Few bands have been as revolutionary (or as evolutionary) as Siouxsie & The Banshees. From the graveyard gloom of their 1978 debut The Scream to the lush, sweeping pop of 1995’s The Rapture, they’ve remained one of the most vital and fascinating bands to emerge from London’s punk scene. With such a vast body of work at their disposal, collecting everything is an adventure in bank-account torture. Banshees co-founder Steve Severin, however, recently made an announcement that will be giving fans wet dreams. A 20-disc box set, including all 11 Banshees albums, singles, live recordings and TV appearances, is in the works now.
The massive set is due to be released by Universal. No release date has been given yet, but if fans are expecting a tour supporting the collection, they’re going to have to settle for solo Siouxsie Sioux performances. According to Severin: “There is more liklihood of Peter Hook touring a Banshees tribute band than there is of seeing the real thing tread the boards again. It’s over. Done. Dusted.”