Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Me & A Monkey on the Moon
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Having laid down a whole catalogue of classics during the eighties on Cherry Red & then Creation, Felt came to El to assume something of the label's style. A surprisingly enigmatic record known only to the band's hard-c... more »
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Having laid down a whole catalogue of classics during the eighties on Cherry Red & then Creation, Felt came to El to assume something of the label's style. A surprisingly enigmatic record known only to the band's hard-core following, but indeed essential to any with a weakness for the inventive guitar pop propagated by this group. Originally issued in 1989. Features ten tracks packaged in a gatefold paper jacket. Cherry Red. 2004.
A neglected pop band
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was felt's last album, winding up the 1980's. Ten albums and ten singles in 10 years is how the story is usually told. There seems to be a renewed interest in felt due to their name being dropped by Belle and Sebastian, a good thing in my opinion. I like both bands. Chances are if you like B&S you'll like this, you can pick up elements of felt in their sound and in the iconography they use.This record is the least sparse sounding of all the felt records and production wise sounds the most like B&S. The pedal steel, fender rhodes piano, mellotron, hammond organ and arp string ensemble add nice touches outlining and enhancing lawrence's songs. Lawrence's voice sounds a bit like lou reed and little like bob dylan. There's a nice mixture of mid tempo and upbeat numbers here, the general mood is melancholic but without a descent into self pity so common with indie bands of today. Felt was a literate and intelligent pop band, their music and album sleeves created a world that was both mysterious and compelling. Its recommended."