Cover of Twice Upon a Time: The Singles

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“Dazzle” is the third single from the 1984 Siouxsie & the Banshees album Hyæna. The song begins with a gradual fade-in of an orchestral strings section and progresses to a drum-driven, majestic anthem. The lyrics “swallowing diamonds/a cutting throat” came after watching the final scene of Marathon Man where Laurence Olivier puts diamonds in his mouth.

“Dazzle” climbed to number thirty-three on the UK singles chart and was Siouxsie & the Banshees’ eleventh top-forty UK hit.


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  • ShmoofingFabsee

    My absolute favourite SatB track. <3

    10 Aug 3:47pm Reply
  • Alex_Darkness

    Magic! [2]

    21 Jul 2:57pm Reply
  • white_lemur


    20 Feb 12:09am Reply
  • shoegazefan

    14 Feb 3:27am Reply
  • RedjMusic

    "the stars that shine.."

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Pompeyhell

    Just listened to this track for the first time in years, as soon as I heard the intro I got a bit emotional, great song.

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Tom_Pullings

    @djskellington- I still... STILL... get goose bumps. I thought it was just me. Their best, in my book.

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • the_strand

    I never get tired of this.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • Alexio6

    my favourite of them, for sure. Intro is so great

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jomabbs

    I remember this... it takes me back, it was sort of in between the new wave and punk era ... is it punk or new wave? it fell into both camps.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    Hyaena= big love

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Pellkoppf

    ☆ ★ ღ ♫ ღ ★ ☆☆ ★ ღ ♫ ღ ★ ☆☆ ★ ღ ♫ ღ ★ ☆

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bertrand-escaff

    Power cold : emergency solution in case of Faith breadown

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Lesscities


    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • trent107

    pathos pathos pathos

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • djskellington

    I still... STILL... get goose bumps, chills, and even tear up a bit whenever I hear this song. After Red Light, this is probably my favorite Siouxsie track

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • adammichel

    this is a staple of any good mix tape

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • silvasonicsurfa does everything that it says on the tin...........

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • silvasonicsurfa

    ...met her in the Cellar Bar in Huddersfield circa 1978, sat on her own by he pool table, I recognised her from photos in the NME(the weren't yet signed to a label) and timidly aproached her for an autograph and she was SO shy (and so pretty) !!! Still got the autograph somewhere in my loft - it's on a Bass beermat! happy innocent days!

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mzampieri

    LOVE it.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
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