Siouxsie And The Banshees* ‎– Juju

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Geffen Records ‎– GEFD-24050
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Tracklist

1 Spellbound 3:17
2 Into The Light 4:13
3 Arabian Knights 3:07
4 Halloween 3:42
5 Monitor 5:35
6 Night Shift 6:06
7 Sin In My Heart 3:38
8 Head Cut 4:24
9 Voodoo Dolly 7:04

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Notes

©℗1981 Polydor Ltd. (UK).
Recorded at Surrey Sound, March/April '81.
Foldout booklet with lyrics.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 20642 40502 4
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
POLS 1034 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Juju(LP, Album) Polydor POLS 1034 UK 1981 Sell This Version
28MM 0052 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Juju(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor 28MM 0052 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
PDS-1-6311 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Juju(LP, Album) Polydor PDS-1-6311 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
PVC 8903 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Juju(LP, Album) PVC Records PVC 8903 US 1981 Sell This Version
POLD 5155, 2383 610 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Juju(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor POLD 5155, 2383 610 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version

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October 14, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
This album both enthralls me and frustrates me. Why, you say? Let me explain:

I first saw the video for "Spellbound" on MTV and ran out to get the album. So I put it on, get my "Spellbound" fix, but lo and behold, the 2nd song is great too, and so on through Track 4.

I don't know how Steven Severin gets these sounds out of a guitar, but I'm in rapture when I hear him play. Beautiful chords, cool distortion effects -- he's got it all. The best is "Halloween," where he plays a sequence of chords like a scale against a drone chord, giving it almost an Indian or Arab feel.

But then, after Track 4 the album suddenly dies. Gone is all the cool guitar work, the melodies are boring and repetitive -- I can't listen to it. Nowadays I listen to Tracks 1-4 and then shut it off.

How can one album be such a mix of extremes? I wonder if this started out as a 4-track EP, which record execs then demanded be extended out to a full-length LP so they could get people to cough up more dough for it.

In any case, it's more than worth it for Tracks 1-4.