Love Agenda

Love Agenda
Studio album by Band of Susans
Released April 17, 1989 (1989-04-17)
Recorded December 1988 (1988-12)
Studio Planet Studio
(New York City, NY)
Genre Noise rock, alternative rock
Length 45:50 (CD)
38:15 (vinyl)
Label Blast First/Restless
Producer Robert Poss
Band of Susans chronology
Hope Against Hope
Love Agenda
The Word and the Flesh
Professional ratings
Review scores

Love Agenda is the second album by Band of Susans, released on April 17, 1989 by Blast First and Restless Records. Page Hamilton, later frontman for Helmet, played guitar on the album and sang the lead vocals on the track "It's Locked Away". Also notable was bassist Susan Stenger singing her first lead vocals on the songs "The Pursuit of Happiness", "Birthmark" and "Hard Light".[2] Robert Poss was an admirer of the Rolling Stones and CD versions of Love Agenda features a cover of "Child of the Moon".

Track listing

All tracks written by Robert Poss, except "The Pursuit of Happiness", "Birthmark" and "Hard Light" co-written with Susan Stenger. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Pursuit of Happiness"   5:29
2. "It's Locked Away"   5:10
3. "Birthmark"   4:09
4. "Tourniquet"   3:21
5. "Thorn in My Side"   2:55
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Sin Embargo"   3:43
2. "Because of You"   3:52
3. "Hard Light"   4:41
4. "Which Dream Came True"   4:55


Adapted from Love Agenda liner notes.[3]

Band of Susans

Production and additional personnel


Chart (1989) Peak
UK Indie Chart[4] 6

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1989 Restless CD, CS, LP 7 71425
United Kingdom Blast First BFFP 43


  1. Raggett, Ned. "Band of Susans: Love Agenda > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  2. Neate, Wilson; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Band of Susans". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  3. Love Agenda (sleeve). Band of Susans. London, United Kingdom: Blast First. 1989.
  4. Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
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