Wayne wants to work with Von again!

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So, last night at his book signing/Q&A in London I asked That Guitarist which performer who he is not currently working with that he'd love to work with again and he said top of the list was Mr E!

We decided it was possibly best that Craig wasn't involved in that! Alas, I may've been a bit tiddly so the nuances of the question/answer are now a bit vague, but it was interesting to hear, considering the many other choices he could've come up with!

He did also joke that of him, Von, Marx and Craig he was the only one still retaining any hair after all these years! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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What we all really wanna know is - does Ben Gunn still have his hair?
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mh wrote:What we all really wanna know is - does Ben Gunn still have his hair?
If this is him, the answer is "a bit".

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/ ... s-benjamin


So yeah, Wayne "wins" the hair battle, if nowt else. Perhaps Marx being sick on it on the way to Boston was some kind of miracle tonic?

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yes but Von doesnt want to work with wayne. Von didnt even want Wayne at a concert guestlist, ha ha
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hippie-bullsh-t-hater wrote:yes but Von doesnt want to work with wayne. Von didnt even want Wayne at a concert guestlist, ha ha
This is it isn't it.

I feel a bit sorry for Wayne, he keeps trying, but surely he knows by now that it's never going to happen?
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Perhaps he's just trying to be friendly. We're all older now and fights from 30 odd years ago maybe don't mean as much as they used to.
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hippie-bullsh-t-hater wrote:yes but Von doesnt want to work with wayne. Von didnt even want Wayne at a concert guestlist, ha ha
Wasn't this 20 years ago though. We do have in 2019 a slightly more relaxed looking Von.

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abridged wrote:fights from 30 odd years ago maybe don't mean as much as they used to.
True, but the bloke who spilt my pint in the Thomas A' Beckett back in the 80's better watch himself next time I visit Worthing

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abridged wrote:Perhaps he's just trying to be friendly. We're all older now and fights from 30 odd years ago maybe don't mean as much as they used to.
I might remeber this wrong, but after that Affair there was some verbal trashing in media that had come from the mouth of St. Wayne.

Nontheless, AE is not obligated to feel any sympathy towards Wayne and idea of seeing or playing with him.

Not to mention that - to me - it looks that Wayn seems to be more in need to stand, one again, in the light of TSOM, than AE to play again with him.
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There's only one way to settle this - oiled-up wrestling.
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Tinker wrote:There's only one way to settle this - oiled-up wrestling.
What for? I can't see how anyone winning over another could mend broken trust.

I personally see absolutely no benefit in Wayne joining The Sister now. The band is complete and they are doing a great job together with a lovely perspective for the future. In case one of the wondeful guitarists should fall ill or in case they decide to have a real bass player again, there is always Chris Catalyst to pefectly stand in, who btw, has been a member of The Sisters of Mercy about ten times longer than Wayne and played ten times as many shows with them through great and not so great years and without the band ever releasing an album!!! Go figure.

The times that Wayne would fit in with The Sisters are long gone.
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I remember a saying that struck me when i heard it first time. I think it describes the situation very well and why there is no point talking about it.
"It takes two to tango"
and i see no way to make 'em "dance" in the near future :innocent: :notworthy:
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I think there's 2 things at stake here, and even if Von has mellowed after 30+ years and no longer feels the need to go beating his war drums every time Wayne's name is mentioned, he may still have a preference to not revisit the past for perfectly good other reasons.
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Probably in the minority in hoping it wouldn't happen anyway. Things move on.
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Being645 wrote:
Tinker wrote:There's only one way to settle this - oiled-up wrestling.
What for?
Entertainment.
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Just a thought: if it ever did happen, Von would be unlikely to want to call it "The Sisters Of Mercy" to avoid confusion with the current touring version of the band. They would have to use a different name. How about "The Sisterhood"? :innocent:
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
i see what you did there :lol: :lol: :lol:
and possibly play "2 5 0 0 0" pre-recorded as opener :lol: :lol: :lol:
like "Spacetime" ;D
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When they used to go on at Robert Fripp to get back together the original lineup of King Crimson (when Greg Lake was still alive), his response was: I would if I thought they could still play the material as well as the new band, but I don't.

This would be my response to any idea of Hussbag rejoining Von on stage. Could he do a better job than Ben Christo and Dylan Smith? I think not.

(EDIT: tbf, "Marian" was the only song I didn't think quite worked in Auckland)
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Tinker wrote:
Being645 wrote:
Tinker wrote:There's only one way to settle this - oiled-up wrestling.
What for?
Entertainment.
... :eek: ... but we've had almost 35 boring years of this ... :lol: :lol: ...
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Being645 wrote:
I personally see absolutely no benefit in Wayne joining The Sister now. The band is complete and they are doing a great job together with a lovely perspective for the future. In case one of the wondeful guitarists should fall ill or in case they decide to have a real bass player again, there is always Chris Catalyst to pefectly stand in, who btw, has been a member of The Sisters of Mercy about ten times longer than Wayne and played ten times as many shows with them through great and not so great years and without the band ever releasing an album!!! Go figure.

The times that Wayne would fit in with The Sisters are long gone.
I completely agree.
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Being645 wrote:
... :eek: ... but we've had almost 35 boring years of this ... :lol: :lol: ...
Why stop now, just when we're hating it? :lol:
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Tinker wrote:
Being645 wrote:
... :eek: ... but we've had almost 35 boring years of this ... :lol: :lol: ...
Why stop now, just when we're hating it? :lol:
Because we're no bonobos?
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More chance of plaiting fog
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Bartek wrote:But we're human, aren't we? We can kill for smaller guilts.
Without thinking. And what is the result? The ever same boring destruction.
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