Biography

There are at least three artists with the name I Love You

1) I Love You was a band that formed in Hollywood, CA in 1988 from the ashes of Florida punk-metal gods, Sinful Pigeons. Original members were Jeff Nolan, Chris Palmer, Aaron Rubin, and Elliott Crawford. After recording a version of Elvis’ “Burnin’ Love” for the SST compilation The Melting Plot, Phil Newman of Painted Willie and Sin 34 fame joined the band as bass player. That lineup performed many Hollywood/Los Angeles shows and completed two U.S. tours. Hollywood stomping grounds in the early days were Raji’s, The Anti-Club, The Coconut Teaszer, The Gaslight, and The Whiskey. During that time, Christina Applegate pulled a few strings and secured I Love You a spot in Married With Children history by choosing their song “Insurrection” as the background music for her ‘sleep-over episode’ in MWC’s second season.
In 1989, I Love You released ILY LIVE, a 5 song EP, which included a cover version of Cream’s “SWLABR”, on Medusa/Enigma Records. The EP was co-Produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones, L7). A video followed for the song “Steppin’ On Baby”.
After a heated bidding war, I Love You signed with Geffen Records in the summer of 1990. To celebrate, they toured with 7Seconds for 2 months to prepare for their upcoming sophomore Geffen release with new drummer Tom Sweet and bassist Mike Kossler fully on board. After a fast and furious recording session in Sausalito, CA, with Engineer and co-Producer Geoff Workman (Warrior Soul, Queen), ILY released I Love You, their self-titled, first LP, in Spring of 1991. A video followed for the song “Hang Straight Up”, which was featured on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball several times. Geffen released two singles from the album, “Hang Straight Up” and “2”, and a special, limited edition purple vinyl promo single for “She’s The One”. For the next 2 years ILY toured often, playing shows with Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Screaming Trees, Flaming Lips, Afghan Whigs, Alice In Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Masters Of Reality, Faith No More, Nirvana, NRBQ, Kyuss, King’s X, Butthole Surfers, L7, Social Distortion, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, R.E.M. and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name a few.
In 1993, I Love You hooked up with co-Producer Chris Goss (QOTSA, Kyuss) and recorded their final Geffen album, All Of Us, in Los Angeles. The album was released in Spring, 1994. Geffen released “Want Something” as the single, but the band thought “All Of Us” was a better choice and produced their own home video, directed by San Francisco artist and long time friend, William Latham. After a short tour and a working vacation in Tahiti, I Love You broke up in the summer of 1995. Official website.

2) The back beat to monthly cease fire marches in the US’s largest open-air drug market, Chicago’s Garfield Park, is the infectious psych house songs of I Love You. Justin Randel, the multi-instrumentalist known by the moniker I Love You, creates mesmerizing music on midi equipment to escape time and the rages of unsuppressed gang violence in a derelict neighborhood.

I Love You, a name of free association, has proven to be free of genre, vastly evolving in style while retaining it’s unique sound from album to album since the debut in 2009. Although the albums vary in style, the live shows present the songs as a seamless remix that command the audience to the dance floor. I Love You has also charted on CMJ and received press from Tiny Mix Tapes, Magnet Magazine, Beyond Race, All Music Guide, Alarm Magazine, etc… Justin Randel has played nearly 200 shows, including headlining several festivals, throughout the U.S., China and Europe. Tour dates for October and November 2013 throughout Poland, the Baltic and China are soon to be announced.

3) I Love You was a Hungarian alternative rock band, founded on the last day of 1990 by Miklós Déri (guitar, ex-Szarvasdropsz), Juli Kepes (vocals), Zsolt Unoka (guitar, bass, vocals, ex-Kampec Dolores), Miklós Konrád (drums) and Péter Reich (bass, guitar, vocals). The band appears in Péter Reich’s 1993 film Rám csaj még nem volt ilyen hatással (‘No Girl Has Ever Had This Effect On Me’).


Edited by PaceyMyk on 23 Aug 2014, 21:20

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