This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… The House of Love January 11, 2014Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
Starting listening to The House of Love again recently having had a bit of a CD/Tape/Record search over The Christmas. It was the song ‘Christine’ that originally tempted me to listen to The House of Love and it was ‘Christine’ again that made me put the record on the turntable again. They had some brilliant tunes, although the quality of the later albums wasn’t as good. Like many a band, they were a band that in the late 80′s were poised to become huge….. They left Creation Records, signed a deal with Fontana records, members left, albums and singles didn’t sell as many as expected …. and they broke up.
There seems to have been a lot of bands at the time that all of a sudden became unfashionable as The Stone Roses and grunge became popular.
They reformed in 2003 and are still going.
In the late 80′s and early 90′s they were a brilliant band, saw them once in Dublin and they were fantastic. They did that awful thing of having no names on a couple of their albums, so you ended up describing the album not by name but by cover.
I later got one of Guy Chadwicks solo albums and it was a bit of a let down.