Psychedelic Fur Richard Butler talks painting
04.18.2013
11:23 am

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These days Richard Butler, the seemingly ageless front man of the Psychedelic Furs, considers himself more a painter who sometimes sings with a rock group and not so much a singer who paints.

As you can see from the work, he’s not “dabbling” in art. I’ve seen some of Butler’s paintings in person and he’s quite accomplished. They look great even on a computer screen, but in person they’re really dazzling. He’s perhaps the only rock/art crossover of high artistic merit to come along since Don Van Vliet (unless of course you rate Ronnie Wood or Paul Stanley as painters).
 

 

 

 
Imagista’s Michael Williams interviewed Butler in his home studio in Beacon, New York for this delightful video portrait. Click thru to Imagista for Rob Howard’s photos of Butler and his work space.

Richard Butler’s “ahatfulofrain” show will run from April 18 - May 25 at the Freight + Volume gallery in New York City.
 

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
The Psychedelic Furs before that Molly Ringwald film and those Billy Idol haircuts, live 1981
12.18.2012
03:41 pm

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Punk

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A stellar set from the Psychedelic Furs taped for the Rockpalast show in 1981. The band are in on top form here and there were no signs at that point of a Molly Ringwald film or those goofy wannabe Billy Idol haircuts in their future.

At points during this show, the band achieves the power of a Mack truck barreling through a brick wall at a high speed. Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass guitar), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), Vince Ely (drums) Roger Morris (guitars) and John Ashton (guitars).

Killer “India” at about the 45-minute mark. Great versions of “Fall” and “We Love You” right after that.

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
We Love You, Psychedelic Furs
 

 
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