History Music / TheSistersOfMercy

23rd Dec '17 7:42:37 AM NemesisKane
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''Vision Thing'' is a fairly straight (except maybe for "Ribbons") guitar rock album with a political bent that tends to split fans down the middle. It's currently the band's last studio release (barring two new-ish tracks on the compilation album ''A Slight Case of Overbombing'' and the gag album ''Go Figure'' released in '97 under the name SSV to escape a record contract) after Eldritch started arguing with his record label. This means their last studio album was released in 1990 and their last released studio recording came out in 1992 (or 1997 depending on your stance on the SSV project, but the band has kept on trucking on and off since then, still primarily centred around Eldritch and Doktor Avalanche.

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''Vision Thing'' is a fairly straight (except maybe for "Ribbons") guitar rock album with a political bent that tends to split fans down the middle. It's currently the band's last studio release (barring two new-ish tracks on the compilation album ''A Slight Case of Overbombing'' and the gag album ''Go Figure'' released submitted in '97 under the name SSV to escape a record contract) contract, but never released) after Eldritch started arguing with his record label. This means their last studio album was released in 1990 and their last released studio recording came out in 1992 (or 1997 depending on your stance on the SSV project, 1992, but the band has kept on trucking on and off since then, still primarily centred around Eldritch and Doktor Avalanche.
23rd Dec '17 7:39:22 AM NemesisKane
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Somewhat more importantly, they also have ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake,'' a compilation of (most) of the singles and [=EPs=] they released during the early '80s before they actually had a recording contract. It contains many of their best (and a few of their worst, and they'll tell you that) songs. None of these albums sound anything like each other, except for Eldritch's [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] ish vocal style. ''Some Girls'' was about icy, mechanical drum machine beats coupled with deep bass and high end, minimal guitar riffs ("Alice" is notable because... Well, because it's awesome, but also because the riff is almost always mistaken for Music/{{ACDC}}'s "Thunderstruck" from 8 years later. The riffs are both one string wonders using the same string). Note that Eldritch plays the drums quite horrendously on "The Damage Done," although most the other stuff on the the album use a drum machine.

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Somewhat more importantly, they also have ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake,'' a compilation of (most) of the singles and [=EPs=] they released during the early '80s before they actually had a recording contract. It contains many of their best (and a few of their worst, and they'll tell you that) songs. None of these albums sound anything like each other, except for Eldritch's [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] ish vocal style. ''Some Girls'' was about icy, mechanical drum machine beats coupled with deep bass and high end, minimal guitar riffs ("Alice" is notable because... Well, because it's awesome, but also because the riff is almost always mistaken for Music/{{ACDC}}'s "Thunderstruck" from 8 years later. The riffs are both one string wonders using the same string). Note that Eldritch plays the drums quite horrendously on "The Damage Done," although most the other stuff on the the album use a drum machine.
machine. Most of the Sisters' imitators (and they have many) tend to use the early ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake'' stuff as their template.



''Vision Thing'' is a fairly straight (except maybe for "Ribbons") guitar rock album with a political bent that tends to split fans down the middle. Most of the Sister's imitators (and they have many) tend to use the early ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake'' stuff as their template.

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''Vision Thing'' is a fairly straight (except maybe for "Ribbons") guitar rock album with a political bent that tends to split fans down the middle. Most of It's currently the Sister's imitators (and they have many) tend to use band's last studio release (barring two new-ish tracks on the early ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake'' stuff as compilation album ''A Slight Case of Overbombing'' and the gag album ''Go Figure'' released in '97 under the name SSV to escape a record contract) after Eldritch started arguing with his record label. This means their template.
last studio album was released in 1990 and their last released studio recording came out in 1992 (or 1997 depending on your stance on the SSV project, but the band has kept on trucking on and off since then, still primarily centred around Eldritch and Doktor Avalanche.
8th Feb '17 3:10:35 PM jedidarrick
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---> "There's something about the American public taken as a whole that requires some sort of animal at the back thwacking things. I can't understand it. I've always thought that The Doktor was a much more ruthless and monstrous idea."

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---> --> "There's something about the American public taken as a whole that requires some sort of animal at the back thwacking things. I can't understand it. I've always thought that The Doktor was a much more ruthless and monstrous idea."
10th Nov '16 2:28:09 AM Aeon1337
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Andrew believes so, which is why he uses Doktor Avalanche, believing that it's more ruthless and monstrous.

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: [[Main/AvertedTrope Andrew believes so, so and finds it really appalling]], which is why he uses Doktor Avalanche, believing that it's more ruthless and monstrous.
9th Oct '16 5:28:52 AM Zadia
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Oddly enough, the most depressing song they've ever done was a ''Hot Chocolate'' cover[[labelnote:Note]]If you're wondering, the song in question is "Emma", which, being about a girl who kills herself because she can't achieve her dreams, was pretty damn depressing to start with.[[/labelnote]]

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Oddly enough, the most depressing song they've ever done was a ''Hot Chocolate'' cover[[labelnote:Note]]If you're wondering, the song in question is "Emma", which, being about a girl who kills herself because she can't achieve her dreams, was pretty damn depressing to start with.[[/labelnote]]with[[/labelnote]].
9th Oct '16 5:28:07 AM Zadia
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Oddly enough, the most depressing song they've ever done was a ''Hot Chocolate'' cover.

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Oddly enough, the most depressing song they've ever done was a ''Hot Chocolate'' cover.cover[[labelnote:Note]]If you're wondering, the song in question is "Emma", which, being about a girl who kills herself because she can't achieve her dreams, was pretty damn depressing to start with.[[/labelnote]]
29th Aug '16 12:04:47 AM Aeon1337
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Andrew believes so, which is why he uses Doktor Avalanche, believing that it's more ruthless and monstrous.
---> "There's something about the American public taken as a whole that requires some sort of animal at the back thwacking things. I can't understand it. I've always thought that The Doktor was a much more ruthless and monstrous idea."
9th Aug '16 4:41:04 PM Aeon1337
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* ClusterFBomb: "Vision Thing", at least compared to the Sisters' other songs.
1st Jul '16 2:00:14 PM Anddrix
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''Vision Thing'' is a fairly straight (except maybe for "Ribbons") guitar rock album with a political bent that tends to [[BaseBreaker split fans down the middle.]] Most of the Sister's imitators (and they have many) tend to use the early ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake'' stuff as their template.

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''Vision Thing'' is a fairly straight (except maybe for "Ribbons") guitar rock album with a political bent that tends to [[BaseBreaker split fans down the middle.]] middle. Most of the Sister's imitators (and they have many) tend to use the early ''Some Girls Wander by Mistake'' stuff as their template.
27th Apr '16 7:39:21 PM Exxolon
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In the temple of love, hear my name.''\\

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In the temple of love, hear my name.''\\''
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