Thursday, 15 November 2012

SONG FOR TODAY: The House Of Love - Shine On

An utter, utter classic that I can't believe hasn't yet been featured as SFT! Like a lot of other great songs, I first heard this on the seminal 1996 compilation album True Brit... 

"Shine On" is a single by The House of Love. It was originally released in 1987, but struggled to become a hit, not making it into the UK Top 40. The band continued to receive song placements outside of the Top 40 until, in early 1990, "Shine On" was re-released and made it all the way to number 20. Their second single "Beatles And The Stones" made it to number 36, but afterwards, the band did not have any more hit singles, usually charting around the 50s.

The House of Love are an English alternative rock band. Formed in 1986, the band rose to prominence in the UK as a leading indie rock band in 1988 and split up in 1993, eventually reforming a decade later in 2003. The band is best known for its detailed psychedelic guitar sound and for the successful singles "Shine On", "Christine" and "Destroy the Heart". The best-known members of The House of Love are singer/songwriter/guitarist Guy Chadwick and lead guitarist/backing singer Terry Bickers, who were the creative core of the original band until an acrimonious split in 1989 and who reformed the band together in 2003.

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