Sunday, December 18, 2011
THE SISTERS OF MERCY / A Slight Case of Overbombing (1993)
This is a Best Of... but it's one that collects all the A-Sides of the Sisters' singles so it includes stuff that isn't on any of the previous albums, which warrants it's inclusion here. Under The Gun, Temple of Love (1992 - Touched by the hand of Ofra Haza) and some remixes are all new, unless you were lucky enough to have bought the singles at time of release. It does what very few Best Of... albums do, manages to be both a good starting point for new listeners who have yet to be turned onto the dance friendly gothic beats, and an essential purchase for existing fans. It says Vol One on the front, there never was a Vol 2.
Songs of Note: Temple of Love (1992); Under The Gun
5 fuck you to the record company out of 5