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Siouxsie & the Banshees: The Scream (Polydor)

Richard Riegel, Creem, September 1979

SIOUXSIE OF the Banshees was a tantalizing pledge of the coming New Wave Millennium, when her photo began appearing in U.S. fanzines in early 1977. We were still sorting out the Clash from the Damned, but Siouxsie was already laced into her cabaret/dominatrix uniform (new black boots and panties) in those tiny snapshots, primed to emerge as the dark-woman obverse of Debbie Harry, if not a veritable Nico of the masses.

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