JUJU ERA SINGLES

Includes scans of 7", 10", 12" singles, cassettes, CDs, promos, imports, limited editions and adverts.  Also includes track listings, catalogue numbers, release dates, chart positions, credits, liner notes and reviews.


 

SPELLBOUND

 

SINGLE

 
 
  UK 7" Single Track Listing  
 
 
  Spellbound 7" Single Front Cover - Click Here For Fuller Scan 
Cat:  POSP 273
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Spellbound
Follow The Sun
 
  UK 12" Single Track Listing  
 
 
  Spellbound 12" Single Front Cover - Click Here For Fuller Scan 
Cat:  POSPX 273 
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Spellbound (Extended Mix)
Follow The Sun
Slap Dash Snap
 
  Released: 22/05/81  
  UK Chart: No. 22  
  US Chart: Didn't Chart  
  Sleeve Design: Rob O'Connor  
  Producer: A Side: Nigel Gray/Banshees  
  Producer: B Sides: Nigel Gray  
       

 

IMPORTS/PROMOS

 
 
  Italian 7" Import Single Track Listing  
 
 
  Spellbound Italian 7" Single Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat:  2059 361
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Spellbound
Red Over White
 
  French 7" Import Single Track Listing  
 
 
  Spellbound French Promo 7" Single Front Cover  
Cat: 
2814 277
Spellbound
Sin In My Heart
 
       

 

PRESS

 
 
  Melody Maker 23/05/81  
 
 
  Spellbound Advert - Click Here For Bigger ScanFor a group that's accused, and rightly sometimes of hiding behind a 'pretentious smokescreen of art', they don't have make great singles.  This is one of them.  Archetypal Siouxsie vocal, set to a strident, even military feel, that just takes off and never lets go.  As exhilarating as Ricky Villa's winner last Thursday and you know how great that was. 

Paulo Hewitt 

 
 


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  Description:  
  The band:  Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, John McGeoch.  Shot 8-10/05/81.  First video with John McGeoch.  Filmed in Burnham Beeches (Boreham Wood), location for many of the exterior scenes on Hammer Horror.  The video begins with a prowling cat superimposed over Siouxsie on all fours in the iconic leather mini skirt and thigh length boots, in front of burning stage curtains.  Although the band are still playing their instruments, this is the first video where the band venture outside of a studio.  The main action involves the band running and leaping through the woods.  In a couple of shots Siouxsie wears a partial mask and the band are pursued by a 'demon' not unlike the one that can be found in the Japanese film 'Onibaba', one of Siouxsie's favourite films at the time of recording.  Look out for McGeoch losing his footing in the chase.  
     
  Director:  
  Clive Richardson  
     
  Availability:  
  The Best Of (Sound & Vision) DVD
Once Upon A Time Video
 
     

 

CREDITS

     
  Spellbound Lyrics  
 
 
 

From the cradle bars
Comes a beckoning voice
It sends you spinning
you have no choice

You hear laughter
Cracking through the walls
It sends you spinning
You have no choice

Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound

And don't forget
When your elders forget
To say their prayers
Take them by the legs
And throw them down the stairs

When you think
Your toys have gone berserk
It's an illusion
You cannot shirk

You hear laughter
Cracking through the walls
It sends you spinning
You have no choice

Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound

 
     
  Spellbound Credits  
     
 

Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums & Percussion
McGeoch - Guitar

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: "The magic that we want is not textbook magic.  We use words like voodoo and spellbound but they're not to be taken literally. The best magic is when something good happens and you don't plan it, it's not in your control.  To an extent it's in your control, but to be totally in control of everything then would be boring, life would be boring.  If nothing went 'something magic's happened', but it's not like that, it's just a feeling." Source:  Elektron Interview 20/12/82  
     

 


     
  Follow The Sun Lyrics  
 
 
 

Scarecrow grins he's growing very tall
Growing tall under the golden sun
The golden sun

Growing with the children of the corn
Sending out the message of a strange tongue
A message of the sun

Young skin stretched thin over a flawless grin
The crimson spilling golden crops of hair
Spilling everywhere

Watch the children of the corn follow
One by one they're following the sun
Got to run

Following the sun on the run
Following the sun
Don't be ashamed of what you've done
You must not run
Follow the sun

 
     
  Follow The Sun Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
McGeoch - Reverse Solo Guitar
Budgie - Dry Drums & Arid Percussion

 
     

 


     
  Slap Dash Snap Lyrics  
 
 
 

Shiny, shiny pieces
Shut your mouth

Pass the parcel
Pass the castle
Kill the Queen
With little shiny razors
Black, shiny razors

Cutthroat finger
Rain red, rain red
Towers open fire

 
     
  Slap Dash Snap Credits  
     
 

Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voices & Faders
Severin - Drumbox
McGeoch - Stutter Guitar
Nigel Gray - Loops & Faders

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Musically by Velvet Underground's song 'Murder Mystery' and lyrically by a film called Towers Open Fire.  Source:  Downside Up liner notes.  
     

