Crazy Rhythms

Domino ‎

Originally released in 1980 on Stiff Records, Crazy Rhythms is the debut album from post-punk band The Feelies. Formed in 1976, the group had a major influence over the new wave movement and beyond; with REM amongst others citing them as an important influence. With a musical landscape that is sparse and thoughtful at times and vibrantly raucous when necessary. 
Crazy Rhythms lives up to its title, pairing the group's signature skitter-to-drone guitar sound with neurotic energy drafted off the moment punk started to give way to new wave. Short tracks like Fa Cé La and Moscow Nights have a pop punch while longer songs like Forces At Work and the title track find different sorts of thrills from the unexpected way their uneasy jangles and insistent beats weave together in an ever tighter bundle of sound.

The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness
Fa Cé-La
Loveless Love
Forces At Work
Original Love
"Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey)
Moscow Nights
Raised Eyebrows