PRETTIEST THING - SINGLE

 
 
  UK CD Single 1  Track Listing  
 
 
  Prettiest Thing CD Single 1 Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat: 
Sioux 9CD
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Prettiest Thing (Hormonal Mix)
Prettiest Thing (Album Edit)
Prettiest Thing (Subsonic Legacy Mix)
 
  UK CD Single 2 Track Listing  
 
 
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Cat: 
Sioux 9CDX
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Prettiest Thing (Superchumbos Waking Dream Mix)
Turn It On (Emperor Sly Elemental Mix)
Guillotine (Bitten By Black Dog Mix)
 
  Released: 06/09/99  
  UK Chart: No. 91  
  US Chart: Not Released  
  Sleeve Design: DED Associates  
  Producer: The Creatures/Ian Caple  
       

 

PRETTIEST THING - IMPORTS/PROMOS

 
 
  UK 10" Promo Single Track Listing  
 
 
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Cat:  Sioux 9DJV
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Prettiest Thing (Hormonal Mix)
Prettiest Thing (Subsonic Legacy Mix)
 
  Notes: Available in limited edition blue vinyl

 

 
  UK 10" Promo Single Track Listing  
 
 
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Cat:  Sioux 9VP

 

Prettiest Thing (Howie B Mix)
Prettiest Thing (Subsonic Legacy Mix)
 
  Notes: Available in limited edition pink vinyl

 

 
  UK 10" Promo Single Track Listing  
 
 
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Cat:  Sioux 9VPR

 

Prettiest Thing (Howie B Hormonal Mix)
 
  UK 12" Promo Single Track Listing  
 
 
  Disconnected/Prettiest Thing 12" Promo Single Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat:  Duke 64DJV
Disconnected (Beloved In A Void)
Prettiest Thing (Superchumbos Waking Dream Mix)
 
       

 


PRETTIEST THING - PRESS RELEASE

 
 
     
 
 
  Pretties Thing Advert - Click Here For Bigger ScanTitle:  Prettiest Thing (Hormonal Mix)
Release Date:  30th August
Label:  Sioux
Format:  CD/CD2/10inch Blue Vinyl

The Creatures resurrection has been well documented - they decided to call it a day with the Banshees in 1996 when The Sex Pistols did their come back tour.  In June 1998 Siouxsie and Budgie resurfaced as The Creatures with the Eraser Cut EP, followed by 2nd Floor in October then came the Anima Animus album in February 1999 followed by Say.  With each release they have not only shown us that they have staying power but they have developed the esoteric sound of The Creatures rather than take the predictable Siouxsie and The Banshees nostalgia route which so many of their contemporaries have.

Now listen to the 'Prettiest Thing' (Hormonal Mix) a reworking from their 'Anima Animus' album by Howie B.  Howie is no stranger to Siouxsie and Budgie having worked on their Banshee's smash 'Peek A boo' single as an engineer.  The Hormonal Mix is a driving funky rhythmical dancey interpretation of the original Prettiest Thing on the album - the vocals have all been kept proving how flexible Siouxsie's highly acclaimed voice is.  The Hormonal Mix is followed by the original version which has Budgie drumming for Britain.  Then follows the Subsonic Legacy Mix - Subsonic Legacy is Danny from Renegade Soundwave - the original breakbeat outfit pre-Meatbeat Manifesto, pre Chemical Brothers and definitely pre-Fat Boy Slim.  Here Danny has gone for a funky breakbeat rhythm which backs her distinctive vocals.

The Prettiest Thing definitely makes you want to put on your high heels, slap on some lip liner and go dancing baby.  The Prettiest Thing is in town on August 7th when they play the Summer Rites Festival in Brockwell Park!!!

Courtesy of Mr. Fury.

