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Felt - The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories flac album
  • Performer Felt
  • Title The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories
  • Date of release 1984
  • Country UK
  • Style Alternative Rock, Art Rock
  • Other formats RA AAC XM WAV AHX DTS AUD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1869 mb
  • Size FLAC 1632 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 807

The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories is the third album by English alternative rock band Felt, released in 1984 and produced by John Leckie. The album marked a departure from the introspective, guitar-led sound of their first two albums, with Lawrence's vocals becoming much more dominant in the mix along with a greater emphasis on pop melodies. The album also introduced a traditional drum kit to the band's sound, having previously relied on tom drums in the past.

Songs like "Dismantled King Is Off the Throne" and "Roman Litter" rank with the best poppy post-punk of the early '80s; they have all the emotional power of the Smiths, all the guitar overload of the Church, all the drama of Echo & the Bunnymen, and more than enough elevated songcraft and laser-sharp vision to make them sound totally unique. The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories may not have the cachet or reputation of albums by the "big-name" bands of the era, but it has the songs and that's what counts the most

Whirlpool Vision Of Shame. Other Versions (5 of 12) View All. Cat.The sheer beauty of tracks like "Spanish house" and "Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow" is both revelatory and cathartic! This is such an incredible album! Best re-issue ever! Reply Notify me Helpful.

The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories Felt (UK Band). 5. Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow. 8. Dismantled King Is Off The The Throne.

Sempiternal Darkness. Dismantled King Is off the Throne. Whirlpool Vision of Shame.

Felt’s seventh album lasted six songs and 26 minutes, and its opening words (from ‘Declaration’) were I will be the first person in history to die of boredom. Nine minutes were allotted to ‘Riding On The Equator’, while Lawrence ceded guitar duties to session player Tony Willis on the sombre ‘She Lives By The Castle’ and ‘Stained-Glass Windows In The Sky’ – the former’s vocal melody the first indication that Lawrence’s new hero to emulate was mid-sixties Dylan. Lawrence then gave album number nine Train Above the City (1988) to Duffy and Ainge alone, bar supplying seven of the eight songtitles for these short jazz-lite sketches, which were heavy on vibraphone, lasting 28 minutes. Can a Felt album be called a Felt album without Lawrence? Felt Me And A Monkey On The Moon (Él, 1989).

Tracklist

A1 Roman Litter 3:30
A2 Sempiternal Darkness 2:16
A3 Spanish House 4:30
A4 Imprint 1:48
A5 Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow 2:53
B1 Vasco Da Gama 3:35
B2 Crucifix Heaven 3:40
B3 Dismantled King Is Off The Throne 2:50
B4 Crystal Ball 2:56
B5 Whirlpool Vision Of Shame 3:05

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cherry Red Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Cherry Red Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Virgin France S.A.
  • Published By – Complete Music Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass – Mick Lloyd
  • Drums – Gary Ainge
  • Guitar – Lawrence
  • Lead Guitar – Maurice Deebank
  • Producer, Engineer – John Leckie
  • Vocals – Lawrence

Notes

Sleeve by Shanghai Packaging Company
GLORY Imprimé en France

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Price Code: PM253

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B-RED 63 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album) Cherry Red B-RED 63 UK 1984
FLT182 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, RE) Cherry Red FLT182 UK 2018
FLX182 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM + 7", Single, Ltd, RM + Box) Cherry Red FLX182 UK 2018
B-RED 63 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, TP) Cherry Red B-RED 63 UK 1984
35132-25 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Vap 35132-25 Japan 1985

Tracklist

1 Roman Litter
2 Sempiternal Darkness
3 Spanish House
4 Imprint
5 Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
6 Vasco Da Gama
7 Crucifix Heaven
8 Dismantled King Is Off The Throne
9 Crystal Ball
10 Whirlpool Vision Of Shame

Credits

  • Artwork By [Sleeve] – Shanghai Packaging Company
  • Bass – Mick Lloyd
  • Drums – Gary Ainge
  • Guitar [Lead] – Maurice Deebank
  • Guitar, Vocals – Lawrence
  • Producer, Engineer – John Leckie

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B-RED 63 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album) Cherry Red B-RED 63 UK 1984
FLT182 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, RE) Cherry Red FLT182 UK 2018
FLX182 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM + 7", Single, Ltd, RM + Box) Cherry Red FLX182 UK 2018
B-RED 63 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, TP) Cherry Red B-RED 63 UK 1984
35132-25 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Vap 35132-25 Japan 1985

Tracklist

1 Roman Litter 3:31
2 Sempiternal Darkness 2:15
3 Spanish House 4:31
4 Imprint 1:46
5 Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow 2:57
6 Vasco Da Gama 3:41
7 Dismantled King Is Off The Throne 2:51
8 Crystal Ball 2:57
9 Whirlpool Vision Of Shame 3:31

Credits

  • Bass – Mick Lloyd
  • Drums – Gary Ainge
  • Guitar [Lead], Written-By – Maurice Deebank
  • Producer – John Leckie
  • Vocals, Guitar – Lawrence
  • Written-By – Lawrence (tracks: 1, 3 to 9)

Notes

Mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese lyric insert.

"Felt re-issue series number three".
Original vinyl release 1984.

"We might as well all stay in our rooms until we die."

n.b Though this version restores the original artwork which lists the track Crucifix Heaven, it is omitted like on the 2003 Cherry Red version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988044 931480

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B-RED 63 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album) Cherry Red B-RED 63 UK 1984
FLT182 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, RE) Cherry Red FLT182 UK 2018
FLX182 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM + 7", Single, Ltd, RM + Box) Cherry Red FLX182 UK 2018
B-RED 63 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, TP) Cherry Red B-RED 63 UK 1984
35132-25 Felt The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Vap 35132-25 Japan 1985