Felt were an English indie pop band, formed in 1979 in Water Orton, Warwickshire, and led by the mononymous Lawrence. They were active for ten years through the 1980s, releasing ten singles and ten albums. The band's name was inspired by Tom Verlaine's emphasis of the word "felt" in the Television song "Venus". Felt have been cited as an influence by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, as well as by alternative rock bands Manic Street Preachers, Girls, and The Tyde.
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12 inch Vinyl Single.
This is how Maurice Deebank Felt - Maurice Deebank, founding member of Felt, legendary guitarist and unparalleled aural architect, looks back at Felt's early career, and welcomes the fidelity of Cherry Red's remastered vinyl reissues. Felt : Ballad of the fan, by JC Brouchard. com. ystery. Me and the magical mystery of Felt - One Quart Magazine. As Cherry Red records reissue Felt’s first five albums, Nick Triani recalls following the band who lived exclusively on the margins. Felt were one of the great cult bands of the 80s', band leader Lawrence looks back their 10 album decade and says he wants to be the "Picasso of Pop".
Ballad Of The Band' was followed by another great single, 'Rain Of Crystal Spires', and one of Felt's best-loved albums, Forever Breathes The Lonely Word. All have the thin wild mercury sound of 65-66 era Dylan, with Duffy's Hammond organ right upfront in a dense and heady swirl of sound. L: It was fortuitous because the studio that John Rivers used had an old Hammond. All we had was a stage copy, with no Leslie speakers, almost like a toy organ; there's no power. And John Rivers used to be a keyboard player
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by. Felt (English Rock Band). Main genre: Rock, Pop. Was covered in 1 song. Rock, Pop. Ballad of the Band by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2015). Writer: Lawrence (Cover Act).
Produced by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins. Condition is Very Good - t is a 3" cut along bottom seam from crate storage for many years from. 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 decades 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 jointlabel Elevation) it got less likely to carry on for much longer.
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|A||Ballad Of The Band
Backing Vocals – Martin Duffy
|B||I Didn't Mean To Hurt You||2:34|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Creation Records
- Copyright (c) – Complete Music Ltd.
- Distributed By – The Cartel
- Mastered At – The Town House
- Artwork [Sleeve & Labels By] – Shanghai Packaging Company
- Bass – Marco Thomas
- Drums – Gary Ainge
- Guitar, Vocals, Written-By – Lawrence
- Organ, Piano – Martin Duffy
- Photography – Mick Lloyd
- Producer – Robin Guthrie
NotesOn sleeve reverse:
"A Creation Artefact"
"Distribution - Cartel."
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A (stamped, apart from final '1-1' and 'TOWNHOUSE')): CRE 027 A-1U-1-1-1 TOWNHOUSE
- Matrix / Runout (Side B (stamped, apart from final '-1' and 'TOWNHOUSE')): CRE 027 B-1U-1-1-1 TOWNHOUSE
|CRE 027T, cre 027t||Felt||Ballad Of The Band (12", Single)||Creation Records, Creation Records||CRE 027T, cre 027t||UK||1986|
|CRE 027T, cre 027t||Felt||Ballad Of The Band (12", Promo, W/Lbl)||Creation Records, Creation Records||CRE 027T, cre 027t||UK||1986|