Siouxsie and the Banshees

angielski zespół (zał. 1976)

Siouxsie and the Banshees – brytyjski zespół rockowy założony w 1976 roku w Londynie przez Siouxsie Sioux i Stevena Severina. Grupa reprezentowała styl post-punk (nurt cold wave), a także gatunki nowa fala, rock gotycki i rock alternatywny.

Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie & the Banshees – od lewej: Steven Severin, Siouxsie Sioux, Budgie
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post-punk[1], new wave, gothic rock[1], rock alternatywny



Byli członkowie
Siouxsie Sioux
Steven Severin
Marco Pirroni
Sid Vicious
Kenny Morris
Peter Fenton
John McKay
Robert Smith
John McGeoch
John Valentine Carruthers
Jon Klein
Martin McCarrick
Knox Chandler
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Siouxsie (1980)

Zespół wykształcił się z punku i grał posępną, refleksyjną muzykę. Był jednym z czołowych przedstawicieli post-punku. Formacja wywarła wpływ na rozwój tego stylu, a także na zespoły takie jak Joy Division[2], The Cure[3], U2[4], The Smiths[5], Radiohead[6][7], PJ Harvey[8][9] i Sonic Youth[10].

W 1978 roku pierwszy singiel grupy, „Hong Kong Garden”, osiągnął wysokie pozycje na listach przebojów. Na początku listopada tego samego roku ukazał się ich pierwszy album, The Scream. Inne najbardziej znane tytuły grupy to „Happy House” (1980), „Christine” (1980), „Spellbound” (1981), „Cities in Dust” (1985), „Peek-a-Boo” (1988) i „Kiss Them For Me” (1991).


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  • 1981: Once Upon a Time: The Singles
  • 1983: Nocturne
  • 1992: Twice Upon a Time: The Singles


  • 2003: The Seven Year Itch
  • 2006: Nocturne


  1. a b allmusic ((( Siouxsie and the Banshees > Overview )))
  2. Playlist – Peter Hook’s “Field recordings Q magazine 23-04-2013 "Siouxsie and the Banshees were one of our big influences [...] The Banshees first LP was one of my favourite ever records, the way the guitarist and the drummer played was a really unusual way of playing"
  3. Mark Paytress. "Siouxsie and the Banshees the Authorized Biography". Sanctuary publishing. 2003. "Siouxsie and the Banshees and Wire were the two bands I really admired. They meant something." He also pinpointed what the 1979 Join Hands tour brought him musically. "On stage that first night with the Banshees, I was blown away by how powerful I felt playing that kind of music. It was so different to what we were doing with the Cure. Before that, I'd wanted us to be like the Buzzcocks or Elvis Costello, the punk Beatles. Being a Banshee really changed my attitude to what I was doing.
  4. U2 Jukebox 1-11-2010
  5. Mitchell, Pete. "Spellbound : the story of John McGeoch" BBC2. 02 2008. About McGeoch's contribution to the single "Spellbound", Johnny Marr stated: "It's so clever. He's got this really good picky thing going on which is very un-rock’n’roll and this actual tune he's playing is really quite mysterious". Radio 2's Pete Mitchell talks to Howard Devoto, Siouxsie Sioux and Johnny Marr among others, as he shines a light on the life of this unsung guitar hero.
  6. Radiohead Official Biography – Capitol Canada 2012 |deadurl=unfit Colin Greenwood remembers: "The first single we're releasing is actually the longest song on the record. ("There There"). It was all recorded live in Oxford. We all got excited at the end because Nigel was trying to get Jonny to play like John McGeoch in Siouxsie and the Banshees. All the old farts in the band were in seventh heaven.
  7. Jeff Klingman 10 Bullet Points from the Thom Yorke Interview on WTF with Marc Maron 22-07-2013 "The band that really changed my life was R.E.M. and Siouxsie and the Banshees...". "My favourite show I ever saw then was Siouxsie and she was absolutely amazing. She's totally in command of the whole audience."
  8. Appleford Steve Checking In With . . . PJ Harvey In a New York State of Mind Los Angeles Times 29-11-2000 Q: Was there any figure who connected with you when you were just a listener? A: It's hard to beat Siouxsie Sioux, in terms of live performance. She is so exciting to watch, so full of energy and human raw quality.
  9. "7th January 2000 PJ selects her Top 10 Albums of 1999". Pj 7th January 2000 - PJ selects her Top 10 Albums of 1999. LP of The Creatures(aka Siouxsie)]
  10. Kaye, Ben. "Here are Thurston Moore's favorite songs of all time". 17 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.

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