Back in time
5 May 2022
Band: CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE
The synth/guitar indie punk duo – Jim “Jim Bob” Morrison and guitarist
Les “Fruitbat” Carter – shortened their name later to CARTER USM
Active: 1987–1998, 2007–2014 / 6 LPS
Anniversary album: 1992: THE LOVE ALBUM
Released: 4 May 1992 – 30 years ago today
Score: #1 in the UK
AllMusic wrote: “What turned out to be Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine’s
shortest album, at a mere 36 minutes, was also its most commercially successful,
confirming the band as a massive draw… The European Union flag providing the
cover and title refers to the then-groundbreaking fusion of governments and policies
in the continent, but Carter’s appropriately sharp dedication, “to our friends
in ‘Yugoslavia’,” as that conflict spiralled out of control, shows where the album’s
questioning mindset was aimed.” Score 4,5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Without a shadow of a doubt, their standout album.
An absolute powerhouse stunner, boiling from start to finish, with glorious
stories/lyrics. ACE. Btw, live Carter USM was a blast too, as I experienced
a couple of times.
Singles/clips: The Only Living Boy In New Cross / Do Re Me, So Far So Good /
Suppose You Gave A Funeral And Nobody Came
– THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW CROSS –
– DO RE ME, SO FAR SO GOOD –
– SUPPOSE YOU GIVE A FUNERAL AND NOBODY CAME –
(Not a single, but it should have been.
Brilliant title, brilliant tune)
Stream the full album on Spotify…