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Siouxsie and the Banshees were an influential rock band which formed in 1976 in London, England. Initially associated with the British punk rock scene, the band quickly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation". The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era." After their split in 1996, Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continued to record music as The Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.

Their first single Hong Kong Garden reached the top ten in the UK in the summer of 1978. Their first album, The Scream (1978), is today considered as a classic. The NME wrote in its review : "The band sounds like some unique hybrid of the Velvet Underground mated with much of the ingenuity of Tago Mago-era Can, if any parallel can be drawn...Certainly, the traditional three-piece sound has never been used in a more unorthodox fashion with such stunning results." Indeed, Switch placed them as pioneers of the post-punk bands.

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Members

Siouxsie Sioux
since 1976 till 1996 Lead vocal, lib/muslib/membership_type_1094
Steven Severin
since 1976 till 1996 Bass
Budgie
since 1979 till 1996 Drum set
Martin McCarrick
since 1987 till 1995 Keyboard
Jon Klein
since 1987 till 1995 Guitar
John McGeoch
since 1979 till 1982 Guitar
John Valentine Carruthers
since 1984 till 1987 Guitar
Robert Smith
since 1979 till 1979 lib/muslib/membership_type_1, Guitar
since 1982 till 1984 Guitar
John McKay
since 1977 till 1979 Guitar
Kenny Morris
since 1977 till 1979 Drum set
Knox Chandler
since 1995 till 1996 Guitar
Sid Vicious
since 1976 till 1976 lib/muslib/membership_type_1, Drum set
Peter Fenton
since 1977 till 1977 Guitar
Marco Pirroni
since 1976 till 1976 lib/muslib/membership_type_1, Guitar

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