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Love and Rockets — All in My Mind
Album: Express
Avg rating:
6.2

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Total ratings: 1219









Released: 1986
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Walk around so cold
So cold and lonely
Or lay in bed wondering what
To do with time
You've got no sense of fun
Until you know you've won again
And yet you feel so much
You feel so much inside

You want to rip all the
Jewels off all the idiots' backs so badly
You scream give me what I've always
Missed, give me a good time
but if you look into your mirror
You'll see that nobody has ever ripped you off
It's all in your mind

Her beauty can only ever be skin deep
But if I'm honest that's all I ever
Really need
So throw us some flowers and we'll
Give you some songs and sunshine

And if you give me an hour
I'll show you how you feel

Ohhh baby, ohhh I'm much too lazy
Ohhh it's all in my mind
So don't be unkind
It's all in my mind
It's all in my mind

Sometimes you really don't
Really don't really don't know
What I mean
Sometimes you really don't
Really don't really don't
Know what I need

I say I've got no sense of
Fun until I know I've won again
And how do you think yes how
Do you think that feels
So, just give me an hour
I'll show you how you feel

Ohhh baby
Ohhh I'm much too lazy
Ohhh baby
Ohhh it's all in my mind
So don't be unkind
It's all in my mind
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 Marzz_13 wrote:
Oh hell yeah! Love this one. Takes me back to my college days.
 

I thought it was Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
If you have this song somewhere (vinyl, tape, MP3) listen to the first two chords. The first is a very 60s sound, while the second is an 80s chord that gets you into the rest of the piece. Nicely crafted.
 ace-marc wrote:
Let's face the facts: This was a weak album by a weak band.
No need to play it.
 
I beg to differ. While their lyrics are simplistic, their music portfolio has enough tasty hooks to keep me coming back. See, the Doors lyrics.
Let's face the facts: This was a weak album by a weak band.
No need to play it.
 25demayo wrote:

I'm with you. Still waiting to hear it here on RP
 

Absolutely - Bill?! Kundalini Express?
Such a great band! Would love to see them rally again. I was digging their electronic foray on the last couple of albums....
 memoryboxer wrote:
I was never a huge Bauhaus fan (although I love Peter Murphy's solo work). But the direction that L&R took was a treat, always good fun to dance to and lots of lush sound as well (esp tracks like 'So Alive'). Hard to believe the same minds came up with 'Bela Lugosi's Dead', but then again look at the massive disconnect between 'Every Day is Halloween' era Ministry and 'Stigmata'. Change goes in both directions.
 
Now try Tones on Tail
Nostalgia-fest! The perfect antidote to boring budget paperwork. 
I was never a huge Bauhaus fan (although I love Peter Murphy's solo work). But the direction that L&R took was a treat, always good fun to dance to and lots of lush sound as well (esp tracks like 'So Alive'). Hard to believe the same minds came up with 'Bela Lugosi's Dead', but then again look at the massive disconnect between 'Every Day is Halloween' era Ministry and 'Stigmata'. Change goes in both directions.
 crockydile wrote:
Cool!! Love it! What about Kundalini Express? {#Dancingbanana_2}

 
I'm with you. Still waiting to hear it here on RP
Boy, does this really take me back...
Image result for love and rockets gifs
An EIGHT in my books !
 
Now that's a blast from the past! 
I like the way the guitar buzzes between my ears.
"It's all in my mind...."

No it's not; that's just your imagination playin' tricks on you.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:

At least my 2 did nothing to drop the average.
 
At least you're not alone with this rate. {#Cheers}
Loved the funny Jazz Butcher and got into L&R.  Best thing about the 80s, IMO.   Not sure why they aren't played more on 80s period radio.
thanks, RP 
 aspicer wrote:
Really 6.2 is all this wise music community can muster?! {#Stupid}

 
At least my 2 did nothing to drop the average.
Really 6.2 is all this wise music community can muster?! {#Stupid}
{#Jump}  yieya — {#Dancingbanana_2}
 vandal wrote:

He said, "on radio," not "in all existence."  Regular broadcast radio is a vapid wasteland occupied by pedantic advertising overkill, obsequious DJs hyped on caffeine spewing diarrhetic nonsense, and lame Clear Channel clone bands aching for talent. . .

 
Yes, broadcast radio is often a "vapid wasteland", and while radio advertising can be called a lot of things, I don't think "pedantic" is one of them.  Ironically it can be considered pedantic for me to point that out.
Where is really all started...

Love and Rockets No. 1 
 drsteevo wrote:

Yeah, haven't heard this in a while.  I feel the same way.

