The Sisters Of Mercy

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Band formed in Leeds, UK, 1980, by singer Andrew Eldritch and guitarist Gary Marx. Eldritch is the only surviving member of the original line-up, the band was notoriously different on each album.

The band never had a drummer and used a progression of drum machines all named Doktor Avalanche. The group released a series of singles and was joined by Craig Adams on bass and Ben Gunn on second guitar.

When they released their first album, "First and Last and Always", Wayne Hussey replaced Ben Gunn. Gary Marx left soon afterwards.

Eldritch fell out with Adams and Hussey when they began working on a follow-up album and the group split. In 1986, Adams and Hussey started touring as using The Sisterhood. To stop them using the name, Eldritch recorded "Gift" with the help of collaborators Alan Vega (Suicide), Lucas Fox, Patricia Morrison (The Gun Club), James Ray (James Rays Gangwar) and Doktor Avalanche. Adams and Hussey became The Mission instead.

Morrison subsequently became a member of the Sisters of Mercy for the release of "Floodland", though Eldritch later claimed she didn't contribute to the album.

Eldritch assembled a new group to record their third and, so far, final album "Vision Thing" – recruiting first Andreas Bruhn, and then Tony James (formerly of Sigue Sigue Sputnik) and Tim Bricheno (All About Eve). A disastrous tour followed and the band started to have problems with their label.

This line-up started to disintegrate, with Tony James left first to launch a solo career, then Bricheno started working on to his new project XC-NN and Bruhn recorded his own solo album, Floating Frequencies / Intuitive Synthesis II.

In 1992, the group rerecorded the band's early song 'Temple of Love' with Ofra Haza on additional vocals, to coincide with the release of "Some Girls Wander by Mistake", a compilation of their early singles.

Bricheno officially left at the end of 1992 and was replaced by Adam Pearson.

The last new material released by the band was the 'Under The Gun' single in 1993, which accompanied the release of "Greatest Hits Volume One - A Slight Case Of Overbombing". Eldritch began a feud with EastWest Records and refused to release any more new material. Although the situation with the label was resolved in 1997, no new releases have appeared

Since then the band has, however, toured frequently with a series of new members.
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The Sisters Of Mercy Discography Tracks

Albums

The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always album art The Sisters Of Mercy First And Last And Always (Album, EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release US 1985 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland album art The Sisters Of Mercy Floodland (Album, EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release Canada 1987 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing album art The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Album, EP) Merciful Release, EastWest Europe 1990 Sell This Version
91-35 The Sisters Of Mercy - On The Edge album art Sisters Of Mercy* / Lenny Kravitz Sisters Of Mercy* / Lenny Kravitz - On The Edge(Reel, Transcription) Westwood One 91-35 US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MR7 The Sisters Of Mercy - The Damage Done album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Damage Done(7", Single) Merciful Release MR7 UK 1980 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Alice album art The Sisters Of Mercy Alice (Single) Merciful Release UK 1982 Sell This Version
CNT 002 The Sisters Of Mercy - Body Electric / Adrenochrome album art The Sisters Of Mercy Body Electric / Adrenochrome(7", Single) CNT Productions, Merciful Release CNT 002 UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Anaconda / Phantom album art The Sisters Of Mercy Anaconda / Phantom (Single) Merciful Release UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Temple Of Love album art The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - The Reptile House E.P. album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Reptile House E.P. (EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Walk Away / Poison Door album art The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away / Poison Door (Single) Merciful Release, WEA UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Body And Soul album art The Sisters Of Mercy Body And Soul (Single) Merciful Release, WEA UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - No Time To Cry album art The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry (Single) Merciful Release, WEA UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion album art The Sisters Of Mercy This Corrosion (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release, Merciful Release UK 1987 Sell This Version
SCONC 007 The Sisters Of Mercy - Emma / Ghost Rider album art Sisters Of Mercy* Emma / Ghost Rider(7") Stampa Alternativa SCONC 007 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Dominion album art The Sisters Of Mercy Dominion (Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - An Interview With The Sisters Of Mercy album art The Sisters Of Mercy An Interview With The Sisters Of Mercy Spiral Scratch UK 1988 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection album art The Sisters Of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection (Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release US 1987 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - More album art The Sisters Of Mercy More (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, Merciful Release UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Detonation Boulevard album art The Sisters Of Mercy Detonation Boulevard (Single) Elektra US 1990 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - Doctor Jeep album art The Sisters Of Mercy Doctor Jeep (Single) Merciful Release, EastWest UK 1990 Sell This Version
ED 5539 The Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing (Remix) album art The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Remix)(12", Promo) Elektra ED 5539 US 1990 Sell This Version
SAM 724 The Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing (Sampler) album art The Sisters Of Mercy Vision Thing (Sampler)(12", S/Sided, Promo, Smplr) Merciful Release, EastWest SAM 724 UK 1990 Sell This Version
The Sisters Of Mercy - When You Don't See Me album art The Sisters Of Mercy When You Don't See Me (Single) EastWest, EastWest US 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 8412-2 The Sisters Of Mercy - I Was Wrong/Interview album art The Sisters Of Mercy I Was Wrong/Interview(CD, Single, Promo) Elektra PRCD 8412-2 US 1991 Sell This Version

