Terri Nunn

Know the whereabouts of any ex-Sisters members or hangers-on? Got any amusing anecdotes about members of the band, past or present? Post 'em here...
Post Reply
User avatar
Quiff Boy
Herr Administrator
Posts: 16639
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Lurking and fixing
Contact:

Terri Nunn, formerly the singer with Berlin (of "take my breathe away" fame), and laterly a solo artist performed backing vocals with Von on "Under The Gun".

With shared songwriting credits, many people have questioned how she came to work with Von on this song.

Pieced together from responses on Dominion, here would seem to be the answer:
She wasn't recruited. Eldritch used the vocals from her demo recording of UtG. He thought they were so good that they didn't need to be re-recorded, just rearranged them a bit. Anders Svensson
The story I read at the time was that the song was already written for Terri (minus the Eldo lyrics obviously) and had been shelved by the record company (there is supposedly a Japanese single of the Terri only version). When the record company demanded a single to promote "Slight Case" with, Eldritch pulled Under the Gun out of the bag (where he found it I have no idea), adding the doctor and some Guitar parts, oh and himself and some of his best lyrics too... He'd only met Terri once, during the mid-eighties, and only saw her again for Top-of-the-pops. I think even the video was made without them ever being in the same place.
I seem to remember Eldritch's comment on UTG and Temple 92 was that for both compilation albums, East west didn't: "...have the imagination to promote the album without a single".

Of course this is all a little hazy nigh on a decade after the fact. RobF
Also, the general consensus seems to be that Von wrote the last part of the lyrics (the spoken part) along with adding the odd line here and there to the first part, probably to stop it sounding quite so wet! :wink:
What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
ez
Road Kill
Posts: 86
Joined: 07 Feb 2002, 00:00
Location: Somewhere deep inside

see I can be constructive when I want, :cool:

From Subline Interview 1993

Subline: In the credits of the only new song "Under the Gun" you name two
unknown persons. Who are `Hughes' and `Seeman'?
Andrew: `Hughes' is a man and `Seeman' a woman. They both are songwriters
and wrote ten years ago a song called `Two Worlds Apart'. With out
my contribution `Under The Gun' is `Two Worlds Apart'. I've
practically taken over the song from them.

Subline: Can `Under The Gun' be considered something like a coverversion?
Andrew: No, the word `coverversion' has a legal meaning. I've re-written
the song, made it a little longer there and a little shorter there
and I've given it a new end. The original was published ten years
ago in Japan, but it's almost unknown.


LOL the tag line

Subline: How would you personally chracterize "Under The Gun". It isn't a
typical Sisters-Song, more a Pop-song.
Andrew: "Under The Gun" is Jennifer Rush with an Uzi.


:von: :von:
and you won't make me jealous
User avatar
Lars Svensson
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 303
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Railway Cuttings, East Cheam


Shame UTG was such a load of old cack...

:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
Amused to death...
User avatar
Jim
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1033
Joined: 28 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: London, UK

oooooooh.

Controversial.
User avatar
James Blast
Banned
Posts: 24739
Joined: 11 Jun 2003, 18:58
Location: back from some place else

hmmmmmm I liked UtG
User avatar
Black Dahlia
Elegantly Wasted
Posts: 571
Joined: 27 Mar 2003, 20:28
Location: On the lone and the level ....

Have to say I agree with Lars. Soppy old bollocks.
Hell is other people
User avatar
Quiff Boy
Herr Administrator
Posts: 16639
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Lurking and fixing
Contact:

its magnificent. :von: :notworthy: :von: :notworthy: :von: :notworthy:

it's just not what you're used to ;)

ok, so 60% of it makes me cringe (no i am NOT living for love!) but von's little tirade at the end more than makes up for the MOR/AOR soft rock leanings of the first half....

