Loop were wrongly attached to any scene. Steve Lamacq once said that Ride were, “the House of Love with Chainsaws”. In that case Loop must be like Ride in a war zone. Unfortunately there is no plans as of yet to reissue ‘Wolf Flow’ Peel Sessions, which is my own personal favourite.
There was much banter between Loop and Spacemen 3, but I feel that they were completely different, the only thing they had in common was a love of the work of Suicide.
My first introduction to Loop was Wolf Flow. There has never been a ‘Greatest Hits’ of Loop and this is the closest thing to it. A compilation of the three Peel Sessions recorded between 1987 and 1990. The session recording style is better for Loop. The vocals sound more distinct and there is generally more clarity in the songs. Even though the production has been stripped the atmosphere is still there. Pure Energy in Soundhead with the relentless throb of the drums. From Centre to Wave is sped up and evenmore haunting than the album version. Loops take on Suicide’s Rocket USA is better than the original in my opinion.
Straight to Your Heart
This is Where You End
From Centre to Wave