 

ARABIAN KNIGHTS

 

SINGLE

 
 
  UK 7" Single  Track Listing  
 
 
  Arabian Knights 7" Single Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat:  POSP 309 
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Arabian Knights
Supernatural Thing
 
  UK 12" Single  Track Listing  
 
 
  Arabian Knight 12" Single Front Cover - Click Here For Fuller Scan  
Cat:  POSPX 309   
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Arabian Knights (Alternative Vocal)
Supernatural Thing
Conga Congo
 
  Released: 24/07/81  
  UK Chart: No. 32  
  Sleeve Design: Rob O'Connor  
  Producer: A Side: Nigel Gray/Banshees  
  Producer: B Sides: Nigel Gray/Banshees  
       

 

IMPORTS/PROMOS

 
 
  US Import 12" Single Track Listing  
 
 
  Arabian Knights 12" Single US Import Front Cover - Click Here For Full Scan  
Cat:  PVC 4902
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Arabian Knights (Alternative Vocal)
Supernatural Thing
Conga Congo
Slap Dash Snap
 
       

 

PRESS

 
 
  Melody Maker 25/07/81  
 
 
  Arabian Knights Advert - Click Here For Bigger ScanMore menacing childhood memories dredged up and dressed up in tired old riffs.  Siouxsie sounds disinterested; McGeoch wrenches out the standard guitar atmospherics.  Thin, brittle, forgettable; no push, no magic; avoid this voodoo.  

Allan Jones 

 
 
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  Description:  
  The band:  Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, John McGeoch.  Shot July 1981.  This is the original version of 'Arabian Knights' that aired on Top Of The Pops and then was not seen again until over 20 years later when it resurfaced on the 'The Best Of (Sound & Vision)' DVD.  Filmed whilst on tour in Marseille.  Siouxsie is unrolled from a carpet, a snake winds it's way across the desert, waves crash against the cliffs and the boys play a board game.  Siouxsie flies through the air on the carpet and a sword fight ensues.  This and the 'Spellbound' video were the first to move out of a studio setting, it also marks the beginning of a move to focus more on Siouxsie's face.  First promo video that doesn't feature the band playing their instruments.  
     
  Director:  
  Clive Richardson  
     
  Availability:  
  The Best Of (Sound & Vision) DVD  
     

 

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  Description:  
  The band:  Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, John McGeoch.  This is, perhaps, the more commonly seen version of the 'Arabian Knights' video and is the version found on the 'Once Upon A Time' video collection.  It is, however, a second edit.  The main differences between this and the original edit are; there is no opening sequence of Siouxsie being rolled out of the carpet, this has been replaced by scenes of Siouxsie walking, in fact all scenes that indicate a flying carpet have been removed.  The other main difference is that the sword fighting sequence is no longer in colour but in sepia.  The reasons for the changes are not known.  
     
  Director:  
  Clive Richardson  
     
  Availability:  
  Once Upon A Time Video  
     

 

CREDITS 

     
  Arabian Knights Lyrics  
 
 
 

The jewel, the prize
Looking into your eyes
Cool pools drown your mind
What else will you find

I hear a rumour
It was just a rumour
I heard a rumour
What have you done to her

Myriad lights
They said I'd be impressed
Arabian Knights
At your primitive best

A tourist oasis
Reflects in seedy sunshades
A monstrous oil tanker
It's wound bleeding in seas

I heard a rumour
What have you done to her
I heard a rumour
What have you done to her

Veiled behind screens
Kept as your baby machine
Whilst you conquer more orifices
Of boys, goats and things

Ripped out sheep's eyes
No forks or knives

Myriad lights
They said I'd be impressed
Arabian Knights
At your primitive best

 
     
  Arabian Knights Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums & Percussion
McGeoch - Guitar

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  SIOUXSIE: " 'Arabian Knights' was inspired by the fact that I was listening to a lot of The Doors at the time. I wanted those kind of melodies running through it." Source:  The Authorised Biography 2002
SIOUXSIE: "Itís nothing to do with a Ďfeministí thing, itís like a humane thing. Like how the Muslim women cope, I donít know. The way women are treated in some religions, if it was a race being treated like that and not a sex, there would be uproar about it. I still havenít overcome being a girl yet, as far as other people see me, and thatís very important. I think itís happened a bit, but not enough." Source:  NME 15/08/81
SIOUXSIE: "To think, some of our records might end up with an 'X' certificate. Like all the fuss over our 'Arabian Knights' single with the line about 'orifices'. It was only a new way of describing something...something natural, physical. It wasn't smutty or rude. Just imagery...but they don't like that." Source:  Smash Hits 06/86
SIOUXSIE: With 'Arabian Knights' it was quite a thrill to get the word 'orifices' on the radio." Source:  Record Mirror 11/11/89
 
