December 2, 2007

In the late '70s I was doing a punk and alternative radio show in San Francisco and I was always jonesin' for good new records to play. There were never enough. One place I knew better than counting on was CBS Records, or at least not CBS in the U.S. CBS England, on the other hand, did a steady stream on wonderful albums coming at a good clip and in 1980 I found the eponymous debut from the Psychedelic Furs. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite and it had a unique and very distinctive sound. The first track, "India," probably the least commercial one on the album, hooked me immediately. As you listen to this I'm on a flight to India and I thought it would be a good tune for this evening's LNMC.

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