Arabian Knights (3:10)

Cover of Juju

From Juju and 21 other releases

“Arabian Knights” is a song recorded by English rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees in 1981. The track was written by the Banshees and co-produced with Nigel Gray. It was the second and final single released from the Banshees’ fourth album Juju.

“Arabian Knights” is a mid-tempo Post-punk song that has been a concert favorite since its release. It’s also known for its “I heard a rumour / It was just a rumour / What have you done to her” lyric. The single peaked at number thirty-two on the UK singles chart in 1981.


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  • kangrenaa

    huh. huh. huh. huh huh huh.... tribal beat! [3]

    21 May 10:53am Reply
  • lyliaun

    @ PartySanCTG do some investigations on the subject " Female Circumcision" and yes some people treat their women worse than others.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Blessedheart

    @PartySanCTG -political correctness, etc, etc. So maybe, since she wrote Hong Kong Garden criticising racism, she's not actually a racist? Is it racist to criticise oppression of women, just because such practices as referred to in the song take place in a certain part of the world? No, she is merely drawing attention to these practices, and condemning them. Nothing racist about that...this song is about a culture. If anything, she is sympathising with Arabic women. How is that racist? Some things just need to be said, regardless of whether or not they make someone else feel uncomfortable. And anyway, it's not like Siouxsie has never criticised Western culture in other songs.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • asilentfire


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  • mroberts60


    20 May 2013 Reply
  • up1dwn

    lush were initially the 'baby machines'- partially in reference to this track?

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Kerenos

    That's why I don't go to Egypt on holiday.

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • clash_vinny

    I heard a rumor, what have you done to her?

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Alex_Stone91

    huh. huh. huh. huh huh huh.... tribal beat! [2]

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Hugrunge87

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome. Hypnotized.

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • matrexr

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    still amazing

    4 Aug 2012 Reply
  • veryfunnyguy186

    huh. huh. huh. huh huh huh.... tribal beat!

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
  • AcidVenom22

    one of the best!

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Fucking brilliant, Siouxsie. Start your band's career with "Hong Kong Garden", a song criticising racism and prejudice against Asians, and then record a fucking song that depicts Arabs as soulless, misogynist, pedophile, goatfucking abusive primitives (you actually SING "at your primitive best"!) who treat women like baby machine objects and nothing else, and eat stuff white Westerners would find disgusting (shades of Indy and the Temple of Doom, yaaay), WITHOUT KNIVES AND FORKS. What the fuck, Siouxsie. What the fucking fuck. (And naturally, there will always be at least one idiot commenting about "political correctness".)

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    classic SATB

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • XOphelia_RoseX

    Can I just marry this song?

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • RbrtsWax88


    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • adolwolf

    love you ss

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • coldbludedkilla

    At your primitive best [2]

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
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