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Hatmadder
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PostPost #1  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:56 am    Post subject: Books? Reply with quote Back to top

Does anyone know of any good biographical books that feature the sisters? I've been accepted as a mastermind contestant and I was hoping to have the sisters as my specialist subject but they're a bit iffy because there's no definitive reference works. I know there's a fair bit in The dark reign...By David Thompson but wondered if anyone knew of anything else?
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PostPost #2  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I believe that there's a discussion of Our fearless leader!'s upcoming autobiography over here...

I've not read Dark Reign but I'd be wary about books by journalists, given Certain Opinions voiced by Certain Diminutive Dodgy Goff Geezers about the nature of music journalism and music journalists. Then again, if you pull it off (and congrats on being accepted, btw Very Happy ) you've got to let us know when you'll be on so that we can be suitably awed Very Happy
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PostPost #3  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hello & welcome. Smile
Although not strictly "biographical", an excellent point of reference is the Sisters wiki.

Another great source of history is I Was A Teenage Sisters Of Mercy Fan.

You may also find some good stuff in the Sisters FAQs, resources & reviews & interviews sections in the Sisters boards here.
Barring that, there are a lot of folks here that might be able to fill in any gaps that you need filling. Very Happy
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PostPost #4  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Try my 'I know a lot about the sisters' Xmas quiz, then come back.
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PostPost #5  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

So you need to provide the Mastermind researchers with sources to be able to corroborate your answers?
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PostPost #6  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks everyone. I need printed sources because the question setters are wary of online sites where it's hard to verify the quality of info. They won't accept wikis at all which is a shame when there's so much fantastic detail in sites written by people who love the subject. I'm hoping they'll let me broaden the subject to Merciful Release but again it's finding good printed sources that's the fly in the ointment. Doesn't look like Von's autobiography might be published in the two weeks I've got to sort this out
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PostPost #7  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Another source of information would be the scrapbook. That was initially a printed book & there are scans here
Does that work?
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PostPost #8  Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Or The Sisters very own fanzines like UTR or Glasperlenspiel (GPS) ... or the Heartland Issues I-IV and the Anthology ...
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PostPost #9  Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

There was the French book, the chapter in the German book of interviews, and various other sections of books but no major printed sources in English which would produce the degree of info they would be looking for, even taking books of mainstream charts and indie chart placings, rock guides etc into account. There are mentions in so many books, from Johnny Marr to Dave Haslam, and of course the book about the band which developed out of The Sisters, but whether this is sufficient for the question setters I wouldn't know, as I suspect that self-published stuff like Heartland and the Rouska books would be viewed with the same suspicion as the 'net.
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