During the 80's Felt released ten albums & ten singles for the Cherry Red, Creation & el labels. For the first time ever, this compilation chosen by enigmatic frontman Lawrence, features the highlights of Felt's career on all three labels & proves they were the decades formative underground challengers. The album includes the indie hit singles 'Trails of Colour Dissolve', 'Penelope Tree', 'Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow', 'Primitive Painters', 'Ballad of the Band', 'Final Resting of the Ark' & 'Space Blues'. 15 tracks packaged in digipak format. Cherry Red Records. 2003.
Review by James Christopher Monger
The wry, confrontational, occasionally morbid and meticulously arranged Stains on a Decade collects 15 of Felt's most immediate singles from both their Creation and Cherry Red releases. The perpetually below the radar post-punk/jangle pop pioneers were unashamed to wear their eccentricities on their sleeves, a notion that permeates each and every cut on this long overdue compilation. From the thin and chilly landscapes of their 1982 debut Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty to the melodic, evocative and intimate Me and a Monkey on the Moon, Felt always managed take the road you didn't even know existed, a tactic that fuses each one of these tracks together, despite the ten-year span in which they were created.