'Boomerang' was released on this day (November 6th) in 1989.
Today we celebrate 31 years since the release of Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie's collaborative second album under The Creatures moniker, Boomerang. Another exotica themed record that may sound by the title as though it has Aboriginal influences, but was actually largely recorded in southern Spain.
The Creatures - Boomerang
Following the critical acclaim of their debut album Feast in 1983, there were high expectations for the follow-up. Critics couldn't get enough of this Siouxsie And The Banshees spin-off and their avant-garde, sensual and tropical sound, and Boomerang only brought that aesthetic to a higher level with more blues and flamenco influences.
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Celebrating the gothic rock movement of the 80s and beyond.
World Goth Day is a time to celebrate one of the most iconic music genre movements (and indeed fashion aesthetics) of the 20th century; a movement succeeding the rebellious punk scene, and one that incorporated both experimental and pop aspects to extremely dark effect. Read on for your ultimate goth-influenced playlist:
Arabian Knights - Siouxsie And The Banshees
Siouxsie Sioux was in the vanguard of post-punk, dropping the Banshee's debut album The Scream in 1978. By 1981's landmark record Juju, they had really come into their own, and second single Arabian Knights really highlighted their sensational pop-goth aesthetic.
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