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Swinnow wrote:
29 Oct 2021, 17:47
I'm getting John Cooper Clark
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"There's something about what we do that means a lot to people.
And the fact that it means a lot to them means a lot to me.
And thats why i keep on keeping on".

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28 Oct 2021, 11:03
It's from back in July, and it's another "reacts" YT vid thing, but I thought this reviewer had some interesting "outsider" views on the track (TOL 1992):

for a mainstream artist who hasnt heard the band before (hasnt even heard a drum machine used well before) i think shes pretty fair. i would argue that anyone reacting to this version should listen to the original as well. just because. and if thats her 'dont mind it' face well....nuff said
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And thats why i keep on keeping on".

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& the chap who requested it. Stuart Braithwaite from Mogwai
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After Sleaford Mods had left the stage tonight at Printworks we got the first few bars of Kiss The Carpet..

Sounded good.
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If it isn't that soundcheck tune again huh:
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Sisters hit the catwalk again.

Von did not approve. The designer explains it in allcaps:
THE PERFECT BALANCE OF VIRTUOUSNESS AND CHEERFUL DEGENERACY HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY HOLY GRAIL; THE DEGENERACY HERE ENHANCED BY THE SISTERS OF MERCY’S DRONING ‘LIGHTS’, AN ANTHEM I PLAYED OVER AND OVER IN MY MISSPENT YOUTH. I REACHED OUT TO ANDREW ELDRITCH ABOUT REMIXING THIS SONG, BUT HE PREFERRED I CHOOSE ANOTHER AS HE HAD NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCTION RELEASED. I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD — I DON’T KNOW IF THE IMAGE I WILL LEAVE BEHIND IS EXACTLY WHAT I PLANNED. BUT I THINK PEOPLE TRUST A CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT ITS MOST RAW AND SINCERE STATE AND RETAIN AND CHERISH IT. I HOPE HE WILL FORGIVE MY FINAL LIBERTY OF USING IT, IF NOT I WILL REPLACE FOR FURTHER RELEASE AND TRY TO FIND SOMETHING WITH THE SAME MYSTICAL URGENCY.

BECAUSE DOESN’T EVERY GUY WANNA BE REMEMBERED AS A HEROIC WIZARD STANDING ON A CLIFF HOLDING A TORCH?
PS: Interestingly, the "official" YT videos have some other muzak dubbed over the show, presumably to avoid some or other litigation?

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alanm wrote:
21 Jan 2022, 13:20
Sisters hit the catwalk again.
PS: Interestingly, the "official" YT videos have some other muzak dubbed over the show, presumably to avoid some or other litigation?
You mean that link you posted or some other? I clicked it and it has an extended version of Lights for me.
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alanm wrote:
21 Jan 2022, 13:20
Sisters hit the catwalk again.

Von did not approve. The designer explains it in allcaps:
THE PERFECT BALANCE OF VIRTUOUSNESS AND CHEERFUL DEGENERACY HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY HOLY GRAIL; THE DEGENERACY HERE ENHANCED BY THE SISTERS OF MERCY’S DRONING ‘LIGHTS’, AN ANTHEM I PLAYED OVER AND OVER IN MY MISSPENT YOUTH. I REACHED OUT TO ANDREW ELDRITCH ABOUT REMIXING THIS SONG, BUT HE PREFERRED I CHOOSE ANOTHER AS HE HAD NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCTION RELEASED. I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD — I DON’T KNOW IF THE IMAGE I WILL LEAVE BEHIND IS EXACTLY WHAT I PLANNED. BUT I THINK PEOPLE TRUST A CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT ITS MOST RAW AND SINCERE STATE AND RETAIN AND CHERISH IT. I HOPE HE WILL FORGIVE MY FINAL LIBERTY OF USING IT, IF NOT I WILL REPLACE FOR FURTHER RELEASE AND TRY TO FIND SOMETHING WITH THE SAME MYSTICAL URGENCY.

BECAUSE DOESN’T EVERY GUY WANNA BE REMEMBERED AS A HEROIC WIZARD STANDING ON A CLIFF HOLDING A TORCH?
PS: Interestingly, the "official" YT videos have some other muzak dubbed over the show, presumably to avoid some or other litigation?

