Love and Rockets ‘Sweet F.A.’ 2xLP
Rick Rubin guided Love and Rockets towards a return to more guitar-based songs for 1996’s ‘Sweet F.A.’.
While the band were living and working at Rubin’s studio mansion, a fire broke out, which resulted in the band losing all of their gear, some of their demo recordings, and nearly their lives as well. A burnt guitar plucked from the debris is on the album’s cover.
The resulting album was inspired by some of their earliest influences - The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Can. It spins tales of passion and loss, carried on a fluid, moody throb. Undulating, hypnotic rhythms twine around melancholy lyrics which examine life at a primal level, as ethereal electronic effects play counterpoint to earthquake reverberating guitars.
This reissue features four previously unreleased tracks.
Catalogue number: BBQ2259LP
Label: Beggars Arkive