'Homewreckers & Heartbreakers' re-released!
Critically acclaimed Quireboys album 'Homewreckers & Heartbreakers' to be re-released with Bonus Live Tracks from 30th Anniversary and a special show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on 14th September 2018.
“Homewreckers & Heartbreakers was the start of something special - until then everything had been done in fits and starts. But we’d played a lot of shows, we’d identified our sound and we had a settled line-up. We went into a great place in Bedfordshire, called Lost Boys Studio, to make the record. It’s in the middle of nowhere and there were no distractions. We came out with an album that, in my view, is second only to A Bit Of What You Fancy.”
A decade down the line Homewreckers & Heartbreakers is still writ large across a Quireboys live show – and for good reason. Love This Dirty Town and the epic Mona Lisa Smiled are timeless classics and the latter still has a special place in the heart of frontman Spike. “The idea came to me when I was working on another project in Spain,” he explained. “I was told about Salvador Dali and his wife Gaya and it was their lives and deaths that inspired the song. It’s a bittersweet love story and it’s a song that’s always been popular with our fans.” Griffin added: “The lyrics for Mona Lisa Smiled are some of Spike’s best. It’s a fantastic song.”
Homewreckers & Heartbreakers boasts myriad highlights – including the brilliant Blackwater. “That’s one of my favourite Quireboys songs,” added Spike. “It’s about Jack Daniels – so that might be why! But it’s also about any journey that you make, only to realise that what you’re looking for might not be there after all.”
Ten years after Homewreckers & Heartbreakers proved The Quireboys’ comeback was no flash in the pan, the fan favourite is long overdue a well-deserved reappraisal. “Looking back it was a real labour of love,” added Griffin. “We had the time we needed to make the record we wanted. And it shows.”