Sisters of Mercy - Rotal Albert Hall - Video Concert
One of the first English gothic rock bands. Formed in 1980. The band cited Leonard Cohen, Hawkwind, Gary Glitter, The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, Motörhead, Suicide, The Birthday Party, and The Fall as among their influences. Cohen himself wrote and performed a song entitled "Sisters of Mercy" on his debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. The band shares influences with other bands in the first wave of what is termed "goth" music.
Whilst the band enjoys a considerable fan base with overlapping interests in so-called dark culture, The Sisters of Mercy consider themselves first and foremost a rock band. They have actively discouraged their association with "goth" via regular public statements in the press, not to mention stipulations in their standard contract riders. Nevertheless, this has not stopped them from regularly appearing at festivals where this music is featured, such as M'era Luna. In addition, The Sisters of Mercy were highly influential to the second wave of Gothic rock bands.[
Director: Mike Mansfield
Description: This video captures the Sisters of Mercy at their absolute peak of perfection, when the entire world lay at their feet. To see Eldritch clinging to the mic for dear life, Adams rocking back and forth to the throbbing bass, Marx and Hussey background images in the mist.
01. First And Last And Always
02. Body And Soul
04. No Time To Cry
05. Walk Away
08. Amphetamine Logic
09. A Rock And A Hard Place
13. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Posted by wino at Friday, March 25, 2011