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

Felt Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty (Album) Cherry Red UK 1982 Sell This Version
Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories (Album) Cherry Red Greece 1984 Sell This Version
Felt The Splendour Of Fear (Album, Comp) Cherry Red Greece 1984 Sell This Version
Felt Ignite The Seven Cannons And Set Sail For The Sun (Album) Cherry Red, Cherry Red Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Felt Forever Breathes The Lonely Word (Album) Creation Records Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Felt Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death (Album, MiniAlbum) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Felt Poem Of The River (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Felt Train Above The City (Album) Creation Records, Creation Records Spain 1988 Sell This Version
Felt The Pictorial Jackson Review (Album) Creation Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Felt Me And A Monkey On The Moon (Album) Él, Él UK 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Felt Index (Single) Shanghai Records 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
Felt Penelope Tree (Single) Cherry Red UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
Felt Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (Single) Cherry Red, Cherry Red UK 1984 Sell This Version
Cherry 78 Felt Mexican Bandits(7", Single, blu) Cherry Red Cherry 78 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Felt Primitive Painters (Single) Cherry Red UK 1985 Sell This Version
Felt Ballad Of The Band (Single) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Felt Rain Of Crystal Spires (Single) Creation Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Felt The Final Resting Of The Ark (Single) Creation Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Felt Space Blues (Single) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Felt Get Out Of My Mirror (Single) Él 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
Felt Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty / The Splendour Of Fear (Comp) Cherry Red 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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