Listen to Love and Rockets’ ‘Haunted When the Minutes Drag’ from Dexter: New Blood, Ep. 1

The British alternative rock band Love and Rockets’ ‘Haunted When the Minutes Drag‘ was one of the fabulous songs played on last night’s first episode of the new crime series Dexter: New Blood on Showtime — Dexter: New Moon, Episode 1, “Cold Snap“.

The song was played as Dexter is opening Fred’s Fish & Game, the small town store where he now works.

Love and Rockets’ ‘Haunted When the Minutes Drag‘ is from the band’s debut studio album Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven.

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven came out in late 1985 via the Beggars Banquet record label.

The album was not a big commercial success, but it became a cult hit on college radio around the United States. It was also a huge hit in bars and nightclubs playing alternative music.

When Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven was released, I was a radio DJ at one of the most popular alternative radio stations in the United States, and the album was one of our most-requested albums for months.

Haunted When the Minutes Drag‘, with its guitar-laden melody, was one of its most loved tracks.

Listen to Love and Rockets’ ‘Haunted When the Minutes Drag‘ as heard on Dexter last night on that album.

There is also a fabulous live performance the band gave of the track at Lollapalooza in 2008 down below.

Watch the trailer for Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood down there as well.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.