Sunday, July 26, 2009

Music: "And we didn’t even consider it hard work."

The music blog The Quietus has an interview with punk early-adopter and queen of the proto-goth scene: Siouxsie Sioux, much of it focused on her long history with the BBC. This sometimes stormy relationship began before Sioux ever took the stage as a singer: During the Sex Pistols' notorious appearance on Bill Grundy’s Today show, it was Sioux who became the target of Grundy's dirty-old-man comments, which in turn inspired the Pistols' history-making f-bombs. The interview spans her entire career and includes several video clips of BBC performances. It would be worth alone for this gem of a sentence in the interview's biographical intro:

Born Susan Ballion in Kent, she nearly died of a stomach disorder not long after her father – a scientist who milked snakes of their poison to develop serums – succumbed to an alcoholic’s death.


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Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Thanks so much for the heads up. I am a big fan and will definately be checking it out.