SIOUXSIE and the BANSHEES – ” The Last Beat Of My Heart ” From the Album Peepshow

Posted: June 13, 2021 in MUSIC

‘The Last Beat Of My Heart’ by Siouxsie and the Banshees, They opened with this song on the “Peepshow” tour, 1988. Darkened stage, Budgie drumming, a much longer intro than the record, creating a swell of anticipation that was palpable in the darkened theater. Eerie blue light in back centre stage then slowly fades up to reveal Siouxsie standing, posed, in silhouette. The rowdy crowd is instantly hushed. Then, slowly moving to the rhythm of his drum in her catlike stride. Louise Brooks bob, satin top hat tilted, cabaret style satin bodysuit, french cuffs at her wrists, smoky clouds surround her, tilting the side of her face ever so slightly up towards the tiniest white pin light that has been turned on just above. Her profile of porcelain skin, black lashes, and red lips can be seen. She takes a barely audible breath, and begins… For the entire duration of the song the crowd remained absolutely silent and still, transfixed. It was breath taking magic, beyond exquisite, profoundly beautiful. We witnessed the performance of a Goddess that night

Siouxsie and Severin wrote this song together at a time when the band was close to falling apart. According to Budgie: “it was a sad, intense expression of how far you would go for somebody”, it was the last song they wrote together.

From their 1988 album “Peepshow”.

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