Special Love existed for one year only in 2005, when the pseudonymous duo of Johnny Dave and Charlie George came together to fuse their lusty tales of after-hours voyeurism and other solitary fantasies. As tongue in cheek as their schtick was during live shows tailor-made for alternative cabaret nights of yore, Special Love nevertheless mixed the squelch of The Normal's Warm Leatherette and Nag, Nag, Nag era Cabaret Voltaire with gleeful abandon. A now hard to find six-track EP, I Want To Touch You, is all that was left behind after the final Special Love show almost a decade to the day of this one-off revival.
With Johnny Dave now flying solo in every way since Charlie George opted for a respectable life, the Special Love experience is well worth washing your hands for, both before and after the show.
Special Love play Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, December 30th 2015, 7pm, with Dominic Waxing Lyrical, Dancing Mice and The DDN. https://myspace.com/specialloveisdead
Product, December 2015