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by mh
22 Jan 2021, 05:22
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gothenburg, Mudd Club 15.05.85 Video snippet
Replies: 26
Views: 3025

Re: Gothenburg, Mudd Club 15.05.85 Video snippet

I noticed that, looks like Von got a bit bored by it and stomped off too. Cheeky remark to open Train too. Aye, that was the bit I wanted to see, as from his comments it was clear that he was getting fed up with Wayne hogging the limelight. I wrote about it a few years back on my blog piece on this...
by mh
21 Jan 2021, 22:14
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gothenburg, Mudd Club 15.05.85 Video snippet
Replies: 26
Views: 3025

Re: Gothenburg, Mudd Club 15.05.85 Video snippet

Just finished watching this. Hat guy aside, this is probably better than Wake for me. Wake is too pretty, too polished, has too much flash and gizmos, and I'm not a fan of that big boomy sound others seem to love so much. This one does it better.
by mh
20 Jan 2021, 19:14
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quiffy birthday boss
Replies: 22
Views: 137

Re: Quiffy birthday boss

Happy birthday boss!
by mh
20 Jan 2021, 15:18
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify
Replies: 30
Views: 7041

Re: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify

Is it just my copy or is there little to no top end on the 84 session? The 82 & 83 are lovely and crisp, but the 84 one seems to be quite dull in comparison It's not just you, and I've noticed this on '84 from other sources too. The top end is actually there, it's just seriously muted by comparison...
by mh
15 Jan 2021, 15:13
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gift reissue plus extras
Replies: 247
Views: 35004

Re: Gift reissue plus extras

For me it was always about the extras. The two 7" mixes and whatever else it might have been possible to rustle up.
by mh
15 Jan 2021, 15:03
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify
Replies: 30
Views: 7041

Re: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify

Likewise 7 Digital and the other usual download sources. Very nice to finally have them in lossless formats.
by mh
15 Jan 2021, 12:19
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify
Replies: 30
Views: 7041

Re: 1984 Peel Session on Spotify

Likewise elsewhere in the EU. :)

I assume 1982 Peel will be along to complete the set soon enough.
by mh
08 Jan 2021, 11:47
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gift reissue plus extras
Replies: 247
Views: 35004

Re: Gift reissue plus extras

This was announced what, 15 months ago? Can anyone vouch for their track record with other releases? Twitter feed has bits about Killing Joke, Peter Hook, etc. Still think that if this has to go through AE, it's never going to happen. I don't think he's been behind any re-release of material? CD an...
by mh
07 Jan 2021, 16:23
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: "Kierkegaard meets Elvis"?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: "Kierkegaard meets Elvis"?

I remember it from other interviews around this time too, but I can't cite a specific reference. It does indeed seem to be a VT-era construct though.
by mh
06 Jan 2021, 14:47
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?

There was also the famous Ben Gunn incident, so Ben was also doing it for a time.
by mh
06 Jan 2021, 10:17
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?

DJElectricDaddy wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 02:44
Also....they use a Tascam Portastudio cassette to run the Doktor at live shows?? WTF!, That’s crazy, can you imagine. A different tape for every song?
You can hear this on some recordings - the tape hiss kicks in just before the Doktor starts. It's hilarious.
by mh
05 Jan 2021, 20:26
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?

From Wayne's book: Flushed with the advance from WEA we’d gone out and bought ourselves a new Dr Avalanche, our drum machine to the uninformed, and it was on this tour we started using it in place of the less reliable cassette porta-studio that we’d used until now to run the drum tracks. The Oberhei...
by mh
05 Jan 2021, 18:10
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?

I had a quick look through WFAW as well, but the only reference to the DMX I can find is on page 197 and is not relevant to the question of why they bought one. Not having an index nor an electronic copy does mean that I could have missed other references though. It's also worth noting that perhaps ...
by mh
05 Jan 2021, 15:56
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?
Replies: 16
Views: 541

Re: Why did they use an Oberheim drum machine for FALAA and not the old boss and who did that?

