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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I still believe in Wayne Hussey...
...but does Wayne Hussey still believe in me?
Ah, The Mission. Vastly under-rated - forget the "Goth" tag, The Mish were always, first and foremost, just a great rock band. OK, so Wayne looks more like Timmy Mallet these days, but none of us are getting and younger, now are we?
It's spooky how some of these songs are still stuck in my head all these years...
Published on 12 Jan 2006 by MisterKeith

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4 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not The Best Of The Mission
»Gods Own Medicine« is not among the best The Mission albums.
The opener »Wasteland« seems to promise a good start - it's a straight-forward rock song as known from The Mission... but unfortunately, it turns out to be the best song on the album.
There are artistic attempts, and some of them are pretty successful, like the violins on »Garden Of Delight...
Published on 24 Sep 2001 by Bjorn Clasen


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I still believe in Wayne Hussey..., 12 Jan 2006
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MisterKeith (Southgate, London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: God's Own Medicine (Audio CD)
...but does Wayne Hussey still believe in me?
Ah, The Mission. Vastly under-rated - forget the "Goth" tag, The Mish were always, first and foremost, just a great rock band. OK, so Wayne looks more like Timmy Mallet these days, but none of us are getting and younger, now are we?
It's spooky how some of these songs are still stuck in my head all these years later - for example, the part in "Wasteland" where, live, the music drops away for "...and no-one can hear my voice". The guitars really chime on this track (it's a sonic cathedral of sound!), and throughout the album.
"Stay With Me" sounded, at the time, the weak link on the album - it actually sounds better with age (or have I just got old?), whereas the more uptempo tracks like the quite wonderful "Severina" just sound as brilliant as they always did. Which, to my mind, is the mark of an excellent songwriting talent.
Later tracks like "Butterfly On A Wheel" and "Tower Of Strength" refined their sound, but they never actually sounded any better than this. Marvellous.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn Fine, 27 Jan 2002
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Every song is a hummable, singable, memorable winner. Over a decade later (scary to think!) I still find some of these tunes going round in my head on the way to work. A damn fine record ... as long as you can can overlook some of Wayne Hussey's more "flowery" lyrics...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic, 1 Nov 2001
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for those who where there in the 80's goth scene this was a much anticipated album which lived up to its its promise + pedigree. we had songs that came straight from the heart with a clarity that we hadn't heard for some time - GOM stands as a testiment to a band that should have been up there with u2 today - i would recomend this disc
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars opera prima, 16 Jan 2002
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well, GOM is the opera prima of the mission ...I don't know why this guy Bjørn H.B. Clasen wrote these words about the album...is obvious that he listened "carved In sand" first, so he ain't a real fan that knew the mission sence their first songs...this Fantastic album made the mission famous ...each song is a perfect piece of gothic dark rock.......so..buy it
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4 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not The Best Of The Mission, 24 Sep 2001
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Bjorn Clasen (Rollengergronn, Luxembourg, Europe) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: God's Own Medicine (Audio CD)
»Gods Own Medicine« is not among the best The Mission albums.
The opener »Wasteland« seems to promise a good start - it's a straight-forward rock song as known from The Mission... but unfortunately, it turns out to be the best song on the album.
There are artistic attempts, and some of them are pretty successful, like the violins on »Garden Of Delight (Hereafter)«, the nearly heavy metal'ish guitars on »Sacriledge«, and the catchy, constant rhtythm on »Dance On Glass«. The latter is one of the highlights on »Gods Own Medicine«, along with »Island In A Stream«, a typical The Mission song with its easy-to-recognize guitar stroke.
This typical The Mission sound is also heard on »Let Sleeping Dogs Die«, though on this one, it becomes rather boring. Same goes for the all but original »And The Dance Goes On«.
On »Stay With Me«, everything goes totally wrong. What is this yucky grandmother waltz doing on an album by a more than decent rock band!?!
All in all, »Gods Own Medicine« leaves a dissatisfied impression, not least compared to the album »Carved In Sand« which remains the clearly best release by The Mission.
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