Felt

Members of Felt: Gary Ainge, Lawrence (5), Marco Thomas, Martin Duffy, Maurice Deebank, Mick Bund, Mick Lloyd, Mick Travis, Nick Gilbert, Philip King
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://felt-tribute.webs.com, wiki

Discography of Felt:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Primitive Painters 2 Audio 1988-08-00 Cherry Red
2 Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow 3 Audio 1984-07-00 Cherry Red
3 Poem Of The River 6 Audio 1987-06-00 Creation Records
4 Gold Mine Trash 10 Audio 1987 Rebel Rec.
5 Ignite The Seven Cannons And Set Sail For The Sun 11 Audio 1985-09-20
6 Me And A Monkey On The Moon 10 Audio 1989-11-13
7 The Splendour Of Fear 6 Audio 1984 Cherry Red
8 Poem Of The River & Forever Breathes The Lonely Word 14 Audio 1988-05-00
9 Train Above The City / The Pictorial Jackson Review 18 Audio Creation Records
10 Primitive Painters 3 Audio 1992-03-00 Cherry Red
11 Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty / The Splendour Of Fear 12 Audio 1986-09-00 Cherry Red
12 The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories 10 Audio 1984-10-26 Cherry Red
13 Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty 6 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
14 The Splendour Of Fear 6 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
15 The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories 9 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
16 Ignite The Seven Cannons 11 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
17 Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death 10 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
18 Forever Breathes The Lonely Word 8 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
19 Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty 6 Audio 1982-03-00 Cherry Red
20 Gold Mine Trash 10 Audio 1987 Cherry Red
21 The Pictorial Jackson Review 10 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
22 Train Above The City 8 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
23 Me And A Monkey On The Moon 10 Audio 2003
24 Penelope Tree 3 Audio 1983-06-00 Cherry Red
25 Poem Of The River 6 Audio 1987 Relativity
26 Space Blues 4 Audio 1988-08-00 Creation Records
27 Absolute Classic Masterpieces 18 Audio 1992-04-00 Cherry Red
28 Stains On A Decade 15 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
29 The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories / Ignite The Seven Cannons 22 Audio 1992 Cherry Red
30 Trails Of Colour Dissolve / My Face Is On Fire 2 Audio 1982-09-00 Cherry Red
31 Primitive Painters 2 Audio 1985-08-00 Cherry Red
32 Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty 6 Audio 1984 Trio-Kenwood Corporation
33 Gold Mine Trash 19 Audio 1987-09-00 Cherry Red
34 Me And A Monkey On The Moon 10 Audio 1989-11-13
35 Rain Of Crystal Spires / I Will Die With My Head In Flames 2 Audio 1986-09-00
36 The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories 10 Audio 1985 Vap Inc.
37 The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories 10 Audio 1984 Virgin
38 Poem Of The River 6 Audio 2003 Cherry Red
39 Gold Mine Trash 10 Audio 1987-09-00 Cherry Red
40 Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death 10 Audio 1994-03-21 Creation Records
41 Train Above The City / The Pictorial Jackson Review 18 Audio 1989-01-21 Creation Records
42 Rain Of Crystal Spires 4 Audio 1986-09-00 Creation Records
43 Gold Mine Trash 10 Audio 1987 PVC Records
44 The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories 10 Audio 1993 Toy's Factory
45 Me And A Monkey On The Moon 10 Audio 1991-09-21 Toy's Factory
46 Penelope Tree 2 Audio 1983-06-00 Cherry Red
47 Ballad Of The Band 2 Audio 1986-05-00 Creation Records
48 The Pictorial Jackson Review 10 Audio 1988 Creation Records
49 Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow 2 Audio 1984-07-00 Cherry Red
50 Absolute Classic Masterpieces 18 Audio 1992-08-21 Toy's Factory


Formed 1979 by Lawrence Hayward who recorded the first single 'Index' on his own and soon dropped his surname in fear of getting associated with another popular Hayward who isn't fully named here out of respect.

The first string of releases through Cherry Red Records featured soundscapes dominated by the playing of classically trained guitarist [a=Maurice Deebank] and audible influences by Television, Subway Sect and the Velvet Underground. For some reason despite critical acclaim and a #1 indie single ('Primitive Painters') they never made it big but even were denied major support from Wea Records (through Blanco Y Negro).

After Deebank left in 1986 they signed to Creation Records and released [i]Forever Breathes The Lonely Word[/i], arguably one of their highlights and still lauded as one of the decade's best pop albums. Nevertheless it failed to chart and as they were turned down by Wea Records for a 2nd time in 1987 (this time through Wea-Creation joint label Elevation) it got less likely to carry on for much longer. It must have been about then that Lawrence developed his infamous [i]ten albums and ten singles in ten years plan[/i] which he actually succeeded at when finally releasing [i]Me And A Monkey On The Moon[/i] on Él Records in November 1989.


Comments about Felt: