I LOVE YOU (Buy CDs by this artist)
Live EP (Medusa) 1989
I Love You (Geffen) 1991
All of Us (Geffen) 1994
I Love You was an ill-fated LA blues-rock band with far more promise than luck. The quartet's stoner vibe and stripped-down guitar riffage led to its post-Guns n' Roses major-label deal just before the release of the indie Live, recorded at Raji's in Hollywood. With numerous obvious nods to Eric Clapton and Cream including a brazen cover of Cream's "SWLABR" the five songs offer little of creative note and serve only as a warm-up.
I Love You features the band's ultimate (and best) lineup: singer Christopher Palmer, guitarist Jeff Nolan (who, in late 1995, joined Screaming Trees), bassist Mike Kossler and drummer Tom Sweet. The album bears an unexpected, often irritating metal hue credit producer Geoff Workman but has enough solid songwriting and boss fretwork to hold its own.
Produced by Chris Goss of Masters of Reality, All of Us reveals a cosmic side and improvisatory designs in psychedelic, jam-session-hatched tunes about smoking weed, spiritual awakening and loving your fellow man all part of I Love You's positive message. And just like Goss' own band and the criminally neglected Kyuss, the record was a commercial flop. I Love You was subsequently dropped and broke up.[Troy J. Augusto]
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