Siouxsie and the Banshees | Through the Looking Glass

On March 2nrd, 1987, Siouxsie and the Banshees released their covers LP Through the Looking Glass. The album’s title was a homage to the Lewis Carroll theme throughout the Banshee’s career, as well as referencing track 2 on the LP, a cover of Kraftwerk’s Hall Of Mirrors.

Through the Looking Glass found its genesis in the Banshee’s 1983 cover of  The Beatles‘ Dear Prudence, as well as being an homage to the David Bowie album Pin Ups.

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 was desirable.

Through the Looking Glass features two single releases

A cover of Bob Dylan’s This Wheel’s on Fire

and a cover of Iggy Pop’s soundtrack to the Berlin Ubahn from his album Lust for LifeThe Passenger

1.  

This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us

Ron Mael Sparks 3:09
2. Hall of Mirrors Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult Kraftwerk 5:03
3. Trust in Me Sherman Brothers Kaa (voice by Sterling Holloway) in The Jungle Book 4:06
4. This Wheel’s on Fire Rick Danko, Bob Dylan Bob Dylan & The Band 5:17
5. Strange Fruit Lewis Allan Billie Holiday 3:53
6. You’re Lost Little Girl John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison The Doors 2:57
7. The Passenger Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner Iggy Pop 5:10
8. Gun John Cale John Cale 5:06
9. Sea Breezes Bryan Ferry Roxy Music 4:15
10. Little Johnny Jewel Tom Verlaine Television 4:56

 

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