Torch & Ben Gunn

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Is the song "Torch" about Ben Gunn leaving the Sisters of Mercy?

I always thought it was about Ben because when he left the Sisters he formed a band called Torch.
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nick the stripper wrote:Is the song "Torch" about Ben Gunn leaving the Sisters of Mercy?

I always thought it was about Ben because when he left the Sisters he formed a band called Torch.
i've said that before :notworthy: :notworthy:

TC and wayne one side, Torch and ben the other :von:
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Well I hope it was all a very cathartic, purging experience for Von.
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Black Biscuit wrote:Well I hope it was all a very cathartic, purging experience for Von.
BEN GUNN IS GOD
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actually ben was a quiet chap. a scrawny, speccy indie kid guitarist who hated eldritch's RAWK posturing, leather trousers and led zepp pretentions, preferring unassuming, intellectual indie miserabledom and stuff like the fall, pere ubu, and gang of four.

and i reckon he would have hated hussey's rock pig attitude :lol:
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Yeah, he must have been thinking "you replaced me with that??" :lol:
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markfiend wrote:Yeah, he must have been thinking "you replaced me with that??" :lol:
i bet he wasnt the only one ;D :lol:
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Next time you meet Mr Marx, Quiffy, ask him if Ben Gunn actually played on the SGWBM songs. I'd believe it, since they all seem a lot rawer and punkier than the post-WEA singles, which seem very polished.

Did "Torch" ever release anything?
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Dark wrote:Next time you meet Mr Marx, Quiffy, ask him if Ben Gunn actually played on the SGWBM songs. I'd believe it, since they all seem a lot rawer and punkier than the post-WEA singles, which seem very polished.
AFAIK benn played on all the material that was recorded during his stint in the band...
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The rumours that Reptile House EP was recorded by just Von (and maybe Craig) notwithstanding?
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That's something else to ask Overlord Marx about? :roll:
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