Rock Song of the Week

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7 May 2021

The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection

appears on Floodland (1987)

Chances are that our pick this week is a contender for the perfect music video. Perfect, that is, if you're looking for a video set in a factory of some kind. A factory where a man, let's assume he's the foreman, spends his time rocking aggressively about the place shirtless with a cane, aviators and what appears to be a child sized leather jacket whilst leaving everyone else to do all the work.

That video dear reader, is brought to you by The Sisters of Mercy to accompany their "goth" anthem Lucretia My Reflection. For those unfamiliar with The Sisters, don't let the name fool you, there's not much in the way of "sisters" in this video... Just pure testosterone and stuff being made!

Cliche videos aside (it was the 80s after all), The Sisters of Mercy are legends on the British goth rock scene despite their insistence that they are definitely not under any circumstances a goth band. Despite having a long career which kicked off in 1980, and a number of well known hits, the band only released 3 albums before becoming embroiled in a dispute with their record company. The dispute amusingly culminated with singer / songwriter Andrew Eldritch recording a spoiler album of mumbled words and noise under a pseudonym, which the label reportedly accepted without listening to and subsequently never released.

So before this post becomes an essay, click play, sit back and enjoy Lucretia My Reflection taken from their 1987 album Floodland.

Bonus points - It may have been a fever dream but there's a cover of this song out there by thrash metal band Kreator which they recorded during their odd late 90s experimentation phase. If it exists, it's worth looking up and listening to if you can't get enough of the original.

Posted by Cooper "Gets Down and Gets Undressed" Crawley

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