Ah, one of my first loves, The Psychedelic Furs.
The Furs came out of post-punk England in the late '70s and had some success in the US with 1981's Talk Talk Talk and the songs "Dumbwaiters" and "Pretty in Pink," but it wasn't until the 1986 movie of the same name that the Furs were a household name. Well, the song was anyway. They are an easy band to love with songs like "Heaven," "Until She Comes," and "Heartbreak Beat" and Richard Butler's hoarse voice is just lovely.
Without further delay, here are the videos. Lots of videos today because the Furs make me happy and I love that voice. I'm giving you a the gift that is the original version of "Pretty in Pink," which is the stripped-down, moodier version. Also in today's line-up are "Heartbreak Beat," "Ghost in You," "Love My Way," and the 1991 Letterman show performance of "Until She Comes" — one of my faves, just for you because you're special. Do yourself a solid and go get their Greatest Hits, put it on and quote Iona from Pretty in Pink, "applause, applause, APPLAUSE." Now that I think of it, we may be due for an 80's movie review (as if I don't talk about PIP enough). Enjoy the Furs.