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.
This is a single black LP with a gatefold sleeve, remastered by Sean McGee at Abbey Road Studios.
The next reissues in this series will be available for pre-order in 2023: Earth, Sun, Moon, Love And Rockets, Hot Trip To Heaven, Sweet F.A. + two more releases in October, details to come.
A1. If There's A Heaven Above
A2. A Private Future
A3. The Dog End Of A Day Gone By
A4. The Game
B1. Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
B2. Haunted When The Minutes Drag