Felt

Felt

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Formed 1979 by Lawrence Hayward who recorded the first single 'Index' on his own and soon dropped his surname in fear of getting associated with another popular Hayward who isn't fully named here out of respect.

The first string of releases through Cherry Red Records featured soundscapes dominated by the playing of classically trained guitarist Maurice Deebank and audible influences by Television, Subway Sect and the Velvet Underground. For some reason despite critical acclaim and a #1 indie single ('Primitive Painters') they never made it big but even were denied major support from Wea Records (through Blanco Y Negro).

After Deebank left in 1986 they signed to Creation Records and released Forever Breathes The Lonely Word, arguably one of their highlights and still lauded as one of the decade's best pop albums. Nevertheless it failed to chart and as they were turned down by Wea Records for a 2nd time in 1987 (this time through Wea-Creation joint label Elevation) it got less likely to carry on for much longer. It must have been about then that Lawrence developed his infamous ten albums and ten singles in ten years plan which he actually succeeded at when finally releasing Me And A Monkey On The Moon on Él Records in November 1989.
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Felt Discography

Albums

M RED 25 Felt Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty (Album) Cherry Red M RED 25 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RED 68 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories (Album) Cherry Red RED 68 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
MRED 57 Felt The Splendour Of Fear (Album, Comp) Cherry Red MRED 57 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
35505 25 Felt Ignite The Seven Cannons And Set Sail For The Sun (Album) Cherry Red, Cherry Red 35505 25 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
MD 7954 Felt Forever Breathes The Lonely Word (Album) Creation Records MD 7954 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
CRE LP 009, CREATION LP 009 Felt Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death (Album, MiniAlbum) Creation Records, Creation Records CRE LP 009, CREATION LP 009 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CRELP 017 Felt Poem Of The River (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records CRELP 017 UK 1987 Sell This Version
GA-248 Felt Train Above The City (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records GA-248 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
RTD-CRE 12-76 Felt The Pictorial Jackson Review (Album) Creation Records RTD-CRE 12-76 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ACME 24CD, acme 24cd Felt Me And A Monkey On The Moon (Album) Él, Él ACME 24CD, acme 24cd UK 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SRTS/79/CUS 321 Felt Index (Single) Shanghai Records SRTS/79/CUS 321 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CHERRY 26 Felt Something Sends Me To Sleep(7", EP) Cherry Red CHERRY 26 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Cherry 45 Felt My Face Is On Fire / Trails Of Colour Dissolve(7") Cherry Red Cherry 45 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Cherry 59 Felt Penelope Tree (Single) Cherry Red Cherry 59 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
12 CHERRY 81, 12CHERRY81 Felt Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (Single) Cherry Red, Cherry Red 12 CHERRY 81, 12CHERRY81 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Cherry 78 Felt Mexican Bandits(7", Single, blu) Cherry Red Cherry 78 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 Cherry 89 Felt Primitive Painters (Single) Cherry Red 12 Cherry 89 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CRE 027T, cre 027t Felt Ballad Of The Band (Single) Creation Records, Creation Records CRE 027T, cre 027t UK 1986 Sell This Version
CRE 032T Felt Rain Of Crystal Spires (Single) Creation Records CRE 032T UK 1986 Sell This Version
CRE 048T Felt The Final Resting Of The Ark(12", Single) Creation Records CRE 048T UK 1987 Sell This Version
Cre 060 Felt Space Blues (Single) Creation Records, Creation Records Cre 060 UK 1988 Sell This Version
GPO F44 Felt Get Out Of My Mirror (Single) Él GPO F44 UK 1989 Sell This Version

Compilations

206 074, 206.074 Felt Felt(10", EP, Comp) Virgin, Cherry Red, Virgin, Cherry Red 206 074, 206.074 France 1984 Sell This Version
CD BRED 72 Felt Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty / The Splendour Of Fear (Comp) Cherry Red CD BRED 72 UK 1986 Sell This Version
C-CRE 011 Felt Forever Breathes The Lonely Word / Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death(Cass, Comp) Creation Records C-CRE 011 UK 1986 Sell This Version

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soulsixties

soulsixties

November 20, 2015
Now the time has arrived for Re-Issues in vinyl. If not now, when?
Now that vinyls is trendy, RSD etc . Now, that most of all originals reach 50 euros on discogs
Pistachios

Pistachios

April 2, 2014
I discovered this band late - but have made up for it by listening to them endlessly over the past few years. To my ears, the music is so blissful that I never care which song is playing - I'm too wrapped up in the glorious sound which Felt created. Yet another group that never got the credit they deserved so I hope that the satisfaction of creating such staggeringly rich music was reward enough for them.

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