MUSIC REVIEW SERIES: LOOKING BACK ON THE 80’S MUSIC | 1981 THEN AND NOW
Talk Talk Talk ~Psychedelic Furs | Then and Now
Like Echo and the Bunnymen and others, I didn’t really pay a lot of attention to the Furs during my younger years. I became more familiar with them later on. Of course, in 1986, everyone became more familiar with the Psychedelic Furs. None of us had a choice. You can thank or blame John Hughes and Molly Ringwald. I’m curious to know if the re-issue of their iconic, “Pretty In Pink” gained them more commercial success than all of their previous hits and sales.
Chances are, you didn’t know there was a re-issue of the song, “Pretty In Pink”. They re-recorded it for the movie. The original recording first showed up on, Talk Talk Talk. It was much grittier and slightly less poppy then the 1986 recording. In fact, the Furs do a good job of balancing post-punk grit with the right amount of pop hooks, not only on Talk Talk Talk, but on many of their recordings.
If the Psychedelic Furs aren’t on your list of music to revisit or discover, they are well worth the add and Talk Talk Talk is good place to start.