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Date: Sun, 14 Aug 1994 11:52:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: mrd[at] (Mitchell R Dickerman)
Subject: Strangelove, The Black Watch

A couple of non-JB notes, but clearly related:

In the 'thank you's on The Black Watch's latest, _Amphetamines_, they thank
Butchie. Anyone know the connection? Did they open for him on his last trip
to the West Coast, where they're from? Oh, and the album is excellent, strongly

I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about Strangelove. After leaving
the Blue Aeroplanes (whose new album, _Life Model_, is good but misses his
touch), Alex Lee formed Strangelove. The lead singer's vocals remind me of
that common goth sound, i.e. the Damned, Lowlife, The Cult, etc. But with
Alex's guitar behind him, the album is KILLER. It rocks much harder than the
typical goth sound, and his lyrics aren't quite the usual gloom-and-doom. I
haven't seen ANYTHING from these guys here in Boston, so when I went to
England, I managed to pick up:
_Love Hysteria_ CDEP, 4 tracks, 1992.
_Time For The Rest Of Your Life_, CDEP, 3 tracks, 1994.
_Time For The Rest Of Your Life_, CD, 13 tracks, 1994.

I was lucky in that the full album JUST came out while I was over there.
So does anyone else have comments on this stuff? Know about any US tour
dates for Strangelove or the Blue Aeroplanes?