Song of the Day, September 25: All of This And Nothing by the Psychedelic Furs

PFursAllofToday’s song is the powerful closing track to the Psychedelic Furs’ brilliant Talk Talk Talk. At nearly six-and-a-half minutes, it’s one of their longest songs, nicely constructed to make the most of its running time. Opening with a delicate acoustic figure, it makes way for a a slowly building Furs growl. Richard Butler mentions a series of objects and places, clearly delineating the fragments of a broken relationship. With the band weaving a tight, remarkably restrained backdrop for the narration, its a stark, compelling narrative. As the observations end, the acoustic figure returns, ushering the relationship off the stage and drawing the whole album to a smart close.

Enjoy this magnificent song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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