GE !
1983 ... the years go by and unfortunately are not necessarily alike. The year 1983 will be single-title, a title which will not even be classified in addition. Bad vintage as they say ...
1984 ... business resumes with this excellent title which will not remain as their best classified but which remains in any case one of their most successful. Title after title the group is quietly making its place in the sun !
1984 ... a beautiful and BIG year 1984 with an impressive succession of hits. This title will be even stronger than its predecessor and position the group as one of the phenomena of the moment. A well-deserved consecration !
1984 ... surprisingly, they will get their biggest hit Dance with this title, an area that is not really their bottom line. Either way, the title works flawlessly and shows obvious versatility !
1986 ... a first version of the title will be released in 1981 but will only experience relative success. The 1986 version will work much better. Like what, sometimes, you just have to be patient ...
1987 ... the band reached its peak with THIS title. A well-deserved consecration for a group which will undoubtedly remain as one of the major groups of the British scene of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... the 1984 vintage was a Grand Cru. The 1987 vintage will be closer to it. An impressive succession of top hits which shows once again that this group really has talent !
1987 ... a third big-caliber title to end the year in style. The group unrolls with obvious ease thanks to a level of inspiration among the best of the moment. All good little guys !
1988 ... the rest will prove to be more complicated to manage than expected. After several euphoric years, the bellows fell a little. Starting with this year 1988 which will offer only one title on the menu ...
1989 ... new single-title year. The production of titles slows down sharply and the quality weakens title after title. Attention danger...
1990 ... they will attempt the transition to the next decade but that will not be enough to put the group back in the race for a long time. Anyway, this title will do a little better than the two previous titles
1991 ... the adventure continues for good even if the level of success is very limited. Quality is always present, which therefore saves the essential
1991 ... this time, it is indeed the end. The group does not demerit but the competition is now light years away. A great adventure that will have lasted more than a decade all the same, and that's already a great achievement !
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