Siouxsie and the Banshees, live on “Rockpalast” (German TV), complete set (video, 75 minutes)

Complete Banshees gig from Rockpalast on  German TV, 1981.  It’s interesting to compare the opener Israel on this video (the opening track, with John McGeoch’s thick chorused, guitar sound) with Robert Smith’s interpretation when he played guitar on tour with the Banshees a couple of years later (his sound is more waspish/spidery!).

For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we turn, yet again, to the fabulous archive of the German TV show “Rockpalast,” this time for a full, 75-minute concert by the inimitable Siouxsie and the Banshees, filmed on July 19, 1981, in Colgone, Germany, just weeks after the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Juju.

Check out the full show in the player above, and we’ve got the setlist posted below as well.

Siouxsie and the Banshees, Satory Saal, Cologne, Germany, 7/19/81 

  1. Israel
  2. Halloween
  3. Regal Zone
  4. Spellbound
  5. Arabian Knights
  6. Switch
  7. Pulled To Bits
  8. Head Cut
  9. Tenant
  10. Night Shift
  11. Sin In My Heart
  12. But Not Them
  13. Voodoo Dolly
  14. Hong Kong Garden
  15. Eve White Eve Black”
  16. Happy House
  17. Skin

via Vintage Video: Siouxsie and the Banshees on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1981 — watch 75-minute set | slicing up eyeballs // 80s alternative music, college rock, indie.

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