Fireworks (Siouxsie and the Banshees song)

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"Fireworks"
Single by Siouxsie and the Banshees
from the album Twice Upon a Time: The Singles
B-side "Coal Mind", "We Fall"
Released 21 May 1982
Format 7" single, 12" single
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 written, produced and recorded by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1982. It was released as a stand-alone single in between the albums Juju and A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.

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" opens with an orchestral string section). A Kiss in the Dreamhouse is widely considered to be the beginning of Siouxsie and the Banshees' "experimental" period and this single helped to set the stage for that album.

"Fireworks" peaked at number 22 in the UK singles chart.[1]

"Fireworks" is the opening track of the 1992 compilation Twice Upon a Time: The Singles and now appears on the 2009 compact disc remastered version of A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johns, Brian. Entranced : the Siouxsie and the Banshees story. Omnibus Press, 1989. Page 94. ISBN 0-7119-1773-6