The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs
The Psychedelic Furs performing live in 2008
The Psychedelic Furs performing live in 2008
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresPost-punk, new wave, alternative rock
Years active1977–1992, 2000–present
Associated acts
Past members
  • Duncan Kilburn
  • Roger Morris
  • Paul Wilson
  • John Ashton
  • Vince Ely
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The Psychedelic Furs are a British new wave band founded in London in February 1977.[1] Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Psychedelic Furs are one of the many acts spawned from the British post-punk scene. Their music went through several phases, from an initially austere art rock sound, to later touching on new wave and hard rock.[2]

The band had several hits in their early career. In 1986, filmmaker John Hughes used their song "Pretty in Pink" for his film of the same name. They went on hiatus after they finished touring in 1992, but resumed in 2000 and continue to perform live. The band released Made of Rain, their first studio album in nearly three decades, on 31 July 2020.[3]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference The Great Rock Discography was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Maisey, Jeff (18 May 2015). "Guitarist John Ashton Talks Furs, Satellite Paradiso". Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Psychedelic Furs Announce First New Album Since 1991, 'Made of Rain'". Rolling Stone. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.