The visual aspect of the Army Of Lovers was important, but naturally the music for a band is the most necessary item. The fans for the sound that the Army Of lovers produced were limited to a select public: young girls and gay-clubbers. Although they have a repertoire in which everyone, even if you hated them, liked a song. With other words; you don't have to be a hardcore fan to enjoy Army Of Lovers. Army Of Lovers used a lot of musicstyles, even invented some: techno (e.g. 'Venus and Mars'), pop (e.g. 'Crucified'), hymnal (e.g. 'Supernatural'), disco (e.g. 'King Midas'), salsa-rhythm (e.g. 'Give My Life'), classical (e.g. 'Requiem'), pure gaydisco (e.g. 'Let the sunshine in') and so on... . Army Of Lovers combined on a succesful way music with opera, cabaret, theater, and fashion.
"We wanted to decrease the decadence within music to increase the respect for other - less conventional - ideas."
One of the best characteristics of their music was the chorus: catchy, stirring, clever, cheerfull: all critics agreed. The chorus was a good combination of strong and powerful lyrics with The Army Tabernacle Choir featuring Malin Backström, Erika Essen-Möller, Lotten Andersson, Lilling Palmeklint, Rickard Evenlind and the 69 Caruso. With their comeback Alexander even choose a sixty head choir for 'Let the sunshine in', their first cover (but very adapted) and probably not their last one.
If there is one thing that most fans and critics agree with, than it's the fact that the album 'Glory, glamour and gold' the best Army-album ever is. And the strange thing is, without the compilations 'Les Greatest Hits' and 'Le Grand Docu-Soap', it's also their last album. Army Of Lovers were just getting better and better. They had time the grow, and anno 1994 - 1995 they were fullgrown.
On every chapter I try to include at least one picture. Unfortunately it's difficult to take a picture of their music. That's the reason why I put the cover of the album in this chapter. This picture proves once again that Army Of Lovers do think about what they do.
Glory Glamour and Gold
To find out what the idea behind this photograph is, you really got to be a bit obsessed with Army Of Lovers. Each person stands for an emotion, a feeling. Michaëla is happiness, Jean-Pierre anger, Dominika sadness, and Alexander indiffferent.