Free Love And No Money

This is the short article in the issue of CUT that came with a free four-track EP of L&M songs.

CUT, October, 1997

From Cannes to Los Angeles to New York; it's been an eventful year for Love And Money, our CUT free record stars. January of this year found the band sunning themselves in Cannes by day and playing at the Whiskey A Go Go at night. It was to be a brief respite before the long River of People UK tour the following month, when they were accompanied by Hue And Cry for the trip and, most importantly, for their sell-out show at The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow.

From there it was over to the Montreux Festival in May, to rub shoulders with the likes of the Beastie Boys and Swing Out Sister. Apart from appearing with U2 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh in front of 50,000 people in August, the intervening months were spent searching for a producer for their new LP. That delay has been regrettable for the fans. But the group feel the wait has been worth it since they began working with American Gary Katz, best known for producing Steely Dan and Rosie Vela.

The band packed their bags for Ocean Way studios, Los Angeles (where Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was recorded) and began recording, with Prince mixing his forthcoming live LP next door. From there, it was on to Chelsea Studios in Greenwich Village, New York, to continue the album they want to call From Sunset Boulevard to Chateau du Lait (leader James Grant is from Castle Milk, Glasgow), which is also the first line from "Up Escalator," a possible first single for the New Year. So there we have it; we know the wait for the new Love And Money LP will be difficult--that's why the band were anxious for you to have some songs to fill the gap. With our compliments.

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