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The Psychedelic Furs — Love My Way
Album: All of This and Nothing
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Released: 1984
Length: 3:25
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There's an army on the dance floor
It's a fashion with a gun my love
In a room without a door
A kiss is not enough in
Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes
They'd put us on a railroad
They'd dearly make us pay
For laughing in their faces
And making it our way
There's emptiness behind their eyes
There's dust in all their hearts
They just want to steal us all
And take us all apart
But not in
Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes
Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes
Love my way, it's a new road
I follow where my mind goes
So swallow all your tears my love
And put on your new face
You can never win or lose
If you don't run the race
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Most of this 80s synth pop sounds bland to me nowadays, but these guys hold up  Interesting lyrics, but more important that lush orchestration and rich production.
 Mugro wrote:

Ha! I’ve been here 17 years now and I have a similar experience when I see some of my old comments. Sometimes, though, I come here to make a comment about a song, only to find out that I made that same comment already 15 years ago. That gets creepy....
 
Wow.  I just looked it up and I've been a member of RP since 2003.  Unreal.  And yes, I have posted the same comment on a song years apart.
 Marr wrote:


I've been listening to RP for nearly 20 years now and it is rather like seeing my own ghost when I come across some comment of my own from 15 plus years ago. :) 
 
Ha! I’ve been here 17 years now and I have a similar experience when I see some of my old comments. Sometimes, though, I come here to make a comment about a song, only to find out that I made that same comment already 15 years ago. That gets creepy....
I'll never tire of Richard Butler's voice.  This song is one of their best.
Brilliant track - timeless!
 jambo wrote:
my apologies if this has appeared elsewhere. but these old 15 year plus comments are like reading ghosts  

the song fits the mood 

total thumbs up
 

I've been listening to RP for nearly 20 years now and it is rather like seeing my own ghost when I come across some comment of my own from 15 plus years ago. :) 
 enidualc wrote:
yay another sign tonite will be perfect for 80's movies with the girls!   pretty-in-pink and top-gun and some good wine  {#Drunk} 
 
My sister's name is enidualc spelled backwards
i have just discovered this radio today. I was looking how to improve sound via my headphones to Mac. I want an amp with DAC. Love this Way. I have the original Vinyl. How can I enjoy it a much as tonight by pure surprise. Just popped up. Thankyou. 
Song still totally holds it's own 35 years later. A classic!
my apologies if this has appeared elsewhere. but these old 15 year plus comments are like reading ghosts  

the song fits the mood 

total thumbs up
good start to a Friday morning! TGIF! !
 thewiseking wrote:

comfortably dumb.
 
I can't say if you're comfortable.
 coloradojohn wrote:
It's summer of '87, and Margaret and I are good and stoned, sitting in the UMC Theater at CU Boulder campus, before the screening of Coppola's "Koyannisqatsi," waiting for the acid to kick in, and this comes over the sound system. We hug and kiss — perfect moment!

 
OMG, yes, Koyannisqatsi...  Philip Glass...  I loved it, sin acid, but would've been great con acid I'll bet...
 Shimmer wrote:
Holy cow, what a letdown after Comfortably Numb. Not the best segue BG's ever done.

 
comfortably dumb.
They played in DC's 9.30 Club... in the 80s too!! Amazing performance!
It's summer of '87, and Margaret and I are good and stoned, sitting in the UMC Theater at CU Boulder campus, before the screening of Coppola's "Koyannisqatsi," waiting for the acid to kick in, and this comes over the sound system. We hug and kiss — perfect moment!
Making my life right now as I work late. Taking a trip back to high school with the Psychedelic Furs...quick, someone grab my Aqua Net hairspray.
 mardisoninnc wrote:
Sometimes one needs a little Psychedelic Furs to get you in the proper mood on a particular day.  Thanks, RP!

  
Dito 
Sometimes one needs a little Psychedelic Furs to get you in the proper mood on a particular day.  Thanks, RP!
Ah, the wayback machine is kind to me today!  I have always enjoyed this song.  So weird.  So memorable.  :-)
 Proclivities wrote:
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
My husband and I say that to each other all the time. A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?

andrewimft wrote:

No, it's because Clear Channell controlled radio and MTV controlled TV music channells suck, and don't allow for good new music. That's why I listen to RP to hear and learn about the good new music in the mix.


