ANIMA ANIMUS - TRIVIA

 
 
  Musicians:

Anima Animus:

  • Anima Animus means 'The Man Inside The Woman, The Woman Inside The Man'.  The Anima is the personification of all feminine psychological tendencies within a man, the archetypal feminine symbolism within a man's unconscious. The Animus is the personification of all masculine psychological tendencies within a woman, the archetypal masculine symbolism within a woman's unconscious.
  • Working titles for this album were 'Mount Venus' & 'Gifthorse'.  'Mount Venus' subsequently became the name of the publishing company and 'Gifthorse' became the name of the official fan club
  • The photography for the cover is by French artists Pierre et Gille


2nd Floor:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:
    SIOUXSIE:  "It's when you still want more, when you want the party to continue and it's beyond being sensible.  I remember times when I was the one person left in a place, and the euphoria that goes along with it.  2nd Floor was my idea of what a private drinking bar would be, that was open all the time.  There's something very religious about bars.  They're like altars.  The lighting.  The colour of the bottles.  Having a drink.  It's like Santa's Grotto time."  Source:  Diva 04/99.
  • A Side of the vinyl on the 12" promo has 'You Canít Fucking Buy It' etched into the run out groove
  • B Side of the vinyl on the 12" promo has 'So Listen, Sad Cunt' etched into the run out groove

Say:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  
    A tribute to Billy MacKenzie, lead singer with the Associates, who committed suicide on 22/01/97

Prettiest Thing:

  • A Side of the vinyl on the 10" pink promo has 'Transpermation' etched into the run out groove
  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  "Itís partly about a kind of out of body experience and partly about watching someone else and thinking yourself into that person" (Siouxsie)

Another Planet:

  • Originally found on the soundtrack to the film Lost In Space, radically reworked by Junior Reactor and called 'I'm Here... Another Planet'

Don't Go To Sleep Without Me:

Sad Cunt:

  • Initial copies of the 7" Single were handed out free at The Creatures '98 concert at The Garage, London.  Due to the song's popularity it was made available through the official website

Eraser Cut:

  • The name given to The Creatures '98 EP is also an anagram of Creatures

Pinned Down: 

  • The lead track from the 'Eraser Cut' EP, no promo video was made for its release

Guillotine:

  • A Side of the vinyl on the 7" has 'Rare As' etched into the run out groove

Threat Of Love:

  • A collaboration between Marc Almond & The Creatures can be found on Marc Almonds album 'Open All Night', it can also be found in a remixed format on Marc Almonds CD EP 'Tragedy' (German Import), which also includes video footage of The Creatures & Marc Almond performing the song live at Summer Rites 1999. "I first bumped into Siouxsie Sioux in the Kingís Road Market, both of us browsing as sex goods and leather accoutrements at a specialist stall, and both of us enquiring about made to measure leather clothes. When Siouxsie & Budgie broke from the Banshees in the mid nineties to dedicate themselves to their Creatures project they emerged rejuvenated. We met up at the former house of artist Gustav Moreau in Paris in January 1999, full of enthusiasm for the future. It had taken until 1998 for us to work together.

Venus In Furs:

  • Original by the Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
  • The song which inspired Steven Bailey to rename himself Steven Severin.  The song itself was inspired by the novel of the same name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Witchcraft:

Jaures:

  • Performed live, original by Jacque Brel - Les Marquises

Jewel:

  • Performed live, original by T. Rex - The Best Of

NoHow Tour:

  • The name given to The Creatures' 1998 tour with John Cale is a reference to the writings of Samuel Beckett, in particular the pieces 'Worst Word Ho!' and 'NoHow On'  "..which summed up how the tour was put together"