The Mission - known as The Mission UK in the United States, due to a naming clash with a Philadelphia R&B band - are a gothic rock band formed in 1986 by former members of The Sisters of Mercy . Initially known as The Sisterhood, the band was started by frontman Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams (both from the Sisters of Mercy), soon adding drummer Mick Brown (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry ) and guitarist Simon Hinkler (Artery and Pulp). Aside from Hussey, the line-up has changed several times during the years. The band's catalogue consists of nine main albums (God's Own Medicine, The First Chapter, Children, Carved in Sand, Masque, Neverland, Blue, Aura and God is a Bullet) with several complementing albums, compilations and other miscellaneous releases also in existence.
Links To Peel
Peel wasn't a fan of The Mission and was one of the three entries in the 1986 Festive Fifty that wasn't played on his shows previously. However he did mention that their music was the kind that Janice Long would play.
Festive Fifty Entries
- 1986 Festive Fifty: Serpent's Kiss #49
Other Shows Played1986
- 22 December 1986: Serpent's Kiss (12 inch-1) Chapter 22 FF #49 (JP: 'That's one of three records in this year's Festive Fifty that I've never played on the radio previously, so so much for those people who write in and say that I make it all up.')