Overground (song)

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"Overground"
Cover of the 1984 single
Single by Siouxsie and the Banshees
from the album The Thorn (EP)
B-side "Placebo Effect"
Released 19 October 1984
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1984
Genre Post-punk
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Producer(s)
Siouxsie and the Banshees singles chronology
"Dazzle"
(1984)
"Overground"
(1984)
"Cities in Dust"
(1985)

"Overground" is a song by English post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was originally featured on the Banshees' debut studio album The Scream (1978). The band re-recorded the track with elaborate, lush orchestral instrumentation with a flamenco acoustic guitar for its inclusion on the four-track extended play The Thorn (1984). This version was released as a single the same year by record label Polydor.

Music[edit]

This version taken from The Thorn EP was co-produced with Mike Hedges. "Just how far they've come is shown by the '84 reworking of 'Overground'", observed Dave Morrison in a review of Twice Upon a Time: The Singles, "where the teeth-grating abrasion of old gives way to a panoramic sound of martial drumming, strings and flamenco guitars".[1]

The Thorn version of "Overground" was later included on the 2004 box set Downside Up.[2]

Release[edit]

The Thorn version of "Overground" was released as a single on 19 October 1984 by record label Polydor, with "Placebo Effect", another track appearing on The Thorn, as its B-side. It peaked at number 47 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrison, Dave (November 1992). "Twice Upon a time Siouxsie and the banshees - review". Select. 
  2. ^ Johns, Brian (1989). Entranced: The Siouxsie and the Banshees Story. Omnibus Press. p. 94. ISBN 0-7119-1773-6. 
  3. ^ Johns, Brian (1989). Entranced: The Siouxsie and the Banshees Story. Omnibus Press. p. 94. ISBN 0-7119-1773-6.