Talk:The Mission (band)

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Draped in Red[edit]

Draped in Red is a song composed by the lead singer, Wayne Husey, in commemoration of Liverpool's Champions League triumph in Istanbul. It is mentioned on Soccernet - Draped in Red. The downloadable file provided by the sports website is Draped in Red.mp3. I didn't want it to appear like I'm vandalising the page and frankly, I don't know where to include this piece of information. Maybe, a trivia section should be created? Someone please help out as I'd really like to include this piece of information on the page but am unsure of as to where it should be placed (for the present, I've mentioned it in Wayne Hussey's page). Zuracech lordum 23:09, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Length of article and other issues[edit]

This article is overly long, bloated with trivia, and has a lot of grammar / spelling / tense errors. I'm half-tempted to revert it back about 6 months to a much more readable though less comphrehensive version. I might try and edit it all up, but I could do with help, especially from someone expert on the band's history. Djbrianuk 02:36, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Though not particularly too long, there is some non-encyclopedic content. I'm very familiar with the group and will lend a hand wherever possible. violet/riga (t) 08:53, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

I've added a cleanup tag to this article. Mission fans with writing skills should make attempts to edit this down to a reasonable length.HorsePants 20:47, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

01:11, 20 January 2006 (UTC) - Categorized the History and made a ton of formatting changes. Although a bit more readable, this article still needs to be shortened. I'll continue to play with it periodically. - Ms.X

Over three years on, and despite the efforts of those above, the fancruft, hear'say, point of view, masturbatory adulation etc. continues. Like many such articles, it suffers from a lack of verifiability, not truth, see - Wikipedia:Verifiability. Plus editors appear to be giving their version of what they perceive to be the facts/truth, thus violating Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. The cornerstone of basing contributions on reliable sources, not personal experience or opinion, is fundamental, as outlined here - Wikipedia:Reliable sources.
Less bluster, more citable sources, please.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:13, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


i think someone should include how unpopular they are with the critics and what they say about them since this is done with a lot of bands


Added segment about forthcoming Anthology release. Also added some segments about video's to reflect that they will be released on DVD.

Article name[edit]

The title of the article ("Mission UK") seems odd to me. "The Mission (UK band)", or something, would make more sense. /skagedal... 13:17, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

I moved it. Actually it could have been The Mission (band), since the US act doesn't even have an article, but I guess it might come some day. /skagedal... 13:30, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
You probably aren't aware, if you're not in the US, that British acts with names that conflict with American bands tend to be marketed as "<name> UK" here. Matthew Brown (Morven) (T:C) 16:32, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
On releases in the US the band is known as The Mission (UK). It also the URL for the official band website. So it does make a lot more sense IMHO. --Karst 12:28, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
Added a separate section to deal with the various issues around the name and the aliases the band have used and are currently playing under.Karst (talk) 14:46, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Hinkler's departure[edit]

I'm not 100% sure, so I won't make the change, but Simon left the band before the Toronto show. He left after the Montreal show, over a rumoured dispute involving bringing girlfriends on tour. I was at the Toronto show and Wolfie was on stage to start the gig. IIRC he was playing backup guitar on that tour as Huss wanted to focus on being the front man. Huss made a plea for Simon to come back before starting Butterfly On A Wheel, but at no point was Simon on the stage that night.


I started making individual pages for the band's albums, the first two are done. I'd appreciate some help though. I figure when the pages are finished we can get rid of that section in the article. That should help clean up the page nicely. Naufana 23:59, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Mission6.jpg[edit]

Fair use criteria[edit]

The use of images not in compliance with our fair-use criteria or our policy on nonfree content is not appropriate, and the images have been removed. Please do not restore them. — Moe ε 02:05, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

The page has now been protected due to persistent abuse of our fair use policy. Please restrict the use of unfree images to the individual album pages, where they belong. There is nothing stopping us from putting them there. But a giant gallery of copyrighted images is not allowed. Riana (talk) 14:26, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Carved In Sand release date[edit]

The article claims 1990. My CD is dated 1986 and that or 1987 or 1988 are certainly the years in which I can remember hearing the major hit off the album on radio. (talk) 22:48, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

1990 is correct. You remember incorrectly I'm afraid! Mezigue (talk) 21:00, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm not going to dispute the album release date, there seems to be sufficient info online to support this. My CD (South African pressing) indeed says 1986, so it must be an error - nice to clear it up! :-) However, the song "Butterfly On A Wheel" already *must* have been receiving airplay no later than the second or third quarter of 1989, as I finished high-school and left home permanently in December 1989, and my memories are associated with my parents' home. There seems to be some support for this if you Google. Thanks for the help! (talk) 15:45, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Debate: is "Resurrection" a solo album?[edit]

I know there's no page for it so far, but in anticipation of one being created at some point, is it worth starting a debate about whether it constitutes a Mish album or a WH solo album? And on a related note, the page for Bare currently has a red link at the bottom to the category "Wayne Hussey albums" - should other Mission albums (and, in that case, the Sisters' First and Last and Always) go into that category? Sorry, I realise I've probably just opened a can of worms  :-( Dom Kaos (talk) 18:52, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

yes. Resurrection was recorded by Wayne in late 1999 following the reformation of the group, however it does not feature any members of the band as was then bar Wayne himself. Since Wayne is the only continual member of the group it seems that an album he recorded with no other members, intended for release under the band name, during the bands existence, is a band record. My first contribution to the talk pages, so I may misattribute this.(Mrmarkreed (talk) 20:52, 2 October 2009 (UTC)mrmarkreed)

Missing on article: who plays what?[edit]

The information is nowhere to be found. Who is the drummer? And who plays the congas? Or teh Viola da Gamba? --Hatredman (talk) 01:38, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Good point not-so-well made. Have added the information. Mezigue (talk) 10:09, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Additions to "members" list[edit]

Given that the band is now no longer in existence (well, until Our Wayne announces a reunion tour in a couple of years' time, anyway), wouldn't it make sense to change the "members" section of the info box? While the band was still active, it made sense as it only featured current members - but given that there are now no current members, it looks a bit exclusionist. What do others think? ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 22:30, 28 June 2009 (UTC) response, so I'm going to go ahead and do it ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 14:01, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

The Sisterhood[edit]

Added a link to the main Sisterhood article.Karst (talk) 10:57, 25 October 2013 (UTC)