Not long after I made Minneapolis’ Love Under Pressure’s first album (The Elvis Years) available for public consumption I was contacted by an alum of the trio who informed me there were a couple of subsequent releases I might be interested in hearing. The cassette ep I’m sharing today was one of them, generously provided by said alum (who for now shall remain nameless). Perhaps with the exception of the gutsy “Promises,” Island finds LUP gravitating to a milder tact. Music-heads of left-of-the-dial staples like Agitpop, Dumptruck and the Pedaljets will find something to relish here, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say these Mpls lads could have roped in listeners of say, Crowded House as well, provided the right exposure of course.
01. Your Life Story
03. Dear Johnny
04. To Olive From Catherine
05. No One’s Watched Before
Articles Origin: Lovers Under Pressure – Island tape (199?)