Siouxsie & the Banshees

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2029 (ranked #312) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Kaleidoscope (1980)
Juju (1981)
A Kiss In The Dreamhouse (1982)

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Hong Kong Garden (1978)
Spellbound (1981)
The Killing Jar (1988)
Peek-A-Boo (1988)
Kiss Them For Me (1991)

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Will Siouxsie & the Banshees be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


22 comments so far (post your own)

What an incredible band. Probably won't get in, but dear lord they most certainly should.

Posted by Kit on Friday, 11.17.06 @ 11:29am

Another band that should be in and probably won't ever get it.

Posted by Starr on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 12:31pm

Siouxsie and the Banshees is one of the best - and definitely the most iconic - post-punk bands that probably had the best longevity of them all. Sadly, they are pigeonholed as a "goth" band, and, especially in America, they were never much listened to, which greatly hampers their chances. That is sad because not only is their catalog pretty great, it is also much more experimental in style than many of their other post-punk peers. They experimented with styles and beats unlike few other New Wave-labeled bands, as songs like "Peek-a-Boo," "Cities in Dust," and "Kiss Them for Me" attest to.

Unfortunately, all the Hall voters will think of with Siouxsie and the Banshees is heavy eye shadow. (Funny, they didn't just think of peroxide in Blondie's case.) It is a shame, but Siouxsie will never get in.

Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 17:40pm

Don't quote me; But! I believe that it was Sioux's racy, and somewhat misunderstood statements that set their chances back. Siouxsie has even made some harsh comments to some higher-ups that would even get her, or her ban(s) boycotted.

Posted by Anthony Vario on Saturday, 04.26.08 @ 15:53pm

I'm actually a little more optimistic about their chances than some. I realize that the committe isn't going to suddenly lose the boner that they have for the bottom of the 50's and 60s barrel to start pushing for The Banshees or The Cure or Joy Division or Bauhaus, but eventually you'll have a younger committe that will end up scraping the bottom of the 70's and 80's barrel after time. These are all bands that are well above the bottom of the barrel, and I have a notion that they'll get their due at some point.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 22:30pm

Definitely one of a kind, daring to do what few have done- sacrifice a commercial success for the sake of creativity.

Inducting Sioux & CO. into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-- would be delicious, but unfulfillable.

Iconic, uncompromising, fierce-- where can we start off, other than saying that this band should not only be appointed in regards for their music.

Their influence has effected the masses!

Posted by Anthony Vario on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 08:38am

They never really did it for me, in fact none of that gothic rock stuff ever impressed me. Siouxsie was a fascinating figure but imo the tunes just weren't there, they were a dead end musically.

Posted by Paul on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 09:17am

Well Paul and all haters--Siouxsie RULES and there is nothing else to day! Let me guess Paul--you love MOtley Crue? LoveUGodBless T and J KABBALAH MATTHEWSHEPARD MADONNALICIOUS ps....u need HEART to listen to Siouxsie Paul!

Posted by TJ on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 22:42pm

Anima Animus

Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.12.11 @ 08:56am

First of all, just because i dont like her music doesnt make me a hater, which is a stupid phrase if i ever heard one. Did you not even read my comment? I did in fact say that i found her a fascinating figure but her music just didnt do anything for me.
Secondly, how dare you presume what bands i actually like, i could tell you but its not relevant to this argument.

Posted by Paul on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 14:24pm

If anyone ever meets Siouxsie and the Banshees in person, Kiss Them For Me.

Posted by joker on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 16:18pm

Okay, but only in Hong Kong Garden.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 16:36pm

What if their Cities in Dust?

Posted by Anthony Vario on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 23:28pm

First wave UK punk. Adapted into post punk when most contemporaries didn't. Further adapted into commercial success as a pop-goth dance act. Iconic. Influential. Commercially successful. Now if Siouxsie could just grow a penis someone might notice.

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 09.1.12 @ 02:58am

"Iconic. Influential. Commercially successful. Now if Siouxsie could just grow a penis someone might notice."

I love the last line. There are so many female talented rock musicians that go completely unrecognized all while lots of male musicians that can't sing, play, or compose get lauded. Of course, most rock music "journalists" are male.

Peepshow is an incredible album (not a bad song on there) and they should be inducted for that alone.

Posted by B on Tuesday, 11.27.12 @ 21:01pm

More deserving than Heart.

Posted by Chalkie on Tuesday, 12.11.12 @ 18:10pm


Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 12.11.12 @ 18:22pm

YES YES YES!!!!!!!

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 22:59pm

I absolutely adore Siouxsie and the Banshees, they were a band that was extremely influential to me at a young age. I cannot think of a single reason in my mind why they wouldnt get in over any metal or prog band but alas that will most likely never happen. The day the Banshees infiltrate the hall is a day where Devo and The Cramps are also there. Sadly the odds arent fairing to well.

Posted by jdig on Monday, 12.21.15 @ 21:56pm

I remember the very first time I saw them. I believe it was their first US appearance at a club in NYC called the RITZ around "8! or "82. They had just put out the album "JUJU" It was unlike anything I had ever seen or heard before. Very dark and gloomy. Only around 100 people at that time but they were already known in the UK. She didn't talk to the audience except to tell us to "SHUT UP YOU CREEPS" She bounced around the stage through lots of stage fog and bright white lights, playing one song to next, threw down the mic and left the stage never to do a encore. Right then and there I said to myself "THIS IS MY BAND" have never missed a "Banshees" "Creatures" or solo "Siouxsie" show since. Many imitators followed in her wake. She needs to be in The Music Hall of Fame!

Posted by screamer on Saturday, 04.23.16 @ 03:11am

I hope SATB would be nominated soon and be voted in. Only about half of the major female musicians who started out in the Punk era have made it in so far. Therefor, if Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Joan Jett, and Chrissie Hynde have been inducted then Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Lene Lovich, and Nina Hagen should def be the next round of ladies up for consideration.

Posted by SkeeterNYC on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 00:02am

I know SATB will be coming in the hall of fame. I mean they have most iconic songs like metal postcard, monitor, peek a boo, monitor, head cut, scarecrow, Arabian nights, the Lord's prayer, placebo effect and many many more.

Posted by Karthik on Wednesday, 12.13.17 @ 10:29am

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