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by MrChris
28 Jun 2020, 18:33
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Von's Real Name?
Replies: 15
Views: 5946

Bit of trivia: William Harvey is the man who discovered the circulation of the blood. I've always thought that was appropriate for Von, though I can't quite put my finger on why.
by MrChris
15 Jun 2020, 18:44
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: But Genevieve
Replies: 140
Views: 10633

I don't think AE has any inclination to release records - a mixture of being a stubborn git, the diminishing incentives, plus possibly being a bit more fragile than he likes to project. What I suspect happens every now and then is that the young whippersnappers come along, write some nice tunes, get...
by MrChris
26 Apr 2020, 20:15
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 31951

Intriguing. Six Ways to Sunday could definitely be about domestic violence. But it could also be about police brutality / the sharp end of the state. I think my hunch that Caligula's Eyes is about Thatcher is confirmed. 'There is no us' probably reflects her famous 'there's no such thing as society....
by MrChris
25 Mar 2020, 13:50
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 31951

Well, I now have a clearer idea of what the doll in 'show me on the doll' refers to! Not the type you can buy in Tescos...
by MrChris
24 Mar 2020, 21:19
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Reptile House Test Pressing
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

That is pretty cool. Certainly looks like Von's handwriting. I'd guess it was something he wrote to send to a music journalist.
by MrChris
11 Mar 2020, 18:22
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 31951

One of the things that gives me most hope about the new songs is that - judging from all the youtube vids I've been watching - I think AE really likes the new songs. Is proud of them, even.

And he's with people who obviously enjoy playing them - and that seems to be rubbing off on him too?
by MrChris
16 Feb 2020, 20:42
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Eldritch with Phil Lynott?
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Nah, it's not him.
by MrChris
30 Jan 2020, 15:01
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 31951

Oh, I remembered something I meant to say - 'the eyes of Caligula' is a reference to Margaret Thatcher. Francois Mitterrand famously said she had the eyes of Caligula, and the lips of Marilyn Monroe.

Personally, I think he needed glasses.
by MrChris
30 Jan 2020, 14:35
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 31951

Cheers! I should probably change my profile photo. The little fella on the left is over six feet tall now!
by MrChris
30 Jan 2020, 13:46
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: NEW SONGS!
Replies: 212
Views: 31951

I'm sufficiently intrigued by all of this new song speculation that I'm posting this - my first message for, what, 14 years?!? To be fair, I've read the site regularly since then - I just lost my email account and it's taken me this long to get around to reactivating :) - and some actual new songs t...
by MrChris
04 Apr 2008, 16:04
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: How many CD/LP sold m*****n vs Sisters
Replies: 64
Views: 18184

He's not releasing records because...he doesn't want to. The opportunities are there, and if he's placing unrealistic demands on record companies that he knows they'll refuse it's because...he doesn't want to release any records. It seems he was ready to release a record what, fifteen years ago? But...
by MrChris
20 Dec 2007, 12:54
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The sisters:modernism with or without the 'post' prefix?
Replies: 36
Views: 9453

I think you mean, it's never been clear IF Von reads Hegel, not how...He's never given any indication that I can think of of having read Foucault or Derrida or Lacan or any other supposedly post-structural theorist you could shake a stick at, either. He's aimed a couple of barbs at relativism, yes, ...
by MrChris
17 Dec 2007, 16:13
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The sisters:modernism with or without the 'post' prefix?
Replies: 36
Views: 9453

Why begin a post by saying that the distinction between modernism and postmodernism has always seemed barren to you, and then end it by asking 'the Sisters: modern or postmodern'?

Or am I just being shamelessly foundationalist?

:D
by MrChris
15 Nov 2007, 11:07
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Still nothing...
Replies: 22
Views: 6566

very good indeed. tee hees all round
by MrChris
22 Oct 2007, 13:21
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Floorshow demo?
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

I wasn't going to say it...
by MrChris
22 Oct 2007, 10:05
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Floorshow demo?
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

It's also worth mentioning that the 'Floorshow E.P.' is absolutely fantastic. Floorshow rocks, Lights is much better than the released version, and Teachers / Adrenochrome also has much more energy than the released version. You could call it an early peak...
by MrChris
22 Oct 2007, 10:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Blisters Of Marcy
Replies: 12
Views: 4351

I should add, for those non-Brits, that '[Skin and] Blister' is cockney-rhyming slang for sister. Hence the name. They weren't cockneys, though. A cockney Sisters tribute band would be too, too much.
by MrChris
22 Oct 2007, 10:01
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Blisters Of Marcy
Replies: 12
Views: 4351

Now I might be able to help here... I studied at Durham Uni in the early 90s, and there was a not-very-famous Sisters tribute in the area called The Blisters of Mercy. I met one of the band members once back then, who was quite a nice chap, even though he was of the mistaken opinion that The Sisters...
by MrChris
01 Oct 2007, 09:41
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: credits
Replies: 25
Views: 7633

I thought the music to Body and Soul was Hussey's first contribution? If not, I'll need another explanation of its general crapness...
by MrChris
13 Sep 2007, 16:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: no booklet with floodland reissue from amazon.co.uk
Replies: 15
Views: 3906

So...anyone could order any (fairly cheap) cd and claim it was defective and they'd get a refund, and keep the cd? Or do they only say this because they somehow know this is a problematic item?

I only ask out of interest because defrauding them would be WRONG.
by MrChris
31 Aug 2007, 10:30
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Female name song titles?!
Replies: 29
Views: 7372

itnAklipse wrote:All of the names end in either a or e.
I think you'll find Marian doesn't :wink:
by MrChris
21 Aug 2007, 11:11
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Rare Lives
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

Thank you Mr Fiend!
by MrChris
20 Aug 2007, 15:35
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Rare Lives
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

The INTRO only to 1959 was played in Birmingham in the 90s. Which leaves not many: Phantom, Bury Me Deep, Torch, Driven Like the Snow. I wouldn't have said the Gift stuff counted anyway. If you want to be a completist, you could add Home of the Hitmen, Sandstorm, Untitled, You Could be the One... Le...
by MrChris
13 Aug 2007, 14:56
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Does :von: read Teh Grauniad?
Replies: 12
Views: 4137

Poor Andy. He can't go anywhere without people asking him when he's going to release another record. This time he even meets someone impersonating him, and asking Andy to email him at harrylime212@gmail.com
by MrChris
06 Aug 2007, 10:11
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gary Numan's top 6 albums
Replies: 48
Views: 14054

Chris Starling played some guitar for Gary Numan before hooking up with the Sisters. But seems a little embarrassed to talk about it...