Friday, 14 March 2008
ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION - Live In Stevenage
Right then folks. Time for some dirty low down greasy and scuzzy Rock’n’Roll. Scuffed leather, dirty denim and stubble was the order of Zodiac Mindwarp and The Love Reactions day, that and the sound of a late 60’s garage band who are about to blow a gasket. These guys were out for kicks and in for trouble, self styled ‘High Priests of Love’ led by Mark Manning aka Zodiac Mindwarp (sometime cartoonist, now author) whose tongue was either firmly in his cheek, or some place else when singing “Hey Fay Ray I’m gonna make your day/I’m King Kong with a hard on.” Described by the music press as “either a huge piss take, or bizarre ravings of a bunch of basket cases.” Once again I’ll let you decide, but what I will say is that they’re not to be taken too seriously, but seriously need to be taken. This recording is from when their ‘mutha ship’ landed in Stevenage in 1986. Grab yerself a slice of the spectacle here!