Join Hands

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Join Hands, 1979

Join Hands album

Poppy Day,
Regal Zone,
Placebo Effect,
Icon,
Premature Burial,
Playground Twist,
Mother/Oh Mein Papa,
The Lord’s Prayer

Join Hands is the second studio album by Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released in September 1979 by the record label Polydor. Upon its release, it was hailed by the British press, including Melody Maker, Sounds, NME and Record Mirror.

Join Hands took the topic of the First World War as its inspiration. Musically, it is darker than the band’s debut album The Scream: it sounds more claustrophobic and more haunting. It was the last album with the band’s first recorded line-up, as guitarist John McKay and drummer Kenny Morris quit the group after a disagreement at the beginning of the British Join Hands tour, on the day of the album’s release.

The record peaked at No. 13 on the UK Albums Chart. “Playground Twist” was the only single released from the album.

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