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by Original GS
23 Sep 2020, 10:31
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Is Andrew Eldritch a good role model?
Replies: 62
Views: 6782

Re: Is Andrew Eldritch a good role model?

Them clogs; remember the NMA formation stomping team going full-on one night at a gig. Sounded like a genuine attempt to break through the floor. AE influence? Well, mid-80s, the curtains in the rented house were permanently closed, a la Village Place, but the speed habit was more John Cooper-Clarke...
by Original GS
03 Aug 2020, 19:04
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Jesus Loves The Sisters
Replies: 26
Views: 2084

Re: Jesus Loves The Sisters

Used to have a Jesus loves the Sisters badge in the 80s, but never saw a t-shirt anywhere
by Original GS
03 Jul 2020, 18:13
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Eldritch and Morrissey?
Replies: 35
Views: 4026

Brixton academy? Went to this. Kingston Poly the day after, then Hull on the Friday. Busy old week. Pubs round Brixton were interesting

Can remember talking to Mark after a Sisters / Smiths gig and he mentioned that there had been some unfavourable interaction between the two leading men.
by Original GS
02 Jun 2020, 12:43
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Mon, 20-May-1983: Sheffield - England - Dingwalls
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Can't help with the set list here, but I'm 95% certain this gig was a Friday, not a Monday. I'll come back on and apologise if I'm wrong.

A night spent in Sheffield bus station is not something I'd recommend to any gig-goer, however battle hardened
by Original GS
04 Oct 2019, 12:45
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Kenny Giles - what is real and what is not.
Replies: 30
Views: 13514

Might be wrong on this and I can chase it up if anyone's interested, but I'm fairly sure that KG relocated from Brid to the Grove Road area of Wakefield in the mid-1980s. No idea where he is now or what he's doing.
by Original GS
18 Aug 2019, 21:48
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Steve Watson (Winker)
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

Steve Watson (Winker)

Just read elsewhere that former Sisters roadie / driver, Winker has passed away. Anybody able to confirm/add to this?

Didn't know him very well, but I remember him as a right enough lad. Mates with Jez and Danny H as I recall.
by Original GS
26 Oct 2018, 12:30
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters' homecoming, January 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

My first Sisters gig.

Not sure if it features on the live tape, but at the end I'm sure Eldritch muttered "Come to The Gun Club for a surprise"

Which of course we did. And weren't surprised by the support band.
by Original GS
11 Aug 2018, 15:53
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Sisters On This Day
Replies: 487
Views: 102511

Fair point; remember setting off about 2am, so they could have started playing gone midnight.

Half eight Friday morning :-/
by Original GS
11 Aug 2018, 11:15
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Sisters On This Day
Replies: 487
Views: 102511

That Electric ballroom sketch is only half the story. They supported Virgin Prunes at this, then did a late headline show at the Camden Palace.

Mad day out all round. Dozen of us in a van from Wakefield. Got home about half eight the following day.
by Original GS
26 Jul 2018, 18:16
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Official t shirts 81-85
Replies: 69
Views: 17610

I've got an original MR head/star from 83 or 84.

Usually worn with the sleeves ragged off, over a second, white t-shirt
by Original GS
25 Jul 2018, 13:09
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Was/Is Gary Marx a tough guy?
Replies: 23
Views: 4936

"There's been references in the past to Andrew carrying a steel bar up his sleeve just in case he needed it" He once got chinned in the Warehouse by half of the Leeds 80s electro-pop duo, Vicious Pink. I think it involved him paying too much attention to the other half of the same electro-pop duo......
by Original GS
13 Jul 2018, 14:16
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Sisters On This Day
Replies: 487
Views: 102511

Yesterday was a missed opportunity, the Sisters have played many gigs on the 29th June. As for today, the Sisters played in Kingston (South West London, not Jamaica) - https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_30-Jun-1983 , and then this date remained a gig free zone until 2006, when they played the Festival of...
by Original GS
06 Jul 2018, 15:37
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Was/Is Gary Marx a tough guy?
Replies: 23
Views: 4936

Mark's a big lad, but not a giant. Whilst he's always been an absolute gent whenever I've been around him, I've also heard some (unverified) tales and I really wouldn't mess with him.

