Release Info: Love Club- Lime Twigs and Treachery CD
Here's one I've had in my possession for some time now, donated by a friend a few years back. It's been a while since I've thought about it, but after recovering from a major harddrive failure, I've since revisited this record with fond appreciation.
What we have here is a female fronted goth band from San Francisco, very much akin to the likes of Sunshine Blind, another US-based band who followed shortly after. This is their only album, released in 1990 on Popular Metaphysics, which was branded by MCA records, whose primary interest was metal at the time. Chances are that the band caught the label's attention but didn't perform as expected, as there are many cheap copies of this CD floating out there (and a wikipedia page!) but no audio to back it up. I've seen some requests for it out there in the ether, so about time this album is heard in full.
I must warn you: the second half of this album gets a little too torch song/Tori Amos-esque for my liking, but the first half just slays. Hard hitting tracks like "One Last Kiss" and "Holding Heaven's Hand" should feel right at home for any late 80s darkwave collection, and are worth the price of admission alone. I feel like this album would have been more commercially successful if it were released three or four years later, when the alternative explosion was well underway with darker undercurrents. Don't let the A word scare you off though, as you may find yourself surprised by the strength of the first few tracks.
Love Club- Lime Twigs and Treachery CD
1. One Last Kiss
2. Corpses In The Sand
3. Holding Heaven's Hand
4. The Mirror
5. Killing Ground
6. Sad Eyes
9. The Thief
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