The Three O’Clock – Love Explosion (US 12″)


Another obscure American New Wave band to get your ears around. From 1988 and from the same musical school as Animotion. (if you listen to this A-side) Their last single release from a recording career spanning back to 1982, it was off the album “Vermillion”. The American New Wave rock elements are still there but it has been electrified up and released on Prince’s Paisley Park record label. Again, the song was written by Lightning Seeds, Ian Broudie. (it appeared as a Lightning Seeds track on their debut album) The UK connection continues with it being produced by Ian Ritchie and mixed by Paul Brown (Both respected session musicians) The mixes certainly add a few synths to enhance the texture but I think I prefer the more straight new wave jangle of the B-side “Time Is Slower.”


Paisley Park ‎– 0-20957three

A Love Explosion (Eruptus Mix) 6:22
B1 Love Explosion (Interruptus Mix) 3:51
B2 Love Explosion (Dubious Mix) 5:43
B3 Time’s Going Slower (LP Version) 3:19


  1. MATT · May 12

    Can you post this one again? Thanks

    • djjedredy · May 12

      Thursday Mate ? 😉

      • MATT · May 13

        Of course 🙂

  2. Grebo · May 17

    Worth noting – this iteration of THE THREE O’CLOCK features pop-god Jason Falkner (ex-Jellyfish). 🙂
    Never heard this 12-inch before, many many thanks!

  3. MATT · May 20

    Very appreciated 🙂

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