Chris & CoseySongs Of Love & Lust

Label:Rough Trade – ROUGH 64
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Industrial, Minimal, Ambient


A1Driving Blind6:30
A2Love Cuts7:44
A3Walking Through Heaven5:12
B1Talk To Me5:40
B2Gardens Of The Pure4:36
B3Raining Tears Of Blood4:35

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Recorded at Studio 47, London; between February and November 1983
Original painting on front cover: 'You Only Live Twice'.

℗ & © CTI, Rough Trade Music 1984
Manufactured and distributed by Rough Trade

Copies in Germany with Sticker from distribution company EfA - Vertrieb and Catalogue Number 52172083

On some copies, front of sleeve has 3.5 cm diameter embossed rondel with "CTI" in the middle and "Towards Creative Production" around outside positioned near lower right corner.

Ʊ in matrix is a lyre symbol.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side hand etched): ROUGH 64 A1 LOVE STUDIO 4/ ƱTOPIA ⋀ C
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side hand etched): ROUGH 64 B1 LUST STUDIO 4/ ⋀

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Songs Of Love & Lust (LP, Album, White Label)Rough TradeROUGH 64UK1984
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Songs Of Love & Lust (CD, Album, Reissue)Conspiracy InternationalCTI CD 6Belgium1988
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Songs Of Love & Lust (LP, Album, Reissue)Wax Trax! RecordsWAX 7124US1990
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Songs Of Love & Lust (CD, Album, Reissue)Wax Trax! RecordsWAXCD 7124US1990
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Songs Of Love & Lust (LP, Album, Reissue)Conspiracy InternationalCTI LP 6Belgium1990



  • PussyStreetHomos's avatar
    Of the original act formerly known as Chris and Cosey (or CTI, for Creative Technology Institute, also Conspiracy International, for some reason) Songs of Love and Lust was def the very best C&C album in which Cosey sings on just about every track, also, their previous LP, Trance, I would indicate as probably being their best (early, initial) instrumental album, though making that claim may be going too far, as they consistenly released some very, exceptionally interesting, hallucinatory, original and disturbing multi-purpose elecronic dance music throughout the early to mid 1980s. Previously, C&C had released a fantastic solo effort (practically a socioanthropolitic thesis and personal diatribe on modern sexuality ans sexual taboos and practices) by Cosey that was titled `Time to Tell,' a very mellow, meditative (almost) 30 minutes worth of witchy, trancedental minimalist droning (similar in feel to Goblin's creepy old world music box, diabolical and influential bit of prog-rock expressionism film music - the renowned theme to Dario Argento's Suspiria) in which she speaks about her experiences and personal philosophy regarding her modeling extensively for several porno magazines, engaging in hardcore sex for adult films and dancing live as a striptease artiste and all of the dialogue in Time to Tell was taken directly from a journal she kept in which she chronicled and researched men's sexuality in response to sex workers, many elements of female sexuality and women's rights to an equal independence of autonomy to freely experiment and openly engage in such works and how men and women both need to come to a clearer, more honest conversation, speaking candidly about their kinks, turn on's, fetishes and sincere sexual drives with one another without prejudice, in so that they might come to a much better understanding and mutual respect for one another's needs and desires with regard to their personal sex fantasies as well as more taboo realities. A great deal of the lyrical content on this album stems from the same wellspring of more lurid erotic deviance and fetishistic content than appears with as great of frequency on any of their later recordings, as it does here, and does it so very admirably to boot!! A real unsung classic of the 1980s underground DIY electronic dance genre.
    • lpfanatic's avatar
      Walking Through Heaven + Gardens of the Pure = perfection.
      • gunktvrecords's avatar
        Love this album have it on LP and on Tape!
        • IndustrialSoundtrack's avatar
          Edited 8 years ago
          Chris & Cosey's 'Walking Through Heaven' is featured in our film Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay .
          • Ildefonso's avatar
            For me "Walking Through Heaven" is one of the highlights, together with "Talk To Me", "Love Cuts" and "Driving Blind". Four out of 9 cuts exuberates brilliance, the rest are anything but mediocre -- it's just that good. Terrific LP!
            • alant1000's avatar
              Edited 17 years ago
              Industrial / Experimental / Electro / Nu-Wave crossover. The 2 standout tracks here for me are "Love Cuts", an epic and drawn out dark and twisted song about addiction to physical pain (lyrics - "Cuts like a knife / cut me with your knife"), and "Driving blind", a slow electronic beat again with the very distinctive vocal of Cosey Fanni Tooti! You could almost call them the orignal Adult., as the electro and female monotone vocal are very similar. This is great, fairly slow and laid back electro beats with a nu-wave punk feel and dark lyrics. A lovely LP.


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