Monday, 20 June 2011

Birmingham's very wettest band?

This is Felt. They were very sensitive boys. I like them. They're gone now (though one did go on to found Denim, a group which heavily influenced David Wrench's sublime second album.


Grumpy Bob said...

I have a Felt mini-LP entitled "Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty", which must rank as one of the worst title ever.
Fortunately it's rather a good album as I recall. In fact I will go home and play it this evening!


Artog said...

I've tried to get into Felt a few times and always failed, it just sounds like a tuneless version of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions to me. But I did find all the entries on Lawrence in the Creation biography My Magpie Eyes Have Seen The Prize extremely amusing.

Blossom said...

Totally unconnected to Felt (sorry, never heard of them, I'm a pleb), are you familiar with Henryk Gorecki's Totus Tuus? It's choral, very much in a similar vein to Lauridsen. You might like it.

The Plashing Vole said...

Hi all. OK, Lawrence's titles are a little try-hard, but there's a certain crepuscular charm to them. The early stuff is a little sophomoric, but I was surprised the other day by how muscular and upbeat the middle period (Creation) stuff is. Must buy that book. And give Lloyd Cole a go - he passed me by first time around.

Gorecki - I've listened to some but usually found it a little bland, but I'll have a listen. Thanks for the tip!