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Yep, now listening to the second CD to land on the doorstep this mroning.

The 69 Eyes "Devils" album from a couple of years ago. Now I remember hearing one of their tracks early last year as Sarah had one on a compilation CD she got from Holland.

Best comparison is that they sound remarkably like some Type O Negative and "Vision Thing" era Sisters of Mercy. Heavier goth rock with more of the emphasis on the rock part. Keyvan actually thought it was the Sisters - but then he's not listened to SoM for several years so I can excuse him for that. The 69 Eyes do sound very similiar though. In a good way as oppossed to many bands which try to imitate and end up sounding bloody awful...

(The best Sisters of Mercy clone imho was The Merry Thoughts - whom I didn't 100% convince myself weren't actually a new Eldritch outfit until I saw them live :p)

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lulucthulhu
Jul. 3rd, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
ahhh, relief at last
You know, you've just replaced my earworm. Now playing Pale Empress instead, for inexplicable reasons, "Oh Canada".
(I know it's Canada Day, but I have had it in my head since I woke today, and I only just turned over my calendar to confirm it,)

And of course, you have to sing Pale Empress in the style of Mrs Doyle from Father Ted. It makes all the difference.

Have the Sisters done anything new since Vision Thing? I can't remember anything but 'best of' albums... Not that I dislike it, as I'll happily boogie along if it's on.

angusabranson
Jul. 3rd, 2006 12:25 pm (UTC)
Re: ahhh, relief at last
The only post Vision Thing releases have been the two chart singles ("Temple of Love '92" and "Under the Gun"), two compilations of their work ("Some Girls Wander By Mistake" and " A Slight Case of Overbombing"), a seemingly limited release of an updated version of "Alice" (I say seemingly because it didn't have any fanfare around it and I only know a few people who picked it up) and a truely terrible album under the monicker of SSV (or suchlike) that was Eldritch's way of getting out of his x=album deal with Warners.
lulucthulhu
Jul. 3rd, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
ah, contractual obligation blx!
I seem to remember Under the Gun being released, but strangely not specifically how it goes.... I just get the 'standard sisters back track' mental placeholder :)

Don't remember the 'Alice' update, but then again I always preferred The Shroud's unplugged/string version of that.


angusabranson
Jul. 3rd, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re: ah, contractual obligation blx!
Under the Gun got to about Number 11 in the charts and featured Terri Nunn (singer from Berlin) on back vocals.
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