|Birth name Patricia Anne Rainone|
Role Bass guitarist
Instruments Bass guitar
Spouse David Vanian (m. 1996)
|Years active 1976–2004|
Children Emily Vanian
Name Patricia Morrison
|Born January 14, 1962 (age 53)Los Angeles, California (1962-01-14) |
Genres punk rock, gothic rock, punk blues
Associated acts BagsLegal WeaponThe Gun ClubThe Sisters of MercyThe Damned
Music groups The Sisters of Mercy (1987 – 1989), The Gun Club (1982 – 1984), Bags, The Sisterhood, Legal Weapon
Albums Reflect on This, Floodland, Play It at Your Sister, Some Boys Wander By Mistake, Grave Disorder
Similar People Andrew Eldritch, David Vanian, Kid Congo Powers, Alice Bag, Wayne Hussey
1988 sisters of mercy patricia morrison interview
- 1988 sisters of mercy patricia morrison interview
- Patricia morrison love never dies
Patricia morrison love never dies
She was active in the Los Angeles, California Punk rock scene in her mid-teens, and was a founding member of The Bags in 1976. She left that band and began Legal Weapon in 1981, releasing an EP called No Sorrow.
Morrison joined The Gun Club in 1982, quitting after her second tour with them,. She then formed the band Fur Bible with Kid Congo Powers, performing as the opening act for Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was during this time Morrison was contacted by Andrew Eldritch, asking her to join The Sisters of Mercy. She performed on the 1986 album Gift (released under the group name The Sisterhood) and on The Sisters of Mercy's 1987 album Floodland.
According to Jennifer Park:
The Sisters of Mercy song "Lucretia My Reflection" was written by Eldritch about Morrison. The lyrics compare her to the historical figure of Lucrezia Borgia. She left the band in the early 1990s, claiming money that was owed by Eldritch was not paid.
In 1994, Morrison released a solo album, Reflect on This.
In 1996, she joined The Damned after bassist Paul Gray was injured by a fan in concert. That same year Morrison married the Damned's lead singer Dave Vanian. After giving birth to Emily Vanian in 2004, Morrison retired from the Damned.