Siouxsie & The Banshees / Nocturne

It’s no esoteric bit of trivia that The Cure’s Robert Smith joined Siouxsie & The Banshees in 1983, stepping in on guitar after John McGeoch left in October 1982 following a nervous breakdown just prior to the release of A Kiss In The Dreamhouse. This was the second time he joined the Banshees, having previously […]

Iterations: Siouxsie & The Banshees – “The Last Beat of My Heart”

I do love me some melodrama, so the third single from Siouxsie & The Banshees‘ 1988 album Peepshow certainly hit the spot. All slow burn and build and featuring one of Sioux’s best vocal performances, it’s an all-timer. The version recorded at the final stop of the Lollapalooza 1991 tour in Washington state was deemed […]

Louder: Siouxsie And The Banshees: the story of the band who band who saved punk from parody and invented goth

Stepping back a bit from my John McGeoch worship-angle of discussing Siouxsie & The Banshees, music portal Louder has posted an extensive retrospective of the band’s career originally published in the January 2021 issue of Classic Rock magazine. I’ve recently been appreciating the other portions of their catalog, particularly the post-McGeoch records; John Carruthers and […]