The Damage Done (acetate)
The one and only acetate for The Sisters of Mercy's very first single The Damage Done.
It was dearly kept by Gary Marx until ...
"I actually had the acetate up until I left the Sisters on a less-than-friendly note in 1985.
I decided to wash that guy right out of my back-combed hair and get rid of everything
that reminded me of the band."
"I flogged white labels, recordings with studio outtakes and the treasured acetate
(for which I received the whopping sum of £30). I think I may even have included the receipt
from Porky Prime Cuts in with it, as provenance. The Sisters were already well established
and it was worth a lot more even then, but I just wanted to start over and not get wrapped up
in my own mythology."
All the pictures on this page are only meant to give an impression
and are therefore slightly modified in order to avoid reproductions and fakes ...
- Mastering: Portland Recording Studios Ltd
- Catalogue/Matrix#: MR 7
- Format: double-sided 7" lacquer cut (acetate)
- Lacquer Cut: George Peckham ("Porky")
- Issued: 19 September 1980
- The production lot consisted of 2 x 14/7" 45 Stereo Masters and 1 x 7" d/s 45 Stereo Acetate.
- Invoice No: CS 0573 / Log No: 002568 SDR
- The total amount of £ 66.70 was paid cash by Gary Marx
- The labels are generic Portland Studio labels giving the address and their standard copyright notes
- and have the bandname (omitting the definite article), the title of the (main) track and the track time
- of the respective side handwritten on them with a red marker.
|Side A - The Damage Done||Side B - Watch|
|- Home Of The Hit-Men|
Note: Home Of The Hit-Men is not mentioned, neither on the invoice nor on the labels.
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