In 1976, Susan Janet Ballion or Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin, along with Marco Pirroni and Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie) quickly formed a make-shift band to fill a vacant slot during a two-day event held to showcase unsigned punk bands at the 100 Club in London, England. As per their website: “The intention is 'to play one number until they throw us off the stage”. A few months later 'Siouxsie & The Banshees' was formed. Two years later, they scored a No. 7 hit with debut single 'Hong Kong Garden' and were signed on to Polydor. They were one of the biggest in the London
punk community, lasting almost two decades.
The cover photo is of a spectacular fuchsia pink flower. A rose, I’m presuming since the single is titled ‘The Thorn’. I tried to research the cover artists but could not find any information. I did find a Jane Burton, photographer and a Bruce Coleman, illustrator, but no confirmation if these are the same two listed on the record. However, it is a lovely photograph and therefore I picked it as the record cover of the day.
The Thorn by Siouxsie And The Banshees
12” Single, 45 rpm
Polydor, 1984, UK Import
Sleeve Design: A Banshees/Da Gama Design
Cover Photo: Jane Burton / Bruce Coleman
Typography: Michael Burke
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