 I somewhat agree with the assessment of control.  Nowadays, the people in control of the Media are baby-boomers.  Perhaps some of them, being convinced that only music from "their generation" is worth playing may have aversions towards new music, but I don't think that's the whole reason.  The music that may have been "rebellious" or "avant garde" in the 1960's and 70's is now largely a simple tool and mundane adornment of "The Establishment" (as it once was called).  Because of the saturation of "culture" that we are exposed to everywhere, it could be difficult to identify something new and fresh.  Music always does change to some extent, but with the exception of the technology, I've seen little significantly noticeable changes or innovations in popular music since the Punk/New Wave/Grunge cycle, (that notion, of course, could be debated).  Even though musicians (or even non-musicians) can affordably produce and release their own recordings, with computers and such, I believe that it is more difficult for a sincere musician than it was forty years ago.
  Well, it's just my humble opinion.  Great song by the way.

 
Agreed on all fronts. Same thing is happening with film - coming from a film hopeful, while it might be easier and a great deal more affordable to make your own films these days, the result is a wide array of competition and an oversaturation of half-talent, which becomes influence for the next year of start-up half-talent, and can drown out the sincerity of an otherwise beautiful and vulnerable world of art.

Not to say that "talent" is measurable. I guess the point is just that sincerity becomes more rare as quality becomes easier to produce and reproduce. Inverse proportion.
I love David Bowie, even when it's Psychedelic Furs...
 Shimmer wrote:
Holy cow, what a letdown after Comfortably Numb. Not the best segue BG's ever done.

 
To me, just about anything after "Comfortably Numb" would be a relief, if it were this tune that would be a bonus.  To each his own.

 jhorton wrote:

Does anyone have the, " Extended Dance Version," of, " Heartbeat," that they could upload to rp?

mu-mu-mu-mu-my life,
mu-mu-mu-mu-my life,
mu-mu-mu-mu-my life of crime!
 

 
While you're waiting...looks you have a few options. 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Psychedelic+Furs+%22Heartbeat%22+Extended+Dance+Version 

How 'bout them Pats, jhorton?!!?

Does anyone have the, " Extended Dance Version," of, " Heartbeat," that they could upload to rp?

mu-mu-mu-mu-my life,
mu-mu-mu-mu-my life,
mu-mu-mu-mu-my life of crime!
 
8

awesome, especially if you TURN IT UP! 
Holy cow, what a letdown after Comfortably Numb. Not the best segue BG's ever done.
First time I hear this song.

I came to see the references because I thought it was a Bowie song (I don't know his recent productions). I was astonished because There was a Bowie song less than an hour ago on RP.

This sounds very much like David Bowie. Same voice, but a bit less caracteristic, same sounds and orchestration  as in the years '70-'80s.
that was a time when xylophones were cool to play.
Thanks!  Play more Psychedelic Furs!

{#Clap}
What a great programme this Sunday afternoon Bill and Rebecca....loving your selection!   "Love my way"  tooo  {#Clap} {#Clap}
 daveesh wrote:
yeah… takes me back to high school. king biscuit flower hour on wbcn!

 
Though out of HS by that time, do remember king biscuit and definitely this song - fond memories of the Rat
{#Bananapiano}  Brilliant stuff RP
yeah… takes me back to high school. king biscuit flower hour on wbcn!
Absolute classic. For me anyway.
this sure brings back some memories of my senior year in high school.......hard to believe nearly 30 years already
This is a fine song.
Not my fav Psych Fur tune but the band's music is nostalgic and this song feels sad in a good way.
 chyk5 wrote:

One of those rare songs, I think, that will be timeless.

 

Great tune for nostalgia...but I don't feel it holds up too well these days. It really has a draggy, sluggish feel to it. When Butler sings "Love My Way"...it has that old, tired, worn sound to it. So...his way is the dusty, draggy, sluggish way? Maybe I'm just a confused fool...cuz I like this tune for the same reasons that I am criticizing it. Oh well...sorry I wasted anyone's time reading this....oops.
 justin_thyme wrote:
Brilliant production by Todd Rundgren.  As usual, he knew how to get the best out of the band (even if the band didn't enjoy the process!)
 
