Kiss in the Dreamhouse

A Kiss in the Dreamhouse

by Siouxsie and the Banshees
     
 

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A Kiss in the Dreamhouse shows Siouxsie and the Banshees backpedalling a bit from their excellently forthright predecessor, Juju, to update the more avant-garde stylings of Kaleidoscope. This album is in fact the Banshees' crowning glory in this experimental vein. Production and arrangements are

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A Kiss in the Dreamhouse shows Siouxsie and the Banshees backpedalling a bit from their excellently forthright predecessor, Juju, to update the more avant-garde stylings of Kaleidoscope. This album is in fact the Banshees' crowning glory in this experimental vein. Production and arrangements are highly varied and accomplished, and Sioux's singing by now is excellent, capable of imaginative shadings and free of its former tunelessness. "Obsession" is scored for chimes, overdubbed breathing, swallowed synthesizer sounds, strings, and very occasional guitar touches; this all supports a fine vocal with lyrics about the speaker's fixation on her object of desire. "Green Finger" is a driving, up-tempo number with Joy Division melodic bass, sparkling synthesizer touches, and wacky recorder tootlings. "Painted Bird" features a full helping of multi-tracked vocals propelled by a drumbeat that is alternately skittering and thumping; portions of this song suggest a nightmare version of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way." "Cocoon" is best characterized as mutant bopping jazz with an often breathy, cooing vocal. "She's a Carnival" and "Slowdive" suggest eccentric stabs at mainstream acceptance, the former being a comparatively gutsy and forthright rocker, the latter a violin-colored dance beat number with hints of New Order or David Bowie that is a catchy melodic hook away from being the real thing. This fine platter is well worth purchasing.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/1992
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642404928
catalogNumber:
24049

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Performance Credits

Siouxsie and the Banshees   Primary Artist,Vocals
Virginia Hewes   Violin
Caroline LaVelle   Cello
John McGeoch   Guitar,Keyboards,Recorder
Steven Severin   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,6-string bass
Anne Stephenson   Violin
Siouxsie Sioux   Vocals,Bells
Budgie   Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Steven Severin   Contributor
Siouxsie and the Banshees   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mike Hedges   Engineer
Siouxsie Sioux   Contributor,Sleeve Idea
Gene Slone   Composer

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