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Strangelove were an English alternative rock band, formed in 1991, growing partly out of a previous band called Words and Pictures.
Duff's vocals have been described as a sounding like "Morrissey trained by Scott Walker" (Q Magazine) Singles included "Another Night In", "Beautiful Alone", "Sway", "Freak", and
"The Greatest Show On Earth".
Strangelove played their first concert at Bath Moles Club on 9 October 1991.
The band's initial line up was:
Patrick Duff, vocals, piano
Alex Lee, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (formerly of The Blue Aeroplanes)
Julian Pransky-Poole, guitar (formerly of The Jazz Butcher)
Joe Allen, bass (formerly of The Blue Aeroplanes)
David Francolini, drums (formerly of Levitation)
Francolini was soon replaced by another former Blue Aeroplanes member, John Langley (drums, percussion, backing vocals). For the third album, the band were joined by keyboard player Nick Powell.
The band split up on the 20 April 1998. Duff released a solo album on 21 June 2005, called Luxury Problems, and in 2007 began playing in another band, Rosabella. Lee joined Suede in 2001 and Placebo in 2006. Allen, Pransky-Poole and Langley formed Saturation Point, while Powell formed Oskar.
Time for the Rest of Your Life (1994) Food/Parlophone
Love & Other Demons (1996) Food/Parlophone
Strangelove (1997) Food/Parlophone
One Up: The B-Sides (2008, iTunes only) EMI
Myspace page of Rosabella, Patrick Duff's current band.
The official Patrick Duff website, with information on Strangelove.
A few articles on Strangelove, one written by Patrick Duff.
A basic biography of Strangelove
Europe tour diary by Julian Pransky-Poole, information on the demo tape and other things.
From an original article by Colin Allen on Wikipedia