Jeanette (Aka Ginette) Landray was born March 4th, 1960 in Liverpool, where she lived until the age of 16. She then moved to London with then boyfriend Budgie, ex-drummer for Big In Japan, The Slits, Spitfire Boys, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. “I had originally moved to London to follow a dance career, and took many classes. During this time Budgie and I grew apart and split up, and although Budgie got together with Siouxsie Sioux, we remained friends.
That’s the cavernous isolation and agonizing emotion that comes from listening to goth rock. It’s one of the most divisive genres of music, reviled by those who pigeonhole it and adored by those who give it a fair chance. What exactly is it, and why should you want to spend your time listening to such gloomy, self-indulgent sounds?
Punk veteran Siouxsie Sioux feels lucky to have walked away from what could have been a fatal horse riding accident earlier this year 14.
The Siouxsie and the Banshees singer recently rediscovered her childhood hobby and has been practising at her estate in France, telling Mojo magazine, “I’ve taken up horse riding again, I used to ride when I was young and I loved it and I still love it!”
POST-PUNK ICONS Siouxsie And The Banshees nearly split in the late ’80s due to a “power struggle” between founder members Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin. In the new issue of MOJO magazine, available from Tuesday, September 30, Sioux explains, “I’d become more assertive and I think [Severin] found that hard to deal. We can both be really stubborn.