Siouxsie & The Banshees "Join Hands" LP
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Join Hands is the second studio album by British goth/new wave/post punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was originally released in September 1979 by the record label Polydor. Upon it's release, it was hailed by the British press, including Melody Maker, Sounds, NME and Record Mirror. Join Hands took the topic of the First World War as it's inspiration. Musically, it is darker than the band's debut album The Scream: it sounds more claustrophobic and more haunting. It was the last album with the band's first recorded line-up, as guitarist John McKay and drummer Kenny Morris quit the group after a disagreement at the beginning of the British Join Hands tour, on the day of the album's release. Join Hands was written over a period of six months. In 1979, the band watched news reports from Iran, including scenes of repression and curfews; it was one of the first times they had seen images of people being shot and killed on television.