Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty

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Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
Studio album by Felt
Released February 1982
Recorded Woodbine Street Recording Studios, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Genre Post-punk, Dream pop, Jangle pop
Length 30:43
Label Cherry Red
Producer John A. Rivers
Felt chronology
Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
The Splendour of Fear
Professional ratings
Review scores
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AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty is the first album by English alternative rock band Felt, released in 1982. Band leader Lawrence features on the cover.

Track 1 is instrumental. "Fortune" was later re-recorded and released on the band's 1984 single Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow. Similarly, a re-recording of "Cathedral" appears on the Primitive Painters single.

Track listing[edit]

All words by Lawrence. All music by Lawrence and Maurice Deebank, except where noted.

  1. "Evergreen Dazed" - 5:07
  2. "Fortune" - 3:36
  3. "Birdmen" - 6:32
  4. "Cathedral" - 5:20
  5. "I Worship the Sun" - 4:16 (Deebank)
  6. "Templeroy" - 5:35 (Deebank)


  • Lawrence – guitar, vocals, bass guitar (track 5)
  • Maurice Deebank – electric guitar, bass guitar (tracks 3 and 6)
  • Nick Gilbert – bass guitar (tracks 2 and 4)
  • Gary Ainge – drums