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"Love Removal Machine"
Single by the Cult
from the album Electric
Released16 February 1987
RecordedDecember 1986
LabelBeggars Banquet
Producer(s)Rick Rubin
The Cult singles chronology
"Love Removal Machine"
"Lil' Devil"

"Love Removal Machine" is a song recorded by the British rock band the Cult. It was the first single to be released from the group's 1987 album Electric. First recorded during a radio session, it had a different arrangement when it was recorded for the band's third album, Peace. When that album was scrapped, it was re-recorded for the replacement album, Electric. An extended remix was also created and released on a 12" single. The song's main riff has been compared to that of "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones.[5] "Love Removal Machine" was named the 74th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

Track listing

Double Vinyl 7"
  1. "Love Removal Machine"
  2. "Wolf Child's Blues"
  3. "Conquistador"
  4. "Groove Co"
Vinyl 7"
  1. "Love Removal Machine"
  2. "Wolf Child's Blues"
Vinyl 12"
  1. "Love Removal Machine (Extended Version)"
  2. "Love Removal Machine"
  3. "Wolf Child's Blues"
  4. "Conquistador"
  5. "Groove Co"
  1. Love Removal Machine
  2. Wolf Child's Blues
  3. Conquistador
  4. Groove Co
  5. Love Removal Machine (Extended Version)


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