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Album Review

Returning to full action after Siouxse and the Banshees revitalized themselves with the Peep Show album and tour, the Creatures once again recorded an album that took full advantage of their surroundings. Instead of tropical Hawaii, it was Spain that they and longtime producer Mike Hedges found themselves in, reflected in both the stark location photography from Anton Corbijn and the mix of Spanish-tinged music and lyrical themes. The lead-off track was also arguably the strongest: "Standing There," with a rhythm and horns assault Foetus or Yello would be proud of and Sioux at her most cutting against wolf-whistling male taunters and their ilk. The rest of the album proved a worthy follow-up to such a memorable start, whether creating Iberian-inspired pieces like the flamenco and trumpet-tinged "Manchild" or the strut of "Strolling Wolf" or following other individual impulses. Sioux's singing is some of her best both in and out of the Banshees, still retaining the shadowed mystery that she makes her own while drawing on an interesting range of styles, from cabaret to Nico-esque chanting. Budgie, meanwhile, continues to demonstrate why he's such a fantastic drummer and percussionist, from tribal stomps to lighter bell, marimba, steel drum, and other combinations, even a few electronic loops for good measure. The busy "Fury Eyes," which became the second single from the album, has the same quick pop feel as "Miss the Girl" with a more immediately fun edge. Blues/jazz influences crop up throughout Boomerang — the wheezing harmonica on "Willow," the slow crawl of "Killing Time," and more — and get a great new lease on life as a result. One of the best numbers marries a sassy low R&B base to futuristic ambient sound and very glam lyrics, "Pluto Drive," which on the CD version blends into the vocal/instrumental mood piece "Solar Choir" nicely.

Customer Reviews

Siouxsie's Masterpiece

Her lyrics, the voice, and Budgie's virtuoso drumming make this Siouxsie's freshest and most life affirming music EVER. It mixes big band, the blues, funk, world and dance music into one irresistible eco-friendly mix. Nearly 20 years later it's still is a blast-hasn't dated at all, because it wasn't trying to be trendy at the time. You! and UntiedUndone sound like the greatest songs Prince never wrote, Pity is a melancholy reggae slow jam, Solar Choir a summery Cocteaus like glosslalia, and Strolling Wolf like the best Delta Blues ever sung by a pasty Brit. With this and Peepshow Siouxsie's voice was never lovelier. Here's hoping her solo album, due in 2007, is similar in scope and vision to this and the Banshees' high water mark, Peepshow...

there'll never be another

When I first heard this album, I was really in to Siouxsie and the Banshees' first couple of albums and this was a bit too colorful for my tastes. However, in the years since then Boomerang has slowly crept it's way into my heart and has become for me one of the best albums ever recorded. There is simply no other recording to which this can be compared. There isn't a track on here that doesn't say something to me, I think my favorite being "strolling wolf", with it's deep southern drawl...

best album ever

it's one of my favorite albums of all time. it is simply flawless. i have been listening to it regularly for 20 years (wow) and it never fails to impress me. BOOMERANG is bliss.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

The Creatures first surfaced in 1981 as a side project of Siouxsie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxsie Sioux and the band's drummer, Budgie; after debuting with the EP Wild Things, they returned two years later with the full-length Feast. With their work in the Banshees remaining the duo's top priority, however, they did not assume the Creatures guise again until issuing the album Boomerang in late 1989; after the Banshees dissolved in the wake of 1995's The Rapture, Sioux and Budgie -- who had...
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