SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES ! ‘Kaleidoscope’ Album is 35…

31 July, 2015…

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Time flies with the speed of an unstoppable turbojet-powered supersonic jet ! Already 35 years ago (August 1, 1980) Siouxsie and the Banshees released their third studio album ‘Kaleidoscope‘. It was a turning point for the band as original members Kenny Morris and John McKay had left and were replaced with two great musicians: guitarist, the late, John McGeoch (who also played with P.I.L.) and drummer Budgie (ex-Slits and Siouxsie’s later husband).

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Budgie – Siouxsie Sioux – Steven Severin – John McGeoch …

The new sound was lighter and more richly colored than before with synthesizers coming in. Siouxsie’s voice became more confident but still had that paranoia timber and her vintage haunting resonance. This make-or-break album turned out to be one of the The Banshees’ finest sonic achievements with amazing tracks as ‘Happy House’, ‘Hybrid’, ‘Lunar Camel’, ‘Red light’, ‘Paradise Place’ and of course ‘Christine’…

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NME album review – Banshees discography – Siouxsie website

Here’s the Birthday Album in full (remastered and expanded)…

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