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LIVE: The Psychedelic Furs @ The Egg, 6/2/12

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Mars Williams and Richard Butler

Mars Williams and Richard Butler


Review by Kirsten Ferguson
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler stretched his arms out in a crucifixion pose while singing “Imitation of Christ,” a dark, dirge-like song from the Furs’ 1980 self-titled debut, recorded when the band was at its most gothic and foreboding.

It’s the kind of art-rock stance you might expect from the tall, gangly Butler, who looked the part of a post-punk sexy nerd in heavy-rimmed glasses and all-black clothes. Surprisingly, though, Butler spent most of the Furs’ 80-minute show in The Egg’s under-filled Hart Theatre not brooding at all.

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