This year saw the comeback – after a near decade absence – of goth rock/post-punk icon Siouxsie Sioux. Commemorating the occasion was the release of a brand-new tribute album, “Spellbound – A Tribute To Siouxsie & The Banshees”.
Also included was a cover by a former member of Siouxsie’s band, Jon Klein, who teamed up with veteran post-punker Jah Wobble on a version of “Monitor”. That track was originally released on the classic album “Juju” (1981).
Klein and Wobble’s version also includes Asian influences courtesy of Chinese harpist and the track’s vocalist Yijia Tu.
Klein, reflecting on his many performances of the song as a Banshees, adds “‘Monitor’ was always one of my favourite songs to play. On tour, we would sometimes ask the road crew to vote for which song should be the show’s encore. The crew (AKA the Road Filth) would always vote for ‘Monitor’.”
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