 
Ditto. Haven't heard this song in ages and ages, almost forgot it existed. Forgot how much I enjoyed L & R. Thanks RP.
Yikes!{#Eek}
DATED
Fits my mood perfectly for a lazy, warm Sunday afternoon.
That just put me in a better mood. Thanks!
 Marzz_13 wrote:
Oh hell yeah! Love this one. Takes me back to my college days.
 
Yeah, haven't heard this in a while.  I feel the same way.
Such a brilliant band!  Awesome!
Oh hell yeah! Love this one. Takes me back to my college days.
This one really sounds good at this moment in time!
i needed this today, too!
Again. Thanks. I needed this today..
This just made my day brighter...thank you
Saw these guys back around 1987 in San Diego,  one of the best shows I ever saw,  they left it all on the stage!
 ziakut wrote:
Not really familiar with L&R...but I'm not real impressed with this tune. Middle of the road...nothing spectacular...blah. I would imagine this band to be more exciting to have witnessed live rather than listen to studio recordings. It just sits there. 
 

Biography

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Love and Rockets comprised guitarist/vocalist Daniel Ash, bassist/vocalist David J, and drummer Kevin Haskins, all former members of the pioneering goth band Bauhaus. However, the group didn't sound very similar to its first incarnation. Instead, Love and Rockets emphasized the strains of psychedelia and glam rock that appeared underneath Bauhaus' gloomy drone, adding elements of pop songcraft, folk, and R&B, as well as cryptic, self-important lyrics. For most of the late '80s, the group had a devoted cult following, resulting in a surprise Top Ten hit single, "So Alive," in 1989. During the early '90s, the group's audience steadily declined, although they still retained a number of loyal fans.

After Bauhaus broke up in 1983, David J recorded a solo album and collaborated with the Jazz Butcher, while Daniel Ash concentrated on a side project, Tones on Tail. Haskins soon joined Tones on Tail, but the group folded in 1984. Haskins and Ash then attempted to reunite Bauhaus. David J agreed to the project, but the band's lead vocalist, Peter Murphy, refused. Instead of pursuing an incomplete Bauhaus reunion, Ash, J, and Haskins formed Love and Rockets, taking their name from the underground comic book created by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez.

Love and Rockets released their first album, Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, in 1985; it received mixed reviews but it began to build their following. Express, released the following year, was more successful, charting in both the U.S. and the U.K. On Earth Sun Moon (1987) the band retreated to more atmospheric musical territory, with the notable exception of the alternative/college radio hit "No New Tale to Tell," which helped increase the group's fan base. Love and Rockets, released in 1989, broke the band into the mainstream, thanks to the T. Rex-inspired Top Ten single "So Alive." The album was nearly as successful, breaking into the Top 20 and going gold.

After the success of Love and Rockets, the members of the band concentrated on solo projects for nearly a half-decade. Love and Rockets returned to recording in 1994 with Hot Trip to Heaven, which failed to make any inroads on the pop or alternative charts. In 1996, they returned again with Sweet F.A., and Lift followed two years later.


One of my fav. bands of all time
the lyrics say it all ... "oh baby ... I'm much too lazy." 
I just discovered that I have this on my MP3 player! (Before you condemn me for not knowing what's on my MP3 player, I'll say that I took a truckload of music, loaded it without ever having heard it, and am only now fine-tuning the playlist.)

I never had the resources to do this before, so I'm sorta like a little kid in a candy store.  It's really FUN!  And I'm keeping this one because I just love it while I'm watering the trees at the greenhouse.  Except that it makes me forget to look for where a tree has been dug up and removed, so sometimes I step into a hole and twist my ankle.
 ziakut wrote:
Not really familiar with L&R...but I'm not real impressed with this tune. Middle of the road...nothing spectacular...blah. I would imagine this band to be more exciting to have witnessed live rather than listen to studio recordings. It just sits there. 
 
I have to agree with this assessment entirely. It's actually a bit boring. 4.
Ya-all need to check out more of L&R's
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Love and Rockets. No, you can't have both! It's either Love Or Rockets! {#Grumpy}
 
...i'll take the rocke - no, wait, lov - damnit!..

Not really familiar with L&R...but I'm not real impressed with this tune. Middle of the road...nothing spectacular...blah. I would imagine this band to be more exciting to have witnessed live rather than listen to studio recordings. It just sits there. 
{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}
Love and Rockets. No, you can't have both! It's either Love Or Rockets! {#Grumpy}
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
Play this one more often!{#Clap}

Cool!! Love it! What about Kundalini Express? {#Dancingbanana_2}
 vandal wrote:

He said, "on radio," not "in all existence."  Regular broadcast radio is a vapid wasteland occupied by pedantic advertising overkill, obsequious DJs hyped on caffeine spewing diarrhetic nonsense, and lame Clear Channel clone bands aching for talent. . .
 
