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by Arrrgh!
07 Mar 2019, 11:34
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Those singles that never happened...
Replies: 40
Views: 11420

PS I'm listening to that Roskilde boot on youtube this morning, and its f**king epic. Yes, you can hear the vocals properly, but also the attitude and swagger is epic. It sounds fresh and aggressive. Just amazing. The current live sound basically hasn't changed in a decade. I think it's too polished...
by Arrrgh!
07 Mar 2019, 11:13
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Those singles that never happened...
Replies: 40
Views: 11420

Yeah, the deteriorating voice thing is a red herring - that's a reason not to tour, rather than not to record. All sorts of fun and games can happen in a recording booth. Plenty of notably s**t singers manage to put out convincing recorded music - just look at Bernard Sumner of New Order. God bless ...
by Arrrgh!
25 Feb 2019, 12:48
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Paint My Name In Black and Gold: The Next Phase
Replies: 98
Views: 30632

Just pledged. Not a huge fan of the early years of the sisters, but a big fan of passion and enthusiasm so it would feel wrong not to support this.
by Arrrgh!
18 Jan 2019, 18:36
Forum: Sisters 2019
Topic: Sisters 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 65163

s**t, no Irish gigs. Oh well.

Europe it is then. I quite fancy Berlin in October.
by Arrrgh!
07 Sep 2018, 09:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Rumours of a tour
Replies: 41
Views: 10359

I think that, through the law of diminishing returns, we can see the audiences for a proper UK tour being measured in hundreds rather than thousands in the venues picked with the promoters. It might be different for a significant one-off with a supporting cast. Otherwise business as usual and I'll ...
by Arrrgh!
06 Sep 2018, 13:33
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Rumours of a tour
Replies: 41
Views: 10359

no, its pretty much s**t promoters not being prepared to take another gamble so soon after the last without new product. thats been the official line for fucken' ages now i'm afraid. You'd think full gigs wouldn't represent much of a gamble. In my memory they were pretty full, Dublin in particular....
by Arrrgh!
06 Sep 2018, 09:43
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Rumours of a tour
Replies: 41
Views: 10359

They skipped Dublin and Belfast on the last tour, but came the tour before, so I reckon we're due an Irish date next time around. I went to both gigs and they were both packed. I was surprised they didn't come back last time on the back of that, but I suppose it needs a promoter to ask them. Maybe t...
by Arrrgh!
13 Apr 2018, 11:47
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Ever met Andrew Eldtrich?
Replies: 40
Views: 15196

I passed him walking through Dublin many years ago. He was in town for a gig. Like others, I didn't stop him because, well, why? I respect he has a stage persona and goes to a fair degree of effort to guard his privacy. That's fair enough.
by Arrrgh!
28 Sep 2017, 10:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Lisa Cuthbert
Replies: 21
Views: 6147

Lisa Cuthbert

So, there have been five or six gigs/appearances by Lisa Cuthbert with the Sisters? What do you guys think? I'm really enjoying her contributions. Her backing vocals really add something to the mix, and the stage looks more . . . proper, with a fourth person up front. Three guys and a laptop at the ...
by Arrrgh!
28 Sep 2017, 09:43
Forum: 2017 tour
Topic: September 27th: Paradiso, Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Replies: 30
Views: 15949

Again, sounds class.

Lisa should be a full touring member.
by Arrrgh!
26 Sep 2017, 11:17
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 50
Views: 9482

Just on the off chance this forum carries any weight, I too would love to hear a new album. I'd settle for a properly recorded live album to be honest.

Who am I kidding. I'd settle for ANYTHING.
by Arrrgh!
25 Sep 2017, 12:18
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 50
Views: 9482

Let's not be hasty. The Sisters of Mercy are a going concern. They're selling out respectable venues around Europe on an annual basis. The reality is that if they weren't a good live act, they wouldn't be doing that. They do and they are. The frustration stems from the idea that they were stellar an...
by Arrrgh!
25 Sep 2017, 10:58
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Puzzled
Replies: 50
Views: 9482

I think basically the issue is that Andrew managed the extremely cool trick of building a career for himself as a singer despite not really being able to sing. The uniqueness of his baritone was his distinguishing feature as a younger man, and The Sisters were part of that punk anyone-can-do-it move...
by Arrrgh!
20 Sep 2017, 10:19
Forum: 2017 tour
Topic: September 17th: Alter Schlachthof, Dresden Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 6739