     

 


     
  Supernatural Thing Lyrics  
 
 
 

Your love your love your love your love is a supernatural thing
Your love your love your love is a supernatural thing
When we touch it gives me some funny feeling in my brain
I'm so possessed by your love sometimes I don't even know my name
When we kiss you know you make me hot
I break out sometimes in little bitty green spots
You give me give me what you got
But don't stop it now 'cause I need a lot

Your love your love your love your love is a supernatural thing
Your love your love your love your love is a supernatural thing
Interplanetary, extraordinary oh I like it
Interplanetary, extraordinary oh I like it, I like it

You give me constant feeling every time I squeeze you
Your love so electrifying so satisfying Lord knows I ain't lying
Your love your love your love your love is a supernatural thing
Your love your love your love is a supernatural thing
Interplanetary, extraordinary oh I like it
Interplanetary, extraordinary oh
Supernatural Thing

Interplanetary, extraordinary
Supernatural Thing

 
     
  Supernatural Thing Credits  
     
 

Gwen Guthrie/Patrick Grant - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
McGeoch - Guitar
Budgie - Drums & Percussion

 
     

 


     
  Congo Conga Lyrics  
 
 
 

Oh
Six-foot high
In the sky
Jive and jibe
Watutsi tribe

Oh

Watch the Conga eel
Squeeze with deadly steel
His next Congo meal

Oh

Carramba, carramba
Congo Conga
We can do the can can
To the Congo Conga

Oh

Bow down to Mau Mau
Whilst humming the Congo Conga
Now we say meow to the nasty Mau Mau

Deep in the heart of this quagmire
Danced the Congo Conga
Vipers of Zaire
Raised heads and shook the fear

Oh

Carramba, carramba
Congo Conga
We can do the can can
To the Congo Conga

Oh

La la la-oh

Six-foot high
In the sky
Jive and jibe
Watutsi tribe

Please don't cry
Watutsi tribe
You're still high
Up in the sky

La la la-oh

We can do the can can

Do the Congo Conga

 
     
  Congo Conga Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass & Machine Flange
McGeoch - Pennywhistle Guitar
Budgie - Zulu Drums, Percussion & More Drums

 
     

 


     
  Red Over White Lyrics  
 
 
 

The woods and the town
Covered in snow
All transformed to a fairytale
Like the fresh page of a book opened up
Ready
Waiting
For the story to begin
For your role in this scene
Objects in black ink
Fringed in white
Breathing and living
And anticipating
A colour
All transformed to a fairytale
Unreal and inviting
Inviting you to step in
And follow the path never-ending

You're now leaving imprints
And somehow expecting
Expecting someone

Maybe the prince in disguise
Suffering a snow queens curse
But you're wrong of course
It's in reverse

Out in the snow
Muffled
The last silent night
The last sacrifice

Red running over white
Red running over white
Red running over white
Red running over white
Running red over white
Running red over white

Red over white
Red over white
Red over white

Israel, Israel

 
     
  Red Over White Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice
Severin - Bass
McGeoch - Guitar
Budgie - Drums

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Partly inspired by The Benefactor, a short horror story by Walter Winward.  
     

 

 


     
  Slap Dash Snap Lyrics  
 
 
 

Shiny, shiny pieces
Shut your mouth

Pass the parcel
Pass the castle
Kill the Queen
With little shiny razors
Black, shiny razors

Cutthroat finger
Rain red, rain red
Towers open fire

 
     
  Slap Dash Snap Credits  
     
 

Severin - Lyrics
Sioux - Voices & Faders
Severin - Drumbox
McGeoch - Stutter Guitar
Nigel Gray - Loops & Faders

 
     
  Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment  
     
  Musically by Velvet Underground's song 'Murder Mystery' and lyrically by a film called Towers Open Fire.  Source:  Downside Up liner notes.  
     

 


     
  Sin In My Heart Lyrics  
 
 
 

Sin in my heart
Sin in my heart
Sin in my heart flying like a dart
Oh sin in my heart

It's beginning to start
It's beginning to start
When you're lying like a tart
Sin in my heart
When you grovel at my feet
Oh sin in my heart
It's short and sweet

Sin in my heart
Swift as a dart sin in my heart
Oh sin in my heart

When you grovel at my feet
Keep it short and sweet
Sin in my heart

 
     
  Sin In My Heart Credits  
     
 

Sioux - Lyrics
Sioux - Voice & Guitar
Severin - Bass
Budgie - Drums & Percussion
McGeoch - Guitar