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The Psychedelic Furs

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No! Why does this keep happening? After bands break up, they are not supposed to get back together. I generally do not support bands like U2 staying together for 25 years, and I kind of wish people would give up on the Dead already, but bands like Mission of Burma (even though I did like ONoffON ... ) and Gang of Four are not supposed to reunite. The Psychedelic Furs are no exception. They are [semi-]legends, but by gracing the world with their aged visage, they are degrading the myth. The Furs have not had an album out for at least 10 years, but they are going to make a new one! I will listen to it when it comes out, yes, but I do not know if I will be able to accept it even if it turns out to be good ...

One of the coolest things about the band was the singer's (Richard Butler's) voice. It was so cold and distant and harsh. Butler's voice worked well with his brother's guitar work and the angular drumming of the band in general. The Furs worked well together, so even if you do not like their music, you have to dig the technical ability that all four of the original members had.
Lastly, I acknowledge that Butler had side projects. But those don't count because it wasn't under the Furs. No one retires these days anyway.
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