#felt #vasco de gama
montreal via san francisco - halifax - brooklyn
editor of these blogs:
Felt - Gather Up Your Wings and Fly (1985)
Have you ever wondered what a young and spry Lou Reed fronting a new romantic post punk band would sound like? This is probably close. I had never heard of this band before a couple of weeks ago, and now i’ve devoured their whole collection. This track comes from 1986. Where the fuck have i been?
It’s great stuff. It ranges from dark and moody-near goth stuff to fun romanticism layered with spikey post punk guitars. If you’re familiar with them and i’m not, then you win the hip-guy/girl point for the day. I never said i was the best at anything.
Wonderful description. If you’re like the OP here, the reverse-chronological singles compilation Absolute Classic Masterpieces is a fine place to start.
Felt is quite possibly my favorite of all time. I especially love The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories.