1993/09/04, Rock AM See festival, Losheim, Germany

TSOM live medleys

Sister Ray

1992/08/29
 Hasselt
1997/07/20
 Rendsburg
1998/01/26
 Brussels
1998/07/04
 Reuterstadt Stavenhagen
1998/08/08
 Neerpelt

Silver Machine

1993/09/04
 Losheim

The Sisters of Mercy covered Hawkwind's Silver Machine only two times, both during the 1993 summer tour: in the first 1993/07/10 Leysin gig and the last gig in Losheim. A verse of the song was included in Sister Ray in Hasselt on 1992/08/29.

On the gig Sister Ray was preceded by Flood II, which explains why Andrew takes his time to scream the wrong song. Popular opinion quotes him being completely drunk and thus forgetting most of the words to Silver Machine (the later is definitely true -- just check the sung lyrics against the original; the closest they come together is the "I have the silver machine" refrain by the backing singers).

Apparently, after Andrew somehow invented the "at a million hours an hour" line, he assotiated it with the recent single of the band (this was the first show after it was released) and sung half of Under the Gun rant on spot, until being cut by the refrain.

I misplaced my tape with the song, so I cannot add offest times. The song starts shortly before the first Flood II excerpt and ends at the beginning of (or just before) the second one.

Silver Machine analysis
  Says raise your arms
Like a flood
She says
She says anytime
Like hallway
Flood II
  Like hallway
Like hallway
Like hallway, ah
  Like hallway
  (?talk?)
  Like hallway
  Like hallway
 
  Ah
Ah
 
  ride
I just took a ride
in a silver machine
I'm still feeling mean
 
  It flies sideways through time
It's an electric line
sign
 
  It flies sideways through time  
  sideways throught time  
  Ah
I have the silver machine
Silver
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
 
  At a million miles an hour  
 
  Corrosive heart and frozen heat
We're worlds apart where we could meet
Where the street fold round and the motors start
And the idiot wields the power

Where the chosen hold the highest card
On the field of honour where the ground is hard
So the highest hand is joking wild
And the house soon fold and no one stand

I put my finger on
and dialled
The tower, the moon, the gun

Under the Gun
 
  I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
I have the silver machine
The Silver Machine!
The Silver Machine!
The Silver Machine!
The Silver Machine!
The Silver Machine!
 
 
  She says
She says anytime
She says
Silver machine!
She says
Raise
your
fucking
arms!
She says
Flood II
 
  Thank you  
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