We are incredibly honoured and overwhelmed to have John Ashton as a friend and a fan,
never mind for him to touch our music. But so it is. 86 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.