The Psychedelic Furs were an English rock band that came to prominence in the late 70s and 80s with hits like Pretty in Pink (The song which inspired the film starring Molly Ringwald), and Love My Way.
They were 'art rock' in a time of punk rock. They were a bunch of emaciated Englishmen, a bit Bowie you might say, and their 1981 album Talk, Talk, Talk would stay their best, after they were pressured into releasing subsequent albums too hastily in the light of the success of the original Pretty in Pink.
The Dresden Dolls are a contemporary 'Brechtian punk cabaret' or alternatively 'theatrical rock' act, hailing from Boston. You might have heard their song 'Coin Operated Boy'.
Anyway, it seems they have developed a penchant for covering The Psychedelic Furs, which is pretty shmick because it doesn't match their usual vaudevillian style at all and is quite, well, nice. Here are a couple of their covers plus my favourite Dresden Dolls original - Missed Me.
The Psychedelic Furs // Love My Way
The Psychedelic Furs // Pretty In Pink
The Dresden Dolls // Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs Cover)
The Dresden Dolls // The Ghost In You (The Psychedelic Furs Cover - Live)
The Dresden Dolls // Missed Me
P.S. WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT?
RHUSS CHIMES OR GAMEBOY GAMEGIRL?