The entire back catalogue
of Siouxsie & The Banshees has been remastered
and will be released over the next year. Their first reissue is their 1978
debut album, The Scream. By the time it made its first appearance back in November
1978, Sioux had already left behind the toybox pallet of punk - swearing, swastikas
and simple pogo-friendly riffs - and was busy inventing post-punk. While punk's
Year Zero mentality meant bands were tossing the Bolan out with the Roger Waters,
the Banshees were happy to raid pop culture for starting points. 'The Scream.
is leading off a procession of Banshees re-releases over the coming 12 months
or so, and in a world where it's easy to assume there's nobody left on a major
label who much cares about music, it brings a tear to the cynical eye to see
just how much care has been lavished on the package. The original collection
of tracks has been given the expected digital remastering.
Influences / Similar Artists:
The Cure, Joy Division, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Gene Loves Jezebel