The Well Oiled Sisters

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The Well Oiled Sisters


From Scene Magazine (July 2021) - as cited by, on being approached as support for Morrissey:

The band’s big break came in 1992 when they toured Europe with Morrissey. It sounds an odd pairing, but Morrissey requested them as his support after seeing them at The Power House in London.

His ‘people’ got in touch with their manager and a strange exchange followed when the offer for the tour was made. “They said ‘it’ll only cost you £200 a week’ or something,” says an incredulous Lucy. “Even though it was Morrissey we went ‘fuck off we’re not paying’, and they eventually agreed to pay us. So that was quite good negotiating. Then I got told ‘oh god, you’re supporting Morrissey – you’re going to get killed’, because the fans were so obsessive and gave the support band a hard time. They would boo you off because they wanted him on, but actually we did OK. But it was terrifying – we’d gone from doing pubs to the Olympia with 20,000 people.”

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This five-piece Scottish, lesbian country band was formed in Edinburgh around lead singer, Lucy Edwards. The token heterosexual in the band, Alison Jones, is among the best UK country fiddlers. They appeared in the 1991 film Blonde Fist, and their mixture of traditional country with punk haircuts, nose rings and blatant lesbianism goes down well in gay clubs, but such songs as ‘Dirty Cowgirls’ and ‘It Ain’t Hard Being Easy’ are not suited to the more conservative world of UK country clubs. They walked naked into a Swedish press conference and have also been mistaken for terrorists in Northern Ireland. They appeared with transvestite Lily Savage in a West End stage musical, Prisoner - Cell Block H, a camp version of the Australian television series and opened for Morrissey on his 1992 "Your Arsenal" tour.

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