Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blood and Roses - Enough Is Never Enough

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Blood And Roses - enough is never enough

"Blood and Roses were one of the most caustic UK gothic deathrock bands ever to be overlooked. They had strong guitar hooks and vocals that drip with seductive morbidity. Extremely dynamic, they were one of the best goth punk bands. Their guitarist was extremely talented, and they often had keyboards added into the mix. The songs could be slow and brooding, or fast and aggressive.

Blood and Roses covered songs from John Carpenter's soundtrack work, some of the most modernly creepy soundscapes to be included in horror/sci-fi movies in the eighties, that make for perfect deathrock instrumentals.

Guitarist Bob Short and Dave Roberts (Sex Gang Children) grew up in the Kill Your Pet Puppy collective (an anarchist/anti-vivisection group) in the 70s. Lisa Kirby, the singer, also did the album artwork for most of the Blood & Roses records, including the illustration for "(Some) Like it Hot".

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Tracks:

A1
Enough Is Never Enough
A2
(Some) Like It Hot
A3
Your Sin Is Your Salvation
A4
Whirr
A5
Roles
A6
Breakdown
B1
Assault On Precinct 13
B2
The Tower Falls
B3
Possession
B4
Living For Today
B5
Tomorrow
B6
Spit Upon Your Grave











Blood and Roses - Enough Is Never Enough

2 comments:

Bill said...

I should be working but I listened to this instead. Well, not as good as some so I guess that's why it never made it. I will bookmark your site if that's OK. Good luck

the saucer people said...

Blood & Roses will always have a soft-spot in my heart - I was 13 or 14 when their Love Under Will 12 inch came out and I pretty much wore the grooves out - for a brief moment they were fashionable when an article came out in the NME or Sounds magazine under the ghastly name of 'Positive Punk' - basically an attempt to link bands like anarcho-punks The Mob with the more 'gothic' bands like Sex Gang Children & Southern Death Cult into some kind of post-punk movement - obviously that failed and the "goth" tag became the winner.

Anyway, it has been decades since I heard this album, so it is wonderful that you have kept your blog up and astounding that the links still work! Many thanks for the trip down memory lane.