It’s been a long time coming. Guy Chadwick and his merry men have hardly been seen or heard since 2005’s Days Run Way album. Now they have an album and UK tour in the pipeline, and Porky is somewhat pleased, to put it mildly. If you don’t know why the pig is slavering, check our feature https://craighaggis.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/legends-of-indie-house-of-love/
“We recorded the songs for She Paints Words In Red in ten days in November 2012,” said Chadwick.
“It was great to be recording again, and everything went to plan and gelled from the onset. Terry and I have got back to our original working relationship, with a few healthy quarrels thrown in!”
All the songs are new but there is a reworking of Purple Killer Rose, which first appeared as a b-side on The Girl With The Loneliest Eyes in 1991, and now renamed simply PKR. Chadwick regards it as one of the best songs he’s ever written, but felt they hadn’t done it justice first time around.
The album will be preceded by a single on March 25 on digital, A Baby Got Back on Its Feet, which has a bit of history as you will find a version on YouTube from a gig in Lima, Peru in 2008. It will be released on 7” vinyl a month later. The bonus track, Plans is available on the red vinyl version only.
Full track listing
1. A BABY GOT BACK ON ITS FEET
3. SHE PAINTS WORDS IN RED
5. LOST IN THE BLUES
6. LOW BLACK CLOUDS
7. MONEY MAN
8. TROUBLE IN MIND
9. NEVER AGAIN
10. SUNSHINE OUT OF THE RAIN
11. HOLY RIVER
12. EYE DREAM
13. PLANS (BONUS TRACK)
* Meanwhile, the House of Love’s self-titled debut album from 1988 has also been released on Cherry Red as a three-CD extravaganza, featuring demos, unreleased tracks, b-sides and other goodies.