During my teens, I kept a scrapbook of my musical heroes. The first scrapbook was dedicated to Culture Club, particularly Boy George. There would be articles, drawings, stickers, etc. By the time my Culture Club phase was over, the scrapbook was jammed packed. Therefore it made sense to start a scrapbook of my newest flavor, Siouxsie and The Banshees.
Since I was now well into my mid-teens, my focus was more collecting on Siouxise vinyl, rather than articles. By 1984 or ’85, I had discovered Greenwich Village in NYC. During this era, the Village on both the West and East sides, had plenty of collectible record stores.
Occasionally I would purchase back issues with Siouxsie interviews. To come across articles featuring her and The Banshees was a bit harder. Siouxsie and The Banshees wasn’t exactly as ‘mainstream’ as Culture Club. Most of the printed press was found through imports such as New Musical Express, better known as the NME.
Thanks to my collectible hunting, I discovered an old back issue of Trouser Press magazine. Trouser Press was an American rock music publication which covered the early Punk and New Wave movement. The magazine ceased print back in 1984, but its founder Ira Robbins later put out a book titled The Trouser Press Guide To New Wave Records.
The 1982 issue of Trouser Press had a two page article on Siouxsie and The Banshees. Which I’ve re-posted here from my Siouxsie scrapbook.