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".
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 grudgingly accepted the product, dissolving the contract.
The album is generally regarded as being abysmal[according to whom?], and even Eldritch has recommended that fans download the album rather than paying for a copy, even if one should ever be officially released.
|Studio album by SSV|
|Released||10 November 1997|
|Genre||techno without drums|
|Label||East West Records|
All tracks written by Tyler Davis, lyrics by T. Schroeder, vocals by Andrew Eldritch.
- Nice - 6:16
- Knife Paper Stone And Guns - 8:11
- Two In The Nose - 6:03
- Bad Vultee - 4:58
- Gone - 6:58
- Drugsar - 9:31
- High School - 8:20
- Feel No Pain - 6:33
- Go Figure - 11:13
- Shut The Fuck Up - 6:16