LOVE/HATE: Collection Of Early Demos To Be Released

AorBlvd Records has announced the release of LOVE/HATE's "Before The Blackout". A collection of demos recorded between 1986 and 1987, the CD features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock, Kerrang!), looking back at the band's formation and recording history that goes further back into the early 1980s, starting off as DATA CLAN who recorded an extremely rare EP and even performed a short tour of Japan.

In the latter half of the 1980s, together with a hard-working attitude, LOVE/HATE established a reputation on the tough Sunset Strip club gig scene, drafting in RATT bassist Juan Croucier to produce working demos. This period saw the band influenced and transforming into some of the most innovative styles of rock music,with lyrical topics of lifestyle and self-survival in California with a deeper gritty dark side.

LOVE/HATE's debut album, "Blackout In The Red Room", reached No. 154 on The Billboard 200 in 1990. The video for the single "Why Do You Think They Call It Dope?" was in rotation on MTV, chiefly on "Headbanger's Ball". But by 1992's "Wasted In America", heavy metal had become commercially passé and Columbia dropped the band soon after its release.

"Before The Blackout" track listing:

01. Date With Fate
02. Extreme
03. Tranquillizer
04. I've Got To Dream
05. Good Ship Dolly Rock
06. Reincarnated
07. Skid Row Gypsy
08. Recognized
09. Soul House
10. The Outside
11. Love Burns
12. My Girl
13. Gypsy Love
14. Angel (Japanese release only)
15. Why Do You Think (Japanese release only)

Recording lineup:

Jizzy Pearl - Lead Vocals
Skid Rose - Bass
Jon E. Love - Guitar
Joey Gold - Drums



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