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!

 

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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.

conrad

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)

Love My Way

2. “Goodbye” [Dance Mix] (The Psychedelic Furs)

Goodbye [Dance Mix]

3. “Aeroplane” [Dance Mix] (The Psychedelic Furs)

Aeroplane [Dance Mix]

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Bonus Tracks!

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

Aeroplane

 

The Psychedelic Furs: “Goodbye” (The Psychedelic Furs)

From the album Forever Now

Columbia Records, 1982

Goodbye

 

The Psychedelic Furs: “Love My Way” [U.S. Remix] (The Psychedelic Furs)

From the U.K. 12″ single Pretty In Pink

CBS Records, 1986

Love My Way [U.S. Remix]

About The Analog Kid

"I'm 5-foot-8, 123 pounds. I have, uh, brown hair, blue eyes. I enjoy surfing, backgammon and men who aren't afraid to cry."

4 responses »

  1. Andrew says:

    Ooh, you do look pretty in pink, AK!
    Superb sound quality I’m getting my end, too.

    May I suggest Talk Talk?

  2. Keith says:

    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.”

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