Siouxsie and the Banshees
Live Paradiso Amsterdam DVD
July 17th 1981
In 1981 Siouxsie gave a great concert at the Paradiso. It was filmed for the Amsterdam Pirate TV Station PKP with a portable VHS. They went to the Paradiso in the afternoon during the soundcheck, and it was the guitar player John McGeoch who talked to them and gave permission to film the concert that evening. They filmed from he balcony , and even though it is of course VHS quality from the eighties, it is stil quite enjoyable to watch.The follow spot on Siouxsie shines a little too bright at times but her dancing is great.
After the concert they were allowed an interview, but the interviewer was a little intimidated by Siouxsie so could not really come up with any sensible questions, which resulted in Siouxsie getting slightly obnoxious, dipping our microphone in a glass of water and making fun of the interviewer and the cameraman.It's all a little uncomfortable, but it is included anyway, cause it is a rare oppotunity to see old footage of siouxsie talking. PKP broadcasted several songs of the show later that summer, and somehow a copy of this VHS tape came into circulation, and the audio has also been ripped as a bootleg.
This however is the best possible copy made from the original Master tape from 1981. Do not expect BBC broadcast quality.It is grainy and noisy VHS, but the best we had back in '81.
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Siouxsie & the Banshees - Amsterdam 1981 (DVD)
Follow the sun
Sin in my heart
But not them