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Was there any promotion (posters, tv ads, etc.) for the release of the Wake video?
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I do remember summit around the time for Wake, I'm sure Woolworths did something. Or maybe it was a bad dream. I found my copy of wake in the attic ..now I need something called a V.I.D.E.O player to watch it..hmmm..And yes, that moron having a fit during No time Cry is me ..for shame..but felt good at the time..Thanks mainly to you Mr Jack Daniels and Mr A.M Phetamine.
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Who's that lucky sod in the audience that's on the video throughout the whole show. Especially at the beginning of F&L&A.
They're either really tall... or on top of someones shoulders :innocent:
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Hey Ramone, is that you the one who appears in that NME goth special? You know, that article about the eskimos. I wanted to ask you earlier but I forgot.
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You bastard...years of therapy and it all comes flooding back like a big ..er..flooding like thing. Yeah, that's me and some of the idiots who had no job back at a Rock City gig . Right, where's my Shrinks number ?
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Ramone wrote:You bastard...years of therapy and it all comes flooding back like a big ..er..flooding like thing.
A flood? :innocent:
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Well I remember going into a shop specifically to buy it, so there must have been something.
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robertzombie wrote:Was there any promotion (posters, tv ads, etc.) for the release of the Wake video?

There was a small box ad in the back of Sounds , which said "COMING SOON, YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE SISTERS OF MERCY LIVE'.

The ad is featured in the black/purple Sisters cuttings book that turns up every now and then on ebay. I don't remember seeing anything other than that. Definately no tv advertising as the Sisters hadn't even had a hit single, when Wake was released.
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For some unkown reason I have a recording of WAKE taped from ITV some time in 1988 / 1989.

This reording features introductions from Mike Mansfield. The guy who was responsible for filming the concert.

IIRC the intros are only at the start and then it goes in to WAKE as of the channel 5 release. Plus as it was shown on ITV you have breaks for adverts.

Does anyone remember viewing / taping this recording other than myself?

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Andy TG wrote:
Does anyone remember viewing / taping this recording other than myself?

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I think it was more likely 1989/90 as I remember watching it late at night when I was at uni at Aberystwyth.

But I don't remember much else - sorry!
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I saw it Andy, that arse Mansfield prattled on for a bit talking bollocks as per, then we got about 30mins of footage with an ad break IIRC.
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I remember the Mansfield thing, I think it was shown during the 90s. He prattled on about black light etc. Was part of a series of (badly directed :innocent: ) gigs he filmed.. Recorded it but have long taped over it. He's a bit of a luvvie!
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>For some unkown reason I have a recording of WAKE taped from ITV some >time in 1988 / 1989.

Im waiting a copy from about 3 years :evil:
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robertzombie wrote:Who's that lucky sod in the audience that's on the video throughout the whole show. Especially at the beginning of F&L&A.
They're either really tall... or on top of someones shoulders :innocent:
Dave Beer (Leeds celeb and 'superstar DJ') has always claimed that it was Dave Beer atop shoulders doing the freaky-deaky dancing.
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looks like a woman to me :innocent:
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taylor wrote:>For some unkown reason I have a recording of WAKE taped from ITV some >time in 1988 / 1989.

Im waiting a copy from about 3 years :evil:
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5 months is NOT 3 years! - Besides I am still unable to copy video to video. And am also not willing to loan out the orginal tape.
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taylor wrote:>For some unkown reason I have a recording of WAKE taped from ITV some >time in 1988 / 1989.

Im waiting a copy from about 3 years :evil:
You can have mine if I can find it, I'll have a look in the boxes
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>You can have mine if I can find it, I'll have a look in the boxes

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robertzombie wrote:looks like a woman to me :innocent:
She's a bit lacking in the jumper puppy department then. :eek:

I remember it when it was on t'telly and that twit Mansfield going on that he asked the band what colour lighting they preferred,the band said black which good old Mikey boy explained was a bit of a challenge but reckoned that he managed the "Black" lighting very well with a "little televisual trickery".Which accounts for the,what looks like, clouds of black foam engulfing the screen every few minutes.I bet Von and the chaps had a good old chortle about that,had they been on speaking terms which they probably weren't. :wink:
I used to have it taped from telly,unfortunately I taped "Debbie does Dallas" over it and I no longer own a VCR,so even a wank is now out of the question as well. :innocent:
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wild bill buttock wrote:even a wank is now out of the question as well. :innocent:
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Phwoar :P :eek:
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wild bill buttock wrote:Phwoar :P :eek:
Finally!
I meet a like mind with similar tastes in music and knorks ;D
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James Blast wrote:I saw it Andy, that arse Mansfield prattled on for a bit talking bollocks as per, then we got about 30mins of footage with an ad break IIRC.
I remember seeing that. I taped it as there was rumoured to be extra footage, but it was the same as the video so I taped over it.
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James Blast wrote:
wild bill buttock wrote:Phwoar :P :eek:
Finally!
I meet a like mind with similar tastes in music and knorks ;D
I'll tell you something else Jamesie,Their no strangers to Greggs are they.Who are they BTW?I've a feeling I've seen them at a certain Rugby club lock-in.
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just some girls I happened to 'meat', a long time ago :innocent:
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