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by Llamatron
12 Aug 2018, 18:28
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Tours 2018/19
Replies: 54
Views: 14919

I'd still take the gig, if no one minds a transgender woman with a serious effect pedal problem, and fond memories of learning all of Vision Thing in one night with speed involved many moons ago. I can play Temple Of Love the proper way (and sing it at the same time!), and my version of Ribbons is h...
by Llamatron
07 Mar 2018, 23:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Are The Sisters a left-wing political band?
Replies: 51
Views: 13229

In their- his, really- own words: "The Sisters Of Mercy are a left wing institution." From: http://www.the-sisters-of-mercy.com/gen/biog.htm , near the bottom. And: "As you may have gathered, the Sisters are a political animal. And caring about anything is so uncool. Too bad. " From here: http://www...
by Llamatron
03 Oct 2017, 14:46
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Lisa Cuthbert
Replies: 21
Views: 6813

It would be great a female backing vocals and live keyboards. I don't mind the keys on a backing track (though, to be fair, she can play just fine... Perhaps 1959 live with just her and :von: ?), but live bass would be phenomenal as well. I do enjoy her backing vocals and feel they add something to...
by Llamatron
03 Oct 2017, 14:02
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Craig's Bass Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

He also used a (rented) Rickenbacker on F&L&A. No mistaking that signature sound though it isn't as crunchy/overdriven as the tones of other Rick "heroes" like Geddy, Chris Squire and especially Lemmy. Personally I think they're horrid, and I'm a bass player. Unique sound for sure though. Really fi...
by Llamatron
01 Sep 2017, 07:41
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Incredible detailed account of TSOM 1983 in The Quietus
Replies: 28
Views: 9478

Well, see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJHigbmu8js#t=17m04s Craig's Big Moment. That bass sound is ridiculously mean and after the fact, it looks like he's circling :von: for a brief, like a guard dog. During the same song, came the pies. Go figure. Steve Albini cited The Sisters a...
by Llamatron
26 Jul 2017, 23:44
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: If Eldritch knew he was dying...
Replies: 28
Views: 13326

I've come so close to just covering all the new songs myself, repeatedly. I don't even have to bother asking if anyone else is using the drum room. :lol: I sound too... Well, American, and too trained to really pull the voice off though. All the guitars/bass/synth/drum machine? Done well, with real ...
by Llamatron
26 Jul 2017, 23:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Some Girls Wander By Mistake (4LP Vinyl Box Set)
Replies: 52
Views: 21079

2. I want to hear The Damage Done in a way that is transparent to the original master tape. I don't care how simple the recording is. My interest is in getting as close to the original recorded sound as possible. This shouldn't be too difficult assuming the original 1/4" or 1/2" 2-track master is a...
by Llamatron
21 Jul 2017, 06:15
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Some Girls Wander By Mistake (4LP Vinyl Box Set)
Replies: 52
Views: 21079

You'll have noticed that, in the article, I explain how easy it is to press good quality vinyl nowadays. As you say, we have seen that in action with the last 3 reissues. If the next one is sourced from good quality analogue sources then it could be very special. Similarly, those streaming or downl...
by Llamatron
29 Mar 2017, 13:12
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: best sisters line up/ Best Album
Replies: 50
Views: 12167

redfish666 wrote:Am I the only one to think that a bass player would massively enhance the live sound/performance?

:roll:
I'd agree.

Are they accepting applications? :innocent:
by Llamatron
08 Mar 2017, 21:05
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Wayne on FALAA, Eldritch and stuff
Replies: 165
Views: 38989

Hmmm...

1) He may be right re: the Guns 'n' Roses version; I've seen old videos of theirs where someone was sporting a Sisters shirt onstage.

2) I do wonder if the American guitarist/songwriter he mentioned was Billy Corgan, considering the recent jams with Mr. Corgan, Wayne, and Craig?
by Llamatron
20 Jan 2017, 17:17
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: If You Could Wave A Magic Wand.....
Replies: 41
Views: 15908

Crash And Burn/War On Drugs as the B-side. Romeo Down is tantalizing, especially as I don't think I've ever really heard a good recording of it, just potential of what it could be. Hearing real bass on a Sisters track is always nice, of course. I'd play it myself if the need ever arose. :wink: ...'c...
by Llamatron
22 Dec 2016, 23:47
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: AE
Replies: 40
Views: 10333

