The Flowers Of Romance – Love Means Death

19 Jan

Love Means Death

Love Means Death

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.

Live at Rodon club

Live at Rodon club

“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.

eb metronom 1992

eb metronom 1992

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.



4 responses to “The Flowers Of Romance – Love Means Death

  1. giousurum

    January 21, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Flowers of romance are one of my favs greek bands.. there is an interesting story behinf their album Brilliant mistakes [1997], about how and where it was recorded and produced by…it’s production was a big change for a greek band..
    good night..

  2. panole8riambos

    January 21, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Thanks for the comment.
    Sure, we’ll get to that album too.

  3. tapesgoneloose

    January 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Back from the vacation, as you saw, & with a ton of vinyl rips (OK, not a ton, but definitely a dozen or so). “Love Means Death” will be my first upload for the new year – it seems that, not only do we have similar tastes, we can also synchronize very well!

  4. panole8riambos

    January 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Ha ha ha…
    Welcome back.
    Happy new year.


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