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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Walk away...

Hi, to all.
Have to travel for a week so I'm leaving you with a nice little photo of the Mission
circa "Children" (1988).
Note Mick's Misfits T-shirt with Pushhead's illustration from "Die, die my darling" single cover.
Will be back with new stuff towards the end of June...

Stay cool


Monday, June 11, 2012

The Marionettes (Less known Bands)

Totally underrated band formed in England around 1986 under the initial name "the Screaming Marionettes". They released two singles under this name in 1987 and 1989, whose tracks appeared later in their first LP as "the Marionettes".

A quator revolving mostly around the eccentric looks of Sean Cronin (lead vocalist) and Baz Downes (bass) who wrote most of the music and lyrics. They released four LPs and a fistfull of 7",12"and EP's until 1998.

The first two albums, "Ave Dementia" (1990) and "The Book of Shadows"(1992) were an example of absolutely awesome gothic rock full of guitars, dark vocals and passion styled with a pinch of punk. Excellent goth-n-roll really worth listening to if you haven't yet! 

Like several other similar acts after enjoying some success in the gothic club realm, they moved towards a more metal sound with their last two LP's "Rise" (1995) and "Carousel"(1998).

Baz Downes passed a few years ago and Sean Cronin is out there somewhere... lost in the drift...

Check their discography on:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Andrew's interview in Classic Rock magazine 2011

Found this Von's interview recently and thought you would find it interesting (as I presume we're probably all SOM fans!).  The man despite his (many) flaws has become a legend...
Hope you can read it. Sorry for the mediocre image quality...