SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES "SPELLBOUND"

SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES "SPELLBOUND"
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Pushing on with their continuing series of high-quality classic reissues, Slow to Speak presents their latest 12” featuring the exceptional post-punk of one Siouxsie & The Banshees. Clear contemporaries of fellow reissued monoliths of British rock, The Police & The Cure, Siouxie & the Banshees, though having formed in 1975 by core members Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin, the group didn’t really come into their own until the late-1970’s crisis of Rock Music, when Punk’s initial furry began to dissipate under the cooling gaze of mainstream fixation, arguably neutralizing such counter-cultural monoliths as Iggy Pop & David Bowie. Sioux & Severin, excessively grand in their aspirations & determined not to succumb to the same fate, found themselves drawn to the emerging post-punk philosophies of anti-pop image formulation and projection, combining an essentially anti-celebrity presentation with starkly realist social commentaries intertwined confidently into their peculiarly unique and sinisterly haunting dark-rock aesthetic, one of the major contributors along with The Cure in the creation of the still-debatable Goth Rock genre. Irrelevant of their cultural allegiances, Siouxsie and the Banshees were able to accomplish complete artistic autonomy while retaining their patently anti-authoritarian stance through the medium of their aural poetics, taking up verbal arms against legacies of British Imperialism, Medicine & Power, post-industrial technological melancholia & religious-politico-psychosis of rabid Zionism; all this was performed under the advantageously offsetting façade of self-imposed outcasting, presenting themselves in dooming attire & make-up, exactly as they saw their world: a desolate land drifting towards an existential void of endless consequence, inhabited increasingly by a zombie-like rabble uncertain of what they live for, and more importantly, what is worth living for. 
 
 

   
Tracklisting
Side A.  
1. Spellbound  
2. Pulled To Bits  
Side B.    
1. Israel 
   
2. Happy House
 

 
   
Artist Title  
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES SPELLBOUND  
     
Label Cat.#  
POLYDOR MM.9435  
     
Year Format  
2008 12"  
     
Additional Info.    
     

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