Iconic Sisters of Mercy T-shirt features in new Simon Pegg Movie World’s EndWithout beating around the bush, Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz are two of the best British comedy movies of the past ten years, if not, ever. So it’s good to see the third in the “blood and ice-cream” trilogy coming to cinemas soon.

See the trailer below.

Looks great doesn’t it. And I couldn’t help but notice 7 seconds in, what appears to be an Andrew Eldritch lookalike run across the screen. The dyed black hair, long raincoat, aviator shades and the iconic Sisters of Mercy Merciful Release t-shirt ; the essential “Gothic Punk” fashion accessory of the Year of Our Lord 1984.

In Simon Peggs autobiography there is a photo of him at his 18th birthday party (in 1988) and a nearby mate is wearing said t-shirt. Pegg however resembles one of Neds Atomic Dustbin. It’ll be good to see the legendary Sisters t-shirt on the silver screen … and maybe Mr Pegg could do a Top Ten Teenage Goth Favourites for LTW sometime?\


This post is dedicated to the late Philip R Smart, film buff extraordinaire, dude and much missed friend.

All words by Ged Babey. More of Ged’s writing on Louder Than War can be found in his author’s archive.

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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.



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