Peepshow (album)

Peepshow (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Peepshow
Type = Album
Artist = Siouxsie & the Banshees


Released = 5 september 1988
Recorded = 1988
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 42:41
Label = Geffen/Warner Bros. (USA)
Polydor (UK)
Producer = Siouxsie and the Banshees, Mike Hedges
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:u96xlfge5cqo link]
Last album = "Through the Looking Glass"
(1987)
This album = "Peepshow"
(1988)
Next album = "Superstition"
(1991)

"Peepshow" is the first album of the English band Siouxsie and the Banshees created as a quintet. With the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Martin McCarrick, the Banshees recorded one of their most astonishing albums, including the vibrant "Peek-a-Boo" and the elegiac ballad "The Last Beat of My Heart".

Peepshow was received very warmly by the critics.

Melody Maker highly acclaimed its first single. "Peek-a-Boo" "is quite the most astounding british record" of 1988, "a brightly unexpected mixture of black steel and pop disturbance." [Melody Maker, July 9 1988, p28-29]

Q Magazine wrote in its five-star review : "Peepshow takes place in some distorted fairground of the mind where weird and wonderful shapes loom." [ [http://www.thebansheesandothercreatures.co.uk/peepshowreviews.htm Q magazine, Peeshow review by Mark Cooper] ]

Record Mirror also enjoyed the record. "The highlight is the restrained 'The Last Beat Of My Heart', where Siouxsie's voice explores new ground as she caresses a haunting melody." [ [http://www.thebansheesandothercreatures.co.uk/peepshowreviews.htm Record Mirror, Peepshow'review by Kevin Murphy] ]

NME stated : "Peepshow is the best banshees record since "A Kiss In The Dreamhouse" because it's the Banshees deciding to be a Pop band rather than a rock group" [Jim Shelley, NME, September 24 1988]

Covers

*DeVotchKa released their own version of "The Last Beat of My Heart" on their 2006 EP "Curse Your Little Heart".
*Sir Mix-a-Lot used a sample of "Peek-a- Boo" in his song "The (Peek-a-Boo) Game" from his 1989 album "Seminar".

Track listing

# "Peek-a-Boo" 3:12
# "The Killing Jar" 4:04
# "Scarecrow" 5:06
# "Carousel" 4:26
# "Burn-Up" 4:32
# "Ornaments of Gold" 3:50
# "Turn to Stone" 4:05
# "Rawhead and Bloodybones" 2:29
# "The Last Beat of My Heart" 4:30
# "Rhapsody" 6:23

Personnel

*Siouxsie Sioux: vocals
*Steven Severin: electric bass
*Budgie: drums, percussion and harmonica
*Martin McCarrick: cello, keyboards, accordion
*Jon Klein: guitar
*Mike Hedges: producer, engineer
*Siouxsie & the Banshees: producers

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Singles

References


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