In the middle of a banal weekend late night/early morning I was with with two friends having a cigarette in front of their apartment in east LA. Their upstairs neighbor, an older guy (we’ll say 45-ish) is coming home with another man, approximately his same age, adorned with a leather cowboy hat and no shirt. The neighbor invited my friends and I up to his apartment to “Abuse hard drugs and hang out” with him and his friend. We politely declined such an invitation and they went on their way just as happy (presumably to use hard drugs and hang out), nothing was getting in the way of their good time. Those guys definitely listened to Sisters Of Mercy and sometimes when I think about it, I really want to believe we would’ve just been hanging out with some new friends, abusing free hard drugs, listening to “A Rock And A Hard Place” but I think we all know it would’ve been more.
If I was using footnotes this would probably be where I noted that that later that night my friends and I wandered to a 24-hour laundromat to play Ms. Pac-Man and that much later (months) said neighbor would go on to flood my friends apartment when he left his kitchen sink on all night filling his brita.
My friend Diaz has a sick SOM shirt, from 93’ tour when Eldritch was presumably at the height of his madness and marking what would inevitably be the beginning of the end. It’s 300% ill and I’d love to cop it for a fair price. Email my dude at email@example.com and tell him to show me some love and conduct business.
Nod To Andrew Eldritch for predicating a style that the King himself would later co-opt for his Dangerous era look, even though Eldritch himself has evolved into a Pinhead decked in casual wear type vibe.