What does FALAA mean?

THE place for your Sisters-related comments, questions and snippets of Sisters information. For those who do not know, The Sisters of Mercy are a rock'n'roll band. And a pop band. And an industrial groove machine. Or so they say. They make records. Lots of records, apparently. But not in your galaxy. They play concerts. Lots of concerts, actually. But you still cannot see them. So what's it all about, Alfie? This is one of the few tightly-moderated forums on Heartland, so please keep on-topic. All off-topic posts will either be moved or deleted. Chairman Bux is the editor and the editor's decision is final. Danke.
User avatar
AlistairCookie
Road Kill
Posts: 15
Joined: 03 Feb 2008, 12:52

Wayne told me and some friends outside of Hammerjacks in Baltimore in 1987...wondering if his answer was common knowledge or not...or if it was just a horsepoop...or if there were other ideas.
User avatar
mh
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 7465
Joined: 23 Jun 2003, 14:41
Location: A civilized European city

Loads of guesses. I'd assumed that it was at least partially a reference on Von's part to his "I knew it wasn't going to last" thing, so it was both their first LP and their last LP. Doesn't explain the "Always" though.
Trigonometry. It's a sin.
Dark
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 6606
Joined: 27 Oct 2004, 21:26
Location: On the edge of the mind.
Contact:

I thought it just sounded like a pretty cool name for an album. Everlasting, and all? :?
User avatar
Silver_Owl
The Don
Posts: 7361
Joined: 27 Sep 2003, 18:52

AlistairCookie wrote:Wayne told me and some friends outside of Hammerjacks in Baltimore in 1987...wondering if his answer was common knowledge or not...or if it was just a horsepoop...or if there were other ideas.
Come on then. Put us out of our misery. :|
We forgive as we forget
As the day is long.
User avatar
TheBoyNextDoor
Utterly Bastard Groovy Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 861
Joined: 04 Sep 2004, 13:11
Location: Sweden
Contact:

mh wrote: Doesn't explain the "Always" though.
They are still here in sense aren't they? :)
User avatar
Silver_Owl
The Don
Posts: 7361
Joined: 27 Sep 2003, 18:52

TheBoyNextDoor wrote:
mh wrote: Doesn't explain the "Always" though.
They are still here in sense aren't they? :)
Or at least he is. ;D
We forgive as we forget
As the day is long.
User avatar
lachert
Overbomber
Posts: 3142
Joined: 30 Jul 2002, 01:00
Location: is it a womb or is it a tomb?

falaa refers to god obviously :)
long live rock'n'roll
Bartek
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5872
Joined: 17 Sep 2005, 10:47

lachert wrote:falaa refers to god obviously :)
never thought like that about it.
User avatar
AlistairCookie
Road Kill
Posts: 15
Joined: 03 Feb 2008, 12:52

sorry, didn't mean for it to be a "I know and you don't" moment...didn't realize I left the answer out.

"True Love" was the answer that Wayne gave
Last edited by AlistairCookie on 03 Feb 2008, 19:58, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Silver_Owl
The Don
Posts: 7361
Joined: 27 Sep 2003, 18:52

AlistairCookie wrote:sorry, didn't mean for it to be a "I know and you don't" moment...

"True Love" was the answer that Wayne gave
Is that it? :evil: I was expecting a lengthy diabtribe detailing Von's innermost thoughts. :lol:

And don't worry - Almost any comment gets that kind of response. :D

And welcome by the way....
We forgive as we forget
As the day is long.
paint it black
Black, black, black & even blacker
Posts: 4507
Joined: 11 Jul 2002, 01:00

Bartek wrote:
lachert wrote:falaa refers to god obviously :)
never thought like that about it.
the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End

etc...see also: everlasting love
Empathy is wasted by nice people
Bartek
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5872
Joined: 17 Sep 2005, 10:47

now it's obvious. but to be frank i've never tried to figured out what dose it mean - or could mean. :oops:
User avatar
stufarq
Popweazle Piddlepoop
Posts: 3209
Joined: 19 Jan 2008, 17:09
Location: my own imagination

The album is named after the song, which is fairly clearly a love song - first, last and always you're mine ie we're forever. Always seemed pretty straightforward to me.
Any more of that and we'll be round your front door with the quick-setting whitewash and the shaved monkey.
User avatar
AlistairCookie
Road Kill
Posts: 15
Joined: 03 Feb 2008, 12:52

The album is named for the song????

