Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju poll

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System, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 00:01 (three months ago) link

The #1 is shocking! Is this what ILM used to call 'challops?' I had no idea there was so much love for Into The Light. It's fine, but to me it just screams 'enjoyable album track.' Otherwise this ranking seems right. I voted for Monitor.

Stem Cell Maria (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 18:46 (three months ago) link

Listening last night, I noticed how in "Halloween", after each "Trick or Treat", Budgie does a triple hit on the snare like someone knocking on a door. I also wondered if, like "The Lord's Prayer", they recorded "Voodoo Dolly" live in the studio with no overdubs.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 18:52 (three months ago) link

Also, Into The Light is a direct rip from Eno's 'St. Elmo's Fire.' Which is fun! BTW I've concluded that these people (Siouxsie, Magazine, The Cure, John Foxx's Ultravox, you know the rest) owned just 6 albums: Another Green World; The Idiot; Country Life; Diamond Dogs; Funhouse; and Trans Europe Express.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKch8dZ61w

Stem Cell Maria (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 18:57 (three months ago) link

It sounds more like "Golden Hours" than "St. Elmo's Fire", though?
Someone in Magazine definitely owned a Pink Floyd record.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 19:55 (three months ago) link

Interesting @Halfway there, the verse structure is a lot like Golden Hours, and the McGeoch guitar refrain sounds a lot like St. Elmo's Fire. Maybe he owned only one album then.

Stem Cell Maria (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 20:08 (three months ago) link

for a giddy moment I thought you meant John Parr’s “St Elmo’s Fire”

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 20:47 (three months ago) link

I voted INto the Light because it is a perfect example of why JOhn McGeogh was a fucking god.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 15 April 2021 04:49 (three months ago) link

Was pondering why John McGeogh isn't more of a name, as he's so well loved and influential just below the surface of things. The Banshees at this point were like Can or Birthday Party - each person in these bands was so good at what they were doing and it was so distinctive no single contribution outshines the others.

Citole Country (bendy), Thursday, 15 April 2021 13:16 (three months ago) link

Another Green World; The Idiot; Country Life; Diamond Dogs; Funhouse; and Trans Europe Express

don't know if you know 'through the looking glass' at all, but siouxsie covers 'the passenger', 'sea breezes' and 'hall of mirrors', so you score 1 out of 3 for identifying the correct roxy, iggy and kraftwerk albums. sorry, but i reckon that's a fail

building a hole (NickB), Thursday, 15 April 2021 13:47 (three months ago) link

Mcgeoch is indeed a fucking god!!

brimstead, Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:32 (three months ago) link

Mcgeogh

brimstead, Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:32 (three months ago) link

I agree and I don't even know how his last name is pronounced

always guessed it was mc-KEE-oh but I don't really know

Does anybody know?

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:19 (three months ago) link

Howard Devoto pronounces it mc-GEE-och in a recent interview.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:22 (three months ago) link

Soft "g" sound

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:22 (three months ago) link

Spellbound: The Story of John McGeoch

visiting, Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:23 (three months ago) link

thanks! I need to watch this.

never would have guessed mi-GEE-och

This is why I am always embarrassed to say names out loud

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:34 (three months ago) link

Eastwood Guitars now do a McGeoch tribute model if anyone's interested in that sort of thing:

https://eastwoodguitars.co.uk/products/eastwood-mcgeoch-1000

building a hole (NickB), Thursday, 15 April 2021 15:34 (three months ago) link

Get yourself a couple of MXR Flangers too

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:13 (three months ago) link

BTW, McGeoch is using a Gizmotron on his guitar in "Into the Light"

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 15 April 2021 20:18 (three months ago) link


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