Hitmakers: Tim Butler on the secrets behind The Psychedelic Furs' Pretty In Pink

Mark Sutherland

Pretty In Pink was a minor hit for The Psychedelic Furs, until a teen movie of the same name led to a transatlantic smash – and nearly split up the band. Bassist Tim Butler tells the story of a song worthy of its own Hollywood screenplay…

In 1981, we wrote in a rehearsal studio in North London. We’d just jam around, someone would come up with a riff and if the rest of the people thought it was any good, ...

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