The Mission From The UK..Wished I'd Seen Them Play Live!

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
November 22, 2010 7:52pm CST
I've always liked The Mission (and the film too, actually, Daniel Day-Lewis was well-fit in it) but anyway, I was gobsmacked to find one of my favourite songs of theirs from a live gig..and it wasn't all that long ago either! The singer even has shorter hair (shock, horror) but it does suit him and out goes the red lipstick and his trademark hat lol. Nice guitarist too. As tattoes go..erm, very nice. Er, well, onto the "Butterfly On A Wheel" track..hope you like it as much as I do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCe507-eO_Y&feature=BF&list=MLGxdCwVVULXdMISVrs69lzTX34pO9MLfK&index=22
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
23 Nov 10
The Mission were and still are my favorite band. Wayne is just a genius. We have seen them twice here in Dublin, they play one of the best live shows that I have ever seen. I would have loved if they had of played one of their farewell shows over here at the time, maybe Wayne might still do a solo show over here if we are lucky
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
23 Nov 10
I love the "Wasteland" song where he throws petals into the air and I've seen (online) crowds do the same thing. It's great. The energy of this band is awesome, even with the slower songs. I've bopped around to this band at home (Mum's) in my time and I found the music uplifting so I can well understand why you love them so much. I'm much the same with Magnum and Marillion (the Fish version) lol. How old is Wayne now? He's looking good I must say.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
23 Nov 10
As my Mam would say, he is no spring chicken, he would be in his fifties and he can still pull off having his hair dyed red. The first time we seen them in the Temple Bar music centre, I was blown away. You know how sometimes when you have a band that you grew up with and then you see them live and you are bitterly disappointed (that happened with the Sisters of Mercy ) but The Mission were brilliant and the The Temple bar was a nice intimate setting which they seem to thrive in. They have so many great songs and the lyrics are amazing. I have all the albums and a few of the DVDS and I think there is only one album that is weak out of eleven studio albums. Then there is all the live albums which are great too. Never really heard much Magnum to be honest but Marillion with Fish were great, never got the chance to see them live though I might just go and find my preacher hat and apply a bit of lippy and relive the good old days
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
23 Nov 10
Oh wow, thanks for the insight on Wayne. In his 50s eh? It's great that he's still around isn't it as the guy can obviously still sing. I know Fish will be about 51 now and he was in Carlisle recently and I missed him. It didn't help when this guy showed me a pic of him in the very pub I was sat in, telling me that he came in after his gig at the "Brickhouse." Gutted! HOWEVER! I've heard Marillion sing "Grendel" in the early 80s and not many can proclaim that. I've also seen them perform "Misplaced Childhood" all the way through about 4 times, including my home Town of Blackpool. All gigs were mesmerising and the "new" Marillion with Steve Hogarth are still very good (seen them too) but I just love Fish, he's my hero. As for Magnum, I have not seen them live for a long time but I do know they still tour the country whenever they can. It's amazing how they can churn out the albums as the two main guys are now in their 60s! Bob Catley (the singer) is another one of my heroes and he's said as long as people want to see them, he shall carry on for as long as possible. What a pro! I didn't realise that The Mission were an off-shoot of Sisters of Mercy. It's a shame that the latter were "disappointing" live, as you point out as they can churn out some thumping tunes as well! Amazingly, Twisted Sister are still around as well. Looks like the original line-up too. I remember seeing them on "The Tube" but I've only seen them at a rock festival, never on tour so to speak. Dee Snider ROCKS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1LXhgXPWs&feature=related
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
23 Nov 10
Hi Janey Have to say that I have never heard of these guys but listened to quite a few of their songs and think they are Aces..I really liked the song Butterfly on a Wheel They kind of sound like U2 on that song in a slight way yes? When was the movie put out? I'd love to see it. Daniel Day Lewis is a fantastic actor in my opinion. The man can take any role and run with it. Thanks for sharing this.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
23 Nov 10
Please bear in mind that the two Missions are unrelated lol. This is why - in America, our band The Mission are known as The Mission UK. As for the film, it's bloody ancient. Haha! If you haven't seen it yet you really must as it's one of my faves. I'm feeling really stupid now...it hasn't got Daniel Day-Lewis in at all, it's got Robert De Niro in it and I haven't seen it..the Daniel Day-Lewis film is called "Last of the Mohicans!" Oh My God, where's my Dunce Cap!! Oh, here it is..make it 3.
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Mar 17
I've seen them four times. They are my favorite band!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
23 Nov 10
I have never heard of the band or the film before Jane. I had a listen to the song and although it was OK to listen too, it did not really do anything for me. The music was good enough for me not to turn it off, but it did not move me in any way. I guess I needed to have grown up with the music. Here is a 70's/80's/90's band from Australia that you may or may not have heard before. I am not sure if they had much international success, but they were a huge band here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LdZAK2Rfkg