Love And Rockets
Though Love And Rockets released four albums in the '80s they are best remembered for their '89 hit "So Alive" which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
When Bauhaus, a Goth-Rock outfit disbanded in '83, three members - Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins (or everyone except vocalist Peter Murphy) - formed Love And Rockets, taking their name from the comic book series by brothers Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. Love And Rockets was one of the first alternative comics. Also, the group ditched the Goth in favor of Alternative Rock.
Love And Rockets' debut effort, "Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven," dropped in '85 and "So Alive" appeared on the group's self-titled third album.
No subsequent release had the power of "So Alive." Even so, Love And Rockets continued to record through the '90's. They broke up in '99 following the release of "Lift," their seventh album.
Various one-off shows and studio sessions occurred until '09 when Ash emphatically stated that he had no further plans to play with Love and Rockets. "We've worked together since 1980," he stated. "I really want to work with new people, I'm sure everybody feels the same."
1985 Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
1987 Earth, Sun, Moon
1989 Love And Rockets
1994 Hot Trip To Heaven
1996 Sweet F.A.