{#Clap}

{#Bounce}
 mirland wrote:


Oh I just love BS statements like this one.
 
He said, "on radio," not "in all existence."  Regular broadcast radio is a vapid wasteland occupied by pedantic advertising overkill, obsequious DJs hyped on caffeine spewing diarrhetic nonsense, and lame Clear Channel clone bands aching for talent. . .


oooh Bay Bee
 SmackDaddy wrote:


Screw you. Far more talent than 90% of what's on the radio today.
 

Oh I just love BS statements like this one.
 smdeeg wrote:
Not my favorite LnR song, but fun to hear anyway.
 
In the same sense that the Partridge family is fun to hear.

Not my favorite LnR song, but fun to hear anyway.
 Shimmer wrote:

Not so. They weren't very good to begin with.
 

Screw you. Far more talent than 90% of what's on the radio today.
Love it!{#Bananajam}
 tm wrote:
And btw - the russian download sites don't pay the musicians. 
 
And BTW - the music comglomerates rip off the artists more than you can ever imagine.

Case in point: one Time Warner exec alone has FIVE (5) vacation homes scattered around the globe. Meanwhile, musicians such as Curtis Mayfield don't have the wherewithal for long-term survival of a disastrous accident that eventually resulted in his early demise.
AWESOME - I miss my cassette tape!  I will have to pick it up again...

And btw - the russian download sites don't pay the musicians. 
Yeap it's all over my mid ;) Was listening RP on my iPhone and guess what!! L&R just took me to the past and gave today's nostalgia moment. 

Thnx for the pick!!! 
 King_Balt wrote:
great album. well worth the $6 in a used bin if you come across it...
 
Great tune! Well worth the nine cents (not a typo) at gomusic.ru.

