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SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES BIOGRAPHY

Siouxsie & the Banshees were among the longest-lived and
most successful acts to emerge from the London punk
community; over the course of a career which lasted two
decades, they evolved from an abrasive, primitive art-punk
band into a stylish, sophisticated unit which even notched
a left-field Top 40 hit.

Throughout their numerous line up changes and textural
shifts, the group remained under the leadership of vocalist
Siouxsie Sioux, born Susan Dallion on May 27, 1958. She and
the Banshees' More...


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Banshees classic. | Reviewer: Krazy-Kalm.
    ------ About the song Christine performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

This is my all time favourite track of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The guitar rift by Mcgeoch is legendary and addictive. Love the synthesizers in the chorus. Its just ahead of its time and doesnt get as acknowledged as it should. Of course all this playing around Siouxsies velvet voice, brilliant.

Unafraid and artful (Siouxsie is) | Reviewer: Anna Ominous
    ------ About the song Hong Kong Garden performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

I think it is amusing how someone said here you wouldn't do this with blacks or arabs. Please. Why don't you say "You wouldn't do this with whites". See even talking about race is racist when you are simple minded about it. There is a song by Siouxsie and the Banshees called "Arabian Knights" that you should listen to if you are easily offended by song lyrics. I don't think she was being racist so much as being unafraid at that time to talk about cultural tension and reactions to culture shock (in Arabian Knights for example, the p.o.v. is very disapproving).

Racism strikes its ugly head again??? | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Hong Kong Garden performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Ummm...this song was released in 1978 so saying "Racism strikes its ugly head again" is ignorant. Shouldn't it have been "Racism struck it's ugly head a long time ago."? Siouxsie wrote this song as a tribute to the Chinese employees at this restaurant because of stupid skinheads and their racism.

"I remember wishing that I could be like Emma Peel from The Avengers and kick all the skinheads' heads in, because they used to mercilessly torment these people for being foreigners. It made me feel so helpless, hopeless and ill." -Siouxsie

If only you had done your research before offering an ignorant opinion...

Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Painted Bird performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Based on the controversial and 'semi autobiographical' 1965 propaganda novel The Painted Bird by Jewish orphan Jerzy Kosinski.

It tells the story of a young boy living in Eastern Europe in WW2 and his traumatic experiences journeying through various war torn villages and his fate at the hands of his nefarious custodians, many of whom indulge in bestiality , incest and malicious practice.

He encounters a sadistic bird keeper who paints one of his captured birds various colours and releases it, only later to be ripped to shreds by its own kind who see it as an intruder.

The line 'the flock will make you choke on this sadistic joke' is an appropriate appraisal here.

Not racist... | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Hong Kong Garden performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Chinese people DO have slanted eyes. It's not racism. I find them attractive. They're also on average shorter than westerners. That's an observation. As Frank Zappa said, a lot of political correctness is just cowardice. Fantastic song btw.

Racism strikes its ugly head once again | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Hong Kong Garden performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

According to the band's description on Wikipedia, this song was a "tribute" to the racist abuse suffered by the takeaway name in question - though being stereotyped with "slanted eyes", a "race of bodies small in size" along with

"Would you like number 23?
Leave your yens on the counter please " ... it's a British takeaway, they don't take JAPANESE currency you idiot... yep, pretty racist I'd say - of the ignorant kind though, which I suppose is better than the violent type.

But still, something you wouldn't do with blacks or arabs.

Timeless | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Cities in Dust performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

An amazing band in history, they deserve a great deal of respect, and you hear the Banshees influence everywhere... An amazing band live Creatures or Banshees..!!

Pompeii | Reviewer: Lillian
    ------ About the song Cities in Dust performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

This is one of Siouxsie & the Banshees' best songs. It's actually about Pompeii and its destruction after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The cover of the single even includes a photograph of an artifact found at the excavation of Pompeii. Just an interesting fact about the song. Enjoy!

Awesome | Reviewer: Andy
    ------ About the song Night shift performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

This song is awesome. Great lyrics...and I love the guitars! This is great song live too. I saw the Banshees in 84 with Robert Smith from The Cure on guitars....and he did a great job recreating the sounds form the records.

Hong Kongy | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Hong Kong Garden performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

I luv this song sooooo much!!!!!!!! it has a rele good beat and everything!!!!!! i have put this song on repeat now for like 3 days!!!!!!!


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