Picks and Pans Review: Love Spit Love
updated 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/08/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
If Love Spit Love sounds like the late post-punk English band Psychedelic Furs (1981's "Pretty in Pink"), blame it on lead singer Richard Butler. As the voice of the Furs, Butler sounded like he was drunk on discontent and had smoked too many menthol cigarettes. He still does. But the Furs' lush down-tempo tunes were seldom as moving as Love's "Please" nor was their primal punch as bruising as the percussive roar of "Seventeen." As the new band's name implies, the group is hardly sentimental. A typical sweet nothing from "Superman": "I see your lines/They show your age/This day's not kind to your face." But then the Furs were never known for silly love songs either. (Imago)"