Thursday, December 10, 2009

Now That's Lookin' Good

Many years ago, possibly too many to truly remember, I was a little punky creature with a penchant for The Sex Pistols, The Clash....and so on ad infinitum.

Not many of the bands or performers of that era (any era?) survived as professionals for long. There are, however, some long-termers (lifers?) out there.

Having completed the majority of the day's tasks, I've been idling around YouTube again and have stumbled upon some footage of Siouxsie Sioux (these days without the Banshees, and without former husband Budgie) performing last year in London.

Bugger me, but she can still do it. Grab an eyeful of this, thirty years after I saw her live and in her pomp (supported by a nascent Human League and a godawful SpizzOil), she's still in her pomp and still full of vibrancy and energy at 50 (when this was recorded). If she tours again, I'm going to have to find the money for a ticket.

This is Siouxsie and The Banshees first hit single, Hong Kong Garden, taken down a tone or two to allow for Siouxsie's deepening voice, and an object lesson for the paper-thin ambitions of the X-Factor generation of wannabees.

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