On the fifth episode of the Post-Punk Podcast, our Editor-in-Chief Alex Baker spoke to Wayne Hussey of The Mission, a band that formed in wake of The Sisters of Mercy’s debut album First and Last and Always, and its aborted follow-up that ended the original incarnation of the band.
During the interview, Wayne talks about his work with several other bands, including Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls and Dead or Alive. Wayne also spoke on what the original Goth scene featured at Planet X in Liverpool was like, as well as his visit to Danceteria in New York, and the origins of some of the iconic Goth fashions of the 80s, including the famous Goth cowboy hat.
Wayne discussed all of this and more, including the origins of some iconic songs from both TSOM and The Mission, with more in-depth details on these stories to be found in part one of his autobiography Salad Daze.
Wayne also launched The Remission International Charity collaboration, where various artists from the Post-Punk and Gothic Rock scenes came together in support of front-line workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can find more info about the “Tower of Strength 2020” aka “TOS2020” here.
Be sure to check out Wayne’s Lynchian duet of ‘The Delicate Balance of All Things” with his wife Cinthya for Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty in Chaos, a collaborative track that heralds more to come between Mr. and Mrs. Hussey.
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Thank you to Jason Corbett from Actors for creating our intro music, Korine for creating our outro, and our Editors Frank Deserto and Andi Harriman.