Fireworks (Siouxsie and the Banshees song)

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"Fireworks"
Single by Siouxsie and the Banshees
B-side "Coal Mind", "We Fall"
Released 21 May 1982
Format 7" and 12" vinyl
Recorded 1982
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Producer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie and the Banshees singles chronology
"Arabian Knights"
(1981)
"Fireworks"
(1982)
"Slowdive"
(1982)

"Fireworks" is a song by English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees, released as a stand-alone single in 1982 by record label Polydor in between the albums Juju (1981) and A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982).

Music[edit]

The song marked a change in direction for Siouxsie and the Banshees, as the band began to record more elaborate, lush and musically complex songs ("Fireworks" opened with an orchestral string section).[citation needed]

Release[edit]

"Fireworks" was released as a stand-alone single on 21 May 1982 by record label Polydor Records, in between the albums Juju (1981) and A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982). It peaked at number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

"Fireworks" was the opening track of the 1992 compilation Twice Upon a Time: The Singles and also appeared on the 2009 remastered version of A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johns, Brian (1989). Entranced: The Siouxsie and the Banshees Story. Omnibus Press. p. 94. ISBN 0-7119-1773-6.