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Should I see a free Psychedelic Furs concert?

Old 05-26-04, 03:39 PM
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Should I see a free Psychedelic Furs concert?

They are playing a free show at a local outdoor arts festival next week. I guess I'm not the biggest Psych Furs fan;I own exactly one album from them,their "Greatest Hits." Still, I like most of the songs from this compilation, especially "President Gas", "Here Comes Cowboy" "Dumb Waiters" and of course their most well known track, "Pretty in Pink."
I was wondering if most or all of the original members are still in this group, if they put on a good live show,etc.
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Old 05-26-04, 04:01 PM
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By all means GO!
They're not the most energetic band live, but they really sound quite excellent. Sure, the guys have gotten older, but they still deliver the goods like a group half their age (I caught them on tour a year or so ago, and I can say hallelujah to that). Richard Butler, while never being a truly polished vocalist, does posess one of rock music's most unique and distinct voices, and time has done little to diminish that. Heaven manages to put a little strain on him during the chorus, but he still manages to work it to his advantage.

It's worth just to hear them do India..........

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Old 05-26-04, 04:05 PM
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I had the good fortune to see them live twice. Once on the "Midnight to Midnight" tour back in '86 or '87. Again on the "Book of Days" tour at a VERY small venue. They opened with a stunning version of "Dumb Waiters". The setlist should cover all the highlights. Hell, I could've left after the first 15 minutes and it would have been one of the better shows I've seen.
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I saw 'em back in 1983 on the Forever Now tour. They were great. You should see them if you can, absolutely.
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