Siouxsie and the Banshees 1978-1984

Episode 43

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Nick and Ewan are joined for these two episodes by Jeffrey McDonald and the Punk Girl Diaries (Lene Cortina and Vim Renault), to talk our way through the outstanding (mainly) discography of Siouxsie and the Banshees.

We talk Punk, not-Goth, drummers, albums vs singles, and much more more.

This episode looks at the first 6 albums;

  • The Scream (1978)
  • Join Hands (1979)
  • Kaleidoscope (1980)
  • Juju (1981)
  • A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982)
  • Hyæna (1984)

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All incidental music provided, as always, by Jonathan Fisher

Featuring the wonderful...

Jeffrey McDonald

Jeffrey McDonald is a biostatistician working in the field of healthcare research.  While trudging through math and science courses in college, he maintained a modicum of his sanity by studying Flamenco guitar and specializing in “Music History and Literature”.  As a lifelong music fan, he tries to make up for his complete lack of talent for creating music by enthusiastically obsessing over the music created by others.

Punk Girl Diaries

Punkgirldiaries began quietly as a blogsite in 2018. Set up by Vim Renault and Lene Cortina with the aim of documenting their own experiences of growing up in small town, post punk Britain. 

Since 2020, the blog has also become a full colour printed zine, with interviews, features, analysis, artwork and inevitably some sarcasm. The latest edition is Blogzine 8 which was published in November 2021. 

Recent interviewees include Shirley Manson (Garbage), Exene Cervenka (X), Gee Vaucher (Crass), Kristin Hersh, Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade), Holly Ross (Lovely Eggs), Coach Party, Big Joanie, Suzi Quatro, Wendy James, Gaye Advert, Celeste Bell, Amelia Fletcher (Tallulah Gosh/Heavenly/Swansea Sound)

And many more.

‘Fabulous content – badass design’ – Louder Than War

‘Top zine – buy it!’ – Jon Savage

‘It’s the poshest zine I’ve ever seen’ – June Miles Kingston

‘A thing of fire and wonder’ – Blue Astronaut

Episode 43