Unknown source 1986  
  Excruciatingly generic Siouxsie, which is to say all is subsumed under a darkling descent into doomland, where melody is but a distraction.  With lyrics like "Sickly sweet his poison seeds/For the young ones who don't understand/the danger in his hands", I'd take a long shot at the candyman in question being the local smack pusher.  If so, I could be justified in snorting cynically:  bands who push infantile dark fantasies should be aware of their effect before they start, not attempt recompense when it's too late.  


  Unknown source 1986  
  It is, as so many has beens seem eager to point out, more or less ten years since Billy Grundy.  But Susan and her Banshees probably haven't noticed.  Certainly there's no sign here that she's at all aware that the times they are a- changing.  But I suppose the Banshees have been playing the same old song for so long they'd find it very hard to break the habit.  Only take an interest in this if you're the sort of sick swine who just has to hear how something as uniquely awful as Dear Prudence might have sounded had it been played twice as fast again.  


  Unknown source 1986  
  Taken from the next album 'Tinderbox', this finds Siouxsie and Co back in classic form.  It has all the eerieness and menace you could want and for once Siouxsie is actually singing (as opposed to intoning in key).  All those hours with the vocal coach have finally paid off.  Chalk up another Banshees hit.  


  Smash Hits 1986  
  Single Of The Fortnight

Siouxsie's not a 'singer' like Aretha Franklin but she makes great use of what she's got and she always sounds exciting.  She sings with a lot of sex - that's what I like.  This is a great Banshees record.  Obviously they've got a bit of a 'formula', but I like their sound.  I used to go and see them quite a lot when I was younger, when I was a punk rocker.