Shakespears Sister was conceived as a solo project by Siobhan Fahey, who left Bananarama in 1988 out of unhappiness with their “Hit Factory” sound with Stock, Aitken and Waterman.The name was adapted from the title of the song “Shakespeare’s Sister” by The Smiths, which was in turn a reference to Virginia Woolf’s work A Room of One’s Own.According to Fahey, the misspelling was accidental, however she decided to keep it, because “It made it sort of my thing, as opposed to the song by The Smiths”. Fahey has described the meaning of the name being “Siobhan Fahey is the mother, the sister, the daughter, it’s not the artist. The artist is Shakespeare’s sister.”
Whilst working on the project with Richard Feldman, he invited Marcella Detroit as a songwriting aid. Detroit continued to work with Fahey as a “hired hand” until Fahey’s husband David A. Stewart suggested the two form a band, which was backed by Feldman, Fahey’s management and her record company, London Records.Detroit officially became a member of the band after the release of the first Shakespears Sister single, “Break My Heart (You Really) / Heroine”. Their second single “You’re History” reached the top 10 in the UK, as did their debut album Sacred Heart, which was certified Gold by the BPI.
The Voodoo Remix of “You’re History” was by Mark McGuire who worked with a number of popular late 80’s Brit acts such as Baby Ford and S’Express.
You’re History (Voodoo Remix) 6:31
You’re History (7″ Edit) 4:29
Dirty Mind (Live In Leningrad) 4:44