NME 22/11/80  
  Israel Advert Click Here For Bigger ScanSiouxsie Schmiouxsie - what does it matter as long as she makes good singles?  'Christine' was one and 'Israel' isn't.  At first impressive, grandiose, the song meanders into tedium and clutter and not even the wholesale homage to Herzog's soundtrack can offset that.

As for the flip, 'Red Over White', God spare us from all this pseudo-religious Catholic guilt hogwash with feebly disguised drum solos and stream-of-conscious hippy lyrics.

You see how prejudice will beget prejudice?  I'm quite happy humming the odd Banshees tune but faced with the attendant iconography that surrounds them these days all I can see in their image is a twee pose.  

Max Bell