Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Psychedelic Furs, "Love My Way"

I've got a Biology Final tomorrow and a Chemistry test covering 5 chapters and Wednesday, so I'm going to be a busy guy the next couple of days. But after that, I'm done for three week (until summer school starts) and can resume regularly scheduled posting, including baseball news about the The Evil Dictator, who is off to a good start-- and is making out like a bandit as a consequence. More on that in a couple of days.

In the meantime, I'm taking the easy way out for a couple of days, with my "Occasional Forgotten Video" series.

Today's is the Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way." The first time I ever saw this video, I was in Marty's, a tavern in Charleston, Illinois, where I went to college at Eastern Illinois University.

I've loved the Furs since the first time I heard them on the radio in 1979 or 1980. Their first album is incredible-- "India," "Sister Europe" and "We Love You" still sound great nearly 30 years later. "Love My Way", from 1982, is another of their songs that really grabbed me. It's everything I love in a song-- ethereal and haunting. The video was classic eighties video-- shot on the cheap, filled with meaningless imagery and in black and white. It's one of my favorite songs and one of my favorite videos.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love the cloud imagery in that video - very meaningful. Great song though! Good luck with the finals!

Erik Donald France said...

Yeahdawg! I'm sympatico, a fellow traveller.

Remembering sonic tours by the Furs, Bow Wow Wow, The Go Gos, The (English) Beat, General Public, and onward. Carry on, de la Rolling Stones ;)

Mnmom said...

I loved this song too. Always thought the lead singer had a definite David Bowie thing going on.

Beth said...

One of the sexiest. songs. EVER.

BeckEye said...

Good one! I actually just listened to this the other day. I have it on one of my homemade '80s compilations.

Tenacious S said...

Oh Johnny, Richard Butler is NEVER in a occasionally forgotten video for me.