Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction


New Cross Inn

323 New Cross Road SE14 6AS London
PRICE: £12

Gig Description


New Cross Inn present sleazy hard rockers Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction plus guests.

Doors 7pm
£12 ADV / £15 OTD

Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction

The band is the brainchild of Mark Manning, a former graphic artist and art editor of the now defunct Flexipop! magazine. The magazine folded back in 1982 but the hedonistic lifestyle of the frequenting rock and pop stars to the magazine' offices fueled his desire to experience the debauchery of life as a decadent rock star. He joined another music publication called Metal Fury as a graphic designer but would assume the alter ego Zodiac Mindwarp at night. Zodiac soon left Metal Fury and formed the Love Reaction in 1985 with Jimmy Cauty, who later formed The Orb, The JAMS (Justified Ancients of Mu Mu), and The KLF on guitar, Kid Chaos (real name Stephen Harris) on bass and Boom Boom Kaboomski on drums.

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction play a sleazy style of commercial hard rock featuring big riffs and choruses, as was the trend in the band’s heyday of the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s. The camp lyrics are intended as self-parody, and can be seen as either humorous, or offensive by those who take them at face value, for their often lascivious and misogynist tone. Song titles like "Back Seat Education", "Feed My Frankenstein", "High Heeled Heaven", and "Trash Madonna" illustrate Mindwarp's tongue-in-cheek approach. Lyrical content also exhibits a send up of cult worship, often of Zodiac Mindwarp's self-proclaimed raging libido, with Mindwarp claiming the titles sex fuhrer, love dictator, and high priest of love.

w/ support from:

The Miser
"This band meld early Trouble to Budgie and Atomic Rooster. It's a late '70s riff rage.... While their sound is a little more organically doom-laden than Angel Witch circa 1980, somehow they've also captured the appeal that made the cult NWOBHM masters so popular in those formative days. The promise and potential is there for a big push forward."
Malcolm Dome - Metal Hammer

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*Advance tickets go off sale 5pm Friday 12th April*

Source: New Cross Inn website

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