Halloween is just around the corner. Witches on the hunt for a theme song need look no further than an obscure 90’s alt-rock band who created the ultimate supernatural soundtrack favorite of the decade. When the 90’s began, New Wave and Hair Metal were on their way out. The Psychedelic Furs saw their popularity wane in the late 80’s and went on hiatus. Lead singer, Richard Butler, took this opportunity to work on his first solo album. He asked the guitarist from Pale Divine, a band that opened for the Psychedelic Furs, to join him on the project. While recording the solo album, Richard instead decided to name his new band, Love Spit Love, and release it as a group project. He even enlisted his brother, Tim (from the Furs) to lay down some bass lines on the record.
“HOW SOON IS NOW” Love Spit Love
Love Spit Love only ended up releasing two albums between 1904 and 1997. Their debut album spawned the band’s biggest single, Am I Wrong, a modest MTV favorite that cracked the Billboard charts and made an appearance in the motion picture, Angus. The band’s second album was released on Madonna’s Maverick Record label. Love Spit Love’s cover of The Smith’s “How Soon Is Now” became an instant classic after being chosen by two witch-themed projects as their theme song. Not only did the teen supernatural movie, The Craft, highlight the song, it was the theme song to Charmed, a WB TV show starring Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, and Holly Marie Combs as a trio of witches.
“AM I WRONG” Love Spit Love