Thanks to the St. Louis Punk Archive I’ve finally been able to piece together the story of the B-Lovers, whose lone single has always been somewhat a mystery to me. I knew that Nick Rudd (who has also played with Ric Menck and Paul Chastain of Velvet Crush) had been in the band, and I’d heard the brilliant a-side “Inside Out” (thanks goes to Did Not Chart). But now I’ve finally got the two b-sides and scans of the rather well-designed sleeve and insert (by one Berni Proeschl).
The story goes that B-Lovers is actually the same band as Turning Curious, and they changed their name after this 1982 single. Turning Curious released a mini-LP in 1986 produced by Mitch Easter, Soul Light Season. You’ll find a few tracks from this on youtube, my favourite is “Talk About Gods”. After playing with The Big Maybe, Nick Rudd had several solo outings on Chastain’s label Parasol. Here is the second b-side of the B-Lovers 7″ on Sabine Records.