LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: Siouxsie and the Banshees, ‘The Scream’

Siouxsie and the Banshees - 'The Scream' album cover

Siouxsie and the Banshees - 'The Scream' album cover The Artist/Album: Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Scream (Polydor, 1978)

Our Review: Some pressings of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ debut album–including ours–are front-loaded with a Sofia Coppola-endorsed rendition of “Hong Kong Garden,” which is a little misleading. While that Top 10 single segued into the band’s straight-out-of-the-gate success quite nicely, The Scream is supposed to start with one–the warm-up wails of Siouxsie Sioux–then shift into spikier post-punk territory. All of which adds up to a highly influential album, as reflected in the sample banks of Massive Attack and the home listening habits of everyone from Shirley Manson to Morrissey.

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