SSV (band)

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SSV-NSMABAAOTWMODAACOTIATW (abbreviated to SSV) was formed by Sisters of Mercy singer Andrew Eldritch in 1997. The band consisted of Eldritch and the Hamburg-based techno producers Peter Bellendir (formerly of Xmal Deutschland) and T. Schroeder.

The band served as a vehicle for Eldritch to record a 'spoiler' album, in order to meet his long-standing contractual obligations with WEA. Following the release of the latest Sisters of Mercy studio album, Vision Thing, in 1990, Eldritch had grown tired of the label and had postponed the production of two impending studio albums for several years.

It is "hinted" that the band's full name stands for "Screw Shareholder Value - Not So Much A Band As Another Opportunity To Waste Money On Drugs And Ammunition courtesy Of The Idiots At Time Warner".

Go Figure[edit]

In 1997, SSV recorded their sole album, Go Figure, which was sold to East West Records, but was never officially released. The album has been bootlegged in various formats.

Eldritch provided some spoken vocals, which were quickly sampled into a full-length album, while the percussion sections were removed entirely. The resulting album was presented to the record company as a replacement for the two remaining Sisters of Mercy albums. The record company accepted the product, dissolving the contract.

Track listing[edit]

Go Figure
Studio album by SSV
Released 10 November 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre techno without drums
Length 74:19
Label East West Records
Producer Peter Bellendir

All tracks written by Tyler Davis, lyrics by T. Schroeder, vocals by Andrew Eldritch.

  1. "Nice" - 6:16
  2. "Knife Paper Stone And Guns" - 8:11
  3. "Two In The Nose" - 6:03
  4. "Bad Vultee" - 4:58
  5. "Gone" - 6:58
  6. "Drugsar" - 9:31
  7. "High School" - 8:20
  8. "Feel No Pain" - 6:33
  9. "Go Figure" - 11:13
  10. "Shut The Fuck Up" - 6:16

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