You ever wondered where all the Andrew Eldritch Goth jokes come from? Watch this classic interview from 1989 (NSFW)

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Among the few musicians that successfully (well at least kind of), kept up a slight sense of mystery in our very demystified era is The Sisters of Mercy mastermind Andrew Eldritch, who neither did (!!!) shape Goth Rock and its visual appearance in any way nor is connected to that scene.

This classic interview, which was made in 1989, prior to the release of Vision Thing, by the German tv series Offbeat, that focused on alternative music, is likely the source for a lot of Andrew Eldritch jokes and pretty much shaped his public image. The interview has German audio with really excellent English subtitles, split in three parts.

See Andrew dropping epic one-liners about the goth scene (“That’s quite daft, ain’t it? The goth scene, I mean.”), Los Angeles (“Best place to get bored”) and his motivation about starting a band, which is likely linked with his abilities to please your girlfriend, which he likely did, though: “See, I’m rather small, quite brittle, not really a great ficker, so I had to become a musician” and talking about other interesting things – like German nursery rhymes (“Only the meanest!”), fencing and Alien Sex Fiend (“Never heard that!”).

See him in all his hungover, chainsmoking heavy leather glory, simply doing what he can do best: Being the coolest mother fucker that roamed earth so far (the author’s and readership’s opinion might differ at this point). Oh yeah—it’s likely he did yours…ahem…anyway. Here—have approximately 25 minutes of pure entertainment. I raise my coffee mug (written on it: “I don’t sleep so I don’t dream so I don’t wake up frightened”) to Andy, and according to one of the greater and cringe worthy quotes from this interview, I’ll take a sip – aufputschen macht frei.

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