Siouxsie And The Banshees "Through The Looking Glass" (1987) album
Additionally, releasing a covers LP was a practical decision, as the previous LP Tinderbox was fraught with delays due to a knee injury, and a disagreement over production, so the quick release of a new record quickly was desirable. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Through the Looking Glass is the eighth studio album from Siouxsie and the Banshees containing cover versions of songs written and originally performed by other artists. Siouxsie and the Banshees version of " The Passenger " contained brass arrangements and Iggy Pop hailed it in those terms. She sings it well and she threw a little note in when she sings it, that I wish I had thought of The horn thing is good
Following Tinderbox 's success but still not working as well with John Valentine Carruthers as they could have, Siouxsie and the Banshees kept him on for one further album -- a covers collection, much in the vein of band inspiration David Bowie 's Pin-Ups. Through the Looking Glass is more than a time killer but less than a total success -- if anything it's seen more now as a chance for the band to refocus before ditching Carruthers and creating the stunning Peepshow. But there have been far worse efforts from other performers in this vein, and there's a cool, giddy fun at work throughout that makes it a fine listen. The inspired range of covers reaches from glam-era landmarks Roxy Music 's "Sea Breezes," John Cale 's "Gun" to Billie Holiday 's sorrowful touchstone "Strange Fruit" to, in one of the best such efforts ever and a year before Hal Willner 's Stay Awake project , a Disney classic -- namely the slinky "Trust in Me," originally from The Jungle Book and given a spare, mostly- Budgie backing that could almost be a sparkling Creatures outtake. Some takes are more or less direct clones without much to add -- Sparks ' "This Town Isn't Big Enough for Both of Us" misses the sheer hysteria that Russell Mael brought to the original, but Iggy Pop 's "The Passenger" adds a bit of horn-section punch and lets Siouxsie demonstrate her ability with calm, dismissive cool.