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James Grant left his backseat role in Friends Again in 1984 and took his guitar and vocals to form Love and Money in 1985. It became the outlet for his developing songwriting skills. Love and Money released the single ‘Candybar Express’ in 1986 (UK 56) receiving airplay on new wave radio stations with its mix of jazz, soul, and funk. This debut album however seemed to go unnoticed and did not chart.
Their second album “Strange Kind of Love”, produced by legendary Steely Dan producer Gary Katz, achieved silver disk status and great critical acclaim, and is now recognised as a classic.

Third album “Dogs in the Traffic” spawned some minor singles success, but they would eventually break up in 1994 after releasing a fourth album “Little Death”. James Grant himself went solo but despite positive critical reviews is still searching for commercial success.
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  • bieljuca

    Where the hell is Littledeath album?

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • firefly2811

    i agree with the arcadist.

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • The_Arcadist

    'Strange Kind of Love' is an amazing album. Staggeringly underrated, and underappreciated. Nice to hear they still perform

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • Scouse Mouse

    Great gig on Monday night in Bury - catch them if you can

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • hearditfirst

    Love and Money are due to play Celtic Connections in Glasgow in January.....They will play the albums Strange Kind of Love and Dogs in the Traffic in their entirety - woop

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • phonefreakhoney

    Saw them play at Manchester Uni in 1988, been a fan ever since.

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Nodisguise

    So great that the 'Strange Kind Of Love' album is now playable on Last.FM :)

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • MacJulie

    Love JG so much, I'm going to LEGALLY purchase new album Strange Flowers. I know. Shocker.

    9 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Scouse Mouse

    There's a new group for James/Love & Money here:

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Ang19950

    Brilliant band! All four albums are all different but all great.

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • pantheof

    Grant is one of the most brilliant songwriters of the scott pop

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • NicDa

    Love them:-)

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Roaminallanski

    Seen the Guy on the Left Hand side in the West End of Glasgow on a few occasions and bumped into him in a Nite Club ... I introduced myself and he was 'dead chufffed' to be recognised and that he had a fan very locally .... really nice person ... roamin'

    3 Oct 2008 Reply

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