Tuesday, April 18

Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Hong Kong Garden" / "Voices (On The Air)" (1978)

Wikipedia - "'Hong Kong Garden' is a song by the English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released as the debut non-album single by the band in 1978 by Polydor Records. The single quickly hit number 7 in the UK Singles Chart. In March 2005, Q placed it in its list of the '100 Greatest Guitar Tracks Ever' and British writer Colin Larkin qualified it as 'sublime'. The instrumental first version, called 'People Phobia', was composed by guitarist John McKay in 1977. The first time the band heard it, they were on a tour bus. The song was named after the Hong Kong Garden Chinese take-away in Chislehurst High Street. Siouxsie was quoted as explaining the lyrics with reference to the racist activities of skinheads visiting the take-away. ..."
Guardian - Old music: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden (Video)
allmusic (Video)
Genius (Video)
YouTube: "Hong Kong Garden", "Hong Kong Garden" (Live), Voices (On The Air)