...of the 12" version anyway.

the 7" is pap.
What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
User avatar
mugabe
Utterly Bastard Groovy Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 673
Joined: 28 Sep 2003, 13:31
Location: Avesta
Contact:

Billie Hughes' version of "Two Worlds Apart" is readily available through SoulSeek. Short review: It begins, doesn't go anywhere for five minutes, then ends.
Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten.
User avatar
headcleaner2k
Road Kill
Posts: 40
Joined: 28 Feb 2004, 03:40
Location: Canada

allfear
Utterly Bastard Groovy Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 657
Joined: 29 May 2002, 01:00

Seams Two Worlds Apart was also used in an episode of santa Barbra!
User avatar
Electrochrome
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 300
Joined: 12 Sep 2002, 01:00
Location: FL

[/img]http://www.berlinpage.com/Images/Photos ... stic5.html

Damn, you're telling me Von didn't work, er, with Mizz Nunn? She looks even better today...
"Consistency is the sign of a decaying brain"
User avatar
James Blast
Banned
Posts: 24739
Joined: 11 Jun 2003, 18:58
Location: back from some place else

Electrochrome wrote:Damn, you're telling me Von didn't work, er, with Mizz Nunn? She looks even better today...
her hair needs a wash and she forgot her t-shirt, silly girl! :twisted:
"And when you start to think about death, you start to think about what's after it. And then you start hoping there is a God. For me, it's a frightening thought to go nowhere".
~ Peter Steele
User avatar
Norman Hunter
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1870
Joined: 29 Sep 2004, 12:41
Location: Leeds
Contact:

Was repeated again last night. The rest looked a bit washed-out - Ms Nunn looked very MILF-esque :wink:
User avatar
Ozpat
From the Lowlands
Posts: 6759
Joined: 16 Aug 2005, 13:14
Location: In the place through which we wander.

James Blast wrote:hmmmmmm I liked UtG
I still like it. Especially the live performances of the song without female "backing" vocals.
"as we walk on the floodland"
User avatar
H. Blackrose
Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 221
Joined: 26 Jun 2005, 06:06
Location: laying down the long white line

Is that Terri Nunn herself in the UTG video, and if not, who? Just some random model chick Von or the record company found on the street?
User avatar
dtsom
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1502
Joined: 09 Sep 2005, 14:11
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Contact:

H. Blackrose wrote:Is that Terri Nunn herself in the UTG video, and if not, who? Just some random model chick Von or the record company found on the street?
I think so, terry nunn is still working whit her group Berlin whit a new line up

Image

she looks pretyer that 15 years ago
2019: Doctor music- Hamburg- Vilar de Mouro-London x2 - Brussels x 2- Stockholm- Gothenburg- Paris
User avatar
dtsom
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1502
Joined: 09 Sep 2005, 14:11
Location: Madrid (Spain)
Contact:

ah, and I forget it, for my Under The Gun is a great song
2019: Doctor music- Hamburg- Vilar de Mouro-London x2 - Brussels x 2- Stockholm- Gothenburg- Paris
User avatar
Catomeat
Road Kill
Posts: 21
Joined: 03 Jan 2006, 04:59
Contact:

Under the Gun is s**t. End of.
User avatar
H. Blackrose
Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 221
Joined: 26 Jun 2005, 06:06
Location: laying down the long white line

Last seen playing Donald Trump's NYE bash at Mar-A-Lago, on the same bill as Vanilla Ice o.O

https://www.wonkette.com/trumpy-asshole ... -ice-covid
"We're Hawkwind and this is a song about love."
User avatar
DJElectricDaddy
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 287
Joined: 29 Aug 2020, 19:56
Location: Where the sun shines bright. Where the rain don’t fall
Contact:

H. Blackrose wrote:
04 Jan 2021, 19:57
Last seen playing Donald Trump's NYE bash at Mar-A-Lago, on the same bill as Vanilla Ice o.O

https://www.wonkette.com/trumpy-asshole ... -ice-covid
“Nunn singing “Take Your Breath Away" at a COVID-19 giveaway gala is the true, hacking death of irony.”
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Somewhere on a tiny planet
crawl some ants called the human race
Lost in time
Lost in space
And meaning
User avatar
Nyth Grandbeard
Road Kill
Posts: 30
Joined: 11 Nov 2020, 23:26
Location: Vortex World
Contact:

I did not like UTG the first time I heard it, it was much too corny for my taste. But after several months I thought what the hey, let's give it another go. Kinda glad I did, because while the song definitely reeks of a verbose 80s power ballad, the contributions Von made to the original (Two World's Apart) really elevate the song to something a little more than a gimmick-y tune. Something about the build of being a standard 3 minute pop track, only to be assaulted by a tirade from Eldritch feels really brilliant to me.

TL;DR - I liked UTG because it bait and switches pretty good. :lol:
:twisted: One more band Rejected :twisted:
Post Reply