Siouxsie & the Banshees

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Intro and Info

They were a band from England, formed out of London in 1976, by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin.

Initially, they were associated with the English Punk movement, but they rapidly grew to create "a form of Post Punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation".

The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the Post Punk era".

Their music took in a wide range of elements, from Pop, to Gothic, to Avant-Garde.

The Banshees rose to become one of the biggest inspirations in the creation of the Gothic genre.

They disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie Sioux and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as The Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s.

In 2004, Siouxsie Sioux began a solo career.

Albums List

1) The Scream (1978)

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2) Join Hands (1979)

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3) Kaleidoscope (1980)

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4) Juju (1981)

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5) A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982)

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6) Hyæna (1984)

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7) Tinderbox (1986)

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8) Through the Looking Glass (1987)

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9) Peepshow (1988)

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10) Superstition (1991)

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11) The Rapture (1995)

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Members Name Check

Siouxsie Sioux
Steven Severin
Marco Pirroni
Sid Vicious - The Sex Pistols
Kenny Morris
Peter Fenton
John McKay
Budgie
Robert Smith - The Cure
John McGeoch
John Valentine Carruthers
Jon Klein - Specimen
Martin McCarrick
Knox Chandler

Connections

For a time, Siouxsie & the Banshees guitarist was Jon Klein, also of Specimen fame Budgie joined the Banshees in 1979 and he and Soiuxsie went on to form The Creatures, even Robert Smith of The Cure spent a bit of time with Siouxsie & the Banshees.

External Links

www.siouxsie.com