Which band/singer is better than the Sisters?

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Gift That Shines is really good though.
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Nice, both of them! ... :notworthy: ...



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centurionofprix wrote:Gift That Shines is really good though.
Yes ... ;D ...
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GMC wrote:1965-1972: The Rolling Stones
1972-1975: David Bowie &/or The Spiders From Mars
1975-1978: The Ramones
1978-1983: The Clash
1983-1993: The Sisters of Mercy
1993-1996: There existed no good, let alone great, Rock'n'Roll bands.
1996-present: The Sisters of Mercy
THIS! You have good taste my man.

The Clash came after the Sissies for me, but are now my first love above all else.
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You mean you fancy her, so therefore she must better than the Sisters. Fair enough! :innocent:
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Machine Regime wrote:
You mean you fancy her, so therefore she must better than the Sisters. Fair enough! :innocent:
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Jim wrote:
GMC wrote:1965-1972: The Rolling Stones
1972-1975: David Bowie &/or The Spiders From Mars
1975-1978: The Ramones
1978-1983: The Clash
1983-1993: The Sisters of Mercy
1993-1996: There existed no good, let alone great, Rock'n'Roll bands.
1996-present: The Sisters of Mercy
THIS! You have good taste my man.

The Clash came after the Sissies for me, but are now my first love above all else.
I agree with this; no-one really hitting the highs in the early 90s as you say, but I'd put in as 'good' bands: Suede and RadioHead, who i thought did some sterling work around then.
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With all the on-line boots you can download, I probably listen to the sisters more than ever. I still get absolutely euphoric when the venue is flooded with dry ice & the intro music comes on...

The only live acts that come into a similar league are/were Bowie & (reformed) The Stooges & to a lesser degree New Order.
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Hard question, it depends on everyone, but at least we all here love the Sisters with passion :)
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The Clash, the Pixies and Nick Cave are up there with the Girls in my affections.
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Depends on if it is Andrew Eldritch before or after 1993 this question is referring to.
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playboy wrote:Depends on if it is Andrew Eldritch before or after 1993 this question is referring to.
Can't agree ... Andrew Eldritch is capable of singing in a way nobody else ever could, nowadays as ever ...

Though, I'm pretty sure that

a) he doesn't sing (interprete) songs the way he did when those tracks were recorded ...

b) he generally wouldn't want to sing in certain ways to avoid inconveniences ...

No problem with that on my part ... to me his singing is impressive enough ...
apart from the fact that The Sisters have improved all over during the past two years ... ;D ;D ;D :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
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Being645 wrote:
playboy wrote:Depends on if it is Andrew Eldritch before or after 1993 this question is referring to.
Can't agree ... Andrew Eldritch is capable of singing in a way nobody else ever could, nowadays as ever ...

Though, I'm pretty sure that

a) he doesn't sing (interprete) songs the way he did when those tracks were recorded ...

b) he generally wouldn't want to sing in certain ways to avoid inconveniences ...

No problem with that on my part ... to me his singing is impressive enough ...
apart from the fact that The Sisters have improved all over during the past two years ... ;D ;D ;D :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
Maybe he is capable of singing in a way nobody else ever could, nowadays as ever... But he does "sing" in a different way overall than he did when the band was... a band (!).... which makes it a personal taste, and nothing else. I liked one of his singing style, not so much the other. Hence my "question" - if the original question in this tread was referring to Andrew before or after 1993...
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bearskin wrote:
Jim wrote:
GMC wrote:1965-1972: The Rolling Stones
1972-1975: David Bowie &/or The Spiders From Mars
1975-1978: The Ramones
1978-1983: The Clash
1983-1993: The Sisters of Mercy
1993-1996: There existed no good, let alone great, Rock'n'Roll bands.
1996-present: The Sisters of Mercy
THIS! You have good taste my man.

The Clash came after the Sissies for me, but are now my first love above all else.
I agree with this; no-one really hitting the highs in the early 90s as you say, but I'd put in as 'good' bands: Suede and RadioHead, who i thought did some sterling work around then.
OMG, so this is where all the old NME readers came to die.

Shame none of them allowed themselves to see (or admit seeing) Zeppelin, Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Motorhead. Rock'n'roll is a groovy re-invention machine and long may it be loud and drenched in drama and dry ice x
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I always preferred "Sounds" to the "NME" but I have seen Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy and Motorhead.

And if Rock 'n' Roll is such a "groovy re-invention machine" what are you doing on a fan-site for a band that haven't really done anything for the last 20 years?
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Camy wrote:Till Lindemann from Rammstein
At last, somebody gave a right answer to my original question...thread can now be closed :D
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Being645 wrote:The Sisters of Mercy are The Sisters of Mercy. Original in everything they've done and do.
And so is Andrew Eldritch. From The Damage Done to Gift That Shines
....and you gotta love the cover versions too, such shiny gifts....
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