Your help is wanted for an article I'm doing for UNSCENE Mag

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I write for UNSCENE Magazine (Alternative Music/Culture) which comes out 2x per year - usually April & October.

For the April '11 Issue I intend to do an article covering the Sisters 30 year career, the 30th anniversary Gigs + peoples memories ; GOOD and BAD !!!

If anyone has a spare 5 minutes or so and could pm me the answers to the following questions I would be grateful ....

Your Age ;
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ;
Favourite Album ;
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ;
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ;
Favourite Gig ;
Worst Gig ;
Best Tee-Shirt ;

If you have any memories of meeting the Band etc. you would like to share for possible inclusion feel free to pm those to me also.

If anyone has any 'connections' that may lead to me being able to Interview Mr E for the article then please let me know ... :D :D

Thanks.
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a year older than Mr. E
Never Land (a fragment), Never Land (full length), Never Land (a Jazz Odyssey), Bury Me Deep, Blood Money and probably On the Wire, oops I missed YCBTO
Floodland remaster
4
Mr. E, Lerch, Gary, Wayne
none
all
Utterly Bastard Groovey

never met them and no connections
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24;
never land (a fragment), we are the same (Suzanne), doctor jeep (extended version), Lucretia my reflection, driven like the snow;
Floodland remastered;
3;
due to my age cannot compare so i'd say current;
Krakow 2006;
Krakow 2009;
Utterly Bastard Groovey;

never met;

don't have.
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this might get more hits in General Chat CAndy, they're good questions
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Age 17.
I like Afterhours, Body Electric, You Could Be The One, Driven Like The Snow, and Nine While Nine.
Favourite album is First and Last and Always.
Never seen them live.
Favourite line up: Eldritch, Hussey, Adams, Marx
Favourite T-Shirt: Jesus Loves The Sisters
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Age 37
Current Faves - Nine While Nine, Driven Like The Snow, I Was Wrong, Body Electric, Lucretia
Fav Albm - Floodland (remaster)
Live - 66 and counting
Fav Gig - Pukkelpop 2001, Leamington 2010, 2005 Euro tour
Worst Gig - Astoria 2006 (worst gig by anyone i've ever seen)
Fav Line Up - Eldritch
Fav Shirt - Jesus Loves The Sisters

Good luck with the piece.

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Floorshow, Valentine, 9W9, Lucretia, Ribbons
Floodland
>10
Eldritch, Bruhn, Bricheno, James, Josesowicz
Gent, 16th May 1991
Astoria, 2nd May 2006
Distance Over Time
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Age: 40.
Songs: Body Electric, Lucretia, Marian, Amphetamine Logic, Ribbons.
Album: First & Last & Always (original vinyl or 2005 remaster).
Gigs: 100 and counting!
Fave gigs: Reading '91, Neerpelt '98, Leamington Spa '10
Worst gig: Las Vegas '06 (with London '06 a close second).
Best line up I've seen: The current one.
Best line up I've not seen: Von/Adams/Marx/Hussey
Fave shirt: "shut.the.f**k.up" (although it is jinxed!)
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Age: 37
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ; Vision Thing, Adrenochrome, Crash & Burn, Temple of love, neverland
Favourite Album ; Next one ;D
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ; 25 and not over yet
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ; Chris Catalyst & Ben Christo
Favourite Gig ; All of them except next question
Worst Gig ; london 2006
Best Tee-Shirt: shut.the.f**k.up & f**k me and marry me young
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Scardwel wrote:Fave shirt: "shut.the.f**k.up" (although it is jinxed!)
Is this the one that got stained with local wine? :lol:

Sorry CyberAndy I can't help you, the only exact answer to your questions that I can give is that I'm currently 34 years, 1 month, 1 day and 5 hours old, as for the rest it's either impossible to remember or impossible to choose. :? :)
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CyberAndy wrote:I write for UNSCENE Magazine (Alternative Music/Culture) which comes out 2x per year - usually April & October.

For the April '11 Issue I intend to do an article covering the Sisters 30 year career, the 30th anniversary Gigs + peoples memories ; GOOD and BAD !!!

If anyone has a spare 5 minutes or so and could pm me the answers to the following questions I would be grateful ....

Your Age ;
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ;
Favourite Album ;
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ;
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ;
Favourite Gig ;
Worst Gig ;
Best Tee-Shirt ;

If you have any memories of meeting the Band etc. you would like to share for possible inclusion feel free to pm those to me also.

