Friday, June 14, 2013

Siouxsie Sioux Quotes

1. I don't care about champagne backstage or anything else - the one thing I need to specify is that I can't have any Arctic drafts on stage. Because when I sing I open up and if I get Arctic drafts it kills my performance. And on stage that's what was happening, despite them being told what I wanted.


2. (on their debut at the 100 Club) The idea was to bore the pants off everyone so they'd chuck us off, but in the end we got more bored than everyone else and went off the stage. 


3. There is a fun, flippant side to me, of course. But I would much rather be known as the Ice Queen.

4. I wore the nazi armband and I didn't know it was the anniversary of when World War 2 broke out…The whole club tried to turn on us…I got punched outside the club.

5. You can't take anything like that seriously. I mean, sex is pretty hilarious anyway.


6. I despair when I pass Oxford Street and see bondage and leather and studs everywhere. It's become quite acceptable to go to work like that. It's disgusting.



7. My dreams are of water. And my nightmares.

8. I was never attracted to being a very proficient singer or player. I suppose I was interested in creating a vision; in the same way I was very drawn to tension within cinema.


9. I've never particularly said I'm hetero or I'm a lesbian. I know there are people who are definitely one way, but not really me. I suppose if I am attracted to men then they usually have more feminine qualities.





10. I was left on my own a lot because my mother had to go out to work and there was no one else at home.


11. What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white; the cartoon.





12. It was trying to break down the stereotypes and it was the kind of thing where, for the first time, women were on a par and not seen as just objects. Though girls were objectified still.


13. From an early age I didn't like people very much…I used to talk to myself a lot and practice being Bette Davis on the stairs. I'd wear my mother's stilettos and use a white pencil as a cigarette - I remember learning to smoke just like Bette Davis. I must've been a little bit looney when I was young, but I was quite happy being left to my own devices.

14. I like a bit of eye candy like anyone but to have it solely about the eye candy and have it fall into a category so rigidly as well is wrong.




15. People forget the punk thing was really good for women. It motivated them to pick up a guitar rather than be a chanteuse. It allowed us to be aggressive.


16. I liked the idea of being a writer and letting somebody else do the graft.







17. There are some strong female performers out there. But the industry's pre-occupation with the packaging of how a woman looks has gone completely the other way, back to almost the 60s, early 70s.


18. So of course I found that "Goth" tag very limiting and, rightly so, I didn't go along with it. Why would I go along with having two arms and a leg cut off? Why would I allow myself to be like Boxing Helena?

19. I think a certain amount of anger has been a fuel of mine, if you want - but also some sort of sadness, and plain mischief, of course.


20. What people don't understand is when punk started it was so innocent and not aware of being looked at or being a phenomenon and that's what everyone gets wrong. You can't consciously create something that's important, it's a combination of chemistry, conditions, the environment, everything.

21. I love the ocean. I've always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.




22. Pop music for me was definitely escapist, but never studious.


23. I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.

24. I've never been anti-sex or anti-sexuality. I'm just anti-hypocrisy.


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