Crazy Rhythms is The Feelies debut album, released in 1980. Initially it was an import only on the legendary Stiff Records label out of the UK. The Guardian referred to Crazy Rhythms as “”one of those albums during whose course you hear the most exciting sound in music: things changing.” The long player includes such longtime Feelies faves as “The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness” and “Fa Cé-La”. Another highlight is the band’s frenetic version of “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide (Except Me and My Monkey) from The Beatles’ White Album.
It took six years for the follow-up record to be released. The Good Earth came out on Coyote Records in 1986. It was produced by band members Bill Million and Glenn Mercer as well as REM’s Peter Buck. REM always acknowledged a musical debt to The Feelies so the pairing was a natural. “Slipping (Into Something)” and “Let’s Go” are among the enduring tracks found here. In 2009 The Good Earth was reissued by Bar None in The States and Domino Records in the UK.
In 2009 The Good Earth and Crazy Rhythms were reissued by Bar None in The States and Domino Records in the UK.
The Feelies 2018 performance of Velvet Underground songs at White Eagle Hall was phenomenal. November 15th promises to be another show not to be missed.