- The Rite Of
Spring by Stravinsky that is used for the intro to the live CD &
video was considered so shocking at it's 1913 premiere in Paris that
it sparked a riot.
- This version of 'Painted Bird' is heavily sampled
Bird' by The
Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros.
SEVERIN: "I think reviews that said it wasn’t particularly
different to the Beatles’ version haven’t listened to the
original to find out. It’s completely different. On the ‘White
Album’, it’s a soft ballad, we’ve just made it sound like the
Banshees." Source: Melody Maker 01/10/83.
SMITH: " ’Dear Prudence’ is not trying to open another
door so we can eventually ingratiate ourselves a little bit more
into the popular consciousness." Source: Melody
SIOUXSIE: "As we were recording it I could see it was
turning out to be really commercial, so much so that I suggested
putting it on the B-side instead." Source: The
Authorised Biography 2002.
SIOUXSIE: "I think the sound of it sticks out like a sore
thumb." Source: Melody Maker 01/10/83.
SEVERIN: "When we finished it, I suddenly thought
‘This’ll never get played in clubs because it hasn’t got the
disco beat' ." Source: Melody Maker 01/10/83.
- Original by The
Beatles - The White Album.
- When it came
to choosing a Beatles
song to cover in 1983 Budgie's
Onion'. Source: The Authorised Biography.
Beatles wrote this song about Prudence Farrow,
sister of actress Mia Farrow. Source: Melody
recording with Robert
- Recorded in
Stockholm between concerts.
charting UK single.
- Performed on Top
Of The Pops 29/09/83.
aired on Top
Of The Pops 13/10/83.
- Performed on Top
Of The Pops 29/12/83.
- The sleeve features the photograph
Flower By Sakae Tamura.
sister plays harpsichord on the track 'Dear Prudence'. Source:
The Authorised Biography.
- The video
commenced filming in Venice on 04/09/83.
Gregory The Peccary:
- In March 83 Siouxsie & Budgie join a scheme
running at London Zoo and adopt a Peccary, later to appear in the
Banshees episode of 'Play
At Home'. Later
they will also adopt an Armadillo and a Meer Cat. Source:
Smash Hits 27/10/83.
- The sleeve was designed by a fan and was the result
of a competition run by the official fan club.