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Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peepshow

33 1/3

By (author) Samantha Bennett
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, New York, United States
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic USA
Published: 18th Oct 2018
Dimensions: w 115mm h 163mm d 15mm
Weight: 210g
ISBN-10: 1501321862
ISBN-13: 9781501321863
Barcode No: 9781501321863
Synopsis
In 1978, Siouxsie and the Banshees declared `We don't see ourselves in the same context as other rock'n'roll bands.' A decade later, and in the stark aftermath of a devastating storm, the band retreated to a 17th-century mansion house in the deracinated Sussex countryside to write their ninth studio album, Peepshow. Here, the band absorbed the bygone, rural atmosphere and its inspirational mise en scene, thus framing the record cinematically, as Siouxsie Sioux recalled, `It was as if we were doing the whole thing on the set of The Wicker Man'. Samantha Bennett looks at how Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peepshow is better understood in the context of film and film music (as opposed to popular music studies or, indeed, the works of other rock'n'roll bands). Drawing upon more than one hundred films and film scores, this book focuses on Peepshow's deeply embedded historical and aesthetic (para)cinematic influences: How is each track a reflection of genre film? Who are the various featured protagonists? And how does Peepshow's diverse orchestration, complex musical forms, atypical narratives and evocative soundscapes reveal an inherently cinematic record? Ultimately, Peepshow can be read as a soundtrack to all the films Siouxsie and the Banshees ever saw. Or perhaps it was the soundtrack to the greatest film they never made.

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Her argument is strong and well researched. With so much forethought and evidence provided it's easy to agree with Bennett before you finish the book. * Chicago Music *