Really. :?:
Dark
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 6606
Joined: 27 Oct 2004, 21:26
Location: On the edge of the mind.
Contact:

Well, why wouldn't it be? Title tracks are hardly a rare thing. :?
User avatar
lachert
Overbomber
Posts: 3142
Joined: 30 Jul 2002, 01:00
Location: is it a womb or is it a tomb?

red skies disappear dosn't sound good as album title, so they changed words and all the human love goes away to marian and then we have falaa about love to the supreme eternal being. i tell you :D
long live rock'n'roll
paint it black
Black, black, black & even blacker
Posts: 4507
Joined: 11 Jul 2002, 01:00

lachert wrote:red skies disappear dosn't sound good as album title, so they changed words and all the human love goes away to marian and then we have falaa about love to the supreme eternal being. i tell you :D
I don't know about Red Skies Disappear. I'm told it's like a bootleg song, but I've never written well, as far as I know a song with that title. So you would have to discount that one.
Plus it’d be a s**t acronym
Empathy is wasted by nice people
User avatar
BillyBadBreaks
Fat Forgetful Bastard
Posts: 1466
Joined: 17 Sep 2004, 20:57
Location: Was the UK, but now Columbus, Ohio

paint it black wrote:
Plus it’d be a s**t acronym
A pity they didn't go with Some Hits In Time :innocent:

PS I love the record really :notworthy:
You still think swastikas look cool
The real nazis run your schools
They're coaches, businessmen and cops
In a real fourth reich you'll be the first to go
User avatar
eastmidswhizzkid
Faster Than The Light Of Speed
Posts: 7772
Joined: 24 Mar 2005, 00:01
Location: above the chemist
Contact:

Dark wrote:Well, why wouldn't it be? Title tracks are hardly a rare thing. :?
very true; however apart from black sabbath i cant think of another eponymous album title track. :?:

oh yeah, and motorhead. ;D
"nowadays everybody talks like they got something to say
but nothing comes out when they move their lips
-just a bunch of gibberish-
and everybody acts like they forgot about GARY MARX"

:bat:
Dark
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 6606
Joined: 27 Oct 2004, 21:26
Location: On the edge of the mind.
Contact:

My Vision Thing comes slamming through...
User avatar
eastmidswhizzkid
Faster Than The Light Of Speed
Posts: 7772
Joined: 24 Mar 2005, 00:01
Location: above the chemist
Contact:

no, you misunderstand me.i know zillions of album title-tracks...but eponymously titled albums have the same name as the band. hence: black sabbath is track one on the album black sabbath by the band black sabbath. :wink:
"nowadays everybody talks like they got something to say
but nothing comes out when they move their lips
-just a bunch of gibberish-
and everybody acts like they forgot about GARY MARX"

:bat:
Dark
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 6606
Joined: 27 Oct 2004, 21:26
Location: On the edge of the mind.
Contact:

Ah right. Hm, you have a point there. :?:
User avatar
James Blast
Banned
Posts: 24739
Joined: 11 Jun 2003, 18:58
Location: back from some place else

Eponymous by REM? :innocent:

and while I'm at it "sophmore" is another banned word here
"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
6FeetOver
Childlike Empress
Posts: 7658
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Small Heath, waiting for next year

That's sophomore, Mistah Blast.
Hate has no home here.
<---all-around pain in the arse formerly known as "SINsister," "sinnie," "adarkafarkaparka" (or something similarly stupid), etc.
User avatar
6FeetOver
Childlike Empress
Posts: 7658
Joined: 25 Jan 2002, 00:00
Location: Small Heath, waiting for next year

eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
Dark wrote:Well, why wouldn't it be? Title tracks are hardly a rare thing. :?
very true; however apart from black sabbath i cant think of another eponymous album title track. :?:

oh yeah, and motorhead. ;D
...and Icehouse...Public Image Ltd. ("Public Image")...Art of Noise ("Who's Afraid (of The Art Of Noise)?")...
Hate has no home here.
<---all-around pain in the arse formerly known as "SINsister," "sinnie," "adarkafarkaparka" (or something similarly stupid), etc.
Post Reply