The Vegetarians of Love

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The Vegetarians of Love
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1990[1]
GenrePop, rock,[1] Celtic[2]
LabelMercury (UK)[1]
Atlantic (US)
ProducerRupert Hine[1]
Bob Geldof chronology
Deep in the Heart of Nowhere
The Vegetarians of Love
The Happy Club
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The Vegetarians of Love is the second solo studio album by Bob Geldof, released in July 1990.[2][1] 'The Vegetarians of Love' was also the name of the band of musicians with whom Geldof recorded the album. It includes Pete Briquette from Geldof's previous band, The Boomtown Rats, who also co-wrote one track.[2] Another notable co-writer was David A. Stewart of The Eurythmics. The album was produced by Rupert Hine, who also played on it.[1]

The album reached No. 21 in the UK Albums Chart in August 1990.[3]

Three singles were released from the album, of which only one, "The Great Song of Indifference", entered the UK Singles Chart, peaking at no. 15.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. "A Gospel Song" – 5:24
  2. "Love or Something" (Geldof, David A. Stewart) – 4:39
  3. "The Great Song of Indifference" – 4:38
  4. "Thinking Voyager 2 Type Things" (Geldof, Pete Briquette) – 8:20
  5. "Big Romantic Stuff" – 4:06
  6. "Crucified Me" – 2:09
  7. "The Chains of Pain" (Geldof, Danny Mitchell) – 3:43
  8. "A Rose at Night" – 5:42
  9. "No Small Wonder" (Geldof, Mitchell) – 4:46
  10. "Walking Back to Happiness" – 7:29
  11. "Let It Go" – 4:40
  12. "The End of the World" – 1:52[1]


The Vegetarians of Love:

Occasional Vegetarians:

  • Gerry Moffet – electric guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ
  • Geoff Dugmore – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley – backing vocals
  • Cameron Jenkins – saxophone on "Love or Something"
  • Gordon Bonnar – guitar on "The Chains of Pain"
  • Dave Stewart – guitar on "Love or Something"

Production Credits:

Recorded at Maison Rouge Studios, London, by Stephen W Tayler and Andrew Scarth, assisted by Emmanuel Taylor.

Mixed at Maison Rouge Studios, London, by Stephen W Tayler and Cameron Jenkins.

Mastered by Arun Chakraverty at The Master Room.

Demos produced by Pete Briquette.


  • "The Great Song of Indifference" / "Hotel 75" / "In The Pouring Rain" (June 1990, UK No. 15)[3]
  • "Love or Something" / "Out Of Order" / "Friends For Life" / "One Of The Girls" (August 1990)
  • "A Gospel Song" / "Vegetarians Of Love" / "The Warmest Fire" (December 1990)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bob Geldof - The Vegetarians Of Love (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e Tom Demalon. "The Vegetarians of Love - Bob Geldof | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  3. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 224. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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