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The Cult – Love Removal Machine (1987)


The Cult’s 1987 album Electric may not have been as exceptional as its predecessor, but it did something that Love had not achieved; it broke America. The album’s calling card ‘Love Removal Machine’ said it all. Listen and think Steppenwolf, AC/DC or Led Zeppelin. At the hands of Rick Rubin, Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury has shed their successful post-punk goth sound for the wider appeal of pure, unadulterated rock. Have a great week.

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The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary (1985)

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In 1985, The Cult’s long player Love reached out past their early goth fan base to excited rock fans around the world. Ian Astbury’s vocals and Billy Duffy’s guitar had been reforged to create a big spacious sound of Zep-like proportions. Guns N’ Roses formed that year and certainly took note. But, the likes of ‘Rain’ and ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ were immaculately and inconceivably recorded in leafy Farnham, Surrey – far, far away from la-la land. Have a great weekend.

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