It was not until late 1991 The House of Love resurfaced with a new single, the classic The Girl With the Loneliest Eyes. A beautiful plaintive song about unrequited love. Then the wait was until mid 1992 for Feel and You Don’t Understand (which was the closest the band came to rock), all painfully not breaking into the top 40. They were all fantastic singles but were not instant classics such as Shine On and I Don’t Know Why I Love You.
On this note Babe Rainbow was released to a public that had outgrown them. The album may have been too subtle? Yet they were trying to to have a heavier sound, but this was very delicate if you compared them to Nirvana. The public may have boycotted the album due to the absence of Terry Bickers? Or it maybe that the album is very difficult to pigeonhole? It could be that they were no longer on an indie label. Why this masterpiece has gone unnoticed is a mystery.
It has all the features that you would expect from the House of Love, well crafted songs, beautiful lyrics that are their own stories. It was just out of time, I liked it at the time and I like it even more now. I think that I was yearning the fragile melodies of the debut, when this was released.
Personally I feel that The House of Love have never had a bad release ever.
You Don’t Understand
High In Your Face
Girl With The Loneliest Eyes
Burn Down The World