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The Psychedelic Furs and The Chevin


Aladdin Theater (map) Southeast
Thu., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. 2012 21+


The first two Psychedelic Furs albums—1980's The Psychedelic Furs and 1981's Talk Talk Talk—stand as towering monuments of British post-punk. This was rock shot through with world-weary cynicism, a haggard descendent of glam that had disgustedly thrown off the glitter, platform boots, and feather boas, accruing deep pathos in the process. The Furs' first LP rivals anything done by Echo and the Bunnymen or Joy Division for melodic grandeur and lyrical gravitas, but 1982's Forever Now marked a slow, increasingly sugary decline. Still, those earlier songs should form the nucleus of a strong set. And Richard Butler's cancerous croon remains one of rock's most distinctive sounds. DAVE SEGAL

Aladdin Theater

3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland, OR 97202
Hours: Open for shows only.

Venue Hours
  • Open for shows only.
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. 2012
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