Publication Date: 24/11/2022 ISBN: 9781800181977 Category:

Paint My Name in Black and Gold

Mark Andrews

Publisher: Unbound
Publication Date: 24/11/2022 ISBN: 9781800181977 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£14.99

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Leeds, 1980. Amid the violence and decay, the city was home to an extraordinarily vibrant post-punk scene. Out of that swamp crawled the Sisters of Mercy. Over the next five years, they would rise from local heroes to leading alternative band, before blowing apart on the verge of major rock stardom. Their path was strewn with brilliant singles, astonishing EPs, exceptional album tracks and legendary live shows.

Two classic line-ups were created and destroyed: Andrew Eldritch on vocals, Craig Adams on bass, Gary Marx and Ben Gunn – later replaced by Wayne Hussey – on guitars, and a drum machine called Doktor Avalanche.

Drawing on dozens of interviews with band members and key figures in the Sisters’ journey, Paint My Name in Black and Gold is the most complete account yet of how – against the odds and all reasonable expectation – these young men came to make transcendent and life-changing music.

Publisher Review

'Will entertain anyone with a bottle of black dye lurking in their past' Victoria Segal, Mojo

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