"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.