Favorite "Of" Bands #3 - The House of Love

@teamfreak16 (41179)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 19, 2018 9:38am CST
Confusion is the word of the day in my countdown of my favorite bands with "of" in their name. We are at #3: The House of Love. The House of Love formed in London in 1986 after vocalist/guitarist Guy Chadwick attended a Jesus and Mary Chain concert (hell, I would have formed a band after seeing the Jesus and Mary Chain, and I can't sing or play an instrument!) The band originally consisted of Chadwick, lead guitarist Terry Bickers, guitarist/vocalist Andrea Heukamp, bassist Chris Groothuizen, and drummer Pete Evans. A self-titled debut, allegedly recorded under the influence of LSD, was released on the German label, Creation. Heukamp departed back to her native Germany, the band signed to Fontana Records, where they released a different self-titled debut (with Heukamp returning for backing vocals,) perfectionist Chadwick and musical free spirit Bickers ceased speaking to each other, Fontana panicked and released an outtakes record, Bickers split to form the underrated Levitation, and the group released two more albums (including the fantastic Babe Rainbow,) before splitting up in 1993. Ten years later, with Terry Bickers back in fold, The House of Love reformed and are still at it. Whew. Despite all the turmoil, this band has released a lot of great music. While you may or may not remember singles such as "Christine," "Shine On," or "You Don't Understand," if you watched MTV, particularly 120 Minutes, you might recognize their alternative hit "I Don't Know Why I Love You," which received heavy play on the cable channel. With such a chaotic history (I basically just gave you the "nutshell" version,) it's not unsurprising that The House of Love never really caught on as much as they deserved. Which is too bad, because they really are awesome! (Why, exactly, do I love you anyway info verified by Wikipedia)
Music video for classic House of Love single
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@Jessabuma (28277)
• Baguio, Philippines
19 Apr
Nice song.. I love it. Thank you for sharing it
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr
You're welcome. Glad you liked it.
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@Jessabuma (28277)
• Baguio, Philippines
20 Apr
@teamfreak16 yes , I liked it
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@JohnRoberts (56982)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Apr
I remember this tune. Good good old 80s. Late 80s anyway. They have that "sound."
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr
Did KROQ play it, or is it an MTV memory?
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@JohnRoberts (56982)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Apr
@teamfreak16 Definitely KROQ. I did not have cable back then so no MTV.
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@amadeo (65879)
• United States
19 Apr
you got me on this.I got the video going and loved it. Some done an awesome job on this.Thanks for sharing. The guitar playing is great.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr
I always like it when you like these. Makes me feel like I did something right!
@amadeo (65879)
• United States
19 Apr
@teamfreak16 Your doing fine.there plus I am learning new music something that I have never heard. This is education for me.
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@TRBRocks420 (77572)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Apr
Great song I always liked this one too.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Apr
They are a great band.
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@Ronrybs (7299)
• London, England
19 Apr
This is another one that rings a very faint bell. Can't place it all
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 Apr
Like I said, they really didn't get the recognition they deserved.
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