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

June 11th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg

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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