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by Mr Thorburn
21 Dec 2012, 13:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Times - Monday 23 November 1987
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

The Times - Monday 23 November 1987

Mr Eldritch is interviewed by David Sinclair in a rather good Times article from back in the day. There is a photo of Von at leisure in his Hamburg flat and the header is "Je Suis Un Rock Star". I dont think the article has featured here before so if someone can pop down to their local library and g...
by Mr Thorburn
02 Mar 2011, 01:27
Forum: 2010/2011 tours - 30th Anniversary
Topic: 29-31/07/2011 Fuji Rock - Japan
Replies: 62
Views: 27066

A natural progression.

Sharing the stage with Motorhead at Knebworth followed by gig in Japan supporting Spinal Tap.

Apparently Alice has gone top 10 over there so cash in guys.

Can we have some pictures of Mr St Hubbins & co please.

Im just a messenger.
by Mr Thorburn
07 Feb 2011, 22:31
Forum: 2010/2011 tours - 30th Anniversary
Topic: 2 dates in Leeds 2011
Replies: 1001
Views: 258621

Add Mr Thorburn to the ship of fools for Thursday night please.

I have 2 spare tickets going for Thursday night if anyone needs them - please pm me. First come first served - happy to sell at face value.
by Mr Thorburn
29 Sep 2009, 18:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: FALAA - Cover symbol
Replies: 89
Views: 25044

Im pretty sure I read in an old Sisters fanzine interview that the design was based on the badges that Leeds bus conductors wore in the early/mid 80's. Presumably Eldritch noticed the logo when he was getting his ticket gripped on the way to a gig/club/heel bar. APB please - confirmation required fr...
by Mr Thorburn
13 Jul 2007, 22:20
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: "Paris Riots" on Ebay
Replies: 69
Views: 19766

eldritch boulevard limited. now the the sisters of mercy limited, a publishing company, c/o music lawyers.

it must be a fake. its purportedly signed by AT "for & behalf of eldritch boulevard..".

thats just sloppy, missing out the "limited" from the attestation clause.
by Mr Thorburn
05 Feb 2007, 20:29
Forum: General Chat
Topic: visiting hamburg 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 868

visiting hamburg 2007

now then, i am bringing a coach party of 16 people to visit hamburg in august for a week. can anyone recommend some accomodation in hamburg please. hotels/houses/apartments etc are what we are looking for. town centre/suburbs are good. merciful release type independent budget, rather than warners st...
by Mr Thorburn
03 Jul 2006, 20:05
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: the sisters' black october / hawkwind's black september?
Replies: 38
Views: 10878

sounds about right mr quiffy. didnt mr adams once fess up to pinching several of the early sisters basslines from uriah heap tunes? i also recall that the 'circle with a circle cut out of it ' logo from the black october tour was also 'borrowed' from the design on the badges worn by bus conductors i...
by Mr Thorburn
11 Apr 2006, 22:04
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Sisters - What's the joke?
Replies: 75
Views: 17423

just scrolled down this amusing thread - can someone put up a picture of david st hubbins for me, just to keep a bit of perspective on things. many thanks. i want eldritch & co to be the full on 3D comedy/irony/bombast/arrogant/stupid outfit that they know they can be. what we currently have seems i...
by Mr Thorburn
05 Apr 2006, 23:42
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters und philosophy
Replies: 31
Views: 8790

"have a good time, all of the time, thats my philosophy"

how much more black do you want?
by Mr Thorburn
03 Apr 2006, 20:57
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: gnarls barkley - eldritch take note
Replies: 53
Views: 14198

interesting replies - thankyou. 1. do you have to be on a major to get your tracks on i tunes? i would assume not (now). 2. i kind of came at this from a different angle. hes gone for a 50 date world tour out of nowhere with zero schnizzle mizzle. whats stopping him putting out a record digitally on...
by Mr Thorburn
01 Apr 2006, 19:29
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: gnarls barkley - eldritch take note
Replies: 53
Views: 14198

gnarls barkley - eldritch take note

no doubt eldritch manages time to read the times every day whilst on tour. no doubt he will also be aware from said publication that "gnarls barkley" is set to top the uk singles charts tomorrow as new rules brought in last month allow digital sales to count towards the singles chart, providing the ...
by Mr Thorburn
22 Mar 2006, 00:11
Forum: 2006 tour - Bite The Silver Bullet
Topic: Site update
Replies: 77
Views: 31136

i got a pm from artie fufkin saying that the cracked rib occured at the pre gig soundcheck when eldritch was messing about on the warlocks drumkit, got a bit carried away & did a 'mick shrimpton'. {insert mick shrimpton picture here} pleased to note band now touring with iron maiden. {feel free to p...
by Mr Thorburn
23 Feb 2006, 21:38
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: None More Black
Replies: 28
Views: 7958

apologies for the delay everyone, i was with the band's new guitarist waiting for the delay. the band arrived in las vegas without any further hiccups & have checked into the motel.( there was a bit of a mix up with the rooms, but it got sorted out). im currently filming backstage in the dressing ro...
by Mr Thorburn
22 Feb 2006, 20:40
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: (Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 48
Views: 11766

thats a lovely picture.

