CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE Released Ace LP ‘1992: THE LOVE ALBUM ‘ 30 Years Ago

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…

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CARTER USM: Story – All Albums

Gone But Not Forgotten! CARTER USM

Great bands from the past

9 February 2022

Band: CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE (London, UK)
Original name turning into Carter USM later on.
Who: Indie electro-punk duo featuring Jim “Jim Bob”
Morrison
and guitarist Les “Fruitbat” Carter.
Active: 1987–1998, 2007–2014

The duo’s pretty superb third LP 1992 – THE LOVE ALBUM
(their only No 1 hit album in the UK) turns 30 next May.

AllMusic said: “What turned out to be Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine’s
shortest album, at a mere 36 minutes, was also its most commercially successful,
debuting in the U.K. at number one and confirming the band as a massive draw.
With 1992 their shouldn’t-succeed-but-still-does combination of synthesizer/rock
fanfares is particularly brilliant. “
Score: 4.5/5.

Gone but definitely not forgotten.
Three great CARTER USM moments…

– THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW CROSS –
(Top 10 single from The Love album)

– ANYTIME ANYPLACE ANYWHERE –
(Mind-boggling symphonic punk-pop.
From 30 Something LP)

– SUPPOSE YOU GAVE A FUNERAL AND NOBODY CAME –
(Awesome title, awesome tune – also from The Love album)

CARTER USM: Story – All Albums