The Mission UK

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This UK rock band evolved from the Sisters Of Mercy, when Wayne Hussey (Jerry Wayne Hussey, 26 May 1958, Bristol, England) and Craig Adams split from Andrew Eldritch. They quickly recruited drummer Mick Brown (ex-Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry) and guitarist Simon Hinkler (ex-Artery). The original choice of title was the Sisterhood, which led to an undignified series of exchanges in the press between the band and Eldritch. In order to negate their use of the name, Eldritch put out a single under the name Sisterhood on his own Merciful Release label. Thus, the name the Mission was selected instead. After two successful independent singles on the Chapter 22 label, they signed to Mercury Records in the autumn of 1986. Their major label debut, ‘Stay With Me’, entered the UK singles charts while the band worked on their debut album. God’s Own Medicine was the outcome, revealing a tendency towards straightforward rock, and attracting criticism for its bombast. A...

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