- The bulk of the recording took place in a stone
barn in Jerez, in the area of Andalucia, Spain.
- Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment: The
verbal abuse and misplaced bravado of & from men mainly towards
women. "It's about the direct contact you get on the
street, it's not just verbal abuse anymore. You see them up ahead
and wonder, 'Should I cross over the road or turn around and go
back?' (Budgie) Source: Record Mirror
- The scene in the video where
the young girl smears Budgie's face with lipstick was deemed too
violent and a second edited version was also released.
- The young girl featured in
the video is Siouxsie's niece.
- Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment: "It's
a story based in Columbia before the drugs cartel, it's
about a small child caught up in a feud, this vendetta between his
village and another rival village. In a minor way it is all
about drug trafficking, but ends with the stronger village wiping
out the whole male population of the other village until there was
just one boy left called Nelsito. It was understood that he
would live till he was at least 18 before he was assassinated, but
he was shot on the way to school." (Siouxsie). Source:
Melody Maker 24/02/90.
- The flamenco dancers on this
came from the local ballet school. Source: Making
- Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:
"Sioux wrote the lyric
about one of these little cells in a convent in Almagra."
Making Music 11/89.
Comment: "It's kind of
about how my mother died as it was a black area and I hadn't
realised what had happened until I saw my brother. He told me what
went on with the family and I never really knew until a year
afterwards, and I wrote it down directly after that". (Budgie).
Source: Sounds 10/03/90.
Comment: 'Let's Go To Pluto' is quite a deranged green
statement, and some quarters are trying to paint Siouxsie as old-punkette-turned-wise-earth-mother.
but 'Let's Go To Pluto' was supposed to be real wacky, like 'Let's
Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer'. It came through watching
Patrick Moore. he was so intense about going there he said, If
we ever managed to get there we would die because it's all methane
gas!" Source: Sounds 10/03/90.
by the novel In
The Eyes Of Mr. Fury, by Phillip Ridley.
- In 1995 a
version of Fury Eyes arranged by school teacher Dean Evans of
Trinity RC School was performed by his percussion group as part of
their course work.
fruit man in question was a local character during the recording of
the Boomerang album.
is an Arabic word meaning dry wind. The song 'Simoom'
was written about the atmosphere surrounding the Salman
Rushdie affair: "There's this drying relentless wind of almost corrupt
power of some religions with an unbending control over individuals.
It's completely unforgiving and victimizing, a very dangerous thing,
a wind of danger".
Comment: "This is a Sioux lyric
about the inevitable cruelty of things. It pinpoints a cruel aspect
of nature, the turtles breaking from their eggs and being picked on
by the seagulls." (Budgie) Source:
Making Music 11/89.
- Siouxsie & Budgie's wedding
took place on
25/05/91 at St John's Church, Notting Hill, London.
Siouxsie wore an Indian print gown in yellow, cerise and gold and
wore flowers in her hair.