Born on this day: May 27, 1957 - Punk rock and alternative music icon Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie & The Banshees and The Creatures (born Susan Janet Ballion in London, UK). Happy 60th birthday, Siouxsie!

Happy 60th birthday to Siouxsie Sioux!

Siouxsie is my favorite musician and it’s because of her albums that I legitimately became interested in music in the first place. I think this occasion makes for a good time to start listening to her music for those still unfamiliar.

So, I’ve tried to assemble a playlist of a song for every Banshees and Creatures album, including Siouxsie’s lone solo album Mantaray to somewhat give a taste of all the major releases. I tried to keep it mostly accessible and not entirely made up of obvious hits (as great as those songs are). I also left out B-sides because there’s just too many good ones to fit in here for now. Hopefully I can go more in-depth about my love for these albums in future posts.

Siouxsie + Banshees + Creatures ‘gateway’ playlist:

1. Pure (The Scream)

2. Icon (Join Hands)

3. Red Light (Kaleidoscope)

4. Into The Light (Juju)

5. Cascade (A Kiss In The Dreamhouse)

6. Morning Dawning (Feast)

8. Swimming Horses (Hyaena)

9. The Sweetest Chill (Tinderbox)

10. Hall Of Mirrors (Through The Looking Glass)

11. Carousel (Peepshow)

12. Pluto Drive (Boomering)

10. Little Sister (Superstition)

11. Forever (The Rapture)

14. Say (Anima Animus)

15. Further Nearer (Hai!)

16. Here Comes That Day (Mantaray)

17. Love Crime (Single)


Happy Birthday Siouxsie Sioux! 

I know you don’t give a damn about your fans, but we love you and wish you have a wonderful day on your birthday. Yes, Siouxsie, I’m talking to you. I was 7 years old when I discovered your music and I was 8 years old when I first saw you in the Swimming Horses PV. I immediately became obsessed, because of your charisma and siouxduction. I just had to listen and watch more of you. So that’s how I’m the devoted fan I am today. You’re a very strong woman and will continue to influence other women out there to grab a guitar and become a musician like me. If it wasn’t for you, I would be dead because I can’t live without you and my best friend. You always make me smile with your beautiful self and musical art. You will always be my goddess and your music will continue to flourish around the world. Je t'aime Siouxsie Sioux. 💋 💘