Smash Hits (6.25.81)

Siouxsie & The Banshees Juju (Polydor).

To be honest, Siouxsie & Co. have never been my idea of a Saturday night out, since John McGeoch and Budgie joined things do seem to have changed for the better. But things contained here are much the same as ever, with the hammer horror lyrics recited by smiling Sioux in her familiar high-priestess wail. If only they would realise how much more impressive they sound when they imprint their distinctive style on lighter pop songs rather than the heavier album material. Take a tip off one who knows and stick to the singles. (5 out of 10).

Geoffrey Deane

Contributed by Michael Isaak.

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