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Mirage  performed by  Siouxsie & The Banshees  (1978)
Composed by John McKay/ Steve Severin
Arranged by Siouxsie/ Severin/ McKay/ Morris
From: UK
Mood: Austere, Brooding, Aggressive, Ominious, Bleak
Recommended by dsalmones [profile] on Tuesday 3rd June 2008

"Mirage" was the first single taken from Siouxsie & the Banshees' first album, 1978's The Scream, and while it's not as uncharacteristically poppy as the group's debut 7", "Hong Kong Garden," it's still about as close to accessible as the group got in the early days. A tightly wound song built on John McKay's slashing, distorted guitar and a pounding, prominent drumbeat (the sort of near-tribal galloping beat that Kenny Morris' replacement, Budgie, would do much better on later singles like "Spellbound" and "Fireworks"; Morris simply wasn't good enough a drummer to impart the kind of urgency this song requires), "Mirage" builds a forward momentum underneath Siouxsie Sioux's yowling vocals, which obscure bassist Steve Severin's lyrics to the point that only occasional words and phrases are decipherable.
(AMG)

from The Scream (Polydor 5009), available on CD (Geffen)
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