Reply to "Siouxsie Sioux"

so, can anyone dish about the new "best of" that came out recently? Years ago, I was a devoted follower of the SATB-L listserv, but haven't been a part of that in at least 5 years...so I'm out of the loop on the Siouxsie gossip front.

I'm just wondering how much the band had to do with putting this together... I think it's really quite sad actually. Same old stuff, warmed over, and served "fresh." Really doesn't feel like it has their stamp on it. Especially the *pathetic* addition of Dizzy, in which Siouxsie sadly tried to reach impossibly high notes. Can't imagine she would ever have purposely released that.

Don't get me wrong now, as Kathy Bates would say, "I'm [their] #1 fan..." but I know the problems they have always had with their record labels, and this reeks of another project that was out of their control. I resisted buying it for a little while for this reason, but then broke down because of the extra disk of remixes, many of which I had on scratchy old vinyl... Siouxsie and the Banshees have somehow never managed to hook up with decent remixers, in my opinion. Most of them are butchery. But it's worth it here to hear the beautiful-though very flawed-Dazzle remix (sounds like someone's playing around with the repreat button...). And Kiss the for Me is fab and Peek-A-Boo is decent too.

BUT, does anyone know the story behind this re-issue, which seemed to come from out of no where? Also, many years ago there was talk of a b-sides compilation. Any news on that front?

MM
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