The Weekly playlist: Psychedelic Furs edition

The Furs hit HOB on March 17.
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They’re the band best known for “Pretty in Pink,” but the ’80s U.K. outfit is so much more than that John Hughes title track. If you didn’t already know “Love My Way,” you do now, thanks to the dance scene in Call Me by Your Name. Here are four other must-hear songs that stand on their own, no movie screen required.

“Fall” You might not think of The Psychedelic Furs as a band that created a bunch of bangers, but you’d be wrong. A fast, post-punk beat sets the tone for this shout-along 1980 track (“Marry me and be my wife!/You can have me all your life!”) and paves the way for the slightly more sinister track, “Pulse.”

“We Love You” The Furs’ self-titled 1980 LP is littered with Fall vibes rinsed through a shiny, pop filter, and “We Love You” is a perfect example. Supercharged guitar riffs and a revved-up saxophone solo send this one over the edge.

“Forever Now” Richard Butler’s seductive growls have never sounded so similar to The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg than on 1982’s Forever Now. Clocking in over five minutes long, the title track is never indulgent—just ’80s pop-meets-punk perfection.

“Flowers” If the Rolling Stones ever had a New Wave phase, they might have sounded like this 1980 cut. A fast and dancey track gets the blues treatment thanks to the Furs’ amazing saxophonist, Duncan Kilburn.

The Psychedelic Furs with Mia Dyson. March 17, 8 p.m., $27. House of Blues, 702-632-7600.

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