Tuesday, August 31, 2004

MP3: Love and Rockets



Here's a band that surfaced out of the underground long enough in the late '80s/early '90s to gain enough fans to carry them through until Ash went off on a solo career.
Taking their name from a wonderful independent comic created by Los Bros Hernandez, Love and Rockets grew out of an older group named Bauhaus.

Bauhaus was a bit more darker and gothic, doing tracks like Bela Lugosi's Dead.

Love and Rockets scratched the pop surface with So Alive. Then went back under.

Nevertheless, with both them and the Cure gaining exposure on MTV at the same time, I slowly started to find a liking for post-modern rock.

8 comments:

Psychbloke said...

Hey, I'd completely forgotten about those.
There seem to be loads of good bands that transmute into entirely forgettable bands.
Didn't The Undertones become That Petrol Emotion ?
Loki will know I guess....

Loki said...

i think you're right about That Petrol Emotion, Psychbloke...never a great band but when you consider Fergal went on to try and find a good heart I guess we ought to be grateful..there was one That Petrol Emotion song that I did like, but I'm buggered if I can remember which one...any suggestions?

Republic of Replicants said...

Have either of you listened to Velvet Revolver? That band is composed of the singer from Soungarden, three members from Guns'N'Roses (including Slash) and one from Suicidal Tendencies.

And I still haven't heard anything from them. Of course, I don't listen to the radio, either. Aside from the real swanky cover art on the cd, I haven't heard much about them from word-of-mouth...

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Anonymous said...

Wow, memory flood time. I was a good friend of Jaime and Gilbert when Bauhaus was still Bauhaus and when they changed their name to Love and Rockets, I asked Jaime why he didn't sue and he said, why? It's good publicity and they're a good band. He was actually honored.

Nardcore for Life!!!!

Anonymous said...

'bout TPE...maybe 'creeping to the cross' or 'big decision' from "Babble"...

Republic of Replicants said...

Honestly I got into the comic after learning that they were named after it.
And as my interest in the band waned, I still enjoyed the comic. Jaime is one of the artists I admire most, if not THE most.
I learned alot from him in the 10th Anniversay Special they did.

Psychbloke said...

Hmmmm.....never really got into the comic, but I know I should have - maybe, in a perverse way, that's why I didn't.
As for The Petrol Emotion track Loki - the only one I really liked was 'Keen'.
("I never thought that you could be so mean - funny way to show that you're still.....keen")