Siouxsie & the Banshees Reunion - a Review.

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Rolling Stone Article of same concert seems to agree with Alex in NYC.

DJ Martian, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Jesus
Fucking
Wept
It's a f*ckin' Siouxsie show you know??
Alex that's an Almighty 1200 words you just wated on a bloody Goff concert.
Why man? Why? Just kill 'em all and Let Cthulhu sort them out.

john-paul, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, we all have our own opinions, but think of it this way -- name a band you absolutely adore that doesn't exist anymore. Now imagine their reunion (if one is possible, assuming no key members are dead or anything) and if they essentially metaphorically spat in your face at the concert you were all excited to see. Let's face it, how would you feel?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I saw SATB last night at the Vic in Chicago. I spent over $80 and four hours of driving to see them, and I left the theater crying. The most recent song they played was "Cities In Dust" (which turned out well when I heard it, though it was odd to hear the ringing bell melody played on guitar). They essentially ignored a decade of wonderful music in favor of b-sides, obscurities, and their older, weaker (IMO) material.

I don't need a night full of their most radio-friendly tunes, but a nod to Hyaena, Peepshow, The Rapture, or Superstition would have been appreciated. I've been a fan since I was 11 years old and I feel that they didn't even bother to throw me a bone because I was unlucky enough to be born in the 70s. I was achieving consciousness while they were starting out and that, apparently, exorcises me from their chosen cadre of fans.

On the bright side, Siouxsie's voice was perfect, the energy was immpeccable, and Budgie's enthusiasm carried every song. I don't mind HOW they did it-- just WHAT they chose to do.

It was a nasty backhand knock to anyone with the temerity to enjoy their better-selling albums, their growth as a band, or their experimental adult tunes. I expected more and left feeling that I'd wasted my time and money.

Madolan, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

What a load of masturbatory claptrap (I don't mean the show, I mean my review). More people needed to tell me to shut the fuck up in 2002.

Alex in NYC, Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:29 (nine months ago) link

I think it's more that the intervening years have given you additional insight and wisdom.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 11 January 2019 00:15 (nine months ago) link

to remind people why they paid $35.00 (there, I said it) to see you.

Oh, 2002...

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 11 January 2019 00:47 (nine months ago) link

Fuckin' right?

Alex in NYC, Friday, 11 January 2019 02:16 (nine months ago) link

for what it's worth, here's one person telling you to shut the fuck up in 2019

macropuente (map), Friday, 11 January 2019 02:22 (nine months ago) link

Nah, too late for that.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 11 January 2019 15:00 (nine months ago) link

Oh wow, AlexNYC! Heck!

Anyways, I have no doubt you were right in 2002, so hey.

Mark G, Friday, 11 January 2019 15:10 (nine months ago) link

I think it's more that the intervening years have given you additional insight and wisdom.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing

Gerald McB OTM

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:30 (nine months ago) link


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