I don't know that he much cares for the idea of being a celebrity- I get the distinct impression it's not his thing, so he cashed in his proverbial chips and walked away from all that. He could have kept The Sisters a going concern at a reasonably high profile, had he wanted to, I think, but felt it...
by Llamatron
07 Jul 2016, 01:09
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: WEA Mixes
Replies: 22
Views: 10196

Excellent work, good sir. :)

The question remains: why didn't they use them? :?
by Llamatron
19 Mar 2016, 23:29
Forum: Reviews and Interviews
Topic: Interview with the Nosferatu of Yorkshire.
Replies: 4
Views: 3074

I'm just happy to know they're waterproof. ;D
by Llamatron
14 Mar 2016, 02:02
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Eldritch biography
Replies: 15
Views: 4991

I suspect the chances are somewhat less than nil. He seems like a very private man who thinks of celebrity as a joke. I've always enjoyed his interviews and various ramblings; he's bright, thoughtful, and witty. Smarter than your average rockstar, as it were. But I doubt he'd have any interest in sp...
by Llamatron
27 Oct 2015, 08:30
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: New record to come...
Replies: 16
Views: 5045

If, on the bizarre chance there were ever a new Sisters studio LP, it should feature guest appearances by Lemmy and Chuck D.

I'm not entirely joking, either. They're part of the history, so why not?
by Llamatron
18 Apr 2015, 23:26
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Instrumental Studio Demos 1998-2000??
Replies: 27
Views: 9482

Yeah, I'm not buying it either. They seem far too polished for demos & a bit feeble really. I would have expected a really walloping bass/ rhythm section Listening to it now (thanks!) I know people whose demos are this polished. Hell, so are mine. Comes with being a recording geek. It's mostly synt...
by Llamatron
18 Apr 2015, 16:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Instrumental Studio Demos 1998-2000??
Replies: 27
Views: 9482

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s47xi2pr7dm3v1q/The%20Sisters%20Of%20Mercy%20-%20Instrumental%20Studio%20Demos%201998-2000%20%28Low%29.mp4?dl=0 Hopefully this will work. Many thanks! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: 404 Not Found. :( I was curious given the discussion above- apparently at least some o...
by Llamatron
05 Apr 2015, 06:59
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: WEA Mixes
Replies: 22
Views: 10196

Giving the Mack mix of Walk Away a listen right now, and strongly suspecting this is the work of one Reinhold Mack. IMO, it's a better mix than the album version, certainly crisper and higher fidelity. Better guitar sound, too. Given his credentials (Queen, ELO, etc.) it's easy enough to put two and...
by Llamatron
26 May 2014, 05:30
Forum: 2014 tour - Ever Forward
Topic: 25.05.2014 Amsterdam Melkweg
Replies: 75
Views: 46067

They seemed to be playing in the video, what little I could make out? Re: the change in guitar tone, that's easy enough. I haven't seen them since last time they were in The States, but their guitar rigs on that tour (Engl Powerball amps + Line 6 floor units for effects) would make any change of gui...
by Llamatron
30 Sep 2012, 14:33
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Appreciating the songs of Von
Replies: 39
Views: 10469

This was one of the big things that hooked me on The Sisters years and years ago. The writing was much better than your average rock lyrics- especially stuff that tries to pass itself off as serious and winds up a giant bag of wank.
by Llamatron
18 Sep 2012, 22:07
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Eldritch - one of the great alternative baritones
Replies: 29
Views: 12632

Guitarists on the other hand, are not so controllable, ha ha - it is a visceral thrill not a shrinking violet position and they will turn up no matter what for performance sake, hence the vocals go back in the mix!! I think he-who-should-be obeyed has chosen to go the quieter route in recent years ...
by Llamatron
08 Aug 2012, 02:28
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Best Sisters Album (/EP)
Replies: 52
Views: 10792

Vision Thing. Lyrically great and I like the over the top guitars. :notworthy: Y'know, I actually like Vision Thing quite a bit. Better than FALAA, depending on my mood. (The FALAA-era B-sides are far better than the VT-era ones, though, for whatever that's worth.) But I have to go with Floodland. ...
by Llamatron
16 Dec 2011, 11:08
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Jaz Coleman (KILLING JOKE) about the sisters
Replies: 43
Views: 13765

The Pink Floyd thing isn't off at all- that sound had been around for a good long while at that point. Now, I think Geordie is a much more distinctive player than Wayne. He rocked/rocks that sound in a different way than most. The other guitarist in my band acknowledges this, and he's not a big Sist...