Saturday, August 11, 2007

Proto-Goth icons

Your Score: Siouxsie Sioux!

Our test has determined that you possess
40% Hellbentness, 19% Sanguinity, and 48% Creeps!
Well done!

You are Siouxsie Sioux, lead singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees!

Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British gothic rock band that encompassed the punk and new wave genres. She and the Banshees were not directly involved in the early goth scene as such, but had a massive influence on it in terms of both music and image. Siouxsie Sioux courted much controversy in the band's early days with her dress, often wearing 'bondage' clothes and fetish wear. Their music had been called "gothic" as far back as 1979, and their music formed the template for a lot of female-fronted goth bands in much the same way that Siouxsie's sense of style provided a fashion plate for many female goths. Between the two bands, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Bauhaus pretty much rocked early gothic style into being.

Link: The what Proto-Goth Icon are you? Test written by anastasia_x on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


Stephanie Delacey said...

I just did the quiz and got Wednesday Adams! Hmmmm.

It's funny how different people's perspectives can be - to some Siouxsie and the Banshees were a great Goth band who also happened to be around during punk. For me they were a great punk band who got into Goth and were never quite as good :)

Anyway, that's a fab picture of Siouxsie, isn't it?

Pandora Caitiff said...

I'm not sure I every really considered their *music* as goth. My first brush with them was Peek-a-boo, so I always saw them as this sort of quirky fringe band.

Their *look* however tends to mix them in with the more avant garde like goth, punk and new wave.

I keep forgetting that Siouxsie was the shy punk girl on the famous Bill Grundy/Sex Pistols interview.

It is a good pic though!

Lara Tyg said...

They were & still are punk in my mindset.
To boot I seem to recall the drummer , Budgie ? was a bit of a cross dresser .

Anyway , once you get the melody of Hong Kong takeaway in your head its there for hours .