The Furs were relatively unknown in America until the release of Talk Talk Talk, and the subsequent hit, Pretty In Pink, but this gem comes from their debut LP. I picked up this record after hearing A Wedding Song on a pirate radio station in Seattle back in the early 80's. India was a pretty adventurous opening track, with a two minute-plus sound scape intro that builds into the pounding drums that start the actual song. They really turn up the energy from there on, with a sound that fits somewhere between the Velvet Underground and Bowie. Richard Butler's vocals have an appealing cadence, and I recall how it haunted me and how I had to get this record. I still listen to this as I paint.
Psychedelic Furs - India.mp3