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"The Staircase (Mystery)" is the second single released by English rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees. Issued in the UK by Polydor Records in 1979, the track was written by Banshees members Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, John McKay and Kenny Morris and produced by Nils Stevenson. The B-side of the single is a cover of the T. Rex song "20th Century Boy"

Although their debut album The Scream had already been released, "The Staircase (Mystery)" did not appear… read more

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Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Staircase (Mystery) Lyrics


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  • Amazingly beauitful track ❤️👌
  • an all time SATB track
  • a perfect Siouxsie song. Severin is incredible, and the lyrics just encapsulate a perfect moment... perhaps inspire a photograph. they have been important to me since first hearing them in 85, seeing them live in 87, still listening to them today, with a special fondness for everything from 1978 thru 1987.
  • Fun song.
  • Queen of Punk Rock
  • Psycho Waltz
  • such a cool ass guitar sound
  • Aha! Just realized who emilie autumn sounds like...siouxsie of course.
  • just a brilliant tune...the first two notes and straight in....brilliant. Whatever happended to John McKay and Kenny Morris so much of it is innovative when everyone else was punk by numbers. Has more in common with Joy Division who came later than with their punk contempories...very under rated
  • awesome

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