TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘First And Last And Always’ by SISTERS OF MERCY

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘First And Last And Always’ by SISTERS OF MERCY
Released: 11 March 1985 – debut LP

ALL MUSIC review: “With the band itself falling to bits shortly after the March 1985 debut of First and Last and Always, the album’s place in the skewed history of the rise of goth rock would, on one hand, be permanently linked with that discord but, on the other, not impacted in the slightest, leaving the fractious set’s success and structure to become a blueprint for an entire generation of up-and-comers. Copied to death, its brilliance has never been replicated. Indeed, the entire album remains unequaled in the genre, permanently granted top place on a pedestal from which it cannot be toppled.” – Score: 4/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s favourite track: A Rock And A Hard Place

SISTERS OF MERCY: Facebook – All Music


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SISTERS OF MERCY – Goth Classic ‘FLOODLAND’ Is 30…

Going back in sonic history…

12 November 2017

Band: SISTERS OF MERCY

Album: FLOODLAND – 2nd LP

Released: 13 November 1987 – 30 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “While the goth scene in England was picking up commercial steam in the mid-’80s, the “Sisters of Mercy” may have seemed quiet, but they roared back with ‘Floodland’. Opening with the driving two-part hymn “Dominion/Mother Russia,” Sisters leader Andrew Eldritch (along with bassist Patricia Morrison) creates a black soundscape that is majestic and vast. While the earlier Sisters releases were noisy, sometimes harsh affairs, ‘Floodland’ is filled with lush production (thanks to Meat Loaf writer/producer Jim Steinman and the New York Choral Society) and lyric imagery that is both scary and glorious. A definite milestone.”

Turn Up The Volum!: says: ‘Floodland’ is a massive electrifying goth pop machine…

Three Top Tracks: This Corrosion / Dominion-Mother Russia / Lucretia My Reflection

* THIS CORROSION timeless standout

* DOMINION/MOTHER RUSSIAirresistible groove

* LUCRETIA MY REFLECTIONthe goth of darkness

Full album…

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SISTERS OF MERCY: Website – Facebook – Discography

MAGNETIC ALBUM COVERS! 7 Big Ones from 1987…

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It’s all about the music as we know it
but powerful images are the timeless
faces for all big albums made then & now
Here are the covers from 7 big 1987 LP’s…

1/ ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ by THE SMITHS
Their fourth and final studio album by the most famous British indie band ever…
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2/ ‘Calenture’ by THE TRIFFIDS
Fourth album by the underrated Australian band led by the late David McComb
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3/ ‘George Best’ by WEDDING PRESENT
Calling your debut LP after Northern Irish football legend George Best is cool. Putting the man on the cover is double cool. Great player, great band from Leeds (UK), great album…
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4/ ‘Come On Pilgrim’ by PIXIES
Mini 8-track debut album by the Boston loud/quiet/loud noisemakers…
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5/ ‘Darklands’ by THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Second album by the eccentric Scottish Reid brothers…
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6/ ‘Floodland’ by SISTERS OF MERCY
Second LP by the English gloom rockers with magnetizing frontman Andrew Eldritch
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7/ ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ by BUTTHOLE SURFERS
Third, critically acclaimed, LP by the experimental punk rockers from San Antonio, Texas…
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