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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Jeepers Creepers

You might have thought that by 1988 Siouxsie and The Banshees were past their best but this No. 16 hit would suggest otherwise. There's still some good ole gothic melodrama and sexiness combined some genuine pop and a nod to late 80s hip hop as well. And an ascending and descending accordion riff that carries the whole thing along with Gallic flair. Peek-A-Boo began life as a B-side based around a John Cale sample but soon turned into a potential A-side and took a year to record, partly due to Siouxsie singing each line through a different mic.


The video is dead late 80s...


Anonymous said...

Wonderful Blog
Fantastic Posts!!!!
Just giving you the heads up, my account has been suspended and both my blogs have been deleted. Vinyldreams and Vinylgems. Plugged pulled without warning last night.
Really frustrated! So spread the word if you will.
Jonny G

Swiss Adam said...

Sorry to hear that Jonny G. Bastards. What did you post that tipped them over the edge? Bit of a worry too if that all starts up again.

Anonymous said...

Nothing really, just shoved a mix I did for a radio show up. No warning, DMCA notices or anything, not had one of those for ages,they did both blogs then suspended the account at 3:10 a.m. all within a minute!
Jonny G

Echorich said...

Late Banshees showed a good deal of pop prowess. They softened the Goth edges but ramped up the melody and rhythms nicely. Peepshow is a wonderfully produced album. Killing Jar, Peek-a-Boo and Ornaments of Gold are standouts Burn-Up is like a leather clad goth ho-down!
The Banshees certainly kept their individualism running strong on Peepshow.

jimdoes said...

always been partial to this bit of later siouxsie too...