S&B FAQsimile #10: Books

F.Baube[tm] (flb@flb.optiplan.fi)
Tue, 2 Nov 93 5:20:14 EET

From: ari!flb!flb (F.Baube x554)
Subject: S & B X 3
To: siouxsie+@andrew.cmu.edu (S+B)
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 93 10:16:56 EET

Item 1:

Ray Stevenson's Siouxsie and the Banshees Photo Book
(unsure whether his name is part of the "official" title)
pub.1986 by Omnibus Press, a division of Book Sales Ltd.
Order No.OP44064
ISBN 0-7119-0301-8
Distributors: UK: Book Sales Ltd., 78 Newman St, London W1P 3LA
US: Music Sales Corp., 24 East 22nd St, NYC 10010

Capsule Review: looks like a product of the Situationists.
a must buy.
source of those interviews I posted,
where S says that what she misses about
childhood is "being hairless in parts".

Item 2:

Entranced: The Siouxsie and the Banshees Story
Brian Jones
(c) 1989 by Omnibus Press, a division of Book Sales Ltd.
Order No.OP45277
ISBN 0-7119-1773-6
Distributors: UK: Book Sales Ltd., 8/9 Frith St, London W1V 5TZ
US: Music Sales Corp., 225 Park Avenue South, NYC 10003
(I would imagine that these addresses are
the ones to use, not the addresses above)

Capsule Review: lots of text.
a must buy.
includes B/W repro of Siouxsie in Japanese
chic, cover of The Face #22, Feb. 1982

Item 3:

Siouxsie and the Banshees
(c) 1986, pub. by Babylon Books, Thornlea East, Holme House Road,
Todmorden, Lancs., UK
Order Ref is 16487
ISBN 0-907188-14-1
Exclusive Distributors: International Music Publications,
Southend Road, Woodford Green, Essex iG8 8HN, England
sorry, no ISBN, although there *is* a cryptic number 215-2-399

Capsule Review: not as fact-packed as #2 nor as photo-
packed as #1, but lots of good B/W pix.
cover shot is S in civilian garb.
a must buy.

I hadn't realized that two of these are from the same pub, Omnibus.
Can anyone say if their other stuff is worth checking out ?

For info on banshees, the best book I've found is one entitled
"Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland". Written and published
at the turn of the century (1898 as I recall), so could be tough
to find. I found it in the Folklore (Irish) section of the
library of George Washignton University in Washington DC.

The author examines Ireland for evidence that the pre-Christian
ways live on. Entire chapters on (for example) stone worship,
water worship. Discussion of funereal practices. Fascinating
stuff. Two or three pages about the banshee. The author
leaves the impression that you do NOT want to ever hear one.
Foretells death. Banshees in one area would take up the cry
of other banshees in other areas.

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