March 22, 1996
My handwriting will be a little sloppier because I have gloves on as I write this (I’m outside Hunter College and it’s pretty cold out). 885 more words
In terms of cover versions, the Sisters (and we’re talking pre-Floodland era Sisters) have a rich history. They were mainly played out live, they were always performed with tongue firmly in cheek, and they were never straight versions – they always had a dark twist. 494 more words
Excellent retrospective of a fantastic LP.
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The clues to The Sisters of Mercy’s imminent implosion were already in place: Ben Gunn’s departure in 1983 after the band’s first US tour, with the guitarist claiming that the band had become the very thing that they’d set out to parody; news of singer Andrew Eldritch’s hospitalisation after one too many nights on the mirror and rumours of the band barely talking to each other during the recording of their debut album.