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The Bubblemen Are Coming!
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Cover of The Bubblemen Are Coming!, 1988, VinylThe Bubblemen Are Coming!
12", 33 ⅓ RPM
RCA – 8335-1-HDUS1988US1988
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Cover of The Bubblemen Are Coming, 1988, VinylThe Bubblemen Are Coming
12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Stereo
Beggars Banquet – 8335-1-HDCBUS1988US1988
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Cover of The Bubblemen Rap!, 1988-06-06, VinylThe Bubblemen Rap!
12"
Beggars Banquet – BUB 1TUK1988UK1988
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Cover of The Bubblemen Are Coming!, 1988, VinylThe Bubblemen Are Coming!
12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Vertigo – SOVX 2413, Beggars Banquet – SOVX2413Canada1988Canada1988
Cover of The Bubblemen Are Coming!, 1988, VinylThe Bubblemen Are Coming!
7", Single
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Beggars Banquet – BUB 1UK1988UK1988
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Cover of The Bubblemen Are Coming!, 1988, VinylThe Bubblemen Are Coming!
7", Single
Beggars Banquet – BUB 1UK1988UK1988
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plaidzebra
Edited one year ago
Love and Rockets decide to explore their whimsical side by adopting an alter ego, The Bubblemen. "The Bubblemen Are Coming" is a minor, goofy pleasure with a slinky bassline, distorto Daniel Ash guitar and light percussion that builds up to a cowbell hook, and vocals about going for a whirl on the planet Girl. Fun, frothy, but less than forgettable, it will stick in your head (to your eventual annoyance). Like someone gave Tones on Tail happy pills. Start the long version at 1:49 or so to skip the looooong intro.

"The Bubblemen Rap" is another story, a proto-rap that proves grating within seconds. The "dub" of the "rap" doesn't improve beyond cutting out most of the annoying vocals.

"Bees" does not actually appear on the promo vinyl, but as I recall is no more than several minutes of buzzing bee sounds.

While its appeal is likely limited to fans of Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets, "The Bubblemen Are Coming" is (by a slight margin) worth owning for an occasional spin.