If anyone has any 'connections' that may lead to me being able to Interview Mr E for the article then please let me know ... :D :D

Thanks.
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9w9, driven, anaconda, adrenachrome, valentine (shame you only asked for 5 - it gets a WHOLE lot more interesting after about 7...!)
Floodland
20 ish??
Current lineup
Leamington 2010, Berlin 2009, Budapest 2006
Manchester academy 2000, London Astoria 2006
UBG or sisters reptile

8)

Memories? Hmmm, a few... In no particular order: I proposed to mrs qb after the Paris 2006 gig (8)). Mr catalyst is a proper sound fella and the band would be a far weaker force without him. Never to busy to help or get involved with 'the fans', however odd or annoying they may be. Nurse is lovely. Von is one of the few 'famous' people i've ever been around that render me a gibbering wreck. Gary Marx is one of the nicest & most unassuming people I've ever met (and he drinks black coffee, 1 sugar), and the sisters are much better now they're over the ghost of Adam ;)

Contacts? :lol: :lol: Couldn't possibly comment.
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Some kind of stranger, Marianne, We are the same Suzanne, Bury me deep, Giving ground
All
4 but trying hard
Current one
All of them
My standards are low
Girls on smoke (looks good on my wife)
Met Christo in Zagreb, decent guy
No connections
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a/ 31

b/ crash and burn,ribbons(live),temple of love ,this corrosion,lucretia

c/ floodland

d/ 20 times

e/ pearson-varjak

f/ leeds 01- lokeren 05- madrid 06

g/ madrid 09(no doubt!!!)

h/ summer 98 t-shirt

i/ i´ve meet christo and catalist in athens,barcelona,bilbao,madrid, tienen.... great guys!!!!

j/ no connections
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Age - 36
Songs - FALAA, Driven Like The Snow, Crash And Burn, Temple 92, Alice 93
Album - Floodland
Times seen - 6
Favourite line-up - Eldritch, Pearson, Varjak
Favourite gig - Brixton 10.6.97
Worst gig - haven't seen a bad one yet
T-Shirt - no idea, sorry
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Age - 47
Songs -Emma , FALAA , Fix , Suzanne and Floorshow
Album - FALAA
Times seen - 14
Fav Line Up - Current one
Worst gig - been lucky there nil
Fav Gig - Reading 91 or Variety Atlanta 08
T-Shirt - Jesus Loves The Sisters
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Age - 29
Songs - Amphetamine Logic, Flood I, Ribbons, Crash and Burn, Burn
Album - Floodland
Times seen - 21
Favourite line-up I've seen - Eldritch, Pearson, Varjak
Favorite all-time - Eldritch, Adams, Marx, Hussey
Favourite gigs - Reuterstadt Stavenhagen 1998, M'era Luna 2002, Berlin 2009
Worst gigs - Malmö 2006, Stockholm 2009
T-Shirt - f**k Me and Merry Me Young
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CyberAndy wrote: Your Age ;
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ;
Favourite Album ;
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ;
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ;
Favourite Gig ;
Worst Gig ;
Best Tee-Shirt ;
40 years of age.

Top 5 (could change tomorrow):
- Ribbons
- Body Electric (84 version)
- Alice
- Some Kind Of Stranger
- Never Land (the full lenght version)

Album: First, Last, Always (as The Reptile House does not count as an album).

Saw them 15 times.

Line up: A. Eldritch, A. Bruhn, T. Bricheno, T. James, Dr. A.

Best gig: Pukkelpop 1992

Worst: Pukkelpop 2001

Best Tee: Shut.The.f**k.Up

Memories: Nice talks with The Catalyst and Christo at several gigs. Christo who gave me an Eldritch signed setlist of Cologne 2006 and had my Postcards From Above The Chemist book signed by Eldo in Wiesbaden 2009.
In Cologne 2006 the whole crew including Simon, Ben and Chris were sitting outside in the sunny afternoon; very relaxed. No Eldo. Suddenly the good doc. started making sound and everybody rushed in. The boss' sign to start a soundcheck.
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Your Age ; 37
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ; Lucretia, Logic, Burn, Alice, Temple
(not necessarily what I wish to hear next concert though, but all 5 are masterpieces)
Favourite Album ; Floodland remastered - genius and perfection on a disc
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ; 20
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ; Eldritch-Pearson-Varjak
Favourite Gigs ; Brixton 1997, Rendsburg 1997, Berlin 2009, Hildesheim 2000, Arvika 2001, Hamburg 2006
Worst Gigs ; Berlin 2001, Malmö 2006, Stockholm 2009
Best Tee-Shirt ; Jesus loves the Sisters

If you have any memories of meeting the Band etc. you would like to share

Met Ben after the Berlin concert 2006, it was quite cold and he stood alone there wating and waiting for a fan to arrive who wanted to have the setlist. Hope somebody turned up! He's too nice for his own good.

