Saturday, June 19, 2021

Juju is a new peak for Siouxsie And The Banshees

Siouxsie And The Banshees : Arabian Nights

On June 19, 1981 Siouxsie and The Banshees released Juju, one of the albums recorded with Magazine's John McGeoch on guitar. His swirling guitar sound joins Budgie's drumming and Steve Severin's bass playing to create a dark and heavy atmosphere for Siouxsie's commanding vocals. And by commanding, I mean that she commands listeners on Spellbound "When your elders forget to say their prayers, take them by the legs and thrown them down the stairs".

Met with critical acclaim, Juju peaked at UK#7 and was released in North America on PVC in October where the band toured for six weeks, selling out shows in Los Angeles. Severein told Cashbox "We're not interested in cracking America. We like success and our audience seems to be growing all the time, but we'd rather enjoy ourselves than 'slog away' like so many other bands. The desperation to make it really big brings out the worst in people. "

 1. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Ju Ju 
 2. Joy Division - Still 
 3. Echo & the Bunnymen - Heaven up here 
 4. P.I.L. - The flowers of romance 
 5. New Order - Movement 
 6. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My life in the bush of ghosts 
 7. Motorhead - No sleep till' Hammersmith 
 8. Clock Dva - Thirst 
 9. Psychedelic Furs - Talk talk talk 
 10. Cure - Faith 
 11. Iron Maiden - Killers 
 12. John Foxx - The garden 
 13. Riot - Fire down under 
 14. Bauhaus - Mask 
 15. Lounge Lizards - The Lounge Lizards 
 16. Killing Joke - What' this for 
 17. Tuxedo Moon - Desire 
 18. Exploited - Punk's not dead 
 19. Rip Rig & Panic - God 
 20. Tygers Of Pan Tang - Spellbound


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