Great nostalga, but not very inspiring a Lolla this past weekend.
mrmojorisin wrote:
These songs have not aged well, in my opinion.
Not so. They weren't very good to begin with.
a great pop album and incredibly influential.
great album. well worth the $6 in a used bin if you come across it...
Pyro wrote:
I guess you had to be there. :yawn:
I guess.
I got to see them in Chicago in '86. What a fun show. Thanks for playing this.
...awesome to hear love and rockets on radio paradise!..the slow version might prove a better match for contemporary tastes, though...
I guess you had to be there. :yawn:
This song takes me back about 20 years. Recently married and living in Cleveland. It's not as bad as people say. :guitarist:
Whoa - total flashback. Haven't heard this in 25 years! Used to have all their stuff.
redeyespy wrote:
Hmmm. If I had you in the booth and did some pitch matching, you'd probably come in around 4-8 kHz. Interesting about the additional hiss. If it is/becomes a problem, look into TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy), which helps you "habituate" the tinnitus. Or, you could be fit with a sound generator which can mask the ringing with narrow or broad band white noise. More info? PM me...
:lol: Cool that this conversation started over 3 years ago... It's not a distraction at all. But if I think about it I can hear it. Certainly in the very quietest times, it's there, but only if I say to myself, "wow it's so quiet I can't hear a sound!" Then of course it seems loud :lol:
Prolific song writers we have here
One of the most underrated bands EVER. Saw them on their last and final tour in a small club. Fantastic show. Their last album is as good as their first.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Mine's a constant note, maybe a couple of notes, upper octaves, that I don't "hear" unless I think about it. I don't know music but the highest note on a piano is about the range of it. Plus a slight hiss. No pulsing, tho. I think that would be the most annoying...
Hmmm. If I had you in the booth and did some pitch matching, you'd probably come in around 4-8 kHz. Interesting about the additional hiss. If it is/becomes a problem, look into TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy), which helps you "habituate" the tinnitus. Or, you could be fit with a sound generator which can mask the ringing with narrow or broad band white noise. More info? PM me...
i was there. sweet!
Definitely location music: you had to be there.
These songs have not aged well, in my opinion.
Pet peeve: any and all attempts to rhyme 'baby' with 'lazy' and 'crazy'. :hand:
jleigh wrote:
Man did I love this album when I was 18 or so. Thanks!
Me too. I wore this out when I was 14 or 15. I finally got to see them live a few years later with the Pixies opening up. Great show!
wondertoofar wrote:
These guys just came out with another greatest hits CD which I believe has pretty much the same greatest hits on it that the last greatest hits CD had. BooooooiiiiiZZZZZ? Time for somethin new maybe? Don't be like the Stones and keep milkin it now.
Yep, no new tale to tell. ;-)
"American Dream" anyone... Smutty wrote:
Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man) too!!! :sunny:
Man did I love this album when I was 18 or so. Thanks!
lkbooth71 wrote:
Ooooo yes, please!! :jump:
Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man) too!!! :sunny:
jdorn1 wrote:
Express is packed with goodies. How about 7th Dream of Teenage Heavan or Kundalini Express?
Ooooo yes, please!! :jump:
Surprisingly like mid-'60s Beach Boys.
These guys just came out with another greatest hits CD which I believe has pretty much the same greatest hits on it that the last greatest hits CD had. BooooooiiiiiZZZZZ? Time for somethin new maybe? Don't be like the Stones and keep milkin it now.
This is so campy and simple. And I still love it after all these years.
Express is packed with goodies. How about 7th Dream of Teenage Heavan or Kundalini Express?
If it wasn't for this album, and Earth, Sun, Moon, I never would have made it through college.
sweeet! makes me want to tear the sleeves off my black t-shirt and put a big gob of Dep gel in my hair! heh, I used to be cool!
we love our audience
Cool. Doo Doot. Doo Doot. Doo Doot. Those old Bauhaus dudes were sooo cool.
Now we need Ying & Yang & FlowerPot Man - Tones on Tail to finish it off Peter Murphy / Love & Rockets - all in the morning Very nice collection
nausicaa wrote:
This is the S&!T! :music:
Right on!! Volume went up!!
This is the S&!T! :music:
Reminds me of my best friend! I miss you KC!
:roflol:
maybe I'm being too nice... Think I'll have to change my rating on this one. From a 2 to a 1. Sorry Bill.
got see to L&R with Janes Addiction opening up for them in Vancouver B.C. on the Expo site- had a Heineken in my hand the whole night- don't get no better
now thats what i'm talkin about. much more fun, and less pretentious than that peter murphy, bauhaus crap
Can't help singing out loud. Flashback to high school.
:goodvibes.gif:
:drummer: :guitarist:
My friends styled his mile-high black mohawk after this band. Reeeeally wanted to be a rock star.
Skeletor wrote:
The way-back machine is open for business! :)
Where do you think we are going to this week, Mr. Peabody?? We ought to start calling Bill...Mr. Peabody! :lol: Long Live Jay Ward! (click here)
:bounce:
redeyespy wrote:
The tinnitus you speak of, Scott; would you call it a "ringing," "hissing," "buzzing"? Is it pulsatile? Just curious. I may do a discertation on it eventually. P.S. Mine's a cricket-like sound, from years of concerts. Never got to see L & Rs though.
Mine's a constant note, maybe a couple of notes, upper octaves, that I don't "hear" unless I think about it. I don't know music but the highest note on a piano is about the range of it. Plus a slight hiss. No pulsing, tho. I think that would be the most annoying...
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Late at night, when everything's quiet and I'm laying there hearing the ringing in my ears, I think of Love and Rockets—The Loudest Concert Ever. Rawk!
The tinnitus you speak of, Scott; would you call it a "ringing," "hissing," "buzzing"? Is it pulsatile? Just curious. I may do a discertation on it eventually. P.S. Mine's a cricket-like sound, from years of concerts. Never got to see L & Rs though.
Wow. Here's another album that I played to death back in college. (But this song wasn't one of my favorites -- howz about some Yin Yang and the Flower Pot Man, or Kundalini Express???)
:cool:
The way-back machine is open for business! :)
Way to Go! Bill, You've read my mind as I was just asking for some Love and Rockets! to clear some Incubus out of my ears.
This sounds very 80's-ish. Was it part of the soundtrack to a teen movie with valley girls and surfer dudes? :ask:
Ha! I listened to this song just today after not having heard it for years. Great to hear it again.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Late at night, when everything's quiet and I'm laying there hearing the ringing in my ears, I think of Love and Rockets—The Loudest Concert Ever. Rawk! Bill got snookered by the Amazon release date of this album. He said it was a newer album from 2002, but it's a 1986 album and song. The 2002 version evidently has B-sides and stuff...
Actually, it is from the 2002 cd, my `86 version is vinyl. I uploaded the version minus the pops & hiss! :wink:
FilmSurgeon wrote:
Respectfully disagree. This song, and this album, are both far superior to No New Tale/Earth Sun Moon.
I'd still love to hear something/anything from Earth Sun Moon.
MauiBeachBum wrote:
Not quite as good as NO NEW, TALE TO TELL. :D
Respectfully disagree. This song, and this album, are both far superior to No New Tale/Earth Sun Moon.