+1!
 Alexandra wrote:
I will never tire of this song. The video was mesmerizing when it came out, with its black and white dreamlike quality and shimmery water under the band and wavering images....{#Bounce}
 

yep.
 enidualc wrote:
yay another sign tonite will be perfect for 80's movies with the girls!   pretty-in-pink and top-gun and some good wine  {#Drunk} 
 
So I asked my wife one day why Top Gun was seen as such a chick flick, when it's about testosterone filled fighter pilots who try to blow shit up.  I felt like an idiot for not seeing it once she told me the reason.

"Two words, shirtless volleyball."

I will never tire of this song. The video was mesmerizing when it came out, with its black and white dreamlike quality and shimmery water under the band and wavering images....{#Bounce}
 lsfeder wrote:
I love the 80's.  
 
Me, too. Of The Black Flag and Minor Threat variety, though.
one of my all time favorites!  great 80's  {#Music}

One of those rare songs, I think, that will be timeless.


I love the 80's.  
mmmm...thats some tasty 80's cheese
Brilliant production by Todd Rundgren.  As usual, he knew how to get the best out of the band (even if the band didn't enjoy the process!)
yay another sign tonite will be perfect for 80's movies with the girls!   pretty-in-pink and top-gun and some good wine  {#Drunk} 
p furs super sweet......."there is a clock on the wall and it counts my time"
 Proclivities wrote:
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
My husband and I say that to each other all the time. A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?

andrewimft wrote:

No, it's because Clear Channell controlled radio and MTV controlled TV music channells suck, and don't allow for good new music. That's why I listen to RP to hear and learn about the good new music in the mix.


 
I somewhat agree with the assessment of control.  Nowadays, the people in control of the Media are baby-boomers.  Perhaps some of them, being convinced that only music from "their generation" is worth playing may have aversions towards new music, but I don't think that's the whole reason.  The music that may have been "rebellious" or "avant garde" in the 1960's and 70's is now largely a simple tool and mundane adornment of "The Establishment" (as it once was called).  Because of the saturation of "culture" that we are exposed to everywhere, it could be difficult to identify something new and fresh.  Music always does change to some extent, but with the exception of the technology, I've seen little significantly noticeable changes or innovations in popular music since the Punk/New Wave/Grunge cycle, (that notion, of course, could be debated).  Even though musicians (or even non-musicians) can affordably produce and release their own recordings, with computers and such, I believe that it is more difficult for a sincere musician than it was forty years ago.
  Well, it's just my humble opinion.  Great song by the way.
 
Wow.  You almost summed up why we listen hear, nice.  But seriously, Thanks for your excellent translation.

So cool!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
My husband and I say that to each other all the time. A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?

andrewimft wrote:

No, it's because Clear Channell controlled radio and MTV controlled TV music channells suck, and don't allow for good new music. That's why I listen to RP to hear and learn about the good new music in the mix.


 
I somewhat agree with the assessment of control.  Nowadays, the people in control of the Media are baby-boomers.  Perhaps some of them, being convinced that only music from "their generation" is worth playing may have aversions towards new music, but I don't think that's the whole reason.  The music that may have been "rebellious" or "avant garde" in the 1960's and 70's is now largely a simple tool and mundane adornment of "The Establishment" (as it once was called).  Because of the saturation of "culture" that we are exposed to everywhere, it could be difficult to identify something new and fresh.  Music always does change to some extent, but with the exception of the technology, I've seen little significantly noticeable changes or innovations in popular music since the Punk/New Wave/Grunge cycle, (that notion, of course, could be debated).  Even though musicians (or even non-musicians) can affordably produce and release their own recordings, with computers and such, I believe that it is more difficult for a sincere musician than it was forty years ago.
  Well, it's just my humble opinion.  Great song by the way.


 LaurieinTucson wrote:
My husband and I say that to each other all the time. A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?
 
