Arguably the Furs finest hour, Talk Talk Talk is the perfect combination of gritty post-punk attack and angular, Bowie-ish art-pop. Pretty in Pink would become the band's signature tune when it was used in the John Hughes movie of the same name a few years later. deservedly so, as it's a winning mixture of romantic desolation and pop-rock drive. The Furs also score with this combination on the explicit Into You Like a Train and I Wanna Sleep With You, Richard Butler's tawdry rasp sounding right at home amid the hook-filled debauchery. Despite all the 'romanticism', the band's iconoclasm is still firmly in place, as seen on Mr Jones, an update of Dylan's Ballad of a Thin Man. Talk Talk Talk is where post-punk art and pure pop heart meet in a serendipitous multi-car pileup.
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