Favorite "Girl's Name" Songs #5 - "Marian"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 10, 2016 8:13pm CST
Halfway there. #5 in my Favorite "Girl's Name" Songs belongs to The Sisters of Mercy and their song "Marian." Led by vocalist Andrew Eldritch, the group's only constant, The Sisters of Mercy formed in Leeds, England, in 1977, wanting to hear themselves on the radio. Although Eldritch is fervent that they are not a goth band, the Sisters are highly influential within the goth community, with many goth groups sounding much like them. From their 1985 debut First and Last and Always, "Marian" finds the band at their darkest. Recorded by the Sisters' classic lineup of Eldritch, guitarist's Wayne Hussey and Gary Marx, and bassist Craig Adams (the band has always used a drum machine called Doktor Avalanche, ) "Marian" was never released as a single, however, the song is an integral part of the album. Listen for Eldritch's deep vocals and Craig Adams' dark, driving bass line. It's a great goth song from a band that has no interest in the genre.
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• Redlands, California
11 Nov 16
Sorry buddy had to wait until my song was over. Was playing Marley for the cat Marley. She or he I think it is a he, hence the name Marley is sleeping now. lol. This sounds pretty goth to me and it does make me sleepy in a good way. The lyrics are pretty unique.