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Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction


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Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction are a British hard rock group. The band is the brainchild of Mark Manning, a graphic artist and editor of London’s Flexipop magazine. Deciding to experience the debauchery of life as a decadent rock star, he assumed the alter ego Zodiac Mindwarp, and formed The Love Reaction in the early 1980s together with guitarist Cobalt Stargazer. Other band members, who came and went over the years, include Kid Chaos, Slam Thunderhide, Evil bastard, Trash D Garbage, Flash Bastard, Suzy X, Tex Diablo and Robbie Vom.

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction play an ultra sleazy style of commercial hard rock featuring big riffs and big choruses, as was the trend in the band’s heyday of the mid-to-late 80s and early 90s. The outrageously camp lyrics are intended as self-parody, and can be seen as either humorous (by those who “get the joke”) or offensive (by those who take them at face value) for their often lascivious and misogynist tone. Song titles like “Back Seat Education,” “Feed My Frankenstein,” “High Heeled Heaven” and “Trash Madonna” illustrate Zodiac’s tongue-in-cheek approach. Lyrical content also exhibits a send up of cult worship, often of Zodiac Mindwarp’s self proclaimed raging libido, with the frontman claiming the titles of “sex führer,” “love dictator” and “high priest of love.” Songs such as “Holy Gasoline,” “President of the United States of Love,” “Messianic Reprise,” “Planet Girl” and “Elvis Died for You” are similarly inclined.


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  • sammy1971

    Tattooed Beat Messiah = Great memories! Great band!

    24 Mar 4:21am Reply
  • bag-o-balls

    best metal video ever!

    8 Mar 4:24am Reply
  • Anubis-666

    Been a fan since '87, just got the remastered version of Tattooed Beat Messiah, I'm so glad they actually did a good job of it. Who the fuck labelled this as hair metal???

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    They Kick my ass every day !!! Fucked By Rock !!!

    16 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    One hell of an awesome band, Tattooed Beat Messiah is sure one of a sleazy rock n' roll classics.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    What took me so long to get here????!!:):)

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    New Album is awesome !!!

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    heeey! New album We Are Volsung is pure dirty rock n roll!

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    i love It !!!

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Psyclobed

    not anymore

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Xtapodi87

    People actually like this!

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Marty_Sexx

    i love It !!!

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Legioona

    glammy crap, shame i had high hopes because of the name.

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Bukreyev

    Tattooed Beat Messiah,on my opinion,is one of the best albums of 80`s.

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • BaronReg

    This is the real deal. Not the boring, tinkly, minor key bollox of Coldplay and their ilk.

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • MetalMayham

    The guy is a leguay

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Jsu5

    Fuck, I just got Tattooed Beat Messiah the other day. ROCKIN' IT BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • martinbizarro

    I used to read Flexipop. So THIS is what happened to it!

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Irrit8d

    The lyrics to Zodiac Mindwarp songs always put a grin on my face. Great stuff.

    25 Jan 2008 Reply
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