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August

1981

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THE REFLECTIONS

FELT

London Moonlight Club

FELT LOOK gloomy and introverted. On the Moonlight stage the twin guitarists, with their identical guitars, stand in murky shadows, while the drummer is stooled to their left in absolute darkness. They're nervous and wondering how to play without the missing bassman.

Any spells which may be cast by the intricate, individual sound are hexed by the Starlight Club upstairs sending down ceaseless beatings. A coarse reminder of regular and charmless musics. I’m told Felt dislike being spoken of in the same breath as the Velvet Underground but it's a comparison that's hard to avoid (but not one which makes them a 'new' VU).

The monochromatic drum rumblings are vintage Mo Tucker. The prickly electric guitar partnership is well Loaded but could just as easily be Jansch/Renbourn with amplifiers and hallucinogens.

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