120 Minutes Rewind, Video — July 19, 2013 at 7:00 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Psychedelic Furs submit to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

Richard Butler

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present a “120 X-Ray” segment on The Psychedelic Furs from 1989 in which Richard Butler and his bandmates discuss the making of their then-new album Book of Days, and their shift back to touring smaller venues.  Check out the 3-minute clip, which also features some live footage, via dpallen:


The Psychedelic Furs under the ‘120 X-Ray,’ 1989






  1. Great clip and great band. Book of Days is a personal favorite of mine and a true return to form after their one and only speed bump album Midnight to Midnight. Just saw them a year ago and they put on an awesome show.

  2. It’s pretty sad when I still consider “Book of Days” one of the new Furs albums.

    Think I saw them on most every album tour except M2M, and of course recently – Richard still has the pipes.

  3. ‘Book of Days’ was underrated, as well as their fantastic swan song ‘World Outside’…take a re-listen, it’s such a great album.

  4. Yep, Book of Days and World Outside are very under rated. Saw the Furs Monday night, and as usual, they put on one hell of a show. Agreed, Richard still has the pipes.

  5. Yes, Book of Days is my favorite record of theirs. It is a shame that it is obscure. After the previous two records, they got it together and made their strongest album. It is dark, psychedelic, mysterious and emotionally poignant. David M. Allen (The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, The Chameleons) produces it as well. Stunning.

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