- Peepshow (album)
Infobox Album |
Name = Peepshow
Siouxsie & the Banshees
Released = 5 september
Length = 42:41
Label = Geffen/Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer = Siouxsie and the Banshees,
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:u96xlfge5cqo link]
Last album = "Through the Looking Glass"
This album = "Peepshow"
Next album = "Superstition"
"Peepshow" is the first album of the English band
Siouxsie and the Bansheescreated 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 Makerhighly 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 Magazinewrote 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 Mirroralso 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] ]
DeVotchKareleased their own version of "The Last Beat of My Heart" on their 2006 EP " Curse Your Little Heart".
Sir Mix-a-Lotused a sample of "Peek-a- Boo" in his song "The (Peek-a-Boo) Game" from his 1989 album "Seminar".
# "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
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
Album - Billboard (North America)
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