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The Sisters Of Mercy – No Time To Cry

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Sisters of Mercy – 2 new dates added

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Sisters of Shaddowwe – Aranya (Spider) (2018) (deathrock)

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The Sisters of Mercy Announce First Los Angeles Show in over 14 Years (@postpunkonline)

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The Sisters Of Mercy – Heat

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The meaning of the lyrics to the Sisters of Mercy song “Dominion/Mother Russia.”

Background info: Originally recorded in 1987. Released as the second single from Floodland in 1988. First of all, a link to the video. Here's yet another opportunity to watch Patricia Morrison rocking her glam look. Lyrics – Extended Version.

You've heard this song five hundred times. You might have idly wondered what Andrew Eldritch is rambling about. So I did a little bit of sleuthing. Oh my, this song did not age well at all. Once again, Eldritch proves to be insufferable. From this article on Songfacts.com:

Written by Sisters of Mercy lead singer Andrew Eldritch, this apocalyptic track was inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley's 1818 sonnet Ozymandias. Eldritch told MTV: "The song is about erecting monuments in outrageous places to one's own personal power and then crumbling away."

The 7-minute album version was remixed and released as "Dominion" in the UK.

The "Mother Russia" segment was influenced by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, in which an explosion at the Ukrainian nuclear facility sent dangerous levels of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, endangering the [former] western USSR and Europe.

Eldritch told The Melody Maker in 1987: "I made the mistake of getting caught in central Europe when Chernobyl started sprinkling it's residue over the land. It's sort of a carry on (and 'Carry On') from 'Black Planet' – part of my hate/hate relationship with America. I just had this idea of all them huddled in their mobile homes while Mother Russia rained down on them. They deserve it. I suppose the song is really about the prostitution of Europe by the Americans." The music video depicts a tale of intrigue with Eldritch passing information to bass player Patricia Morrison. But what does it all mean? "It means absolutely nothing," director David Hogan laughed. "Just the impression of a story."

It was Eldritch's idea to shoot the clip in Petra, Jordan – not the safest idea considering Iran and Iraq were warring on the Gaza Strip. Hogan told Songfacts in a 2015 interview: "We were told by the State Department that they never recommend Americans going over there at the time because it's a war and because of all the stuff going on in Israel. So we said, 'Okay, well, tough titty, we're going.'" Luckily, the location manager was friends with the king's brother. "So they hooked us up with the king, and they said, Well, if they're coming, we're going to supply them with bodyguards. So I had an armed bodyguard with me with a machine gun at his side the entire time following me everywhere, even into the bathroom."

He added: "And the helicopter shot, we didn't have a helicopter budgeted, and I said, 'Man, it would be great to get a helicopter shot of this place.' And the location manager said, 'Well, I'll call the king's brother.' He called the king, and he sent a gigantic helicopter for us, just landed in the middle of Petra, and I thought oh, this is cool."

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Sisters of Mercy @ Sick New World

I saw the flyer for Sick New World and instantly bought tickets after I saw London After Midnight, She Wants Revenge and most importantly Sisters of Mercy were playing there.

I'm a big fan of all their shit, but recently I watched one of their 2022 live performances for the first time and saw that they don't even have a drummer or a bassist anymore; but instead 2 young flashy guitarists and some guy on a laptop, all the songs sounded really disappointing. The band just doesn't work without bass/drums and it made me sad as balls hearing them play Lucretia my Reflection without the bassline

I thought I saw somewhere that the original band was getting back together for Sick New World, maybe in an Instagram comment, but I can't find anything online. Does anyone know if they're going to have drums and bass for this event? cause if not I don't know if I want to ruin the band for myself by seeing them live if they sound like what I heard

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The Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection

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Sisters of Mercy concert Melbourne – looking for people to go with,

Hey there, I got tickets to see sisters of Mercy on Nov 5th at the forum in Melbourne, Aus, and would love to meet some like minded people in the Melbourne goth scene to go with! Would be more than happy to meet up beforehand to hang and chill, just interested in meeting some cool peeps 😁 I'm 25 btw. Anyone interested?

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The Sisters of Mercy Interview – A Lighthearted Chat Ahead of Their Australian Tour

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