Beggars Banquet (2023) UK, EU
Love And Rockets is the seminal, groundbreaking trio of Daniel Ash (vocals and guitar), David J (vocals and bass) and Kevin Haskins (drums). They formed in 1985 after the first split of their band Bauhaus. Love and Rockets provided a clean slate and an opportunity to plumb the depths of imagination and influences.
The band's 1985 debut album Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven was an unashamedly psychedelic adventure, far removed from the dark, angular soundscapes of Bauhaus. Yet they had to fight hard to avoid being branded ‘goth', citing Syd Barrett, Marc Bolan and the later period Beatles as primary influences. The Quietus revisited the album on it's 35th anniversary writing, "it's its own thing, ruined elegance, sculpted beauty, sometimes sharp without being angry, often inspiring without being sappy, able to capture even slow dull moments in an attractive fashion."
This vinyl LP reissue was remastered by Sean McGee at Abbey Road Studios and is housed in gatefold packaging.