From the iPod #26 - "First and Last and Always"

@teamfreak16 (37041)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 24, 2016 1:55pm CST
A brother-like friend and I discuss a hell of a lot of music when we talk, and our subjects a couple nights ago were prog-rock and goth. Particularly, the Sisters of Mercy, one of goth's most influential bands. We agreed that the Sisters' second album, Floodland, is not only one of the greatest goth record's ever recorded, but a fantastic concept album as well. On the other hand, First and Last and Always, the band's 1985 debut, was merely a collection of songs. They were great songs, however, the title track in particular. There was no chart performance for either album or song, yet it remains a popular Sisters tune all these decades later, enough so that it was still on the set list when I saw them back in the late 1990's. (However, when they do play live these days, I'm told their set consists of songs from an album that might never see the light of day, so I'm unsure whether or not still makes the list.) It is, as far as I'm concerned, the album's best track, and I've linked it below. Enjoy!
Despite Eldritch's highly vocal rejection of the designation "Goth", 'First and Last and Always' has consistently been praised in the canon of gothic rock, a...
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@Ronrybs (6973)
• London, England
24 Mar 16
Performing an album that may never be seen? that's a new one
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@teamfreak16 (37041)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 16
The word is that it's been finished for years, but he won't release it.
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@Ronrybs (6973)
• London, England
24 Mar 16
@teamfreak16 I wonder why, surely it would sell like hotcakes
• United States
24 Mar 16
This kind of vocal makes me weak in the knees, does that be good? Love these guys Scott. Keep em comin my friend. You know I used to manage a music department supplying all the local DJs and others with music in my youth..the best job I ever had.
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@teamfreak16 (37041)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 16
I love Andrew's vocals, so yeah, that's a good thing. Oh, and that sounds like a job I would actually enjoy.
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@JohnRoberts (41763)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Aug 16
Another band that is a huge fave of yours.
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@teamfreak16 (37041)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Aug 16
Love the Sisters. So glad I got to see them.
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