Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some Love on Tuesday

*******SPEAKER-AND-NOTES*******An Album I'm Listening To Today,
a.k.a. What I Ran To This Tuesday Morning...
The Cult - Love (1985)

The Cult



Big Neon Glitter
Brother Wolf, Sister Moon
The Phoenix
Hollow Man
She Sells Sanctuary
Black Angel
One of the leaders in the post-punk movement of the mid to late-80's in England, The Cult really burst onto the scene with this album which contains their first huge hit -- She Sells Sanctuary. Overall it's pretty good collection of songs. One thing that helps a lot here is they aren't quick, compact songs. Reaching 5 and 5½ and 6 minutes means they've got space to jam. Even though they later opened for Aerosmith and Metallica, I wouldn't call them hard rock. Yeah, some of their songs rock and you really should be turning them up LOUD but they're truly not in that general rock and roll category. Rock radio stations might occasionally play a song or two of theirs but "alternative" stations play their music far more frequently, I'm sure. And hmmm, apparently they'll be on tour this summer and maybe with a new studio album. That might be a cool show to see but as always, older stuff is better!

Hands down one of their most popular songs ever...

1 comment:

Paticus said...

I lerve, loave, luff this record! Especially Nirvana,Big Neon Glitter and Black Angel.I remember buying this when I was 15, and it was just released.After this album, I felt they went kinda heavy metal(not that there's anything wrong with that), and it was not a a sound I appreciated from them. Thanks for reminding me of this.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

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