Opening shows for Depeche Mode, among others, Book of Love's synthesizer-driven dance singles such as "Boy" became staples of the club scene during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Come Friday, the self-described post-punk band will take the stage at Coyote Wells in El Centro as it tours in support of its most recent CD, "I Touch Roses: The Best of Book of Love," a greatest hits collection on Reprise/Warner Brothers Records.
Book of Love has had its songs featured on numerous films, including "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Silence of the Lambs," "Naked in New York," and most recently, "American Psycho."
The group came about in the early 1980s after high school friends Ted Ottaviano and Susan Ottaviano (no relation) met with Jade Lee at Philadelphia College of Art. In 1984, Ted recruited friend Lauren Roselli to round out the quartet.