I’ve always been partial to 12 string Rickenbacker pop – bands I would recommend include XTC, The Rembrandts, William Pears, Chad & Jeremy, Beau Brummels, Love, Standells, Turtles, The Leaves, Five Americans, You Am I, Felt, Guadalcanal Diary, The Long Ryders….too many to list.
Excellent choice Fur – I saw them live at the Coach House in Capistrano back in 87 – best concert ever. They were monsters live. They invented alt country with a punk edge. They were all smug about not voting for Reagan. I friended the bass player Tom Stevens on FB – one week later I posted our Obama laying a toilet seat at the tomb of the unknown soldier meme – pffft he was gone lol.