Love Battery

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Confusion Au Go Go 03:40 Tools
Between the Eyes 00:00 Tools
Colorblind 00:00 Tools
Cute One 00:00 Tools
Corporate Memo 03:26 Tools
Snipe Hunt 00:00 Tools
One Small Step 00:00 Tools
Hollow Body 00:00 Tools
Dead Boys 00:00 Tools
Out of Focus 00:00 Tools
Transendental Fornication 00:00 Tools
Punks Want Rights 04:45 Tools
Foot 00:00 Tools
Damaged 00:00 Tools
See Your Mind 00:00 Tools
Monkey Brain 00:00 Tools
Side (With You) 00:00 Tools
Cool School (Trane of Thought) 00:00 Tools
Easter 00:00 Tools
Half Past You 00:00 Tools
Dayglo 00:00 Tools
Sometimes 00:00 Tools
Blonde 00:00 Tools
23 Modern Stories 00:00 Tools
Highway of Souls 00:00 Tools
Orange 00:00 Tools
Before I Crawl 00:00 Tools
Ibiza Bar 00:00 Tools
2 and 2 00:00 Tools
Wings 00:00 Tools
67 00:00 Tools
Faithfull 00:00 Tools
Shellshock 00:00 Tools
Searching for Rose 00:00 Tools
Split In Two 00:00 Tools
Guilty Of Every Thing 00:00 Tools
Far Gone 00:00 Tools
Float 00:00 Tools
Head of Ringo 00:00 Tools
Feet 00:00 Tools
In Through the Outside 00:00 Tools
I Can't See Nobody 00:00 Tools
Nebraska 00:00 Tools
Instrumental 00:00 Tools
No Matter What You Do 00:00 Tools
Rust Belt 00:00 Tools
Fuzz Factory 00:00 Tools
Harold's Pink Room 00:00 Tools
If It Wasn't Me 00:00 Tools
Nehru Jacket 00:00 Tools
Straight Freak Show 00:00 Tools
Brazil 00:00 Tools
Red Onion 00:00 Tools
Angelhead 00:00 Tools
Get On Da Big Foot 00:00 Tools
Perfect Light 00:00 Tools
Drowning Sun 00:00 Tools
Sunny Jim 00:00 Tools
Waylaid 00:00 Tools
Silent Treatment 00:00 Tools
I Just Can't Be Happy Today 00:00 Tools
Illuminated Man 00:00 Tools
Please Before You Go 00:00 Tools
Mr. Soul (Neil Young cover) 00:00 Tools
Color Blind 00:00 Tools
Out of Focus (Live) 00:00 Tools
White Bird (It's A Beautiful Day cover) 00:00 Tools
White Bird 00:00 Tools
Mr. Soul 00:00 Tools
Two and Two 00:00 Tools
Break the Chain 00:00 Tools
Highway Of Souls (Album) 00:00 Tools
Between The Eyes (Album) 00:00 Tools
Damaged (Album) 00:00 Tools
Cool School 00:00 Tools
Side 00:00 Tools
See Your Mind (Album) 00:00 Tools
Dayglo (Album) 00:00 Tools
Love Battery - Dayglo 00:00 Tools
Sometimes (Album) 00:00 Tools
Blonde (Album) 00:00 Tools
Harold's Pink Room - Radio Edit 00:00 Tools
Commercial Suicide 00:00 Tools
Nebrask 00:00 Tools
I Can`t See Nobody 00:00 Tools
Orange (Album) 00:00 Tools
Half Past You (Album) 00:00 Tools
I Just Can't Be Happy Today - Another Damned Seattle (A tribute to The Damned) 1992 00:00 Tools
Ibiza Bar (Album) 00:00 Tools
Come Now 00:00 Tools
Dayglo (Full Album) 00:00 Tools
Far Gone (Album) 00:00 Tools
Ibiza Bar (Pink Floyd cover) 00:00 Tools
Love Battery - Between the Eye 00:00 Tools
In Through The Outside (Album) 00:00 Tools
Rust Belt (Album) 00:00 Tools
Head Of Ringo (Album) 00:00 Tools
Float (Album) 00:00 Tools
Searching For Rose (Album) 00:00 Tools
67 (Album) 00:00 Tools
Love Battery - Between the Eyes 00:00 Tools
Feet (Album) 00:00 Tools
Easter [Album] 00:00 Tools
way laid 00:00 Tools
Before I Crawl (Album) 00:00 Tools
Nebraska (Album) 00:00 Tools
Easter (Album) 00:00 Tools
Love Battery - Out Of Focus 00:00 Tools
Foot (alt.) 00:00 Tools
Drowning Son 00:00 Tools
Wings (Album) 00:00 Tools
Mr Soul 00:00 Tools
Instrumental (Album) 00:00 Tools
I Can't See Nobody (Album) 00:00 Tools
2 And 2 (Album) 00:00 Tools
Split In Two (Album) 00:00 Tools
Haf Past You 00:00 Tools
Bite Back 00:00 Tools
Foot (Album) 00:00 Tools
Shellshock (Album) 00:00 Tools
2 + 2 00:00 Tools
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Love Battery is an American psychedelic rock/grunge band from Seattle, Washington. For the most part Love Battery was an unusual group in the early 90's Seattle music scene. Blending intense swirling psychedelic guitar work, pulsating rhythms, driving beats and heartfelt vocals derived from '60s garage/psych, '70s punk rock, '80s post punk and '90s grunge, their music was significantly more complex than most of the music associated with that era. Although they never achieved the commercial success of many of their contemporaries, they nonetheless retained a fervent cult following that continues to this day. Love Battery was formed in 1989 by former Room Nine leader Ron Nine (b. Ron Rudzitis), guitarist Kevin Whitworth (ex-Crisis Party), bassist Tommy "Bonehead" Simpson (also ex-Crisis Party) and Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters. Their name came from a song of the same name by British punk band the Buzzcocks. Before releasing their first single Peters left the group and was replaced by ex-Skin Yard drummer Jason Finn. With this lineup the band released their debut single Between The Eyes for seminal Seattle record label Sub Pop. By 1990 Simpson had been replaced by ex-U-Men bassist Jim Tillman. With this lineup the band released their debut EP Between the Eyes in 1990, again on Sub Pop. This record