That sounds fantastic. They really should employ Lisa as a gigging member of the band. They obviously get on well with her, and the stage set up just looks right with a fourth person out front. She's also a talented musician in her own right, so you never know, if they ever did get around to laying ...
by Arrrgh!
05 Sep 2017, 10:01
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: How long can the Sisters continue... ?
Replies: 49
Views: 13548

I love the Sisters, and have no hankering after some return to 1983 - I like the guitar driven sound and bombast of the current incarnation. but . . . . I think they need new songs. I preferred it when a tour came along and they would try out new material. Some worked better than others, but it was ...
by Arrrgh!
01 Sep 2017, 17:22
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Incredible detailed account of TSOM 1983 in The Quietus
Replies: 28
Views: 8550

Great read. I learned a lot from this.
by Arrrgh!
01 Sep 2017, 12:59
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Some Girls Wander By Mistake (4LP Vinyl Box Set)
Replies: 52
Views: 18921

On the plus side, some work appears to have been done on the Sister's Spotify page. Last week sometime, the file for Temple of Love 92 was overwritten by the original 1983 version. I noticed it when a playlist I had going suddenly replaced the 'new' version with the old. For a few weeks, the 'new' v...
by Arrrgh!
28 Jul 2015, 11:24
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Vinyl re-issue of F&L&A + 3 EPs
Replies: 153
Views: 42342

Gosh, the sound clips on HD sounds really are immeasurably better than anything I've heard before. Very nice.
by Arrrgh!
11 Jun 2015, 12:35
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Vinyl re-issue of F&L&A + 3 EPs
Replies: 153
Views: 42342

I asked Mr Catalyst about this on Twitter this morning. The exchange went like this: Me: "Morning. You guys have anything to do with a box set rerelease of FL&A being discussed online? Presumably not?" Him: "Of course not. This is the record company bumming you once again." I'm sure he won't mind me...
by Arrrgh!
10 Jul 2014, 10:46
Forum: Reviews and Interviews
Topic: June 2014 Hot Press interview
Replies: 0
Views: 1471

June 2014 Hot Press interview

Not much new here, but . . . 14th century Italian literature?

http://www.hotpress.com/Sisters-Of-Merc ... 53628.html
by Arrrgh!
10 Jul 2014, 09:37
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Chris Catalyst wants to release new Sisters material
Replies: 156
Views: 34231

I briefly met Ben on Tuesday night and said to him that I just had to ask them to record. Anything - doesn't matter what, just record. I then apologized saying, "you must get that all the time. I'm sure you're fed up with people asking." His reply was "Not at all. We're fed up asking him (Andrew)." ...
by Arrrgh!
10 Jul 2014, 09:35
Forum: 2014 tour - Ever Forward
Topic: 09.07.14 Dublin Vicar Street.
Replies: 67
Views: 33872

Pretty good show last night - not as good as Belfast, but still really enjoyable. The venue was pretty rammed, which is great as it means that between Belfast and Dublin, the odds are they'll be back. As always, obscene quantities of dry ice -- the fire alarms went off three times -- and the same se...
by Arrrgh!
09 Jul 2014, 10:46
Forum: 2014 tour - Ever Forward
Topic: 08.07.2014 Belfast Mandela Hall
Replies: 88
Views: 42731

Absolutely epic show. By far the best of the three or four I've seen. Loud, clear, powerful and a crowd that was totally up for it.

Looking forward to Dublin tonight.

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by Arrrgh!
14 May 2014, 09:54
Forum: 2014 tour - Ever Forward
Topic: 12.05.2014 Berlin Columbiahalle
Replies: 161
Views: 72731

Guitars seem a little low, but this sounds great. You can freakishly hear almost every word Von sings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXHodKgEx7E
by Arrrgh!
13 May 2014, 12:56
Forum: 2014 tour - Ever Forward
Topic: 12.05.2014 Berlin Columbiahalle
Replies: 161
Views: 72731

Izzy HaveMercy wrote:
Arrrgh! wrote:But anyone know what happened during Vision Thing? Von seems pretty pissed off at about the 2:52 mark. Someone with a laser pointer maybe?
Now, with that light show, Von is not in a position to be pissed about pointing lasers at someone I think! :lol:

IZ.
Fair enough.