LOVE (1985)


* taken from FB @officialcult

IAN ASTBURY - VOCALS
BILLY DUFFY - GUITAR
JAMIE STEWART - BASS
NIGEL PRESTON - DRUMS ON 'SHE SELLS SANCTUARY', 'NO.13' AND 'THE SNAKE'
MARK BRZEZICKI - DRUMS ON ALL OTHER TRACKS
(TOURING MUSICIAN: LES WARNER - DRUMS)


* taken from FB @officialcult

In May 1985, The Cult released their fourth single, "She Sells Sanctuary", which peaked at No. 15 in the UK and spent a total of 23 weeks in the Top 100. The song was recently voted No. 18 in VH1's Indie 100. In June 1985, following his increasingly erratic behaviour, Preston was fired from the band. Big Country's drummer Mark Brzezicki was picked to replace Preston, and was also included in the video for "She Sells Sanctuary".


The Cult recorded their second album, Love in July and August 1985. The band's music and image shifted from their punk-oriented roots to 1960s psychedelia influences. Love was a chart success, peaking at No. 4 in the UK and selling 100,000 copies there towards a total of 500,000 copies throughout Europe, as well as 100,000 in Australia and 500,000 copies in the United States. To date, the record has sold over two and a half million copies worldwide.


From mid-1985 to 1986, the band went on a worldwide tour with new drummer Les Warner (who had previously played with Julian Lennon and Johnny Thunders). Two more official singles from the Love album followed; "Rain" (charting in the UK at No. 17) and "Revolution" (charting in the UK at No. 30). Neither of these singles charted in the US. Another single, "Nirvana", was issued only in Poland. The album version of "Rain", as well as the remix "(Here Comes the) Rain", were used in the Italian horror film Dèmoni 2.
From Wikipedia.