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Fortunately, your link gives the live version of the fashion show with Lights.
Surely not my kind of daywear, but there's clearly some deep love and sadness in this collection.
Can't imagine any song suit better for this show.
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"AS HE HAD NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCTION RELEASED" is baffling... Reptile House EP is the best thing he's ever done. IMO obviously.
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Being645 wrote:
22 Jan 2022, 16:14
alanm wrote:
21 Jan 2022, 13:20
Sisters hit the catwalk again.

Von did not approve. The designer explains it in allcaps:
THE PERFECT BALANCE OF VIRTUOUSNESS AND CHEERFUL DEGENERACY HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY HOLY GRAIL; THE DEGENERACY HERE ENHANCED BY THE SISTERS OF MERCY’S DRONING ‘LIGHTS’, AN ANTHEM I PLAYED OVER AND OVER IN MY MISSPENT YOUTH. I REACHED OUT TO ANDREW ELDRITCH ABOUT REMIXING THIS SONG, BUT HE PREFERRED I CHOOSE ANOTHER AS HE HAD NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCTION RELEASED. I TOTALLY UNDERSTOOD — I DON’T KNOW IF THE IMAGE I WILL LEAVE BEHIND IS EXACTLY WHAT I PLANNED. BUT I THINK PEOPLE TRUST A CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT ITS MOST RAW AND SINCERE STATE AND RETAIN AND CHERISH IT. I HOPE HE WILL FORGIVE MY FINAL LIBERTY OF USING IT, IF NOT I WILL REPLACE FOR FURTHER RELEASE AND TRY TO FIND SOMETHING WITH THE SAME MYSTICAL URGENCY.

BECAUSE DOESN’T EVERY GUY WANNA BE REMEMBERED AS A HEROIC WIZARD STANDING ON A CLIFF HOLDING A TORCH?
PS: Interestingly, the "official" YT videos have some other muzak dubbed over the show, presumably to avoid some or other litigation?

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Fortunately, your link gives the live version of the fashion show with Lights.
Surely not my kind of daywear, but there's clearly some deep love and sadness in this collection.
Can't imagine any song suit better for this show.
Obviously it‘s not you kind of daywear, since it‘s a men‘s collection. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe we should ask the boys around here. :innocent:
I do find the guys with a lightbulb on their heads to make quite a statement. :lol:
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Those who have read the PmNiBaG will understand where it is mentioned.
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Dan wrote:
22 Jan 2022, 15:35
You mean that link you posted or some other? I clicked it and it has an extended version of Lights for me.
I dug around and found the VOD with the original sound track, didn't think to link to the others.
Here's an example of a dubbed one.
And here with something different again.
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WTAF is this? Slightly off brand!
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Dan wrote:
22 Jan 2022, 16:48
"AS HE HAD NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCTION RELEASED" is baffling... Reptile House EP is the best thing he's ever done. IMO obviously.
Interesting to note, also, that reptile house is (to my understanding) the record he had most sonic and tonal control over.
I agree, my favourite of the things sisters have made.
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czuczu wrote:
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WTAF is this? Slightly off brand!
I want this poster
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ruffers wrote:
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czuczu wrote:
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WTAF is this? Slightly off brand!
I want this poster
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-SISTERS- ... 632-2357-0

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czuczu wrote:
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ruffers wrote:
04 Feb 2022, 22:45
czuczu wrote:
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WTAF is this? Slightly off brand!
I want this poster
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-SISTERS- ... 632-2357-0

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This must be what he means when says they were marketed poorly in the States. That is just unbelievably bad, on every imaginable level. I cannot imagine the thought process that led to this. No wonder he went on strike.
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I can. Von says 'NO obviously gothic or predictable marketing please' and some Elektra exec or marketing gibbon, who Von has kept busy all afternoon trying (and likely failing) to get through to, goes 'right then you c*&%, no problem'. And thus a masterpiece is born. A masterpiece, but not one I'll be bidding on ;D
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Can any of you not see how obviously your presuppositions are written in? When did you stop....etc?
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Hah, yeah, that's eminently plausible :-)
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The best explanation I've heard so far ... :) ... also, wasn't this published around the time of that Nirvana album, so the motive for the second picture was not all that far away...
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