The Sisterhood, “genre: proto-techno”

sisterhood_cd_gift_1The Sisterhood was a curio, spawned out of necessity by Eldritch to stop Wayne Hussey (the pantomime villain of the piece) stealing the name.

I have featured a good article on the Sisterhood’s meager, but excellent, output here (from Plunder the Tombs) but recently I had cause to read the Wikipedia entry on The Sisterhood and it was so interesting that I have posted it here in its entirety to preserve it for all time.

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Tripping, with David J

David-JMind-blowing article… quite literally… from David J talking frankly, and in depth, about acid.

DAMON ORION: Tell me about your first psychedelic experience.

DAVID J: I didn’t really get into psychedelics until ’85. It was the time of the first Love and Rockets album [Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven]. In fact, the collage that’s on the inside of the gatefold sleeve—that was finished on LSD, on the day of my first trip. I remember doing that tripping balls! [Laughs] And being quite delighted with it.

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“Searching For The Cave Man: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live”

Nick-Cave-And-the-Bad-See-010Excellent Nick Cave live review from the ever-excellent Quietus…

Nick Cave gets behind the piano for some slower songs from the Bad Seeds back catalogue at the Brighton Dome, but even that can’t stop Luke Turner from marvelling at a band on top of their game.

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds to release “Live from KCRW” album in December

cave radio 1Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be releasing their fourth live album, Live from KCRW, on December 2nd.

The album contains the band’s hit songs as well as four tracks from their latest album Push the Sky Away. It was recorded at the KCRW studios in Los Angeles between the band’s two performances at Coachella earlier this year.

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David J to release new cinematic interpretation of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ on Halloween

SONY DSCThis is either going to be amazing, or a complete disaster… time will tell…

Former Bauhaus bassist David J will treat fans this Halloween to “an exquisite new cinematic interpretation” of the band’s iconic song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” a new remake he’s releasing that’s called “Undead is Forever” and which will feature “signature post-classical piano” from Jill Tracy and an excerpt of Lord Byron’s vampire poem “The Giaour.”

The recording, credited to David J with Jill Tracy, is set to be released at at “1 minute past the Witching Hour” on Oct. 31, according to an announcement posted on the site.

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