Love and Rockets

The Bubblemen Rap!

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Love and Rockets recorded this lighthearted three-song 12" in the guise of their striped, bulbous alter egos, the Bubblemen. Bubblemen Rap! is surprising for a couple of reasons. For one, it never seemed like Love and Rockets had much of a sense of humor. For another, as the title indicates,the Bubblemen rap, and, amazingly, it's not awful as rap parodies almost always are. In fact, it's a lot of fun. Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins sound invigorated by the opportunity to goof around. J, in particular, provides basslines so groovy and bouncy that you can scarcely believe it's the same guy who played on "Bela Lugosi's Dead." Love and Rockets fans who can lay their hands on this rare item will want to snap it up immediately.