Wayne Hussey has enlisted current and former members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Smiths for an all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit “key workers dealing with COVID-19 globally.” Full details right here.
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Two key drummers of the early post-punk era — The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Budgie of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures — have formed a new band called LXB that could release its already-recorded debut album before the end of this year, the two announced during an interview on Sirius XM’s Volume.
Here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, we’ve been fans of Chris Molanphy’s deeply nerdy chart-history podcast “Hit Parade” since its debut in 2017. But the latest episode — the “Lost and Lonely Edition,” which charts the slow rise to U.S. hit-making status by The Cure, Depeche Mode and New Order — was practically made for us.
Drummer Andy Anderson, who played in The Glove with Robert Smith and the Banshees’ Steven Severin then joined The Cure and played on that band’s 1984 album The Top, died Tuesday, just nine days after informing fans that he had a terminal Stage-4 cancer diagnosis.
Drummer Andy Anderson, who joined The Cure after Lol Tolhurst moved to keyboards and played on the band’s 1984 album The Top, revealed on Facebook this week that he has Stage 4 cancer, a terminal diagnosis that there is “no way of returning back from.” Read his full statement here.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include reissues from Siouxsie and the Banshees and Devo, plus new albums from Paul Weller and The Chills.
Today we unveil the results of Round 6 of our Slicing Up Eyeballs artist poll series, a ranking of all 176 songs officially released by goth/post-punk icons Siouxsie and the Banshees over the band’s decades-spanning career, from debut single “Hong Kong Garden” in 1978 to once-unreleased tracks that came out in the 2000s.
Now that we’ve revealed the results of our latest Slicing Up Eyeballs readers poll — one that ranks all 176 songs recorded by Siouxsie and the Banshees — it’s only natural we’d throw together a Spotify playlist of the ranked countdown. Well, minus the 48 songs (mostly missing B-sides) that aren’t on the streaming service.
For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this early Martha Quinn intro’d interview with Robert Smith from 1986, conducted to promote The Cure’s then-new compilation Standing on a Beach, and broadcast during the first year of “120 Minutes'” existence. Watch it right here.
After a brief diversion, we’re back with the sixth installment in our ongoing artist poll series, this time asking you, the readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs, to help us rank every song released by legendary post-punks Siouxsie and the Banshees over the band’s 20-year career. Vote here for up to 25 of the Banshees’ 175 songs.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to the fall of 1985, during the weeks that Siouxsie and the Banshees continued to tour the U.K. despite the band’s frontwoman having dislocated her knee during a performance and wound up in a full leg cast. Watch it here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this 40-minute set by Siouxsie and the Banshees, filmed at the U.K.’s Warwick University in 1981, about three months prior to the release Juju, and broadcast as part of the BBC’s “Rock Goes to College” series. Watch the 10-song set here.
A boon for fans of Steven Severin: The former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist has just released a new dark ambient album titled The Vril Harmonies and is now offering the 23-minute “23 Wounds of Julius Caesar” as a free download for 23 hours on the Ides of March. Three more albums are on the way, too.
The list of Cure releases that Robert Smith has promised would come out in 2010 and beyond is quite long, and includes a new studio album, a new remix collection, DVD reissues of old concert films, a new series of live DVD releases and a box set of material recorded for the BBC. Here’s a rundown of what might have been.