1980 NYC. Sounds at the Mudd Club, Max's and Hurrahs bathed in a wash of post-punk and Stiff Records new wave garbage. Fall of 1980 saw the Furs with their debut turn the tables on all that was "punk". Armed with sneering Bowie-like vocals, heavy back beat and guitars awash in the latest space echo and chorus effects, this album sounded like no other. It was as if post-punk started to become stylised and more pop-oriented. A sound so unique and revolutionary, that most people never gave the band any credit for it. Look who they influenced: Joy Division, U2, Bauhaus and the Bunneymen. FLowers, India and Pulse are out and out post-punk classics. The Furs never sounded as good. One of the great debut albums of any band at any time.