The band started in England in 1977 and was formed around the Butler brothers (Richard sang and Tim played bass). Their name was an allusion to a Velvet Underground song "Venus in Furs." Some readers may be surprised at how little commercial success the band had in the U.S., where they are an official one hit wonder. Yes, the Furs only had one top 40 hit ("Heartbreak Beat"), although they did have three other charting singles in the top 60, including "The Ghost in You," which hit #59.
"The Ghost in You" was written by Richard and Tim Butler, and was the second single off the 1984 album Mirror Moves. It is a lush, atmospheric song, with interesting, ambiguous lyrics. The mostly monochromatic video tries to capture the atmosphere, with some success.
Although their 1987 LP, Midnight to Midnight was a commercial success, the band seemed to have lost their way musically -- something that Richard Butler has admitted in recent interviews. The Furs released two additional albums that did not do as well, before breaking up in 1991. Richard and Tim Butler would go on to form Love Spit Love before reforming the Psychedelic Furs in 2001.