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The Creatures


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There are two bands with the name, The Creatures:

1) An Italo-Disco band founded in the early 80s that put out several albums between 1982-1991.

2) The more famous one is a UK based band formed in 1981 by Siouxsie and Budgie of the influential English group Siouxsie and the Banshees. The Times described their music as “adventurous art rock built around Siouxsie’s extraordinary voice and drummer Budgie’s battery of percussion”.

Their music was praised by their peers: Jeff Buckley covered live one of their songs Killing Time and PJ Harvey selected their album Anima Animus as one of her favorite albums of year 1999.

Wild Things era (1981)
The singer Siouxsie and the drummer Budgie had the idea to create the Creatures while recording the Banshees’ Juju album. During one session, they discovered by accident that the association of just the voice and the drums suited to the track But Not Them. A recording session was organized in the aim to record five songs. This musical project was released under the form of a EP titled Wild Things. Musically, it introduced a much more primitive and drum-driven Banshee sound.

Feast era (1983)
In 1983, between the release of the Banshees albums A Kiss in the Dreamhouse and their live album Nocturne, The Creatures recorded and released their first full length album Feast. The week of its release, the band was on the front cover of the NME and the Melody Maker. It was both a critical and commercial success, reaching number 17 in the UK Albums Chart.


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