According to Wayne's book, the band bought it using their advance from WEA, and it was due to Wayne's experience of programming a DMX with Dead or Alive that they chose that specific model.
by mh
04 Jan 2021, 12:16
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Official Sisters Merch
Replies: 269
Views: 81367

Re: Official Sisters Merch

I don't recall seeing that at the XXX show at the Poly, but fire-eaters, filmic delights, postcards and buns can be so distracting. They didn't have them in Leeds in 2011 but they appeared at the Roundhouse show later that year. They may have had them in Glasgow as well, but memory fails I'm afraid...
by mh
01 Jan 2021, 21:46
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Paint My Name In Black and Gold: The Next Phase
Replies: 120
Views: 38696

Re: Paint My Name In Black and Gold: The Next Phase

As should be clear from Mark's Quietus pieces, he doesn't mess around. When he delivers, he delivers. I know as Sisters fans we're used to unfulfilled promises and whatever meagre crumbs we do get being flawed, but in this case we should feel that we're in safe hands. :notworthy:
by mh
31 Dec 2020, 20:11
Forum: General Chat
Topic: currently drinking :)
Replies: 39
Views: 6128

Re: currently drinking :)

Hot port with blackcurrant. Yum!
by mh
29 Dec 2020, 13:32
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Andrea White
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: Andrea White

https://www.discogs.com/artist/2294383-Andrea-White

Yes indeed, as well as a La Costa Rasa album. In fact that one's interesting because of another Sisters-family connection: "recorded by Claire Shearsby..."

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by mh
25 Dec 2020, 11:42
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Paint My Name In Black and Gold: The Next Phase
Replies: 120
Views: 38696

Re: Paint My Name In Black and Gold: The Next Phase

The thing with WFAW is that we didn't see the long drawn-out process that came before. That we didn't see it doesn't mean it didn't exist, and the book didn't just drop out of nowhere. 2 years so far for PMNIBAG is small beans by comparison.
by mh
22 Dec 2020, 17:24
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy birthday Andrew S
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Happy birthday Andrew S

Belated HBDs Andrew!
by mh
11 Dec 2020, 10:55
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Andrea White
Replies: 21
Views: 1865

Re: Andrea White

eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 10:35
...and "White" being the opposite of "Black"; which the Sister are definitely not....
"White" also contains the letters W-H-T and we know who's initials they are.

It's all coming together.

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by mh
10 Dec 2020, 17:26
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Freestylers riffing Dominion
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Sisters spotting

Quiff Boy wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 17:18
not the freestylers' best tbf
Is this the part where I say "if they're going to be inspired by a Sisters song they should have picked YCBTO"? :twisted:
by mh
10 Dec 2020, 13:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Freestylers riffing Dominion
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Sisters spotting

I'm enjoying the idea of :von: getting sufficient royalties from this that he can put off releasing anything himself for a few more decades. I look forward to hearing it among the cheesy dancefloor stuff at a party sometime soon.
by mh
09 Dec 2020, 18:39
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bands heavily influenced by the Sisters
Replies: 42
Views: 2589

Re: Bands heavily influenced by the Sisters

I'd almost forgotten about Rose of Avalanche. I don't consider them as blatant copycats as others, although there is at least once instance where their own mothers wouldn't be able to tell them apart - check out the intro to LA Rain and tell me that's not the Sisters take on Emma. https://www.youtub...
by mh
09 Dec 2020, 13:22
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bands heavily influenced by the Sisters
Replies: 42
Views: 2589

Re: Bands heavily influenced by the Sisters

Rosetta Stone got a bit of stick for it back in the day as well: I guess copying the typeface and layout of the records will do that. Alien Sex Fiend did a fantastic pastiche of the layout on their Smells Like... single: "A Merciful Relief, rise up and wipe yer bum". Extra marks for ripping off art ...