Friday, September 28, 2012

The Mission UK - Wasteland (US 12 Inch / 1987)

01) Wasteland (Anniversary Mix) @ 7:38
02) Wasteland (Dance Mix) @ 7:27
03) Shelter From The Storm (Live) @ 7:20

First off, I want to thank DJ Paul T and his amazing blog  Burning The Ground, from which this post was taken. Paul does amazing work w/ his scans and recordings of the original material. I try to emulate that in this blog of mine! So if you have the time, do check out his other posts! All thanks to Paul & BTG!
On a second note, I want to thank Brad Sherfinski from the SSTM Facebook Fan Page for making this request. An excellent choice if I do say so myself!
The following information was originally posted on the BTG site:
The Mission (known as The Mission UK in the United States were a gothic rock band formed in 1986 from the splinters of the freshly-dissolved rock band The Sisters of Mercy.
The Mission was started by frontman Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams .The first success for Hussey came when he joined Dead or Alive at the request of frontman Pete Burns. After Burns retreated to become more studio-based Hussey decided to leave and was offered a position with The Sisters of Mercy, concentrating on 12-string and 6-string guitars. When the Sisters of Mercy disbanded, Hussey and bassist Craig Adams set up The Mission, recruiting Mick Brown on drums and Simon Hinkler on guitars. Aside from Hussey, the line-up has changed several times during the years.
“Wasteland was the second single released fom The Missions first album “God’s Own Medicine” released in November 1986 on Mercury Records. Wasteland peaked at #11 on the UK singles chart, the song was also used in the 1980s TV show “Miami Vice” in the third series episode “Teresa”, first broadcast on 13 February 1987.
All Over This Land, All Over This : Wasteland


  1. Thanks for getting this so quickly! I have the 12" but have no record player set up right now. Plus, this version of "shelter" is different from the ones included on the BBC box set that came out a few years ago - this one is way better, IMO.

    If I think of something else I will definitely let you know..

    Thanks again, Brad

  2. No Problem! Thanks for the comment and suggestion. Now to get my hands on that BBC Box Set! ;)

  3. Can you PLEASE please PLEASE upload this one again! I have pretty much all their other albums and singles, except this one (and unless they released remixes from the FIRST CHAPTER somewhere).

    BTW, here are all their other singles and EPS in one link for you to share or keep for yourself (feel free to delete the link after you downloaded it for yourself!):

  4. Thanks for the comment and share! I will re-up this on. Check back soon.

  5. The link that is provided for this posting is still working. Here is an additional link to use in case there are any issues.