Have you noticed that I have a thing for trios?
The Love and Rockets story begins with a little punk band called Bauhaus. The singer, a gent named Peter Murphy, decided he was too talented for the rest and started a solo career. The other three - Daniel Ash (guitars, saxophone, vocals), David J (bass, vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums, synthesizers) - were left high and maybe not so dry. To shorten the long-snoozing-bar-hopping-what-are-we-going-to-do-now story, the three formed a band and named it Love and Rockets after a comic of the same name. Love and Rockets released seven albums between 1985 and 1998. In 2003, a live compilation album was released.
All band members started their careers creating dark and heavy music. With Love and Rockets, the members freed themselves from the confines of the dark and dismal to produce something a little more light and revitalizing (like that One-a-Day for Women that I take daily). Their sound is inspired from the psychedelia of the 60s and 70s. Kind of a T-Rex meets the Dandy Warhols... only the Dandy Warhols weren't around yet. So, would that mean the Dandy Warhols are T-Rex meets Love and Rockets? Whoa!
Have yourself a merry little listen.