was later expanded and released as their first full-length album in 1991. Following the Between The Eyes EP were the Foot singles and Out Of Focus EP. In 1992 the band recorded and released what many consider their finest record Dayglo. In the Sub Pop catalog, Dayglo was listed as "Blotter not included" a play on "Batteries not included" instead referring to LSD. Soon after, Tillman left to pursue other interests. He was replaced at first by original bassist Tommy Simpson, who in turn was replaced by ex-Green River and Mother Love Bone guitarist Bruce Fairweather. In 1993 the Far Gone album appeared, which to many was considered a disappointment following Dayglo's critical success. Initially Far Gone was to be released by PolyGram Records but due to contractal problems with Sub Pop Records, Far Gone was dumped by the major label. Instead an inferior 'rough mix' of the album was released by Sub Pop, a problem which Love Battery planned to rectify by remixing and reissuing but never did. Following the Far Gone fiasco, Love Battery signed with Atlas Records in 1994 releasing the Nehru Jacket EP late in the year. It contained 2 songs that also found their way onto 1995's Straight Freak Ticket album which was also released on Atlas in 1995. The label failed to promote the band and album properly however which resulted in poor sales. Shortly thereafter Finn left the group to join The Presidents of the United States of America who quickly found success later in the year. A prolonged period of uncertainty ensued following Finn's departure with an array of drummers brought in as his replacement including original drummer Dan Peters and ex-Posies and Fastbacks drummer Mike Musburger. The band practically disappeared until the release of their fifth album Confusion Au Go Go in 1999. This time around drummers Peters, Musburger and Finn all contributed to the album although Peters took on a majority of the work. Following the release of Confusion Au Go Go Love Battery remained for the most part quiet. A few one off performances were made in 2002 featuring Tommy Simpson returning on bass and Finn and Peters on drums. After a prolonged period of inactivity the band played their first show in 4 years on June 23, 2006 at Neumoes in Seattle, WA. The current lineup consists of Nine, Whitworth, Simpson and Musburger. In 1996 Love Battery was featured in the documentary Hype!, chronicling the rise of the Seattle "grunge" music scene. A clip is shown of a live performance of "Between the Eyes", and the song also appears on the documentary's soundtrack. A video for "Out Of Focus" appears on Sub Pop Video Network Program, Volume Two. They also made videos for "Fuzz Factory" and "Harold's Pink Room" from the Straight Freak Ticket album. The "Fuzz Factory" video was shot in Las Vegas and featured the band driving around in a white Cadillac convertible, hinting at Hunter S. Thompson's famous book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas years before the film of the same name starring actor Johnny Depp was released. A "Fuzz Factory" is also a creation of Z.Vex Effects, a musical stomp-box fuzz pedal hand crafted with vintage style '60s parts and hand painted with a psychedelic look. Love Battery leader Ron Nine also plays in new band Down With People who have been significantly more active than Love Battery as of late. Albums * Between The Eyes (Sub Pop Records, 1991). * Dayglo (Sub Pop Records, 1992). * Far Gone (Sub Pop Records, 1993). * Straight Freak Ticket (Atlas Records, 1995). * Confusion Au Go Go (C/Z Records, 1999). Singles/Eps * "Between The Eyes" b/w "Easter" (Sub Pop Records, 1989). * "Foot" b/w "Mr. Soul" (Sub Pop Records, 1991). * Out Of Focus EP (Sub Pop Records, 1991). * Nehru Jacket EP (Atlas Records, 1994). * "Snipe Hunt" b/w "Punks Want Rights" (Let Down Records, 1996). Compilation/Soundtrack contributions * "Between The Eyes" on The Grunge Years (Sub Pop Records, 1991). * "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" on Another Damned Seattle Compilation (Dashboard Hula Girl Records, 1991). * "Ball And Chain" on Milk For Pussy (Mad Queen Records, 1994). * "No Matter What You Do" on We're All Normal And We Want Our Freedom: A Tribute To Arthur Lee and Love (Alias Records, 1994). * "White Bird" on Star Power! K-Tel Hits Of The '70s (Pravda Records, 1994). * "Fuzz Factory" on Turn It Up & Pass It On, Volume 1 (1995). * "Straight Freak Show" on huH Magazine CD6 (promo only) (RayGun Press, 1995). * "Out Of Focus (Live)" on Bite Back: Live At The Crocodile Cafe (PopLlama Records, 1996). * "Color Blind" on Home Alive: The Art of Self-Defense (Epic Records, 1996). * "Commercial Suicide" on Teriyaki Asthma, Vols. 6-10 (C/Z Records, 1999). * "Half Past You" on Sleepless In Seattle: The Birth Of Grunge (LiveWire Recordings, 2006). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.