Album Anniversary: Celebrating 30 Years of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Peepshow

Samantha Bennett, author of the upcoming 33 1/3 on Peepshow, discusses the album’s unique filmic influences and what makes it, in the words of Siouxsie Sioux herself, the band’s “best album.” Thirty years ago today, Siouxsie and the Banshees released their ninth studio album, Peepshow. Over the course of its career, the band cited film and film music influences in hundreds of interviews. Yet these routine references to cinema were rarely picked up on by journalists, who, at best, would refer to the Banshees’ music as simply ‘filmic’ or ‘cinematic’. From…