Eh... we'll all be gone by 2012 so you're 8 years off.  Just ask Nostradamus!

kaybee wrote:
Yet another great song from the 80's. Even though their music isn't always about upbeat things, the Furs generally make me feel happy.

do doubt about that. {#Music}
Yet another great song from the 80's.  Even though their music isn't always about upbeat things, the Furs generally make me feel happy.
Rip off British Sea Power much? (just kidding)
Furs! :roflol:
I friggin love this song... thanks Bill!
The Furs and ..... college (25 yrs ago). Great tunes. Barely made it out alive. Good times....... :cheers: :cool:
a pretty goddamned perfect pop song in every way still sounds great
LaurieinTucson wrote:
My husband and I say that to each other all the time. A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?
A station here in the tri-state area plays "oldies from the 50s and early 60s". They've used that terminology since the late 70s. But the stations that play stuff from the mid 60s thru the early 90s refer to it as "classic rock", which has always amused me. Will they still call it that in 20 years?
iggam wrote:
I think it still holds up 25 years later. Oh god, I can't believe it's that old! At least it doesn't seem nearly as dated as a 25 year old song in 1982 would have.
:lol: :yes: Well put!
Woot!
oldie but goodie :dance:
Absolutely fabulous
gotta love the Furs!
A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?
No, it's because Clear Channell controlled radio and MTV controlled TV music channells suck, and don't allow for good new music. That's why I listen to RP to hear and learn about the good new music in the mix.
I have the opposite reaction. I used to think this was a great tune, but following that luscious number by The National, this now seems a rather saccharine assemblage of bad 80s musical habits. iggam wrote:
I think it still holds up 25 years later. Oh god, I can't believe it's that old! At least it doesn't seem nearly as dated as a 25 year old song in 1982 would have.
iggam wrote:
I think it still holds up 25 years later. Oh god, I can't believe it's that old! At least it doesn't seem nearly as dated as a 25 year old song in 1982 would have.
My husband and I say that to each other all the time. A 25-year-old song in 1982 would have been from 1957. Music changed so much in that time. Is music not changing as fast anymore? Why not? Is it because we are baby boomers and the largest demographic ever and started the change in the sixties and it will stay the same until the 2020's when most of us are gone?
Ugh! Time to switch stations!
This band reminds me the BEST TIMES!! Do you remember "Angels don't cry" "Heartbreak beat", and "Pretty in Pink"? The other day RP played a song from the new band this guys have, and I do not remember the name. Anybody outthere to help me?? the song was decent. :dance:
The Furs! :good-vibes:
I think it still holds up 25 years later. Oh god, I can't believe it's that old! At least it doesn't seem nearly as dated as a 25 year old song in 1982 would have.
you can never win or lose if you don't run the race.mojoman wrote:


You forgot to add the annoying sing-through-the-nose thing.


Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I miss the 80s in many ways.
And in some ways, I'm missing parts of the 80s. :P
I miss the 80s in many ways.
eastcoast wrote:
Your typical droaning 80's synth song...
You forgot to add the annoying sing-through-the-nose thing.
Giving a 7 but very tempted to bump it to 8. I recall their early videos on MTV. They were quite novel back in the day.
eastcoast wrote:
Your typical droaning 80's synth song...
listen harder. respect.
randall07 wrote:
Still holds up and gets better with age...
Absolutely. I didn't even get it until about 2K. And I definitely had my head in in the 80's. GREAT song IMO.
Still holds up and gets better with age...
Your typical droaning 80's synth song...
i was pleasantly surprised the other day when this popped up on my iPods shuffle mode! the 80's :good-vibes:
milescity wrote:
My dad had Thanksgiving dinner with the Psych. Furs bass player last night. They're playing in Baltimore this week- I asked my dad to bring along a CD and get me autographs. Dad didn't have a clue who they were or what they played. I told him to enjoy the show and the free passes.
Very Cool! Tim Butler bought me a couple of beers back in '89 or so.
OperaNrocks wrote:
A slight correction (all right, a big one) - coke-noses voted for the likes of Gary Hart(pants), or even John Anderson ('member him?), and the like. Heads were not fond of the Gipper. Boy, did I get sick of hearing their snotty disdain for the Great Communicator!
You must have had quite a different 1980's there in "Hotlanta". Elsewhere, coke was definitely the drug of choice for yuppie Republican Master-of-The-Universe types. And boy, did some of us get sick of hearing the Great Communicator's snotty disdain for the truth, the law, and the American public. Remember Iran/Contra? Trees are the #1 polluters? James Watt attempting to sell off the National Parks? Trickle-Down economics? When the Furs sang about "President Gas", to whom do you suppose they were referring?
I always think I'm listening to David Bowie when this tune comes on....
Ahh Gary Hart and Donna Rice. "I dont make no excuses, I just wear 'em..."
frednic wrote:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
A slight correction (all right, a big one) - coke-noses voted for the likes of Gary Hart(pants), or even John Anderson ('member him?), and the like. Heads were not fond of the Gipper. Boy, did I get sick of hearing their snotty disdain for the Great Communicator!
Jedzz wrote:
It's the 80's / Do a bunch of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan
- and wear some really awful fashions while you're at it - and plenty of big hair....
Jedzz wrote:
It's the 80's / Do a bunch of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
ploafmaster wrote:
Excellent transition from Porcupine Tree's "Four Chords that Made a Million."
Yes. It was a very nice segue.
Excellent transition from Porcupine Tree's "Four Chords that Made a Million."
It's the 80's / Do a bunch of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan
It's cranked.
ChardRemains wrote:
Um, it was more like...Midway Airlines to college with 5 suitcases, we all drank Stroh's, borrowed a Karmann Ghia with rusted floorboards when we needed a car, and made fun of Fleetwood Mac b/c they were still touring....
BUT, it was fun!!!!!!!!!!
Ah, the furs! thanx RP!
Here's an example of a song tainted by association. This was a favorite song of an ex-boyfriend. The memories kill the enjoyment for me. Hard to separate the song from the man. :frustrated:
Psycho Furs, qu'est-ce que c'est?
80's anthum song. I always CRANK THIS TUNE when it comes on.
basilandroses wrote:
remember when all was good in the world....the Concorde ruled the skies, we all drank cordon rouge, and drove either Peugot 505's or Alfa Romero Milanos and Fleetwood Mac was still touring? what's wrong with this nostalgia trip ?
Um, it was more like...Midway Airlines to college with 5 suitcases, we all drank Stroh's, borrowed a Karmann Ghia with rusted floorboards when we needed a car, and made fun of Fleetwood Mac b/c they were still touring....
Fantastic song
Wasnt this on 'The Wedding Singer' soundtrack? That was fun))))
Ah yes- I do remember this so well... Cool song- great band!
coentje wrote:
Quite likeable, reminds me somehow of David Bowie.
Totally sounds like Bowie. Similar vocal inflections.
RP, you just made my Monday morning much more enjoyable. Thanks.
Zep wrote:
She does. I'll tell her you said hi.
Be a sport and ask her if she remembers "Inon, the Electric Tantalizer." Thanks!
redeyespy wrote:
8th grade. Amy Fine. Her favorite group. Wonder if she still digs it?
She does. I'll tell her you said hi.
This brings me back to my childhood, so it gets a good score. Pretty good song, too.
My dad had Thanksgiving dinner with the Psych. Furs bass player last night. They're playing in Baltimore this week- I asked my dad to bring along a CD and get me autographs. Dad didn't have a clue who they were or what they played. I told him to enjoy the show and the free passes.
8th grade. Amy Fine. Her favorite group. Wonder if she still digs it?
I never get tired of this evocative, clever remake of "Under My Thumb".
remember when all was good in the world....the Concorde ruled the skies, we all drank cordon rouge, and drove either Peugot 505's or Alfa Romero Milanos and Fleetwood Mac was still touring? what's wrong with this nostalgia trip ?
Derecho wrote:
I hope that many of you are enjoying the nostalgia trip provided by this song -- because the rest of us are taking a bullet for you. :wink:
Thanks for taking the bullet. I'll take the bullet for any of your songs that become passing fancies.
Quite likeable, reminds me somehow of David Bowie.
Derecho wrote:
I hope that many of you are enjoying the nostalgia trip provided by this song -- because the rest of us are taking a bullet for you. :wink:
Of all the ways to kindly say "Your musical taste really sucks!", this is one of the funniest I've seen.