House – The Psychedelic Furs

  • First Appearance: January 20, 1990
  • Weeks on the Chart: 3
  • Album: Book of Days
  • Have I heard this song before (pre-listen)? No.
  • Have I actually heard this song before? No.

I’ve certainly heard of the Psychedelic Furs before, but I did not recognize this song.

My first impression is that this song starts with the mix entirely in the left channel, which is amazingly disorienting. My second impression was that it reminded me a lot of The Field Mice, which is a good thing. It does feel like 90s Brit-pop, but not in a negative way.

Coincidentally, like Jesus and Mary Chain, this is another UK-based band fronted by two brothers. Were British youth not allowed to jam with neighbors growing up in the 70s? I ask because Oasis can’t be that far away.

While the track House reminded me of The Field Mice, much of the rest of the album swings a little darker, with muddier guitars, a slower tempo, and of a gloomy outlook. All said, this is really enjoyable album, and I’ll have to listen to some more of their stuff.