Love And Rockets Archive

The Monday Set: Love And Rockets – Irvine – 12/6/87

Love And Rockets
Bren Center
Irvine, CA
12/6/87

I finally got a new cassette player that plays at the correct speed, so I’m back in the business of transferring my old cassettes to CD. Here’s an extremely short Love And Rockets show from the “Earth, Sun, Moon” tour in 1987. Pretty average sound quality, but a great selection of songs.

Track listing:
1. Mirror People
2. Inside The Outside
3. Haunted When The Minutes Drag
4. Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
5. There Could Be Sunshine
6. Kundalini Express
7. Ball Of Confusion
8. Lazy

Download: Love And Rockets – Irvine – 12/6/87 – 278 MB

Sample: Lazy

The Flaming Lips – Kundalini Express (Love & Rockets Cover)

The Love And Rockets tribute record “New Tales To Tell” was released a couple of weeks ago and during the release party Shepard Fairey caught up with Daniel Ash for a quick interview which you can watch here. The always leather-clad Daniel gives his opinion on a wide variety of topics including his thoughts on cover songs. I agree with him when he says that a cover song should be drastically different than the original. That brings us to this Flaming Lips song. Frankly, I don’t like it, but what I do like is how far removed it is from the original. That I can appreciate and enjoy. Be sure to check out the whole record, there’s a lot of great versions of some Love And Rockets classics along with less-known tracks.

Download: The Flaming Lips – Kundalini Express (Love & Rockets Cover)

Update:
Track has been pulled at the request of the label. We’ll try and put up a different, but equally as good, track from the record shortly.

The Monday Set: Love And Rockets – Chicago – 11/22/86


Love And Rockets
Cabaret Metro
Chicago, IL
11/22/86

Here’s another one from the old box of tapes. When I pulled it out I could tell it was one of the very first tapes I ever received in a trade, so I’m guessing it was a pretty high generation (I wasn’t very cautious about stuff like that back then). A quick listen will tell you it’s not one of the best recordings (some clipping which I tried to fix and the speed seems a little fast), but it’s a good documentation of the very sparsely documented “Express” tour where they started to throw in a few early “Earth Sun Moon” songs.

Setlist:
1. Angels & Devils
2. Lucifer Sam
3. It Could Be Sunshine
4. Dog End Of A Day Gone By
5. No New Tale To Tell
6. Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
7. Kundalini Express
8. Love Me (Cut)
9. All In My Mind
10. An American Dream
11. Yin & Yang (The Flowerpot Man)
12. Mirror People
13. Ball Of Confusion

Sample:

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Download: Love And Rockets – Chicago – 11/22/86 – 261 MB

Love And Rockets – Dog-End Of A Day Gone By (Live Video)

Love And Rockets – Dog-End Of A Day Gone By
Billy’s
New Orleans, LA
12/7/86

I just got this new Love And Rockets video in the mail a couple of days ago and even though I just posted that Lovelines interview a few posts ago, I think this rare video warrants being stuck at the beginning of the queue of upcoming posts. It’s the earliest Love And Rockets live video that I’ve ever seen and is from the Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven US Tour.

Download: Love And Rockets – Dog-End Of A Day Gone By (Live Video)

The Monday Set: Love And Rockets – Loveline – 3-12-96


Love And Rockets
Loveline Interview
KROQ Radio
Los Angeles, CA
3/12/96

Here is a recording of one of two appearances Love And Rockets made on KROQ’s call-in interview sex show “Loveline” with Dr. Drew and Adam Corolla.

Setlist:
1. Interview

Sample:

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Interview

Download: Love And Rockets – Loveline – 3-12-96 – 363 MB

Love And Rockets – Mirror People (Live Video)

Love And Rockets – Mirror People
Deep Ellum
Dallas, TX
3/22/99

Hindsight makes me wonder if it was just the annoyance of having to sit through an hour of Orgy that made Love and Rockets‘ show on the Lift tour so unbearable. This video clip makes the show look awesome, but from everything I remember, it was straight up bad news.

Download: Love And Rockets – Mirror People (Live Video)

The Monday Set: Love And Rockets – Washington, DC – 4/14/88


Love And Rockets
Warner Theater
Washington, D.C.
4/14/88

When I pulled this out of the old box of cassettes waiting to be transferred, I figured it would be just another audience recording. But when I was listening to it to divide it up into tracks, there was one song that I didn’t recognize. It was unlisted on the cassette and looking at my other shows from 1988, I don’t seem to have it on any of those either. So I’ve put it up as the sample track. I’m guessing it’s a cover of some sort since it’s not very Love And Rockets sounding, but if anyone knows the name, let me know.

Update: Thanks to putuco for IDing the unknown track!

Setlist:
1. Intro
2. Bubblemen Theme
3. Bubblemen Rap
4. Sex Talk
5. Physical
6. Dog End Of A Day Gone By
7. Motorcycle
8. I Feel Speed
9. Love Me
10. Sorted
11. No Big Deal
12. Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
13. Wake Up
14. No New Tale To Tell
15. Yin And Yang The Flower Pot Man
16. Mirror People
17. Kundalini Express
18. Lazy

Sample:

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Sorted (Live)

Download: Love And Rockets – Washington, DC – 4/14/88 – 517 MB

Love And Rockets – Loveless (Live Video)

Love And Rockets – Loveless
Crazy Rock Festival
Santiago, Chile
11/27/96

For as big of a Love And Rockets, et al fan that I am, I have to admit I actually walked out of their show during the Lift tour. Granted, I wasn’t a big fan of that record, but the live show was horrible. It consisted of them playing sparingly over a backing track the entire time, a huge pet peeve of mine which I regularly bitch about on this site. This unreleased song was apparently a precursor to Lift but didn’t make the cut.

Download: Love And Rockets – Loveless (Live Video)

The Monday Set: Love And Rockets – Portland, OR – 3/19/96


Love And Rockets
La Luna
Portland, OR
3/19/96

I had a request to post a mid-90s Love And Rockets show. I broke out the old box of cassettes and grabbed this one from Portland which was recorded during the Sweet F.A. which is probably the best audience sourced recording of Love And Rockets that I have. Plus, on some of the early dates of this tour, they ended the show with a great cover of “Spanish Stroll” which I’ve put up as the sample this week.

UPDATE: A very generous reader was nice enough to forward on a copy of the setlist that she got from the show. You can download it here.

Set List:
1. Body And Soul (Intro)
2. Ball Of Confusion
3. So Alive
4. Judgement Day
5. Natacha
6. Rock On
7. Fever
8. Clean
9. Use Me
10. Sweet F.A.
11. No New Tale To Tell (Cut)
12. Spiked
13. The Light
14. Mirror People
15. Yin And Yang The Flower Pot Man
16. Holiday On The Moon
17. Sweet Lover Hangover
18. Spanish Stroll

Sample:

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Download: Love And Rockets – Portland, OR – 3/19/96 – 492 MB

Love And Rockets – Slice Of Life (Live Video)

Love And Rockets – Slice Of Life
Fiddler’s Green
Denver, CO
6/22/96

The Coachella line-up was announced a couple of days ago and the band that stood out the most for me was Love And Rockets. I’m going to bet they are playing a Los Angeles show either before or after their Coachella appearance, so I’ll probably hold out for tickets to that instead, but it will be interesting to see if it leads to touring and a new record.

Download: Love And Rockets – Slice Of Life (Live Video)