Love Spit Love was a musical group founded in 1992 by singer Richard Butler following the initial disbanding of the Psychedelic Furs.
When the Psychedelic Furs disbanded in 1991, Butler moved to New York. Butler contacted guitarist Richard Fortus, whose band, Pale Divine, had been the opener on the Furs' final US tour. The two began to collaborate on what Butler expected would become his first solo record. The duo enlisted drummer Frank Ferrer to help develop the material. As the songs took shape, however, Butler opted to push the project into a new band. The band's name was taken from a 1991 performance art exhibit in New York, which featured three naked couples (of varying sexual orientation) openly engaged in acts of affection.
To record their debut album, the band brought in Butler's brother (and Furs bandmate) Tim to fill in on bass. (Butler also co-wrote six songs on the album.) The completed self-titled album was released in August of 1994 on Imago Records. The debut album's lead single, "Am I Wrong", was warmly received at alternative radio and MTV. (The song eventually appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 movie Angus....
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|origin||New York City|
|current members||Richard Butler (singer)|