The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Stories
Released: 23rd February 2018
Vinyl Reissue / SIGNED CD+7"
During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation
labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest
underground groups of modern times. The first five albums will be released on 23rd February 2018. These vinyl records, unavailable for many years, have been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collections. They are available in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. Lawrence escapes the contours of a bland city and retreats into his mind. Felt had risen
from the underworld searching for a new horizon but only managed to slip into a desolate obscurity! Dark black slabs of creosote guitar – vast swathes of epic interplay – casting futuristic Shadows – an idiosyncratic and unobtrusively brilliant band, the music Felt made on this album is unlike anything attempted before. This really is a template for an age yet to come. And it pays to know that Maurice Deebank now resides in a monastery in Birmingham!
Before the Stone Roses and after Be-Bop Deluxe and Plastic Ono Band, John Leckie
worked with Felt. Booked into a metal/reggae studio in Birmingham’s industrial wasteland he sculpted a Michelangelo slice of new rock – exquisite and beautiful guitar odysseys – quite unlike anything the city had experienced before. Merging pop with a classical nuance Felt stood alone as the forerunners of a brand new style. And Gary Ainge was finally allowed to use his high-hat!