ZODIAC MINDWARP & THE LOVE REACTION "PRIME MOVER" (1987)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction (cool name by the way!) are a British rock band with a biker fashion style, and their humourous, tounge-in-cheek lyrics are not to be taken at face value. You will note that I use the present tense, because they are still performing.
They have, so far, had just the one hit in the UK, which was in 1987 with "Prime Mover", which reached #18 in the singles chart. The song was inspired by Hawkwind's 1977 hit Quark, Strangeness and Charm.
However, as you will discover, they had more than one hit on the Indie chart.The band also achieved moderate success with their album Tattoed Beat Messiah which peaked at #20 (March 1988). Other 80s songs that didn't break the Top 40 included "Back Seat Education" (#49 - Nov 1987) and "Planet Girl" (#63 - April 1988). They managed to reach #1 in the UK Indie Chart with the their previous singles High Priest Of Love EP during 1986 and #9 on the same chart in '86 with the Wild Child EP.
Zodiac Mindwarp's most recent album was We Are Volsung in 2010.
Tattoed Beat Messiah (album)
Zodiac Mindwarp on stage at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York in 1989.