Two year after the release of their debut album, Dorian Grey, the Flowers Of Romance
entered the Sierra studios to record the 12″ EP, “Love Means Death” which would be
released in a limited edition.
The band had one more release during 1992.
The english label M&E released the tape “The Flowers Of Romance…the story so far”
featuring 17 songs of the band.
Some of the matterial was unreleased till then.
The line up of the band had changed before the recordings of “Love Means Death”.
Singer Mike Pougounas, bass player Teo Botinis and drummer B.B. Romeo were still there
but quitar player Bay J. (Dimitris Beis) joined the band, replacing the guitar players
Plato Papadimitriou and Achileas “Lao” Geromoshos.
“Love Means Death” is on the first side of the record, a post punk tune that would soon become a fave among their audience.
On B side, there was a cover version of the classic Rolling Stones track “Paint it Black” with
an ala Sisters Of Mercy intro.
The song “Autumn Kids” that was featured in the compilation album
“12 raw Greek bands” back in 1988, closes the B side.
The Flowers Of Romance went on a string of gigs in Athens and the countryside.
While the band started giving interviews to the mags abroad they started writing the matterial for
their forthcoming album.
Soon after the release of this EP, Teo Botinis would leave the band to be replaced by an old band member, Haris Stavrakas.
Click HERE to read about their next release.