One of the most important bands of the 1980s.
The Mission, formed in 1986 from The Sisters Of Mercy, is among the most important bands of the 1980s with their dark, bombastic gothic rock. Thanks in part to their many strong songs, such as ‘Tower Of Strength’, ‘Wasteland’ and ‘Butterfly On A Wheel’, and the drive of frontman Wayne Hussey, the band has survived all lineup changes over the years.
As cabin fever is kicking in for most of us by now – there are only so many Netflix shows one can take – I can only surmise that by this time next year everyone will be absolutely desperate to get out of the house and congregate in a big room with a bunch of like-minded souls to watch and hear a bunch of blokes nearing retirement age making a right old noisy din. In other words coming to see The Mission play the songs you know and (mostly) love and having a right ol’ knees-up and singalong. “You are a tower of strength” to me will hold extra potency. I dunno about you but I can’t wait.