Siouxsie and Budgie were dressing up as Creatures, Banshee bassist Steve
Severin teamed with the Cure’s Robert Smith to form the Glove. The star of
"Like An Animal," though, is "special guest singer"
Landray. Her echoic declamation of lines like "Let the dry air cut her
happy throat" adds to ye olde psychedelic lyricism of sustained keyboard
tones and busy bass. The song really is a pleasant romp, with acoustic guitars
contributing rapid strumming and a descending little zigzag motif. The long
A-side version unfolds nicely. "Mouth to Mouth,’ with Smith’s vocal,
sounds surprisingly Cure-like - slower, with ringing keyboard and the swirling
atmosphere of "Like An Animal." Its extended length cultivates the
requisite languorousness: "Your body grows more beautiful with every bite
I take." Two rather different songs, both effective.