The Psychedelic Furs
Angie LaClair Hauver
Last updated 5 years ago
Todd Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American musician and producer. He is the adoptive father of Liv Tyler multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, creator of Nazz and Utopia, he also recorded several solo albums. Todd Rundgren has produced many artists such as The Band, Paul Butterfield, Patti Smith, Sparks, The Tubes, Meat Loaf, Hall and Oates, Grand Funk Railroad, New York Dolls, Badfinger, The Psychedelic Furs, Bad Religion, Steve Hillage or XTC.
If you were to dissect the alternative rock dominating today’s music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat."