Saturday, December 11, 2004

Digitally Delicious

My copy of Downside Up arrived in the mail just now. Not only was I able to procure this boxset at a steal of a price but it arrived from overseas very quickly. The beautiful Siouxsie b-sides sound amazing! I am very happy.


34 Tracks on CD for the first time including The Thorn EP.
76 Page booklet with an introduction by Siouxsie
Full track annotation by all 3 band members
Full lyrics for all b-sides printed for the first time
Sleevenotes by Mark Paytress

Disc One
01: Voices ( 5.33 )
02: 20th Century Boy ( 1.58 )
03: Pulled To Bits ( 3.24 )
04: Mettagiesen ( 4.00 )
05: Drop Dead Celebration ( 4.24 )
06: Eve White Eve Black ( 3.03 )
07: Red Over White ( 4.34 )
08: Follow The Sun ( 2.47 )
09: Snap Dash Snap ( 3.40 )
10: Supernatural Thing ( 4.24 )
11: Congo Conga ( 4.13 )
12: Coal Mind ( 3.31 )
13: We Fall ( 3.38 )
14: Cannibal Roses ( 4.29 )
15: Obsession Ii ( 3.52 )
16: A Sleeping Rain ( 4.18 )
17: Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant ( 2.33 )

Disc Two
01: Tattoo ( 3.29 )
02: There's A Planet In My Kitchen ( 5.22 )
03: Let Go ( 3.36 )
04: The Humming Wires ( 4.22 )
05: I Promise ( 4.38 )
06: Throw Them To The Lions ( 4.50 )
07: The Execution ( 3.50 )
08: The Quarterdrawing Of The Dog ( 4.54 )
09: Lullaby ( 3.32 )
10: Umbrella ( 4.13 )
11: Shooting Sun ( 4.44 )
12: Sleepwalking ( On High Wire ) ( 5.10 )
13: She Cracked ( 3.07 )
14: She's A Cuckoo ( 4.15 )
15: Something Blue ( 3.55 )
16: The Whole Price Of Blood ( 3.53 )
17: Mechanical Eyes ( 3.36 )

Disc Three
01: False Face ( 2.51 )
02: Catwalk ( 4.57 )
03: Something Wicked ( This Way Comes ) ( 4.20 )
04: Are You Still Dying Darling ( 4.44 )
05: El Dia De Los Muertos ( 3.38 )
06: Sunless ( 4.26 )
07: Staring Back ( 3.16 )
08: Return ( 5.02 )
09: Spiral Twist ( 3.55 )
10: Sea Of Light ( 4.35 )
11: I Could Be Again ( 4.30 )
12: Hothead ( 3.30 )
13: B Side Ourselves ( 3.47 )
14: Swimming Horses ( 4.41 )
15: All Tomorrows Parties ( 6.12 )
16: Hang Me High ( 6.05 )
17: Black Sun ( 3.10 )

Disc Four - The Thorn E.P.
01: Overground ( 3.52 )
02: Voices ( 5.25 )
03: Placebo Effect ( 4.36 )
04: Red Over White ( 5.43 )


Amazingly, this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly has a feature article (in its supplement Listen2This) on Siouxsie titled Sioux City. The article talks about how Siouxsie Sioux has influenced style and music in general. I can't find the article on their website and it's too long to transcribe but the gist of the piece talks about how as "[a] ferocious and fearless icon, Sioux kicked down doors for such gutsy, against-the-grain musicians as PJ Harvey, Garbage's Shirley Manson, the Distillers' Brody Dalle, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O." There is a great quote from Steven Severin (SATB cofounder) about Siouxsie: "Her influence can't be undervalued. In some sort of negative universe, she's as influential as Madonna." I couldn't agree more! The article gives the names for Sioux's cats -- Spooky, Spider and Dandy -- and formally announces that her next album will be released under her own name; neither The Creatures nor Banshess ... simply as Siouxsie (as a way of "keeping [her] directions open"). Rock on! I can't wait!!!

In a minimally related note, after uploading high quality AAC files of the b-sides I only have about 7GB of space left on my iPod. Do I smell an upgrade?