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Sioux and Improved

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Sioux and Improved

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THE ORIGINAL GOTH MISTRESS UNVEILS HER FIRST SOLO ALBUM.

"I've been reclaiming my independence," says Siouxsie Sioux of the path that led her to break from pioneering British punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees and record her first solo album, Mantaray. For 30 years Sioux has been revered for her richly gothic music and her style-an iconic, androgynous synthesis of glam, flapper garb, and allusions to the cult freak-out flick A Clockwork Orange.

"It was a way of separating myself, of not looking as though I was conforming to the popular culture that was shoved down your throat," Sioux says, of her early antifashion statements, which favored see-through plastic, fishnet stockings, stilettos, white Kabuki makeup, and-most notoriously-a swastika armband naively donned as an homage to The Producers' "Springtime for Hitler" musical number. "Walking down the street, the way I looked going from the suburbs up to town, people would just have heart attacks! …

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