Tivoli Utrecht:

  • Full concert recorded at Tivoli Utrecht on 06/03/90
  • Draft artwork

Standing There:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  The verbal abuse and misplaced bravado of & from men mainly towards women.  "It's about the direct contact you get on the street, it's not just verbal abuse anymore. You see them up ahead and wonder, 'Should I cross over the road or turn around and go back?'  (Budgie)  Source:  Record Mirror 11/11/89.


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  "It's a  story based in Columbia before the drugs cartel, it's  about a small child caught up in a feud, this vendetta between his village and another rival village.  In a minor way it is all about drug trafficking, but ends with the stronger village wiping out the whole male population of the other village until there was just one boy left called Nelsito.  It was understood that he would live till he was at least 18 before he was assassinated, but he was shot on the way to school." (Siouxsie)  Source:  Melody Maker 24/02/90.

Pluto Drive:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  'Let's Go To Pluto' is quite a deranged green statement, and some quarters are trying to paint Siouxsie as old-punkette-turned-wise-earth-mother.  Budgie:  "Yeah, but 'Let's Go To Pluto' was supposed to be real wacky, like 'Let's Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer'.  It came through watching Patrick Moore.  he was so intense about going there he said, If we ever managed to get there we would die because it's all methane gas!"  Source:  Sounds 10/03/90.

Fury Eyes:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  Inspired by the novel In The Eyes Of Mr. Fury, by Phillip Ridley.
  • In 1995 a version of Fury Eyes arranged by school teacher Dean Evans of Trinity RC School was performed by his percussion group as part of their course work.

But Not Them:

  • Recorded for a BBC Session 08/80.
  • First song The Creatures recorded together.

Mad Eyed Screamer:


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  "It's kind of about how my mother died as it was a black area and I hadn't realised what had happened until I saw my brother. He told me what went on with the family and I never really knew until a year afterwards, and I wrote it down directly after that".  (Budgie)  Source:  Sounds 10/03/90.


  • "Sioux wrote the lyric about one of these little cells in a convent in Almagra."  (Budgie)  Source:  Making Music 11/89.

Miss The Girl:

  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  The book Crash, by J. G. Ballard in which the lead character gets sexual gratification from car crashes  .
  • The set for the video was built by Siouxsie & Budgie.
  • The promotional video received an unofficial ban from the BBC.
  • Performed on Top Of The Pops 12/05/83.
  • Performed on Top Of The Pops 24/05/83.


  • Inspiration/Influence/Band Comment:  Simoom is an Arabic word meaning dry wind.  The song 'Simoom' was written about the atmosphere surrounding the Salman Rushdie affair: "There's this drying relentless wind of almost corrupt power of some religions with an unbending control over individuals.  It's completely unforgiving and victimizing, a very dangerous thing, a wind of danger".

So Unreal: