Themes From Great Cities

It might have come to your attention that I'm not a regular poster of love and understanding, which you will just have to get used to. I will however, have bursts of creativity where I move completely randomly from post to post with no rhyme or reason. I have recently posted a few singles (7 & 12”) and the odd bootleg which have been received very well by all who visit. More of the same will continue as you, dear readers, seem to be enjoying them.

Some of the rips are my own, but many more are from other blogs and I’m just sharing the wealth. If other bloggers out there wish to share the rips from my posts, please as I do, host them yourself. To combat this, the FLAC files that are over 6 months old will be replaced with MP3 files.

Finally I am happy to re-up old posts where the link has expired. Please comment in the relevant posts comments box.


Born To Be Wild

The music this filthy bunch of loud-ass leather-clad faux bikers created was a cross between AC/DC, Deep Purple, The Cult and the Porky’s movies. Big fat simple riffs, sneering, snarling vocals and incomprehensible lyrics about sex, drugs, booze and going as long as possible without taking a bath.

Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction's story starts in the year 1985: In a musical world of hairspray and spandex, two long-haired, leather-clad rockers were introduced to each other by their "exotic dancer" girlfriends. One, a graphic artist and poet, the other, a budding philosopher. They immediately dropped everything, joined forces and created the dirtiest, wildest band of all time. One year later, they signed to Polygram, released, the groundbreaking "High Priest of Love" EP, and subsequently the "Tattooed Beat Messiah" album, containing the classic single "Prime Mover".
Overnight, they accidentally changed the look of all the rock bands of the time from the obligatory spandex, eye liner and tinsel, to rough biker jackets, engineer boots and goatees. Mötley Crüe declared them to be their favourite band and immediately restyled themselves for the "Girls, Girls, Girls" record.
Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction grew in notoriety, touring the world and America, co-headlining arenas and theatres with Guns N' Roses and found themselves at home playing festivals and baseball stadiums with Iron Maiden. After attending a Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction concert at the Hammersmith Odeon and giving it his seal of approval, Alice Cooper took to the studio and recorded the Zodiac Mindwarp tune "Feed My Frankenstein", which was later performed in the film "Wayne's World"... The critical acclaim of Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction did, however, cause some rare misfortune, when they lost their young naive bass player to the lures of The Cult.
Zodiac Mindwarp covered Born to be Wild because he thought they could do a better job than the Cult (on Electric). The band soldiered on regardless. Sometime later, in Paris, Slam Thunderhide, their drummer, decided to put down his sticks to become a go-go dancer in Vancouver. Outstanding!

Ripped from a very worn out 12” EP to MP3 @ 320kbps

Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction; High Priest Of Love

1.     High Priest Of Love
2.     Hymn Of The Speed Kings
3.     High Heel Heaven
4.     Dangerous
5.     Kick Start Me For Love
6.     Wild Child (Second Attempt)


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