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

CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE Released 2nd LP ’30 SOMETHING’ 30 Years Ago Today

18 February 2021

Band: CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE (UK)
Who: Indie punk duo featuring Jim “Jim Bob” Morrison
and guitarist Les “Fruitbat” Carter.
Active: 1987–1998, 2007–2014

Album: 30 SOMETHING – 2 nd LP
Released: 18 February 2021

AllMusic/NedRaggett: “Arguably, nothing really changed from 101 Damnations to 30 Something; the Carter formula was already well-established, so the duo just kept right at it.
The difference lies in — whisper it — a growing sophistication that fleshed out both sound and lyrics. That may seem deeply bemusing to those who will note the typical Carter trappings still running rampant: puns explode everywhere without restraint, musical and lyrical references creep in from the Clash and David Bowie to traditional football chants, and so forth.”

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume says: Totally wacko, totally fun.

Singles: Anytime Anyplace Anywhere / Bloodpsort For All

– ANYTIME ANYPLACE ANYWHERE –

– BLOODSPORT FOR ALL –

CARTER USM: Bio All Albums

‘The Only Boy Living In New Cross’ By Punk Duo CARTER THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE (1992)…

Top singles from the past

23 February 2020

Band: Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (UK)
Single: The Only Living Boy In New Cross
B-side: Watching The Big Apple Turn Over and Panic
Released: April 1992
Album: 1992 – The Love Album
Note: The song’s title is a pun on Simon and Garfunkel‘s
song ‘The Only Living Boy in New York
Score: The single peaked at #7 in the UK and at #25 in
the US on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart.

Here’s the original video clip…

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