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"The Love Cats" (sometimes rendered as "The Lovecats") is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as a stand-alone single in October 1983.It was the band's first Top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number 7, and number 6 in Australia. It later appeared on the compilation album Japanese Whispers.At the time the song was written, Robert Smith was very interested in the work of Australian author Patrick White. According to a number of his fans, Smith was inspired to write "The Love Cats" after reading White's novel The Vivisector (1970), although this claim is difficult to verify. In the novel, the protagonist, Hurtle, is appalled when his lover's husband drowns a sack of stray cats. White draws a parallel between the way in which the cats are discarded, and the treatment of certain characters in the book; by extension, the cats symbolize the most innocent and vulnerable members of society, and the casual cruelty with which they sometimes meet their fate.


SKU: 144


    Label: Fiction Records ‎– ficsx 19


    A             The Lovecats (Extended Version)

    B1           Speak My Language

    B2           Mr Pink Eyes  


    Format: Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM


    Country: UK


    Released: 18 Oct 1983


    Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop


    Style: New Wave



    Media Condition - Very Good (VG)

    Sleeve Condition - Very Good Plus (VG+)

  • We use the Goldmine Grading Guide which is considered to be the standard for record collectors worldwide:
    Mint | M Perfect in every way.
    NM or M- | Near Mint | Perfect in most ways.
    VG + | Very Good Plus | Amazing condition for age. Slightly used. Looked after. Very light scuffs and insignificant scratches. Cover, inners and labels have light wear.
    VG | Very Good | Excellent condition for age. Used often. Looked after. More scruffs and insignificant scratches. Cover, inners and labels have wear to be expected by age. Audio still amazing!
    G + | Good Plus | Good condition for age. Has some minor scratches and scuffs but plays well. More surface noise. Audio sounding a bit more vintage but still awsome!
    G | Good | Average condition for age. Scratched and scuffed. Significant surface noise. Still plays well. Audio slightly affected.

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