Chris after the Stockholm gig, I just waved and thanked him for the concert (well, anyway..) and didn't expect any response at all as he was sitting there in a bar with the tour crew, but he stood up and shook my hand and said "Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it".

Their merch guy is very nice and always prepared to have a chat instead of selling T-shirts!
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Your Age ; 37
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ; Lucretia 12", body electric, burn radio session, flood1&2, first and last and always, only to name a few
Favourite Album ; Floodland remastered
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ; 16
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ; 85/92/93/11
Favourite Gigs ; loreley 1992, Vienna 2005, Zagreb 2009,
Worst Gigs ; Vienna 1998, Vienna 2001 (hard years for me in vienna ...)
Best Tee-Shirt ; utterly

If you have any memories of meeting the Band etc. you would like to share

playing tablesoccer with chris in vienna 2005 after the gig
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Your Age: 38
Top 5 Sisters songs ever: Andrenochrome, Body Electric, We Are The Same Suzanne, Vision Thing, Heartland
Favourite Album ; Floodland
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ; 10
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ; Current - Love Chris & Ben!
Favourite Gigs ; Birmingham 92, Tienen 08, Amsterdam 09
Worst Gigs: London 97 (prob more my fault than the band though!) Incidentally, notice a high quota for London 06... I paid 100 sterling from a tout outside to get in which left me no money for the rest of my trip - I had a great time! Again, that may be more me than the band... he he!)
Best Tee-Shirt: Love the merchanise 09, but can't beat a classic Merciful release logo

Random memories - being forceable hiked out against my wishes by the bouncers at reading, & in 09 seeing what I'm sure was Eldritch, Chris & Nurse walking around the Reeperbauhn before the Hamburg gig & bumping into Ben on the train travelling from gig to gig in germany...
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Your Age ; 32
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ; Vision Thing, Crash and Burn, When You Don't See Me, Floorshow, Afterhours
Favourite Album ; Vision Thing
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ; 6?
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ; Pearson / Varjak or Starling or... well this line-up is pretty fashionable.
Favourite Gig ; Suikerrock Tienen (for setlist) Anything ever happened in Amsterdam (for not having a too long ride)
Worst Gig: That thing in Berlin C-Halle 2005 didn't really look like a concert at all.
Best Tee-Shirt: Utterly Bastard Groovy

Connections with the band: Groupie of Doc. He knows how to spank that booty.
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Age: 41 ;
Top 5 Sisters songs ever: Nine While Nine, Valentine, Floorshow, Heartland, Train (live & w/o Det. Blvd.) ;
Favourite Album: First And Last And Always (original mix) ;
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters: 5 ;
Favourite Sisters Line-Up: Eldritch / Marx / Adams / Hussey (though I've never seen this line-up live :( );
Favourite Gig: Heidelberg 1990 ;
Worst Gig: none of those I've seen was really bad ;
Best Tee-Shirt: the old Body And Soul shirt I received as a birthday present more than 20 years ago ;
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Your Age ; A very young 40
Top 5 Sisters songs ever ;
Flood I
Valentine
Rain From Heaven (Live version)
Temple Of Love
Ribbons

Favourite Album ; Floodland
How many times approx. have you seen The Sisters ; 7
Favourite Sisters Line-Up ; :von: , Marx, Hussey, Adams, Avalanche
Favourite Gig ; Royal Leamington Spa 04/08/10
Worst Gig ; n/a
Best Tee-Shirt ; Utterly Bastard Groovy

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Long term lurker finally makes a post, hope this makes an adequate introduction!

Age: 39
Top 5:
Some kind of stranger
Body electric
Floorshow
Ribbons
We are the same, Suzanne
Fave LP: First and Last and Always
Times seen: 3
Fave line-up: Eldritch / Marx / Adams / Hussey/ Avalanche
Fave gig: London Lyceum 24th March 1985 - I was 14 and thought I had just died and gone to heaven
Worst gig: none of the other 2 would really count as worst, just very different
Best T-shirt: Jesus loves the sisters

Close encounters: Only shoulder to shoulder encounter with AE I decided to take the 'too cool for school' approach and practically ignore him. It stopped me gibbering at least.
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Emerald Green wrote:It stopped me gibbering at least.
why did i not think of that? :oops: :lol:

welcome ;)
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