Love Glove

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"Love Glove"
Vis Love Glove cover.jpg
Single by Visage
from the album Beat Boy
B-side "She's a Machine"
Released 17 August 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded Trident Studios, 1983
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 4:00
Label Polydor Records
Writer(s) Steve Strange, Rusty Egan, Steve Barnacle
Producer(s) Visage
Visage singles chronology
"Pleasure Boys"
(1982)
"Love Glove"
(1984)
"Beat Boy"
(1984)

"Love Glove" is a single by the British pop group Visage, released on Polydor Records in August 1984. It was the first single to be released from Visage's third album, Beat Boy, and peaked at #54 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

Two music videos for "Love Glove" exist. One version is the clip shot in Egypt by Jean-Claude Luyat, as a part of a full-length video incorporating songs from The Anvil and Beat Boy. It features Egyptian pyramids and Steve Strange riding a camel across the desert as well as singing on a yacht.[1] This version was later included on the Visage video album in 1986.

Another version was shot by Nick Morris in London's Docklands in August 1984. In this version, Steve Strange appears in his Beat Boy album cover make up.[2]

The cover art for the single features Steve Stange posing with two models, one of whom is Yasmin Le Bon.[3]

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" single (1984)[4]
A. "Love Glove" – 4:00
B. "She's a Machine" – 4:50
  • 12" single (1984)[5]
A. "Love Glove" (Long Version) – 6:38
B1. "Love Glove" (Instrumental) – 3:24
B2. "She's a Machine" – 4:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Strange — vocals
  • Rusty Egan — drums, electronic drums programming
  • Steve Barnacle — bass, synthesizer
  • Andy Barnett — guitar
  • Marsha Raven — backing vocals
  • Karen Ramsey — backing vocals
  • Rose Patterson — backing vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
United Kingdom[6] 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visage - Love Glove". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ Strange, Steve (2002). Blitzed! The Autobiography of Steve Strange. London: Orion Publishing Group. pp. 116–117. ISBN 0-75284-936-0. 
  3. ^ Yasmin le Bon (Official site)
  4. ^ "Visage - Love Glove (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  5. ^ "Visage - Love Glove (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  6. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Love Glove by Visage Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.