NME 23/07/88  
  Peek A Boo Advert Click Here For Bigger ScanOriental marching band hip hop with farting horns and catchy accordion.  If this nation was served by anything approaching a decent pop radio station, "Peek A Boo" would be a huge hit.  This record was made by people with a sense of humour.  It was not made by Goths; phew.

David Quantick



  Unknown source 1988  
  Peek A Boo Advert - Click Here For Bigger ScanAs everyone knows, the only aspect about Siouxsie & The Banshees has been, personnel wise, the most volatile.  We're talking guitarists here.  John McGeoch and John McKay both did untold good for the sonic lexicography, but frankly, since the fat lad out of The Cure finished his stint.  I haven't paid the combo a stitch of attention.  "Peek-A-Boo", isn't, as some have anticipated, hip hop, but nor is it, as the band claim, "the sum of its missing parts".  What it is, is a fairly complicated quadratic equation whose answer is nought point nought nought recurring.  And not a hint of a banjo.  


  Unknown source 1988  
  While others ritually exchange clichés, hustle onto the dance floor or dip their heads into a bucket of bleach just to curry favour, Siouxsie wanders off all on her own and comes up with something very strange indeed...

Great, clumsy, backwards rhythm, off-centre strings and time-delayed brass.  And where did they get the sea shanty accordion?