Wayne Hussey

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Wayne Hussey ca. 1984


Wayne Hussey was the replacement guitarist for Ben Gunn in The Sisters Of Mercy, who left - out of protest - after the band had entered into a contract with a major record company.

Hussey had previously played with Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls and was part of Dead or Alive for two years. Frustrated by the lack of guitar-work and seeing most of his writing being put through a sequencer, Hussey left in August 1983. The following month he joined The Sisters of Mercy and made his debut in Birmingham April 1984.

Wayne Hussey played guitars on The Sisters of Mercy's singles Body And Soul, Walk Away and No Time To Cry as well as on The Sisters of Mercy's first studio album First And Last And Always. During his time with the Sisters, Wayne played an Aria Pro II guitar which became partially characteristic for The Sisters' sound at the time.

Both, him and Craig Adams, went on to form their own band, first The Sisterhood, later The Mission after the initial sessions for a new (second) album with Eldritch didn't work out. Adams left The Sisters of Mercy, and Hussey followed. With material dating back as far as 1981, the two set to work at Slaughterhouse studios in Driffield.

It is thought that the song This Corrosion refers to Hussey's departure from the band. To quote Andrew Eldritch:
"This Corrosion is aimed at a particular person, and it doesn't take a genius to work out who - although it'll probably take the person concerned considerable time."

Anyway, since Hussey's departure from The Sisters of Mercy he followed up on his musical carreer with The Mission as well as along several solo project over the decades.

Wayne Hussey on stage in 2016 with his most recent solo project

External Links

Interview links, anybody?

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