the lovemakers 12/12/05
Since I've had love on my mind the last few days (see my last post) - I've decided to upload The Lovemakers set I taped a few weeks ago.
I'd never heard of the Lovemakers before I saw them open for Veruca Salt (the Louise Post only version) a month or two ago. Though I dont usually find myself impressed with opening bands, I was suitably blown away by the Lovemakers set. Invoking mid-80s new-wave chic, the Lovemakers take it a step further by being pretty damn dirty on stage.
Here's the bio from their website -
The Lovemakers make electronic/rock dance music with a passionate, sexually charged fury. At times aggressive and mythical, other times painfully honest, their music is rich in melody and drama with an underlying commitment to pop hooks.
The Lovemakers radiate pure love for what the do, not least of all in their mission to entertain, liberate and, yes, command audiences to once again dance to a rock band. Their live show was recently described by a (possibly intoxicated) audience member in their native Oakland, California as "a pink Ferrari driving through a mountain of coke." The unforgettable live performances are the product of a show intensely honed over the last three years. From unheated warehouses plagued by the police, to rock and dance clubs across the US and even Australia, they never give up until the party is drenched in sweat.
What this means is that Lisa Light plays in fishnet stockings and a bra thats reminiscent of Princess Leah in Return of the Jedi, and Scott Blonde takes his short off as soon as humanly possible. Oh and they make out during their songs. A lot.
Don't get me wrong though - this is pure stage antics. Its obvious these kids are about the music, and when I saw they were coming back for a solo show, there was no question on whether I was going to attend. Good times on a Thursday night. ;)
If you don't download anything else, check out "Set Me Free" which, for me, most perfectly captures the "I Love You, I Hate You" theme which seems to run through most of their songs.
Came home and you were on the phone with your girlfriend again today...Intro
You're in my room tellin' her I love you I need you oh oh baby
Well isn't it time you moved away?
Times of Romance
Shake That Ass
Set Me Free
Prepare for the Fight