Craig just didn't give a f**k about anyone who wanted it. Straight into that wanker at the Peterborough gig in 83
by Original GS
23 Feb 2018, 16:06
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: On this day in 1983 (or was it?) ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Can't confirm the Bradford date, but they definitely played The Warehouse on the 20th January 1983
by Original GS
13 Sep 2017, 19:52
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Incredible detailed account of TSOM 1983 in The Quietus
Replies: 28
Views: 8869

A few comments if I may. That's probably the best, most accurate piece relating to that particular Sisters era that I've ever read. Easy to over dramatise, but it looked a bit dodgy for a while after that Peterborough gig; there were a few of us down from West Yorks and it looked at one point like t...
by Original GS
03 Feb 2017, 13:43
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gary's departure from TSOM in April 1985
Replies: 30
Views: 7777

Good piece. I think there was also, at one time, a notion that the other three get shut of Eldritch and carry on without him.
by Original GS
25 Dec 2016, 12:28
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gary Marx's boots
Replies: 15
Views: 5712

I'm completely out of touch on this, but I'm guessing you're referring to the time, late 90s, when Eldritch began making noises about him and Mark working together again?

Think Mark was happy with the idea but AE didn't follow through with it
by Original GS
24 Dec 2016, 19:57
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Gary Marx's boots
Replies: 15
Views: 5712

That bit about him being good with the fans; he was a bloody diamond. Guest lists aplenty and he'd always get you a beer from the rider if you'd travelled a long way. Absolute gent
by Original GS
01 Dec 2016, 13:39
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Sisters/Smiths
Replies: 3
Views: 2157

Wasn't at the Birmingham gig, but The Smiths supported The Sisters at Brixton and ULU in 1983. I was at both of them, but didn't see The Smiths play at ULU.

Could be wrong, but I always assumed, given the lack of musical similarities, that it was some sort of arrangement set up by Rough trade
by Original GS
24 Sep 2008, 12:26
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: The Fine Dancing Men From Wakefield
Replies: 11
Views: 5052

Re: The Fine Dancing Men From Wakefield

moses wrote:
eastmidswhizzkid wrote:anyone know who said men were?
Jez, Danny & Surfin Merb - The Crew
Except that Jez and Danny were from Leeds and Merb was from Wolverhampton...sounds like it might have been mid/late 83, or possibly Tin Can club. I was at the TC gig, but as it was 24+ years ago...
by Original GS
12 Oct 2007, 12:50
Forum: Trading
Topic: Tapes and Badges from the 80's
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

Many thanks to all of you for your time, interest and patience. All sold now, to someone who asked to remain anonymous, but lives in Belgium.
by Original GS
07 Sep 2007, 20:57
Forum: Trading
Topic: Tapes and Badges from the 80's
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

Tapes / Badges

What a knobhead. No sooner posted than realised I hadn't mentioned prices. Thanks to all those of you who have so far shown an interest. If anyone's neutral, ie knows the value of Sisters' memorabilia but isn't interested in buying this stuff, be a good egg and email me a rough price guide. Thanks i...
by Original GS
06 Sep 2007, 18:48
Forum: Trading
Topic: Tapes and Badges from the 80's
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

Tapes and Badges from the 80's

Box of tapes for sale and set of original badges from 1980's TAPES:- Liverpool Royal Court, 06-10-84 Leicester Uni, 18-10-84 Blackburn King George's, 21-03-85 Nijmegen, "Holland", 05-06-84 Detmold, Germany, 29-05-84 Bristol Trinity, 19-05-84 Bradford Uni, 15-05-84 Glasgow, 12-05-84 Brussels, ?-08-83...
by Original GS
04 Sep 2007, 12:27
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: Are The Sisters g*th or not
Replies: 297
Views: 128258

More like a deformed heavy metal band than goth.
by Original GS
01 Sep 2007, 18:48
Forum: Sisters Chat
Topic: TSOM tattoos?
Replies: 158
Views: 58108

TSOMtattoos - Even better...!

Ha ha...I've got a Heartland tattoo...when I figure out all this technical s**t, I'll post it on here.