Taking Sides: The Mission v. The Sisters of Mercy

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Sisters! No Doubt! ;-)

vauweh, Monday, 30 September 2002 12:11 (nineteen years ago) link

I despise both.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 30 September 2002 12:32 (nineteen years ago) link

Sisters! The Mission is for weenies..

theo (theo), Monday, 30 September 2002 12:50 (nineteen years ago) link

I always thought it was James Ray who 'sang' on the Sisterhood LP.

No real question here I reckon - the Sisters back catalogue blows the Mish away (now that sounds like a SIM lyric..), is funnier, wittier, more danceable, cleverer, and has more spangly guitar noises. And they attracted better looking fans than the Mish. Nonetheless, the 1986 Mish stuff is great and the "Serpents Kiss" video one of my all-time top five vids - doing silly goth dances by a river indeed !

Darren, Monday, 30 September 2002 13:17 (nineteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
I've been listening to the Mission's greatest hits album. There's a lot of shite on it. But there are some real corkers too. On balance the Sisters are far better, and a much more consistent band, despite the personnel changes.

Tower Of Strenght is total classic, though.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 16:16 (eighteen years ago) link

Sub-thread: Who would be a better Wedding Band? I wager the Mish would be a bit more versatile in that setting, no?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 16:32 (eighteen years ago) link

"Hands across the altar/Reaching out to YEW!"

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 16:34 (eighteen years ago) link

The March Violets own this thread.

*runs away*

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 16:53 (eighteen years ago) link

Yowsa.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 17:05 (eighteen years ago) link

"Walk into the Sun" was nice, but the Violets were always going to be the redhead step-sibling to the Sisters.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 17:30 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...

SAY SAY SAY

HI DERE, Friday, 21 March 2008 13:30 (thirteen years ago) link

WHY DID YOU -- HOW COULD YOU? -- LET ALL THE FLOWERS DIEEEEEEEEE!

Alex in NYC, Friday, 21 March 2008 15:43 (thirteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

Okay I'm sick of looking for decent threads about the freaking Mission.

I just looked up and played the first Mission (UK) 12" for the first time in 20 years and guess what?

I am still more goth than you.

Bimble Has Better Dance Records Than You (Bimble), Saturday, 20 December 2008 00:41 (twelve years ago) link

NAKED & SAVAGE/SERPENTS KISS/WAKE (RSV)

EAT IT BITCHEZ

Bimble Has Better Dance Records Than You (Bimble), Saturday, 20 December 2008 00:42 (twelve years ago) link


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