Siouxsie & The Banshees

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  1. goodwood

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    Yes, I was a big fan. Saw them at Radio City Music Hall many years ago, Probably the Tinderbox tour, the album's most popular song was Cities in Dust. Kiss Them For Me is probably the last song that I liked by them.
     
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    I also enjoyed Siouxie's efforts with Budgie as The Creatures. She is the last of her kind, I have enjoyed her work for many years now.
     
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    "Nothing or no-one will ever
    make me let you down"

    Loved that song...never knew it was about Jane Mansfield.
     
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    One of My alltime favorite bands. Their version of Dear Prudence
    is Fantastic.
     
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    i loved the track little sister,and silver waterfalls.

    superstition was right when she sold out imo,
    i still own it and love it.
     
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    The world was a diff. place when Sioux and the band, Nina Hagen, the Smiths, Lene Lovich and my fave raves of the time were touring. That was a fun and interesting time.
     
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    I absolutely love Siouxsie and The Banshees, Juju and A Kiss In The Dream House are two of my favorite albums. A couple months ago I was listening to Fireworks and Metal Postcard on a daily basis.
     
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    1991? My, hadn't she cleaned up her act. Still love her. Wonder what she's doing nowadays.
     
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    So is it true that "kiss them for me" was about the death of Jayne Mansfield?
     
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    My all time favorite song from them is Peek-A-Boo. I also love Red Light and Happy House. I saw Siouxie Sioux doing solo about 6 or 7 years ago. I was disappointed when she didn't play much of the old stuff. People walked out on her. She dressed some kind of Japanese style dress and had this big drum pounding away while she sang her new material...
     
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    Hey, goodwood, it's good to see you. It seems like ages,

    I discovered them relatively late in their career, with the song "Peek-A-Boo." I liked the instruments played backwards--a very interesting sound--and some of the lyrics are precious, such as:

    Reeking like a pigsty
    Peeling back and gagging free
    Flaccid ego in your hand
    Chokes on dry tears, can you understand?
    She's jeering at the shadows
    Sneering behind a smile
    Lunge and thrust to pout and pucker
    Into the face of the beguiled

    Hmm...I wonder what that means? (No, not really.)

    Complete lyrics are here:
    Siouxsie And The Banshees : Lyrics : Peepshow

    And here's the song/video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i41W-NIjMfs Ignore the first few seconds of the clip.

    So, I bought Peepshow, really liked most of the songs, both musically and lyrically, and proceeded to buy almost all their other albums. Alas, most of what I have is on old cassette tapes that are no longer very listenable.

    Red Light is a great song from the early days. I also really like Lunar Camel from that time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilBjc3wWwDA&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBVlxU2iV68&feature=related

    Or how about "Eve White/Eve Black" inspired by Chris Costner Sizemore, the woman upon whom The Three Faces of Eve was based:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5GEg0D0ZY4&feature=fvw
    (This is a great clip but, alas, ends abruptly.)

    Or Voodoo Dolly, Helter Skelter, Israel, Hong Kong Garden...I could go on and on.

    A young, blond Siouxsie appears in an infamous interview of the Sex Pistols by Bill Grundy, in which Grundy claims to be drunk (and in which the band was drunk), allegedly hits on Siouxsie, and engages in an inappropriate exhange of insults and foul language with the band. The interview effectively ended his career.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p25SdQEnhHI
     
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    I loved Boomerang. Anima/Animus had such a different sound that it took a while for me to adjust to it, but after listening to it a few times I grew to appreciate it more. Alas, I have not heard their other albums.
     
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    Check the link in my post (above) she had tour dates listed, new material.
     
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    Boomerang was brilliant. I had to download it after reading this thread. LOL
     
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    I read that she and Budgie have divorced.
     
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    They have, but she's still doing solo work.
     
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    One of my all-time faves!

    My Top 20:

    1. "Spellbound"
    2. "Pulled To Bits"
    3. "Nightshift"
    4. "Cities in Dust"
    5. "Overground" (from The Thorn e.p.)
    6. "Dazzle"
    7. "Israel"
    8. "Dear Prudence"
    9. "Cascade"
    10. "Hong Kong Garden"
    11. "Melt!"
    12. "Christine"
    13. "Cocoon"
    14. "Fireworks"
    15. "Arabian Knights"
    16. "Swimming Horses"
    17. "Monitor"
    18. "Happy House"
    19. "Kiss Them for Me"
    20. "Painted Bird"


    You speak the truth, sir!
     
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    You know, I've spent my whole life being the only gay guy that I know who likes Siouxsie, and similar styles of music. Every other gay guy I know is into, y'know, Cher...

    After all these years <sniff>, I'm glad to learn I'm not alone.
     
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