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Not seen The sisters since 84/5. What to expect

 
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PostPost #1  Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Not seen The sisters since 84/5. What to expect Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

Me and my equally ancient brother are revisiting our youth by going to the Birmingham gig. Having not seen the band for over 30 years, my question is do they still sound like the sisters? I've seen some YouTube clips of recent concerts and you can't really tell how good the sound is.

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PostPost #2  Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hello & welcome to HL Very Happy
I think the answer is they do sound like The Sisters, but not The Sisters of 84/5.
Much more industrial & machine driven, but still worth it.
Check out any of lasyboy's clips on youtube or some of the recent clips on the sisters wiki. They're good quality & will give you an idea of what to expect Smile
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PostPost #3  Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

One other thing-- Von has switched up his hair style
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PostPost #4  Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Our fearless leader! also experiments with suits and they suit him well (see Razzmataz Barcelona September gig) Mr. Green
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PostPost #5  Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hello, welcome and good question!

No, they don't sound like the Sisters of 84/85. But then again neither did the Sisters of 82/83, nor the Sisters of 87 to 92.

Do they sound good, despite not sounding like a nostalgia trip? Depends on your tastes, but I say yeah. I think the current sound actually has a little more in common with 82/83 than it does with 84/85. It's lean, it's stripped back, it's mechanical.

Yes, they sometimes unleash the unexpected. 6 years ago they hit us with the first performance of NTTC since 85, nobody had any idea it was going to happen. Since then we've been hit with Rain from Heaven, Jihad, More, a Red Lorry Yellow Lorry cover, This Corrosion with the choral intro played on synth, 1959, a donkey-load of other covers (including a slightly barmy surf music phase), etc.

In other words - pretty much like the Sisters of old, they're equally as likely to hit us with something we neither expect nor even like as they are to hit us with the same setlist 10 nights in a row.
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PostPost #6  Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the replies. Watched the videos and there is an inkling of the old sound so still looking forward to Tuesday. Is there much dancing going on? Shame they never kept up making records in the same way bands such as killing joke did.
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PostPost #7  Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Expect nothing and you're less likely to be disappointed. It'll be grand... really!

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PostPost #8  Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Ausgang wrote:
Thanks for the replies. Watched the videos and there is an inkling of the old sound so still looking forward to Tuesday.


You'll have fun if you have an open mind and like the songs.
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PostPost #9  Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'll be in a stripy t shirt n suade winkle pickers say hi
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PostPost #10  Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Had a great time. Sound was good. Atmosphere was slightly muted with a generally passive crowd apart from a few at the front, me included. Got a couple of lovely t shirts and met some great people.
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PostPost #11  Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Maybe this article ("Why I am Still Going to See The Sisters of Mercy Live In 2016") will help you Wink

http://www.reflectionsofdarkness.com/specials-2016/16884-special-why-i-am-still-going-to-see-the-sisters-of-mercy-live-in-2016
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PostPost #12  Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nice little mention of HL there & links to the wiki too
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PostPost #13  Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

stepinside wrote:
Maybe this article ("Why I am Still Going to See The Sisters of Mercy Live In 2016") will help you Wink

http://www.reflectionsofdarkness.com/specials-2016/16884-special-why-i-am-still-going-to-see-the-sisters-of-mercy-live-in-2016

... a lovely read ... We are not worthy! We are not worthy! We are not worthy! ... and the many links to videos and further information (of all kind) are a great addition ... Laughing Mr. Green We are not worthy! ...
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PostPost #14  Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Lots of Sisters fans are according to say that the success or failure of a show depends on a host of unpredictable elements like the setlist quality, the live sound engineering, the amount of dry ice, the level of the guitars in the mix, the Eldritch’s engagement on stage or how faithful the songs are in comparison to their original versions. In short, while it is possible that one can regret going to a Sisters show, it is equally probable that staying at home could mean missing out on something special.


Great article, particularly liked this quote.
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PostPost #15  Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So gushing, I’m surprised it wasn’t published in green font
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PostPost #16  Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Nice article, and the fact that Romeo Down was specifically called out lends it all credibility. Wink

I got into a bit of a confrontation with a man outside Sheffield trying to justify why on earth I'd come so far and see every show. Simply put, there is nothing else I'd rather be doing. If you don't grasp why, then don't worry about it!

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PostPost #17  Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Chaotican wrote:


I got into a bit of a confrontation with a man outside Sheffield trying to justify why on earth I'd come so far and see every show. Simply put, there is nothing else I'd rather be doing. If you don't grasp why, then don't worry about it!

Some of us just know.


It's probably an unwinnable argument with some. I was once asked by someone (who, to be fair, was never going to get it) to show them a live clip of the Sisters on YouTube. I really ought to have known better than to do it. After sitting through it stony faced, they couldn't find anything better to say than "the drummer is good, I suppose." That's just how it is and explaining why I love them wouldn't have changed anything.

Anyway, glad you got home safe and sound Smile
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PostPost #18  Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Having seen every iteration of the Sisters since 1982 I can say that their wobbly period IMHO was the early naughties when it all got a bit samey. The band seemed to have lost drive and were in danger of becoming their own tribute act. Thankfully 2005 saw new energy and we clicked and grooved again.
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PostPost #19  Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'm the froggy who wrote that strange article so a big thank you for your congratulations guys, this article was such an endeavour that all the feedbacks touch me straight to the heart! Kiss
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PostPost #20  Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

stepinside wrote:
I'm the froggy who wrote that strange article so a big thank you for your congratulations guys, this article was such an endeavour that all the feedbacks touch me straight to the heart! Kiss


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PostPost #21  Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

stepinside wrote:
I'm the froggy who wrote that strange article so a big thank you for your congratulations guys, this article was such an endeavour that all the feedbacks touch me straight to the heart! Kiss

good job sir! We are not worthy! Our fearless leader!
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