When I was 16, I had a girlfriend who was absolutely obsessed with The Mission U.K. She listened to them all the time so for Christmas I bought her their “The First Chapter” LP. I always thought the best song on that record was “Dancing Barefoot” but I had no idea it was a cover. To this day, I still don’t think I’ve heard the original song, but I did come across another fantastic version that The Church did during a live performance in Chicago in 1990.
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Download: The Church – Dancing Barefoot (Live)
i found your site through hype-machine (hype.non-standard.net) and just thought i’d express my appreciation – especially for the sisters of mercy and the Church posts… if only i could find my old clan of xymox version of dancing barefoot… anyway, thank you again.