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Album: All Of This And Nothing
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1645









Released: 1984
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 4
heaven
is the whole of the heart
and heaven don't tear you apart
yeah heaven
is the whole of the heart
and heaven don't tear you apart
there's too many kings
wanna hold you down
and a world at the window
gone underground
there's a hole in the sky
where the sun don't shine
and a clock on the wall
and it counts my time
and heaven
is the whole of the heart
and heaven don't tear you apart
yeah heaven is the whole of the heart
and heaven don't tear you apart
there's a song on the air
with a love-you line
and a face in a glass
and it looks like mine
and i'm standing on ice when i say
that i don't hear planes
and i scream at the fools
wanna jump my train
and heaven is the whole of the heart
and heaven don't tear you apart
yeah heaven is the whole of the heart
and heaven don't tear you apart
yeah heaven
ah heaven
yeah heaven
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 spigolli wrote:

Reminiscent of the gayties for sure.   So glad the 'gay band' genre has passed.



Self-loathing must be difficult.
always enjoy the drumming from The Furs Vince Ely
In 1984 I didn't realize how much I'd like this song 37 years in the future. Christ Jesus, that long ago?
Love me some Furs......
Had tix to see them this summer before the pandemic.  Guess they will have to remain on my bucket list.....
This song is great. But Heartbreak Beat from the same album is propably their best song! Just wonderful.
Such romantics....Into You Like A Train. So many great tunes and the Butler Bros are still rocking. FAB.
I used to smoke lots of terra Coto those days😁
Great song - bested only by "Love My Way".  "Pretty in Pink" pretty good also.
8 ---> 9
Argh. Now in Friday afternoon waiting zone (before 5pm) in the cube agonizing over whether it'd be Heaven or The Ghost In You on my Top 10 desert island playlist. 
 dlm1 wrote:
Dancing to this song with my DIY women flesh costume in my ugly insect infected basement. 

8/10
 
Great reference, but wrong song.  That was "Goodbye Horses" by Q. Lazzarus.
 thewiseking wrote:
Pure, perfect pop. A thing of beauty.

and a helluva album cover. 
 
Great description.  Pure, perfect pop.  
a close second the 'The Ghost in you' which is my absolute favourite
Dancing to this song with my DIY women flesh costume in my ugly insect infected basement. 

8/10
"Shoe-gazer…". That's a new one for me....
Every time I hear this, I like it a little bit more.
 Coffeetraveler wrote:
Saw them live at an outdoor show in the early 80s.  I was never a big fan of the shoegazer genre btu there Ar esome songs and bands who did work I enjoyed then and still like to hear now (The Smiths, Flock of Seagulls, Modern English, etc.).  The psy Furs put on an amazing show. They had a woman who played electric cello - very goth like and a fantastic musician. I was saddened to hear that she died in an auto accident many years ago. There are some songs that evoke a time and place which will never be replicated is one of those songs.
 
None of the bands you mentioned are "shoe-gazer" bands.   They all preceded that silly phrase by quite some time and their music was very different.  Anyhow, great tune, good times.
"The Furs" being so many fond memories from teh 80's
Timeless.
 Stratocaster wrote:
Gave it a 7 because it rhymes with "heaven". Like able enough, and evocative of a certain era.
 
Ditto. But I offer an 8. Doesn't rhyme with a relevant word. I just like the drums and the guitar and the vocals. 
 thewiseking wrote:
Pure, perfect pop. A thing of beauty.

and a helluva album cover. 

 
yes!  cool
Saw them live at an outdoor show in the early 80s.  I was never a big fan of the shoegazer genre btu there Ar esome songs and bands who did work I enjoyed then and still like to hear now (The Smiths, Flock of Seagulls, Modern English, etc.).  The psy Furs put on an amazing show. They had a woman who played electric cello - very goth like and a fantastic musician. I was saddened to hear that she died in an auto accident many years ago. There are some songs that evoke a time and place which will never be replicated is one of those songs.
Pure, perfect pop. A thing of beauty.

and a helluva album cover. 
Another great Lost Boys band...
 
 Krakus wrote:
Welcome relief after Lenny Cohen's nose.

 
lol

All of Cohen's stuff gets a "1" from me. {#Razz}
B and R have superb tastes in music !!!!!
 
BuffaloGrunt wrote:
Yes, Yes .... You rock!
{#Bananapiano}

 


Welcome relief after Lenny Cohen's nose.
Yes, Yes .... You rock!
{#Bananapiano}
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Heartkiss}  ..... luv it - "Outstanding" for me
 
Yeah me too, it captures an era and makes me smile. Can't quite put my finger on why I love it, but I do{#Bananajam}
My next project is to get me the entire catalog of this mostest incrediblist band....
{#Heartkiss}  ..... luv it - "Outstanding" for me
Gave it a 7 because it rhymes with "heaven". Like able enough, and evocative of a certain era.
my old roommate in Carrol Gardens played the Furs alot, but thankfully he allowed me to crank up Bauhaus
oy, the 80's 

Everybody in my church loves this song, and the great album it's from...
 
Great make-out song.
Never have enough Furs on RP...haters gonna hate no matter what, apparently
 spigolli wrote:
 TJS wrote:


Wow, that's a really hateful thing to say.  Wait?  Do you hear that?  I think your BFFs at Westboro Baptist are calling you back home!


 Your outrage is misplaced - I just dislike the genre.   Except for musical production I couldn't care less how they use their orifices.  For all I know these guys follow the common convention, and if not I feel no need to intervene.
 
Clueless.
 spigolli wrote:
Reminiscent of the gayties for sure.   So glad the 'gay band' genre has passed.
 
It has? Riiiiiight.
 TJS wrote:


Wow, that's a really hateful thing to say.  Wait?  Do you hear that?  I think your BFFs at Westboro Baptist are calling you back home!