 
 
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PRETTIEST THING - VIDEO

 
 
 

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  Description:  
  The Band:  Siouxsie and Budgie do not appear in this video.  The only video in the band's history that does not feature any band member.  Instead the video is based around the recent artwork of The Creatures releases.  Male and Female toilet sign figures,  man in overcoat,  woman in bikini, etc.  The video itself is an animation of various artwork overlaid with footage of fish, in fast shot editing.  There also features an androgynous boy/girl who appears with the word NEVER (with a line through it) superimposed over their face, but it's not clear who they are or what their relationship to the song is.  The video uses the 'Hormonal Mix' of 'Prettiest Thing' and not the single edit.  
     
  Director:  
  DED Associates  
     
  Availability:  
  Not commercially available  
     

 

CREDITS

     
  Prettiest Thing Lyrics  
 
 
 

I am gone I am sold
Can I take her home while I am sleeping
I put it on fits so well
Dead fish floating up to the ceiling

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Such a beautiful violence moving in
She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Prettiest thing I'm moving in

I put it on it fits my soul
You know she spoke these words while she was sleeping
Razors' edge sliding in razors' edge
Wanna feel my fingers dipping in

Dip in

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Such a beautiful violence coming in

Dip in

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Such a beautiful violence moving in
She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Never say never do it again

Dip in

She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Prettiest thing I'm moving in
She's the prettiest thing I've ever seen
Prettiest thing I'm coming in

 
     
  Prettiest Thing Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Howie B - Remix
 
     
  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)  
     

 


     
  Turn It On Lyrics  
 
 
 

All you rely on
Here come the storms
To shatter control
From the war lords

Can you feel the power
It turns me on
Unpredictable
Turn it on
Feel the power
Invincible

Wont play their games
But we're a playful thing
Everything to risk
Everything to sink

Gonna change what I can
Accept what I can't
Because I've got the power
Chameleon

Turn it on
Feel the power
Unpredictable
Feel the power
Untamable
Turn it on

Hurricane and earthquake
Monsoon and tidal wave
here come the storms
They really turn me on

Unpredictable
Turn it on
It turns me on
Turn it on
Omnipotent
Unpredictable
Untamable
Invincible
Chameleon
Turn it on

 
     
  Turn It On Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Jonn Joe Key - Remix
 
     

 


     
  Guillotine Lyrics  
 
 
 

Buckle and grind
Your bubbling mind
Can't shut it down
It keeps running around
No friend of mine
You are no friend of mine
Well you know we could've gone far
I'm the one left alarmed
Tumbling blind
Double turbine
How long consciousness
Disembodied wreckage
I'm paralysed
With no friend of mine
Well you know you wear
Well you know if you tear
Buckle and grind
Your bubbling mind
Can't shut it down
A life it has found
Want calm want friend want end
Wanna Armageddon for
Tumbling blind
Trouble in mind
Can't shut it down
It keeps running around
I wanna know I wasn't there
I wanna hear
Is there anybody out there
Limbs over there
They're not mine
They're not mine
Buckle and grind
With your bubbling mind
Trouble 
You're in trouble

 
     
  Guillotine Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
The Black Dog & Black Dog Towers - Remix
 
     

 


     
  Disconnected Lyrics  
 
 
 

Don't you think it funny
Don't you think it sad
I was thinking of you
Thinking frozen land

Make the heart grow fonder
Don't make it separate
Just a small reminder
A keepsake

And when you're feeling sad
Can't imagine happiness
And when you're feeling glad
Alaska shows her greedy hand

Don't you think it funny
Don't you think it sad
Starting to fade 
In Siberian land

In Siberia

Just when you're comforted
Just when you start to breathe
The winter pounces
Like a band of thieves

Oh the pain of joy
Oh the joy of pain
Zoom in
Zoom out
Cut
Pullback
Fade to black

You're disconnected
Disconnected

Make the heart grow fonder
Then obliterate
Just a small reminder
A keepsake

Don't you think it funny
Don't you think it sad
Nothing left of you in this Arctic land
In Antarctica

 
     
  Disconnected Credits  
     
  Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Jon & Helen Marsh - Remix