(Alternative Press November '96)
"100 Underground Inspirations"
Siouxsie And The Banshees
For a band that formed for one gig only, the Banshees certainly hung around. Twenty years of constant comment may never have improved on the initial shock of "The Scream," still the blueprint for every metal postcard from the edge, but the band's early-'80s output, the sterling streak of albums that began with "Join Hands" and culminated in "Ju Ju," helped inform the nascent goth scene. Elsewhere, Siouxsie's ice-princess imagery can still be seen dismissively draped over 100 bands a night, while Steve Severin remains one of the precious few bassists who actually make the instrument look cool.