Led by frontman/songwriter Richard Butler, the Psychedelic Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. The Furs came together in England's emerging punk scene in 1977 initially consisting of Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Paul Wilson (drums), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), and Roger Morris (guitars). By 1979, the line up had expanded to a sextet with Vince Ely replacing Wilson on drums and John Ashton being added on guitar. Their debut, a self-titled album from 1980 was produced by Steve Lillywhite and quickly established the band at radio in Europe and was a top 20 hit in the UK. The group found further success with their next release, 1981's Talk Talk Talk, spinning off the two charting singles, "Dumb Waiters" and "Pretty in Pink." The latter served as inspiration for the 1986 John Hughes film of the same name, and was re-recorded for the film's platinum-selling soundtrack.