SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES - Hyaena (1984)
"Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won't you come out and play
Dear Prudence open up your eyes
Dear Prudence see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything
Dear Prudence won't you open up your eyes?
Look around round
Look around round round
Dear Prudence let me see you smile
Dear Prudence like a little child"
Siouxsie Sioux: All Voices; Steven Severin: Electric Bass & Keyboards; Budgie: Drums, Percussion & Marimba; Robert Smith: Guitars & Keyboards; Robin Canter: Woodwind; The Chandos Players: Strings
01 Dazzle (5:31)
02 We Hunger (3:30)
03 Take Me Back (3:05)
04 Belladonna (4:30)
05 Swimming Horses (4:05)
06 Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man (4:37)
07 Running Town (4:02)
08 Pointing Bone (3:49)
09 Blow The House Down (7:03)
10 Dear Prudence
Links to download:
http://www.mytempdir.com/690668 bonus track( dear prudence)
"In the opinion of this writer, Siouxsie Sioux has never been given her due as a visionary artist and punk rebel. For more than twenty years, she and the Banshees released unique albums with songs ranging from raw punk aggression to psychedelic drug-rock to tribal-flavored pop, never compromising their musical vision for album sales. Her stunning voice has graced 12 albums, numerous singles, and even the Cure's first B-side. Before she became a rock goddess, Siouxsie was a punk hanger-on, befriending Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols and appearing at punk shows around London in 1976. Two years later, The Banshees released The Scream, their first album of short, spiky punk songs that nevertheless contained a few pop elements and Siouxsie's distinctively strong and commanding voice. The press loved them. Their second LP, Join Hands, was more experimental and less focused than the first, though certain tracks did stand out. For Join Hands, Siouxsie and longtime bassist Steve Severin were first joined by Budgie, who played drums in the Slits - forming the core trio of the Banshees. The following albums Kaleidoscope and Juju solidified their influential sounds - Kaleidoscope was the more atmospheric and new-wavey; while Juju contained the timeless goth-pop tracks "Arabian Nights," "Spellbound," and "Night Shift." After Juju, considered a pinnacle of the early 80s alternative sound, the Banshees began exploring poppier psychedelia and different melodic textures. A Kiss in the Dreamhouse and Hyaena, the latter with Robert Smith of the Cure on guitar, contained brilliant, synth-driven pop songs and swirly, soaring singles-classics like "Cascade" and "Melt" from Kiss, and "Dazzle" from Hyaena. They also added the acid-soaked "Dear Prudence" to their list of Beatles covers. Their finest hour on the pop charts turned out to be their single "Peek-a-boo," from their 1988 album Peepshow. Covering sadomasochistic subject matter and accompanied by a fantastically creepy video, the songs recast the Banshees as a very capable pop band as well as every other genre. In typically unpredictable fashion the Banshees joined the first Lollapalooza tour (Siouxsie was the only woman on tour!), and went out in a blaze of glory."
"Ah, what a fantastic album. The most melodic of Siouxsie and the Banshees' releases. To me, it was like seeing an old friend after years and seeing the changes they've made. If you enjoyed Kaleidoscope, Nocturne, The Scream, and the rest of the earlier albums, you'll most certainly adore Hyaena."
"Here is where Siouxsie and the Banshees go brilliantly over the top. Although they verge on self parody, they do it spectacularly so. Beautiful yet scary, symphonic violins, mad piano refrains and dazzling woodwind instraments dominate backed by a sometimes tribal rythmic section. Robert Smith from the Cure plays guitar for the album, and interestingly enough, Hayena seems to be more than just a small influence for later Cure albums, in particular Disintegration."