Dan Cairns of The Times (London) just did a great piece on Siouxsie Sioux who turned 50 in May.
Here is a snippet about her solo album Mantaray, out on Monday:
On her wonderful new album, Siouxsie does just that: raging against adversity one minute, calming herself down the next, drifting off into fantasy on Sea of Tranquility (a song she describes as a “sci-fi murder mystery”), bathing in Bernard Hermann-like strings on Loveless. Here Comes That Day is so brassy, it sounds as if it’s auditioning for the next Bond film, while fans of the early, Metal Postcard-era Banshees will welcome the motorik austerity of About to Happen and They Follow You.
In the process of preparing this post, I noticed that my friend V has just done a Siouxsie post (with a great title!). I think he is a Siouxsie expert, so I hope he'll do more on her. V also has a link to a site you'll want...
Below is the first single I ever bought by Siouxsie, a great cover of the Beatles' Dear Prudence, the video of which has a certain Like A Virgin quality, no?