Psychedelic Furs, Forever Now (1982)
The old music-store job was a great one for finding music; for being put on to it. You’d share that love with customers and other staff and of course learn so much from then in return. Music stores were (are?) little club-houses; I always saw them that way as a customer. I definitely felt that way when I first worked in one; the thrill diminished as the responsibility increased. Anyone managing a music store that tells you they do it because of the music is talking close enough to shit; once you’re managing it might as well be shoes you’re selling – unless it’s your own store, or an independent. That’s a fact. Chains, they’re dying out now, the model is going, going (nearly) gone but even the chains were fun to work for when you were on the floor interacting with the staff and customers. My first job in a music store was at a time when I was earning the money solely to pay off my bar-tabs at a couple of pubs and staff-purchases at the store. Lucky for me. And of course I’ve been in a lifetime of debt ever since. Yes, that lucky! But one of the treasures of that time was this album – finding it. A staff member was so enthused by this album, he played it loads. I had heard The Psychedelic Furs and knew a few of their songs/singles but hadn’t really listened to them before. Then I heard this. And I really heard it. The album is great, start to finish, but it’s also about that one song for me. A timeless song. A song I feel could be a hit right now, today. And it is a hit to me, when I play it. Often.
Sample Track: Love My Way
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