Friday, 10 September 2010

Sousxie and the Banshee's - Peek a Boo

Album:Peepshow (Polydor,1988) Chart pos: UK#16 US#53

A couple of years ago i went through a bit of a Sousxie Sioux phase which didn't last long as I realised that i wasn't a massive fan. Despite this i did like some of her albums but I generally found them a bit patchy easier to admire than like. This admiration is probably down to the fact that they invented gloomy post-punk a while before Joy Division managed to get their nightmarish vision on to wax.

Like many bands that found themselves stuck in the eighties, the group went pop. Although Sousxie still managed to maintain some kind of dignity in the process. 1986's Peek-a-Boo is possibly one of the quirkiest pop singles from that era with its back masked instruments and its lyrical lifts from Jeepers Creepers.

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