Single reviews: You Can Love Me Now
from dot music
You Can Love Me Now is a great, epic rock song. It builds and builds into
something more like a Waterboys track.
Unfortunately, little press or radio support appears to have been garnered for
this act, which once graced the cover of the NME and won plenty of
international awards, although it's never too late for someone to take the
Bloomin' Flowers are back
George Byrne - Irish Independent
God help us, they're back! Nice chaps and all as they undoubtedly are, the last
thing the world needs right now is the return of Hothouse Flowers, the most
overrated Irish band of the past decade. After the utterly dismal Songs From
The Rain, we'd assumed that they'd done the decent thing and gone their
separate ways - with no small amount of encouragement from London Records -
but no, for some strange reason the company persisted with them and a new
album, Born, will be with us in May, preceded by the single 'You Can Love Me
Now'. This release continues the grand old Flowers tradition of non-songs,
being little more than a repetition of a riff (in this case one which bears an
absolutely uncanny resemblance to U2's 'Stay'...nice to see the old Mother
connection still going strong), until the all the lads pile in for a 'chorus'
which couldn't pass muster as the middle-eight of a B-side for any decent band.
Liam, Fiachna and Peter aren't giving away too many clues about the, ahem,
strength of their other material either, as the remaining two tracks on the
single are a cover of James Brown's 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' and a
reworking of their own debut effort 'Love Don't Work This Way'.
If, as has been threatened, Chris Evans (DJ and tv presenter) gets behind this
muck then no devil in hell has a pitchfork sharp enough for the ginger jerk.
But then again, can the public really be sold such an obvious pup?