Feelies – Let’s Go ….80’s Underground Mondays

The Feelies were an inspiration to REM and many alternative bands in the 80s. They formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1992 having released four albums. The band reunited in 2008, and most recently released albums in 2011 and 2017.

The band’s name is taken from a fictional entertainment device described in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

The song was released in 1986 on the album The Good Earth with REM’s Peter Buck producing. It was written by members Glenn Mercer and Bill Million. The band toured in support of the album as an opening band for Lou Reed as well as REM that year. The album was one of their most successful albums.

It certainly doesn’t have earth shaking lyrics but it’s a gorgeous over all sound and atmosphere they produce. It reminds me of something that would be on a movie soundtrack…it’s over with before you know it.

Let’s Go

Well alright
Well alright
Let’s go
Let’s go
Let’s go
Let’s go
All night long
All night long
(spoken?)

Why don’t we ? I know you?
Why don’t we ? I know you?
Go low (?)
Low low (?)
Go slow
Slow
All night long
All night long

All night long

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

25 thoughts on “Feelies – Let’s Go ….80’s Underground Mondays”

  1. A name I’d vaguely heard of but not music I knew. As others said, boring lyrics but a very nice sounding song. Is it me or are the vocals fairly buried in there? Unless you listen closely or turn it up quite loud sounds rather like an instrumental… but that might just be limitations of little computer speaker

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    1. No they are down there. I can hear the influence in this and some of their other songs. They are well thought of.

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  2. Wow! I love this Max. I have heard of the band but not heard their music. I would have thought they would have sounded different. I can see why REM was influenced. I also hear a bit of Jayhawks at least this song.

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    1. I’m so happy a true fan read this. As you could tell…I don’t know a whole lot about them but I really liked them!
      I grew up in the 80s and I was never really happy with mainstream…these bands I’ve been finding are fantastic. The Feelies though were really different…a good different. Thank you for commenting.

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