''I've always thought of Love Spit Love as being a long-term thing, it was never a side project, The Psychedelic Furs are long gone,'' says Richard Butler. And Love Spit Love have powerfully returned with a second album and their first for Maverick. (Edit: 2/4/2010: Love Spit Love is sadly also long gone - 13 years gone, in fact. Apparently the long-term intentions were crushed by the reality of hardly anyone knowing about them, Richard's pre-existing claim to fame notwithstanding. LSL was considerably more cerebral and introspective than The Furs.