Monday, January 31, 2011


Love and Rockets- Express (1986) MP3 & FLAC


"Are you confused by the chaos in everyone's wandering eyes?"

Express is often cited as Love and Rockets' masterpiece, and while it isn't necessarily better than the album that preceded it (their debut Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven), it is certainly more fully conceived, creating a psychedelia-tinged Post-Goth template that a thousand wannabes would unsuccessfully try to replicate. Less consciously chart-friendly than Love and Rockets' later albums, Express contains some breathtakingly great songs, such as "Kundalini Express," which is carried along by a sexy, serpentine (and instantly memorable) Daniel Ash guitar riff, and the humorously titled, "Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)," whose frenetic acoustic guitar-driven tempo feels like a runaway train heading straight over a cliff. This is, without a doubt, one of the more sonically striking albums of the mid-eighties, which is due, in large part, to the talents of Producer John A. Rivers, who had worked earlier in the decade with The Specials and The Swell Maps. Transcendental, anthemic, and catchy as hell, Express was one of the most original albums to emerge from the death throes of Post-Punk.

Express (2002 Remastered Edition)
 1. It Could Be Sunshine  (4:58)
 2. Kundalini Express  (5:52)
 3. All in My Mind  (4:43)
 4. Life in Laralay  (3:32)
 5. Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)  (5:56)
 6. Love Me  (3:54)
 7. All in My Mind (Acoustic Version)  (5:04)
 8. An American Dream  (6:09)
 9. Angels and Devils  (6:10)
10. Holiday on the Moon  (6:07)
-Bonus Tracks-
11. Lucifer Sam  (3:21)
12. B-Side #1  (1:16)
13. B-Side #2  (1:31)
14. Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man) (Remix)  (5:29)
15. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) (USA Mix)  (6:16)



6 comments:

  1. CoCo the Electronic Monkey WizardJanuary 31, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    Yeaaa! One of my fave by Ash, J and Haskins. Earth Sun & Moon is a good one too. We are having an icestorm here it is pretty wild. A one inch sheet of ice on everything. Almost three in the mornin' so I won't be able to jam on the good speakers think I'll get the USB speakers from desktop machine and enjoy this classic. Danke Schön, Merci, Grazi, Gracias, Thanks.

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  2. Snow here and now freezing rain! Thanks for this btw. I have nothing from this band in flac.

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  3. hmmm, I could use a little weather (although not sure about the freezing temperatures); we have none in socal. I'll post the first album sometime soon

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  4. H-man, absolutely! This one practically defines the mid-eighties for me

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