P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2010:00  * 1/7 *  *  * * * *  * Siouxsie & the Banshees The quotes: "Like most people, we probably don't live up to our ideals. My own idea of what a Banshee is will probably go with me to my grave. Even if the whole group ended today, my whole 'Banshee' vision would remain..." Steve Severin "I can imagine myself at least 2,000 years old with banks of cats and banks of stone male statues..." Siouxsie the story > BSVs Index 540 In-Deep 547 NATWEST LIVE ACTION CONCERT SERIES SEE PAGE 293 (exc Scotland & Ireland) Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz
P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2001:01  * 2/7 *  *  * * * *  * Siouxsie & the Banshees /2 The story: Siouxsie and The Banshees have been at the forefront of British pop ever since Siouxsie and Severin performed a 20- minute disembowelling of The Lord's Prayer at the 100 Club Punk Festival in 1976. There followed the infamous Sex Pistols/ Bill Grundy interview on the "Today" programme. Siouxsie, along for the ride, called Grundy "a dirty old man". Her concerns with British sexual hypocrisy continue to this day, as can be heard on the brand new single "Peek.A.Boo". continues > BSVs Index 540 In-Deep 547 Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz
P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2001:10  * 3/7 *  *  * * * *  * Siouxsie & the Banshees /3 There have been 20-odd singles preceding "Peek.A.Boo", 10 albums leading up to the new one ("Peepshow"), PLUS offshoot projects like The Creatures and The Glove, tours of Britain and the world with sorties into farflung territories like Brazil, the guitarists that have come and gone while the trio of Siouxsie, Severin and Budgie (who joined in 1979) have gone their sweet way...these are just so many achievements on a long list. And in 12 years and a thousand magazine covers, Siouxsie remains the face that has never been tamed... Siouxsie > BSVs Index 540 In-Deep 547 Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz
P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2000:11  4/7                                         Starfile > Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz
P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2010:10  * 5/7 *  *  * * * *  * Siouxsie & the Banshees /5 There has also been the odd experiment with the "coventional": the singles collection "Once Upon A Time" (1981), the double live album "Nocturne" (1983) and their idiosyncratic collection of cover versions "Through The Looking Glass" (1987). Siouxsie views the twists and turns of the career with a wry: "we're survivors because we turn disadvantages into advantages". "Peepshow" is the group's first studio album since 1986's "Tinderbox" and sees the group augmented by Martin McCarrick on keyboards and Jon Klein on guitar. continues > BSVs Index 540 In-Deep 547 Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz
P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:10  * 6/7 *  *  * * * *  * Siouxsie & the Banshees /6 Produced by Mike Hedges - who has worked on most of the 80s Banshees' output - "Peepshow" sees the group introduce all manner of new textures to convey their visions. Check the accordian on "Peek.A.Boo" or the harmonica on "Burn Up". Again, there's not the slightest indication of playing safe. As Siouxsie maintains: "The most important thing is to make your own world and atmosphere, times that take you away from the planet." the competition > BSVs Index 540 In-Deep 547 Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz
P546 ORACLE 546 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2051:11  * 7/7 *  *  * * * *  * WIN new Siouxsie album! This week we've a DOZEN copies of the new Siouxsie and the Banshees album "Peepshow" to give away. Included is the new single "Peek.A.Boo". The question: "The sun is up/ the sky is blue/ it's beautiful/ and so are you...". Name the Siouxsie hit. Answers on POSTCARDS ONLY, by Monday, August 8 to: SIOUXSIE Starfile, BSVs, ORACLE, Craven House, 25-32 Marshall Street, London W1V 1LL. Starfile > BSVs Index 540 4 O'CR 548 A new Starfile appears here EVERY Tuesday Feature 4 O'Clock Rock Charts Buzz