“The 1987 Goths are a brazen bunch who openly admit to liking Free, Bad Company, Alice Cooper and Jimi Hendrix. The modern Goth bands are primarily The Cult and The Mission (whose lead singer Wayne Hussey is even a sex symbol). For boys and girls long hair is essential - as are tassles, leather, jewellery, henna, ribbon and studs. Dippy Hippy nonsense is eschewed, but so is the androgenous sexual flaunting of the early 1980s. The 1987 Goths frequent The Crypt, Kit Kat (again under new management), Alice in Wonderland, Sacrilege and Clash City. This is rock ‘n’ roll with no strings attached; just hair.” | i-D Magazine, April 1987
Completely forgot to upload the one picture I got from The Mission @ The Welly Club, Hull 21/05/17
Really teeny tiny venue, so such an intimate show. Simon, Wayne and Craig joked with the audience a little bit about British supermarkets (where the three of them debated which supermarket was better for what and whether you should do all your grocery shopping in one place or go to different shops).
Wayne remembered me from when I met him and Simon outside because I was an awkward mess who couldn’t find where to queue up and accidentally (I swear) ran into then popping out for a fag during the soundcheck but you already know about that, and embarrassed me a little by pointing at me and saying “Is that Max?” And then when I sort of timidly went “yeah” he waved and said hello in that one voice that can only be described as “Wayne Hussey”. Not to brag but he gave me one of his guitar picks and a rose too during the encores so he spoilt me a lot it was pretty surreal tbf