Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Authorized Biography

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If Johnny Rotten was the father of punk, Siouxsie Sioux was its mother. Siouxsie and the Banshees is the authorized story of the band's unsteady birth through its ascension to punk stardom to its split in 1996. Despite the official tag, no punches are pulled in discussions about the band's rancorous breakup, the years of in-fighting and arguments, and the reasons behind the recent reunion to launch the Best Of album. Interviews, photographs, and memorabilia from the group's ...
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If Johnny Rotten was the father of punk, Siouxsie Sioux was its mother. Siouxsie and the Banshees is the authorized story of the band's unsteady birth through its ascension to punk stardom to its split in 1996. Despite the official tag, no punches are pulled in discussions about the band's rancorous breakup, the years of in-fighting and arguments, and the reasons behind the recent reunion to launch the Best Of album. Interviews, photographs, and memorabilia from the group's personal collection are included.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781860743757
  • Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2003
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 11
1 'I Enjoyed Being The Freak In A Middle-Class Suburb' 16
2 'After Seeing The Pistols, I Thought, "This Is It. This Is Our Mission"' 31
3 'We Didn't Have Any Manifesto Other Than That We Were Wilfully Perverse And Anti-Everything' 48
4 'We Were Making Songs Out Of Obsession And Psychosis. We Were Making Soundtracks For The Films In Our Heads' 67
5 'I Turned To Robert Smith And Mouthed, "What The Fuck Comes Next?"' 87
6 'Budgie And I Seemed To Spend An Awful Lot Of Time Hiding In Each Other's Bathrooms' 110
7 'We Were Completely Oblivious To How Weird It Was Getting. It Was A Strange Period In Our Lives' 129
8 'Everybody Went Wobbly At Different Times. If It Wasn't A Band Member, It Was A Manager' 164
9 'We'd Fought The Punk Wars For Those Bands, But There Was No Way The Banshees Could Sanitise What They Were Doing' 191
10 'We Didn't Even Need To Discuss It With Each Other Any More. We Just Knew It Was Over' 222
11 'It Was Great To See Her Stalking Around The Stage, Looking Just Like The Siouxsie I Remembered' 235
Discography 239
They Also Served... 242
Siouxsie & The Banshees: The Gigs 244
Index 272
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

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    Very good biography instead of it feeling like a history lesson, it felt more like you were sitting in a pub or restaurant having a conversation with the band. Highly recommend if you like the Banshees or even if you are just curious.

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