Warehouse, Leeds, England
This concert was part of the UK Spring Tour 1983.
Beyond that, a vinyl bootleg titled Aporetical Poetry surfaced more recently,
which features an incomplete recording of this concert.
A short mention of this venue and gig is included here ... and here under
where - thanks to Phil Verne an announcement poster is displayed as well.
A wonderful extensive read on this concert, that you shouldn't miss, is available
in the I Was A Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan blog.
- Kiss The Carpet
- Body Electric
- Sister Ray
- The Damage Done
Review of the band’s gig on 20th January 1983 published by the weekly newspaper Leeds Student.
For a picture of the review, please check here
|THE SISTERS OF MERCY||almost too cliched to be bear-||decibels equal to the most|
|Warehouse||able, with the dramatic entr-||violent guitar solos of Angus|
|ance of singer Andy. But it||Young echoed in their ears.|
|Thinking isn't one of the most||worked... creating an||So much noise...|
|obvious things to do at a Sis-||atmosphere to be felt and||It's too easy to slag off local|
|ters show... You could||almost touched. One of||bands by muttering about|
|dance, rubbing shoulders||gloom, darkness.||heavy metal and emitting sly|
|with leather and acne. And if||comments about some of the|
|you get near the front, you||Floorshow, the current||individuals in question. The|
|might even be able to touch||double A-sided single which||Sisters are, and will continue|
|one of the band. The Sisters||has had some nationwide||to be, one of the most impor-|
|say "We're a rock band". Very||recognition, was played at its||tant developments in the|
|often and very loud. They||best; venomous and power-||North.|
|seem to suffer from that sort||ful. The Sisters try to look as||They deserve nationwide|
|of mentality. A band destined||mean as possible, which||recognition, i.e. London. Two|
|to play for the 'kids'.||more than often makes them||encores proved they've|
|look comical. The manic stroll||enough support here. With|
|There is a thin dividing line||across the stage, and the star-||the rise of The March Violets,|
|between heavy metal and the||ing eyes did little to eliminate||Southern Death Cult and|
|slow, dark pulsating music of||their slide into monotony.||Danse Society, the Sisters|
|the Sisters. It's almost so thin||will probably be the ones to|
|that they quite often disappear||Halfway through the set||to push forward first.|
|into the obscure shadows of||and even old favourites like||Oh yes, and of course, the|
|irritating guitar playing and||Alice couldn't rescue them||'kids' love them|
|monotonous rhythms.||from the crashing noise of the|
|guitars. Winces could be seen|
|The opening song was||upon the 'kids' faces as||SARA CLARKE|