ARTICLES (November '02)


The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees

[rating = three bunnies (out of four)]


One of the longest enduring groups to emerge from the Seventies punk revolution, the Goth-flavored Siouxsie and the Banshees finally sputtered to a halt following the release of 1995's pedestrian Rapture. The ever-changing lineup -- which featured Sid Vicious (then John Simon Ritchie) on drums in its earliest incarnation -- didn't scare up many hits, but did frighten many a listener. The novelty Hong Kong Garden and gently haunting cover of the Beatles' Dear Prudence remain staples on nostalgia radio and buoy a worthwhile Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees.

-- Blair R. Fischer

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