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wolphe14

wolphe14

April 18, 2018
tradução
Elodia
calmamente
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça por merecer
sozinho em casa noites
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
apenas um deixa-me Sonhar
e não o contrário
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça por merecer
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
apenas isso
o homem é o lobo do homem
não tem problema
se permita no entanto
na verdade
verdade ou desafio
Eu só quero gritar
cair no esquecimento
do seu coração
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça você mesmo
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
tudo é possível
verdadeiramente
cair no esquecimento
seu coração é meu
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça por merecer
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
verdadeiramente
o homem é o lobo do homem
e ele disse verdadeira amo
limitação tudo o que você quiser
e então e você o que faz
jamais te esquecerei
e ele disseverdadei
verdadeiro verdadeiro
e agora o que fazemos
sentir saudade
como você está meu amor
profundidade mesmo assim
antes de tudo um momento
amor: Porque você me faz chorar .
faça você mesmo
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
apenas isso
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça por merecer
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
faça chuva ou faça sol
lá fora está muito frio
gira em torno
nossa que lindo
Para e Olha Pra mim
simplesmente maravilhoso fica comigo
amor: Porque você me faz chorar .
por favor me responde
faça por merecer
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
faça valer a pena
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça por merecer
sozinho em casa eu não quero mais
faça por merecer
faça chuva ou faça sol
faça como quiser
faça você mesmo
não me deixe
sozinho para sempre
faça você mesma
De Rosana Borges
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

September 18, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Way back in the mid-80s, I was a punk/metal kid with an increasingly Goth-influenced image. Don't laugh :D

I bought almost everything they did until "This Corrosion", but it's the early 12"s which really did it for me - these were notable for probably being the first records I had ever bought which featured a drum machine (I was mostly into metal and punk until I heard "Alice").

Now, after decades of techno-party raving, virtually everything I buy features at least a TR-808 or a TR-909. How times change... :)

Plenty of classic tunes on those early records, but how they got away with ripping off The Velvets' "Venus In Furs" on "Valentine" is beyond me :)
Halo-rez

Halo-rez

April 1, 2015
Isn't there a promo 7" for "Black Planet"? anyone?
Ron242

Ron242

January 26, 2008
In the early and mid 80ties when new wave was at its peak The Sisters Of Mercy were amongst the first to use drum machines instead of drums. Blasphemous so they were told.
However their music couldn't surpass those who disparate shouted that these productions should not be released to market. Gladly the masses found it highly enjoyable. The people are never wrong.
The Sisters Of Mercy managed to compose friendly yet haunting music of great class. Folk of all classes danced happily around to underground hits such as 'Alice', 'Temple Of Love' and 'This Corrosion'. Every release was a joy, talked about amongst friends and highly sought after.
Crijevo

Crijevo

May 10, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Sadly (and wilfully), the image of SOM seems now a dated frozen 'dark' picture, featuring Eldtritch in his typical 'goth' pose (term 'goth' he insists to exclude nowadays)... Hordes of their fans still live out this same frozen frame of 'Floodland' era - ironically, whatever their quailities might seem now, a group once sounding promising and then dropping bollocks altogether, layed their darkest eggs in that famous early period when 'goth' was less obvious in favour of Suicide and The Stooges flavour - 'Some Girls Wander By Mistake' is by far their most sincere body of work. Personally I was never that much of a fan of Sisters' but this one is worth paying sencere respect.

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