The Analog Kid lives for b-sides and non-album cuts! In this continuing series, I will share some of my favorite EPs and 12″ singles from over the years in their entirety. And since it’s digital, you don’t have to worry about correctly setting the turntable speed to 33⅓ or 45!
It’s almost hard for me to comprehend this now, but it’s true: I didn’t have the ability to convert my vinyl into digital rips until about five years ago. My parents actually gave me my first USB-equipped turntable as a Christmas gift, and one of the first records I ripped was the 12″ single for The Psychedelic Furs’ “Love My Way.”
Why “Love My Way,” you ask? Because it might just be the best damn song of all time, that’s why. Throw in two rare extended dance remixes, and the Love My Way 12″ becomes a must for any ’80s music collection.
Of course, my ripping skills (and equipment) have improved exponentially over the years, so this morning I decided to re-rip this beloved piece of vinyl. You can check out the results below, as well as a few other choice Furs cuts in the bonus tracks.
In closing, I simply say this: find me a better ’80s new wave song.
I dare ya.
The Psychedelic Furs: Love My Way [U.S. 12″]
Columbia Records, 1982
Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid
1. “Love My Way” (The Psychedelic Furs)
2. “Goodbye” [Dance Mix] (The Psychedelic Furs)
3. “Aeroplane” [Dance Mix] (The Psychedelic Furs)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
The Psychedelic Furs: “Aeroplane” (The Psychedelic Furs)
B-side of the U.K. 7″ Love My Way
CBS Records. 1982
The Psychedelic Furs: “Goodbye” (The Psychedelic Furs)
From the album Forever Now
Columbia Records, 1982
The Psychedelic Furs: “Love My Way” [U.S. Remix] (The Psychedelic Furs)
From the U.K. 12″ single Pretty In Pink
CBS Records, 1986
Ooh, you do look pretty in pink, AK!
Superb sound quality I’m getting my end, too.
May I suggest Talk Talk?
I have the 12″ for “Talk Talk”– it has a very nice remix. I’ll try to feature it soon. My favorite Talk Talk song: “Life’s What You Make It.” Amazing stuff.
Yes, excellent record.
I saw them on their first US tour at packed, sold out club. This young woman at the front was yelling–Richard Butler handed her the mike and she said “please stop pushing.” Butler responded, “I’m sorry, we don’t know that one.”