While the punk flame burned bright, by 1978, it was starting to sputter. Siouxie and the Banshees took the torch and breathed new life into it.
While the Banshees’ first album, The Scream, had punk written all over it, they were prepared to change direction. As New Wave took hold in the ‘80s, the band took on a more goth sound, replacing the thrash and discord of pun with something darker and more melodic.
The brooding single, Spellbound, thrust the band into the limelight and their fourth album, Juju, became a staple in goth clubs across the country. With her wailing vocals and bondage-punk image, Siouxie Sioux became an iconic figure for goths and set the trend for wearing black, post-punk clothing.
With 11 albums and 30 singles behind them, the band finally disbanded in ’96,leaving a legacy for bands such as The Cure and The Smiths to follow. Check outour collection of iconic and rare Siouxie and the Banshees pictures and posters.