Sunday, July 11, 2010


The holiday made it a short week and before I knew it Friday night had arrived, and I was ready for something new. Siouxsie was calling.

After having heard about them for so long, I decided to have a cigar outside and listen to Siouxsie & The Banshees on the truck stereo, performing at the Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany on December 12th, 1982. I thoroughly enjoyed the sound of the band and quality of the recording. The Germans in the audience certainly enjoyed the music but for some reason I believe they were shouting "scheise" and at one point chanting what sounded like "bullshit". She returns the favor by asking the audience in her heavy British accent "You're not patriotic are ya? I hate Germany and I hate England as well."

Wikipedia describes them as:

Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band formed in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bassist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the British punk rock scene, the band quickly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation." The Times further cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era."

The group also became inspirational in the creation and development of gothic rock and their music also combined elements of pop and avant-garde.

All flash, no substance
The art of debate is dead
No one listening

The clock has reversed
Farther from the beginning
Closer to the end

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