Monday, September 27, 2010
New Deadbeat Bohemians Post: Morrissey and Siouxsie
The 1994 collaboration between Morrissey and Siouxsie—a cover of the love song "Interlude" by Timi Yoru—did not lead to a second Big Bang the way it should have done. The universe didn't turn inside out and collapse in on itself in a chugging and churning seizure of morbid irony. This should have happened but it didn't. Do you even remember that the two singers ever recorded together? Nope, you don't.
Morrissey contacted Siouxsie about collaborating on a song while she was living in France with her husband, drummer, and sinewy sex pixie-stud Budgie. He had always been a big fan of Siouxsie and her Banshees. In 1994 he told the UK's Q magazine, "If you study modern groups, those who gain press coverage and chart action, none of them are as good as Siouxsie and the Banshees at full pelt. That's not dusty nostalgia, that's fact."
[NOTE: Deadbeat Bohemians is no more; I've expanded this essay and posted it over at The Nervous Breakdown here. ]