could you possibly stick & paste it into the 'none more black' string please & ill introduce her into my journal.

many thanks
by Mr Thorburn
22 Feb 2006, 00:44
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: None More Black
Replies: 28
Views: 7958

perfect. note the chrome exhaust pipes & functional tachometer. for those of you with an eye for detail, you can see one of the band's special amps in the bottom left hand corner of that video clip. {asks for the picture of the amp from the marshall "one louder" range. if not, the battered one from ...
by Mr Thorburn
22 Feb 2006, 00:30
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: None More Black
Replies: 28
Views: 7958

thankyou big si. the top picture is simon denbeigh 'on bass' playing live for the march violets at sheffield poly in '83. the bottom picture is a still of derek smalls from the airport lounge scene in the film when the band get their new (facial) stage looks. janine is just out of shot. coming soon;...
by Mr Thorburn
21 Feb 2006, 23:42
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: None More Black
Replies: 28
Views: 7958

scene 1 - jfk immigration control. the 'none more black' leg of the 2006 world tour gets off to a nervous start as group leader & singer andrew st eldritch* causes a mild panic when the jet lagged singer forgets to turn out his pockets & his sisters of mercy zippo lighter sets off the metal detector...
by Mr Thorburn
21 Feb 2006, 23:27
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: None More Black
Replies: 28
Views: 7958

None More Black

hi, my name is thorburn de bergi. i want to tell you about a story about a rock & roll band. i first saw them way back in '84 at the danceteria in nyc. i say saw, but i couldnt see a thing because of the dry ice. this band recently toured the us of a & this journal captures the sights, the sounds......
by Mr Thorburn
21 Feb 2006, 23:15
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: (Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 48
Views: 11766

why are you so undemanding....

im starting a tour journal to keep me amused until they arrive in thr uk.
by Mr Thorburn
21 Feb 2006, 00:54
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: (Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 48
Views: 11766

mr blast, they dont make amps like that anymore. i think you can get the posters from the sisters a & r man in the states - try artie.fufkin@polymer-records.com. ocean waves, on reflection, i think part of the point i was making is this. the notion of someone "reinventing oneself" is a cliche often ...
by Mr Thorburn
19 Feb 2006, 21:54
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: (Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 48
Views: 11766

that is some gig poster. can i refer you to the scene when janine arrives to join the band on tour in the states & she comes up with some great new artwork to give the band a new look. i assume that this has now occured on this tour. sounds like the band are putting in some good performances though,...
by Mr Thorburn
18 Feb 2006, 00:42
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: (Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 48
Views: 11766

noted. the mtv comments stood out for me. its his band, he pays for it,so it needs to function financially. imagine the cost of taking 10 people to the states for a month, let alone 30. i shall endeavour to remain positive about the situation & hope to be proved wrong when the match report from san ...
by Mr Thorburn
17 Feb 2006, 20:35
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: (Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns
Replies: 48
Views: 11766

(Von's) Law Of Diminishing Returns

hmm. i watched the MTV 120 minutes interviews last night. The singer reminded the hapless interviewer that tsom are(were) simply not a "Club Band" & they really dont get out of bed in the USA unless its a 5000 capacity venue. he commented that the sisters touring machine consists of 3 trucks & 30 pe...
by Mr Thorburn
03 Feb 2006, 22:46
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Andy's Love Life
Replies: 36
Views: 8829

erm, isnt he talking about cats??



times interview 23/11/87

walking back from an echo & the bunnymen gig in hamburg with david sinclair;

"du bist eldritch?" asked a surprised youth.

"sometimes" the singer replied, without turning.
by Mr Thorburn
03 Feb 2006, 00:58
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Smash Hits
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

Smash Hits

what a proud moment that was - buying smash hits in the summer of '84 & acquiring your (the?) 1st ever glossy photo of the sisters - (from the body & soul video shoot?) as a mark of respect for the demise of said publication, please ensure that the hat "bought in las vegas for $25" is worn by the si...