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THE BODEANS <br> Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams <br> 1986 (Slash/WB Records)

Details: WB/Slash 25403, white label with red Slash logo, includes original picture inner sleeve, 1986

Condition: Vinyl VG++ (very clean!) Jacket VG (old price sticker on front, gold promo imprint on front)

From the All Music Guide:
When the BoDeans appeared with their first album, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, in 1986, they immediately were filed under "roots rock" (a popular term of the day) because of the Western twang in their guitars, their bouncy beat, and their simple, neo-rockabilly approach to songwriting, not to mention the production of T-Bone Burnett. They led off the album with "She's a Runaway," a song of spousal abuse and revenge that indicated a higher social consciousness than much of the rest of the album, which was typified by "Misery," in which the singer laments that his girlfriend sleeps around. At their best, on "She's a Runaway," "Fadeaway," and "Angels," the BoDeans came up with infectious riffs and made maximum use of the sweet-and-sour vocal interaction between the conventional voice of Kurt Neumann and Sammy Llanas' distinctive nasal whine. Much of the album was slight, but there was enough of an individual sound to the better material to think of the BoDeans as a band of considerable promise.

The tracks are:
1. She's a Rainbow
2. Fadeaway
3. Still the Night
4. Rickshaw Riding
5. Angels
6. Misery
7. The Strangest Kind
8. Say You Will
9. Ultimately Fine
10. That's All
11. Lookin' For Me Somewhere

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