Fireworks (Siouxsie and the Banshees song)

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"Fireworks"
Siouxsie Fireworks.jpg
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
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Susan Ballion, Peter Edward Clarke, John McGeoch and Steven Severin
Producer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Siouxsie and the Banshees singles chronology
"Arabian Knights"
(1981)
"Fireworks"
(1982)
"Slowdive"
(1982)

"Fireworks" is a song by British 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.