H.I.M and Sinead O’Connor: Emotional Extremes

We’ve got two artists who deal with extremes of emotions in this episode: H.I.M. and Sinead O’Connor.  We discuss the inventors of “Love Metal” and the definitive interpreter of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” as well as the strange twists and turns of their careers and our impressions of them, as our exploration of our Ebony and Ivory perspectives on music continues.

Top 5 H.I.M. songs (6:45)
1. Join Me in Death
2. Wings of a Butterfly
3. It’s All Tears
4. Dark Light
5. Vampire Heart
 
Top 5 Sinead O’Connor tracks
1. Nothing Compares 2 U
2. I Am Stretched on Your Grave
3. Black Boys on Mopeds
4. The Last Day of Our Acquaintance
5. No Man’s Woman
 
Check out the live performance captured on HIM Versatile Doom, recommended by Richard as a perfect introduction to H.I.M.:
 
Watch Sinead’s 1990 video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” for a definitive moment of her career: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-EF60neguk
 
 

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