 Your outrage is misplaced - I just dislike the genre.   Except for musical production I couldn't care less how they use their orifices.  For all I know these guys follow the common convention, and if not I feel no need to intervene.
 spigolli wrote:
Reminiscent of the gayties for sure.   So glad the 'gay band' genre has passed.
 

Wow, that's a really hateful thing to say.  Wait?  Do you hear that?  I think your BFFs at Westboro Baptist are calling you back home!
Reminiscent of the gayties for sure.   So glad the 'gay band' genre has passed.
 MaryAndrea wrote:
An absolute Masterpiece   {#Bananajumprope}
 
Absolutely! Brings me out in goosebumps.
Whenever I see that cover photo the way that shadows fall, it's looks like the guitarist is in a superhero costume.
An absolute Masterpiece   {#Bananajumprope}
 Stingray wrote:
These are just pseudo-melodies!
Not the real stuff!

No wonder, they didn't make it!
 
I think what they made they made just fine....OH! Why oh why do I feed the troll?
 derekd wrote:
Whoah...Just tepped into the Way Back Machine.
 
It's not that far "way back", or at least I don't want to believe it is.
 sziggle wrote:
POS
 
POS as in NEG?
Very good!! 
i met my beautiful wife at a furs/the call concert. good memories indeed...

Back in the 80s your band had to play at least one Furs tune or you just weren't cool - reflected coolness.


These are just pseudo-melodies!
Not the real stuff!

No wonder, they didn't make it!
Classic 80s motifs. Sooooooo tuneful. 
Saw them back in their day and during the encore, Mr. Butler tried out some new songs, had to read the lyrics from a sheet. But that's not the story. A couple people jumped up on stage to dance with the band and as the bouncer was about to throw them off, Mr. Butler waived him off and let them stay. So others got bold and jumped and he kept the bouncer at bay. Before he was a 1/3 of the way through the song, 50+ people were onstage happily dancing away shoulder to shoulder - stage got maxed out and a bunch of girls were hanging on Butler so much he had a hard time reading his unmemorized lyrics. Quite the cool spectacle. He stoked out a lot of people that night. No one got hurt and nothing got damaged.
Whoah...Just tepped into the Way Back Machine.
I miss them.
Ahhh, one of the great concerts at the "First Avenue" club in Minneapolis.
Definitely that 80's sound ....
me too.  when my son was a little guy, we'd sing 'Kevin' out the window to the neighbor kid... stephw wrote:

Love, love, love this song! Brings back great memories {#Bounce}
 


 Stu_Pidasso wrote:
Hung out with these guys by the hotel pool in Madrid Spain when I was in high school....really cool bunch of guys...easy to talk to real laid back
 
Chaise lounges no doubt.

Don't know why but that soulful guitar solo just gives me a good feeling. 
Sweet
 bachbeet wrote:
Always liked this song.  I also like that they don't hide their accent in their pronunciation.
 
Yes, absolutely classic song, but pronunciation sounds like, "Heaven... is the Home of Omar..." (whomever that is!)  LOL  {#Roflol}


Love, love, love this song! Brings back great memories {#Bounce}
Hung out with these guys by the hotel pool in Madrid Spain when I was in high school....really cool bunch of guys...easy to talk to real laid back
The Furs ...

dig it..  dig it..  dig it..dig it..
top shelf. call brand. premium.
POS
Always liked this song.  I also like that they don't hide their accent in their pronunciation.
memories of my middle school dance. Awkward boys trying to dance with shy girls. {#Heartkiss}
All Furs music is great - but the recordings would seriously benefit from a long overdue remastering!
Love Richard Butler's scratchy voice... always have.
This is one of my favorites from them; sweet melody, great guitar sound, and Richard Butler's vocals are outstanding.  Well...I think so anyhow.

 rickhoran wrote:
 Kittee wrote:
Did not like this one at all.  Almost gave me a headache lol.{#Headache}
love the furs. hate this song. there is so much better songs from them to choose from. this one i skipped it when i had the vinyl and i skip it with the cd player and i remove it from winamp.

 

Agreed. This song is very weak. So much better music in their catalog.
the drums are really annoying. remove them and the song would be better.

raulman1 wrote:
Yes! I uploaded this song & I still think it's a great song. I saw these guys a few years back with the B-52s and they were great. {#Bounce}

That's funny - I uploaded this one too and it was accepted. (For the band name, your submission has "The" and mine is missing the definite article)

So which of us gets credit?

After reading your list of favorites and highest-rated tracks, I can see you are obviously a man of fine taste and good distinction. Therefore, the credit shall be yours.


 Kittee wrote:
Did not like this one at all.  Almost gave me a headache lol.{#Headache}
love the furs. hate this song. there is so much better songs from them to choose from. this one i skipped it when i had the vinyl and i skip it with the cd player and i remove it from winamp.

Did not like this one at all.  Almost gave me a headache lol.{#Headache}
Yes! I uploaded this song & I still think it's a great song.  I saw these guys a few years back with the B-52s and they were great.  {#Bounce}
I've been a long fan of the furs.  I still listen to this song from time to time.

First to comment!   {#Dance}

Sorry, I have no comment.... {#Rolleyes}

raga wrote:
always loved this song! I remember the outsanding video with the band playing under big rain Ropa? Love this one! thank you RP :jump:
always loved this song! I remember the outsanding video with the band playing under big rain Love this one! thank you RP :jump:
Yay! Can't believe I hadn't rated this yet! Dancy 9! :dancingbanana: :sunny: :bananajam:
MojoJojo wrote:
Furs! There were lips, then there were furs! What could be next? :ask:
Not sure, but I'll bet it smells like fish.
Furs!