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The Creatures - Siouxsie
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: The Creatures - Siouxsie
Title: Boomerang
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Geffen Records
Original Release Date: 11/29/1989
Re-Release Date: 11/22/1989
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Goth & Industrial, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Boomerang
UPCs: 720642427521, 020642427546, 075992427517

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Something Different.
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 03/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember reading a good review of this album back in 1989. It got me to check into this great recording. I was just 17 at the time, but what I heard blew me away. The music on this cd didn't sound like anyone else or anything else I had in my collection at that time. 11 years later it still sounds original, and I think it's a bit better than 1999's Anima Animus. Siouxsie and Budgie explore all types of rhythm and sound on Boomerang. At 16 tracks, most albums fall apart or become excessive, but not Boomerang. Unfortunately, no one but fans paid attention when this cd came out. But I think it's a must have for any music collector."
Intriguing from start to finish
Bruce Hodges | New York, NY | 08/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's been years since I bought this, and it remains one of my favorite recordings. The big hit, "Standing There," has a lazy bit of percussion that could be straight out of some late-night cocktail lounge, with Siouxsie sarcastically wailing, "Hey creepos, I'm talking to you." But then the song changes, becoming much faster with a whirling, infectious beat that positively throbs with energy. Other faves include "Speeding," with its zooming car effects, the languorous "Pluto Drive," and the mysterious "Simoom" that somehow sounds almost Moroccan to my ears. The world music influences on this recording only add to its infectious spirit.

This was one of Siouxsie's first forays into a style different from her work with the Banshees. As the Creatures, she and husband Budgie offer a more stripped-down style, heavy on the percussion. The assortment of instruments, electronics and other special effects used here is totally invigorating, with Siouxsie's inimitable voice sailing over it all. The sound, too, is excellent, with lots of glittering detail, and all the various layers coming through crystal-clear. I don't think it would be overstatement to call this one of the great rock recordings of the 1980's.
Bruce Hodges | 01/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was checking the spelling of the word "similar" in the dictionary the other day and there it was: "simoom" in the next coloumn! "A hot, dry, suffocating sand-wind which sweeps across the African and Asiatic deserts at intervals during the spring and summer" (OED). Ah, so Siouxsie! The Creatures as a band is soooo much better than she and the banshees ever were. This is soooo marvelous. She and Budgie employ a "cafetieria style" approach to music, something electronica and trip-hop artists alike were to d0 full-time throughout the nineties.Spanish trumpets on "Manchild" careen into drum loops; sampled traffic sounds swoon over siouxsie's vocals on "speeding;" and you are pummled with bongos on "standing there," right after you are soothed by the scratchers!I already own "Anima Animus" by the Creatures (which I still maintain is the BEST of her oeuvre). So I guess it's time for "Hybrids"!"