Milestones: Siouxsie and the Banshees play 1st concert 35 years ago today (audio)

Thirty-five years ago today, a nascent Siouxsie and the Banshees — with co-founders Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin joined by Sid Vicious on drums — played their first concert at London’s 100 Club Punk Special, opening for The Clash and the Sex Pistols.

Below, you can hear a truly bad bootleg of the historic event, which found the Banshees wailing through a single 25-minute jam based around “The Lord’s Prayer” that included “Deutschland Uber Alles,” “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” and “Twist and Shout.”

Severin posted a link to the show on his Facebook page today, writing, “Happy b’day Banshees. As seriously horrid now as it was 35 years ago. Job done.”






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