Siouxsie & The Banshees ‎– The Passenger (1987)

Siouxsie and the Banshees were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create “a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation”. The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as “one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era.”

Siouxsie and the Banshees covered the Iggy Pop classic “The Passenger” in 1987 for their all-cover-versions album Through the Looking Glass. The group revamped the song by adding brass arrangements. Released as the second single from that album, it peaked at number 41 in the UK singles chart.

Iggy Pop praised their version and stated : “That’s good. She sings it well and she threw a little note in when she sings it, that I wish I had thought of, it’s kind of improve it […]. The horn thing is good.”

The Passenger (Llllloco-Motion Mix)                       8:00

She’s Cuckoo                                                      4:15

Something Blue                                                   3:54