Waking Up On Christmas Day With SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Signing In French I’l EST NÉ, LE DIVIN ENFANT

Works faster and harder than caffeine

25 December 2022

In the early eighties Goth icons SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, with
The Cure‘s Robert Smith as temporary member, covered classic French
Christmas lullaby I’l Est Né Le Divin Enfant (‘He is born, the divine child’).

The song was published for the first time in 1874 by the organist
of the cathédrale de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges in France.

The Banshees released their version as the B-side of the single Melt.
A great piece from their excellent 1982 LP A Kiss In The Dreamhouse.

Siouxsie in French… fantastique!

Hallelujah! Let’s all sing for peace,
tolerance, equality, love, unity and
lots of rawk ‘n roll.

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: Bio – Discography

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Released ‘ALL SOULS’ Compilation With Classic Tracks And Rarities

9 November 2022

Seminal punk-Goth legends SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES have
a new compilation named ALL SOULS out. The project is curated
by the band’s spellbinding voice/face SIOUXSIE SIOUX. It collates
classic tracks and rarities.

Order details here.

Described as ‘an Autumnal celebration‘, the tracks have been re-mastered
at half speed at Abbey Road with Sioux overseeing the process. The collection
features new and unique artwork picked by Sioux.

TRACKLIST

Side A
Fireworks (12” Version) (Single 1982)
Halloween (Juju album 1981)
Supernatural Thing (Arabian Knights single 1981)
El Dia De Los Muertos (Last Beat Of My Heart single 1988)
The Sweetest Chill (Tinderbox album 1986)

Side B
Spellbound (Juju album 1981)
Something Wicked (This Way Comes) (The Killing Jar single 1988)
Rawhead And Bloodybones (Peepshow album 1988)
We Hunger (Hyæna album 1984)
Peek-A-Boo (Peepshow album 1988)

Stream the collection on Spotify.

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SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: Bio – Discography – Website

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES Released Their Spellbinding ‘A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE’ Album 40 Years Ago

Back in time

7 November 2022

Band: SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
Active: 1976–1996 / 11 studio longplayers.

Anniversary Album: A KISS IN THE DREAMHOUSE – fifth LP
Released: 5 November 1982 – 40 years ago

NME wrote: ” ‘A Kiss in the Dreamhouse’ is a feat of imagination scarcely ever recorded. It’s breathtaking. Somehow, a bold assurance of intention has met with a hunger for experimenting with sound to expand an already formidable group of songs into pure, open-minded ambiguity. The flesh of the song will balloon out or contort into unimaginable patterns, indecipherable echoes volley between the walls of the recording, glassy, splintered tones pierce the luxuriant sheen of the mix. Repeated listens trick the sense of balance; tremendous risks are taken.”

Turn Up The Volume!: their most mystifying and compelling album ever to
my fan ears. Siouxsie became the superior queen of gothic grandeur and went
with the fabulous Banshees (including the late, great guitarist John McGeoch) on
a mind-boggling crusade.

Three Top Tracks: Slowdive / Melt

– SLOWDIVE –

– MELT –

Stream full album via Spotify

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SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES: Facebook – Album Discography

Happy 65 SIOUXSIE SIOUX

27 May 2022

Susan Janet Ballion, best known of course as SIOUXSIE SIOUX
the voice and face of her band The Banshees was born on
27 May 1957 in London.

Happy 65 to the Goth queen of punk. One of the most
charismatic and drop-dead gorgeous rock stars ever.

With The Banshees she recorded/released 11 studio albums.
With her husband Budgie, she made two LPs under the moniker
of The Creatures. And in 2007 she released her only criminally
underrated, solo longplayer Mantaray.

Three magic Siouxsie moments…

– HONG KONG GARDEN –

– KISS THEM FOR ME –

– SLOWDIVE –

What? 65?